Broome – Darwin
Darwin – Broome
AUD$8,690.00 – 2019
- Zodiac cruise breathtaking Horizontal Waterfalls
- Wandjina/ Gwion Gwion rock paintings
- Lacepede Islands’ impressive seabird rookeries
- Explore Magnificent King George falls
- Montgomery Reef’s sharks, turtles and rays
Since 1998 Aurora Expeditions have delved deep into Australia’s ancient Kimberley Coast, teasing out its hidden treasures and spectacular natural wonders. Led by Kimberley experts, our Kimberley Coast adventure allows you to discover one of the wildest and most unique natural wonders on Earth. At Prince Regent Nature Reserve Mangrove stands, towering red cliffs and powerful tidal currents characterise Prince Regent Nature Reserve, where more than half the Kimberley’s bird and mammal species thrive. Optional trek to the top of King Cascade at Prince Regent River. On Bigge Island Wandjina figures and ‘first contact’ paintings adorn rock shelter walls on this remote island. Discover fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art and hear from our Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the Dreamtime that inspired them. At King George Falls A spectacular plummet, one of the twin falls is the Kimberley’s highest single-drop waterfall at over 80 metres, marking the end of a 10 kilometre gorge carved by King George River on its way to Koolama Bay. Feel dwarfed by red rock cliffs rising more than 50 metres into the air. On Montgomery Reef As the world’s largest inshore reef, Montgomery Reef transforms by some of the biggest tidal changes on earth. At high tide, the reef, including a large lagoon found at low tide, is submerged. At low tide the reef is exposed, as much as four metres above sea level, water from the lagoon still flows across the reef top and cascades into surrounding channels. We cruise through the deep channels of this marine wonderland. On the Lacepede Islands A series of low-lying islands consisting of sand and coral lying atop a platform reef, the Lacepede Islands are renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding ground of the green turtle, often seen nesting on the islands. Explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns.
Broome to Darwin
1 Explore Broome before boarding Coral Expeditions I for a late afternoon departure. 2 Passing Dampier Peninsula in the morning, we aim for the seabird and turtle nesting grounds of Lacepede Islands. 3 – 4 Buccaneer Archipelago’s 800 iron-rich islands stretch across azure waters, delighting photographers. Crocodile Creek beckons us to cool off in refreshing waters, while the Horizontal Waterfalls lure the adventurous. Montgomery Reef channels reveal manta rays and sharks and tidal cascades. 5 – 8 Look for humpbacks and their calves in Camden Sound Whale Sanctuary. Spot wildlife in Prince Regent Nature Reserve, where more than half the Kimberley’s bird and mammal species thrive. On Bigge Island, immerse yourself in captivating Wandjina and Gwion Gwion figures interpreted by our rock art specialists. 9 – 10 The area of Vansittart Bay offers wonderful opportunities to search for Gwion Gwion figures or WWII relics. Cruise along King George River to the thundering cascade of King George Falls, before our last leg across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. 11 On arrival in Darwin, farewell shipboard friends and transfer to hotel or airport.rling industry and captivating history.
Broome – Darwin
1st – 11th July 2019
Darwin – Broome
31st May – 10 June 2019
21 June – 1 July 2019
๏ Accommodation during the voyage
๏ All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
๏ All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
๏ Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
๏ Daily cabin service ๏ Comprehensive pre-departure information
๏ Professionally produced hard-back photo journal of your voyage
๏ Port taxes and charges ๏ All applicable landing fees and permits
๏ Transfer from hotel to the ship prior to the voyage ๏ Transfer from the ship to your hotel or airport after the voyage.
“We had a fabulous time and took lots of photos. One poor lady broke her leg at Prince Regent’s River, which provided us all with a lot of interest, unfortunately for the lady and her husband who were planning to drive round Australia in a caravan. It was very illuminating seeing the powers that be running around and how hard they worked. It is such a remote place as well. The staff were marvellous and we all put on several pounds with all the delicious food. Me especially with all the yummy gluten free food that I never normally make for myself. The staff were EXTREMELY hard working.” Maureen Gardiner
To Make a booking please contact us to enquire about availability.