Iconic Kimberley

19 July - 29 July 2018

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

19 July

Setting sail from Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Don't miss

With rugged escarpments, sites of Aboriginal art, dramatic waterfalls and huge wetlands, Kakadu National Park is truly beautiful. The iconic scenery is some of Australia’s best, and served as the backdrop to the film 'Crocodile Dundee'.

20 July

At sea

21 July

Australia: Wyndham

22 July

At sea

23 July

Australia: Vansittart Bay

24 July

At sea

25-28 July

Australia: Raft Point, Montgomery Reef, Kimberley Coast, Horizontal Waterfalls (Talbot Bay), Lacepede Islands

29 July

Arriving in Broome

Western Australia is a closed book to many UK visitors, and those who do choose this coast often get no further than Perth and the Margaret River. For travellers by ship, however, Broome is the gateway to the extraordinary Kimberley region. But that's not all: it is also the pearling capital of Australia and boasts fantastic white sand beaches and memorable sunsets. Very relaxed nowadays, Broome was the centre of the 'pearl rush' in the 1800s, which resulted in a real melting pot of cultures here, with Japanese, Filipino and Malay influences.

Our tip

Try to visit between March and October (that works fine for Kimberley cruises). When the full moon coincides with low tide at Roebuck Bay, the illusion known as the Staircase to the Moon occurs.

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Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Uluru, Australia

Visit the Red Centre

From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!

Eco Beach Resort, Broome

Where to stay in Broome

For a back to nature setting with added style, go for Eco Beach - a unique wilderness experience.

Gantheaume Point, Broome

Explore the Kimberley region

At Gantheaume Point at low tide you will see ancient dinosaur footprints – magical!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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