Iconic Kimberley

18 August - 28 August 2018


10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


9 Ports


L'Austral of Ponant

18 August

Setting sail from 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.

18 August

Australia: Darwin

19-22 August

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

23 August

At sea

24 August

Australia: Vansittart Bay

25 August

At sea

26 August

Arriving in Wyndham

Wyndham is the oldest major settlement in the Kimberley region, a former gold rush town surrounded by mangrove swamps and mudflats. The town is also the gateway to the remarkable Bungle Bungle mountains, known to the local aborigines for centuries but only 'discovered' by the outside world in the 1980s.

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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!

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

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