Grand Kimberley Coast Cruise with APT

10 Day Kimberley Expedition Cruise in 2022

From AU$10,755*
per person, twin share

Explore Australia’s last frontier- the North East coastline between Broome and Darwin with APT.

Cruise the Kimberley coast in style on board a luxury small ship expedition cruise. Cruise from Broome and discover the unique landscape as you see the highlights of the Kimberley including Montgomery Reef, Mitchell Falls and Horizontal Falls. Enjoy APT all-inclusive hospitality with meals, beverages and excursions included in your fare price.

Earn 1 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent on APT Small Ship Cruise holidays**
Prices Per Person, Twin Share
Departure Suites From
Broome to Kununurra
27 April 2022 AU$10,775*
15 May 2022 AU$13,125*
2 June 2022 AU$13,615*
20 June 2022 AU$11,755*
8 July 2022 AU$12,245*
26 July 2022 AU$11,555*
13 August 2022 AU$11,755*
31 August 2022 AU$11,265*
18 September 2022 AU$10,775*
Kununurra to Broome
6 May 2022 AU$11,065*
24 May 2022 AU$11,265*
11 June 2022 AU$11,755*
29 June 2022 AU$11,559*
17 July 2022 AU$11,755*
4 August 2022 AU$11,265*
22 August 2022 AU$11,265*
9 September 2022 AU$10,755*
Additional suite categories are available on request.
Bookings subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30 June 2021, Unless Sold Out Prior
  • Exclusive Savings
  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 29 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Nine nights aboard a luxury small expedition ship with daily Zodiac excursions
  • An expert 10-member expedition team
  • Embark on an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through Horizontal Falls
  • Join your expedition team to explore Montgomery Reef by Zodiac
  • Step ashore on Bigge Island and discover Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac

Itinerary:

We’ll meet you at the airport this afternoon before being welcomed aboard your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.
Stay: Nine Nights, MS Caledonian Sky
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Ride aboard a Zodiac to approach King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it’s on to King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river’s gorge system, passing hidden mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs.
An intriguing exploration of Vansittart Bay awaits today. Join your expedition team and set out across the bay’s vast salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 that crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
See examples of first-contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century in caves throughout Bigge Island. Having been repainted annually for the past 5,000 years, the images are thought to be the oldest continuous sacred-painting tradition on the planet.
After a busy day of exploring, return to your ship and perhaps dine al fresco this evening.
Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to towering red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles and mudskippers. For the keen birdwatchers among you, be sure to keep an eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. Then, once again, it’s time to jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a helicopter flight and view Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).
Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. It was here in 1820 that Lieutenant Phillip Parker King used the area’s massive tides to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid. During this time, King’s carpenter carved the ship’s name into a boab tree that overlooks the bay. Continue on to Prince Regent Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat. Explore this protected area and see why it is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Next, it’s on to the untouched coastal area of Hanover Bay. While you’re here, you might like to hop aboard your Zodiac for an enthralling visit to St George’s Basin. If the tide allows, perhaps catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile, among other marine life. Enjoy dinner back on board this evening.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Board a Zodiac to witness Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for unique bird life and turtles which may pop their heads up from time to time.
After an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef, cruise through Doubtful Bay, a hotspot for whale watching during the season. Later, step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. These unique art figures are ritually repainted each year, however scientific estimates show that the originals date back as far as 5,000 years. When available, a local Indigenous guide will join you.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through the falls aboard a high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as your boat skims across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters.
Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. The adventure continues later as your Zodiac explores Cyclone Creek. See dramatic folds in the rock formations as you navigate through the creek, accompanied by your expedition team member.
There’s promise of yet more turquoise waters today as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and join your expedition team member for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, teeming with an array of coral and marine life, including reef sharks and stingrays. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner. Then, take in the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset for the last time as your ship sets sail towards Broome.
Explore White Island of the Kimberley Coast with the 10-member expedition team from a luxury small ship expedition cruise
Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship and to be transferred to the airport.

*Terms & Conditions:

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as at 1 April 2021 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by APT and their terms and conditions apply.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.

**You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. If you are not a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can join at qantas.com/join. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, available at qantas.com/terms. APT holidays booked with staff, companion or Friends and Family discounts; travel industry member discounts; press and partnership trips; last minute special deals; or prize winners are not able to earn or use Qantas Points towards payment. Earning Qantas Points:  Qantas Points will be earned on bookings made in Australian Dollars from 1 May 2018. Members must add a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer number and surname to their booking before the trip departure date. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 2 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent on APT holidays that include a Luxury River Cruise (minimum 7 nights) and 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on all other APT holidays. Qantas Points will be credited to the Qantas Frequent Flyer member’s account within 7 days of the trip departure date. Members will not earn Qantas Points on airfares bundled with an APT holiday; where a member cancels their APT holiday prior to the date of departure; You can check the Qantas Points that you have earned with APT and your total points balance at qantaspoints.com/your-account.