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Cruising the Kimberley onboard the True North

19 days from £16,320pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Perth from a luxurious hotel.

  • Spend time in the cosmopolitan town of Broome and enjoy a sundowner by Cable Beach.

  • Immerse yourself in the Kimberley onboard a seven-night luxury True North expedition cruise.

  • Explore the immense El Questro station from a luxury homestead.

  • Take a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Perth
  • Broome
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Montgomery Reef
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Prince Regent River
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Hunter River
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • King George Falls
  • Australia Cruise
  • Broome
  • Wyndham
  • Kununurra
  • El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Kununurra
  • Darwin

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Perth.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Perth.

Day 3 Perth

Perth

Transfer from the airport to your luxurious hotel in central Perth and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 4 Perth

Perth

Join a walking tour this morning for a local's view of this vibrant city.

Day 5 Broome

Perth , Broome

Make your way back to the airport in time for your flight to Broome. On arrival transfer to your resort located by Cable Beach. Spend your afternoon relaxing and enjoying your first sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Day 6 Broome

Broome

Spend your day at leisure today. Perhaps venture into town and browse the eclectic stores and cafes on offer or a visit to its home-grown brewery, or simply relax by the beach and take a stroll along the white sandy beach of Cable Beach.

Day 7 Australia Cruise

Broome , Australia Cruise

Today is the start of your exciting multi-day cruise of the Kimberley. You will be collected from your accommodation this morning and transferred to the Port of Broome for the start of your adventure. Tenders will take you out to the stunning True North vessel. You will be warmly welcomed aboard with sunset drinks and canapés which are served as you meet both the crew and your fellow passengers as your boat starts its journey north out of Broome. A journey on the True North provides a huge array of activity options each day, from walking to fishing, Aboriginal rock art to helicopter flights (optional extra). Your hosts this evening will give you an overview of what to expect over the coming days and explain how each evening a discussion about the following day's activities will take place and how to sign up for these.

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Day 8 Australia Cruise

Broome , Horizontal Waterfalls , Australia Cruise

After sailing overnight you will awake to the isolation of the Kimberley region. One of today's highlights is likely to be one of its best known icons — the Horizontal Waterfalls, a natural phenomenon which showcases the dramatic tidal shifts of the region. The True North's tenders will take you as close as possible to take in this amazing site.

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Day 9 Australia Cruise

Broome , Montgomery Reef , Australia Cruise

Another jam-packed day of adventure awaits you today, with the Montgomery Reef, which rises dramatically as the huge Kimberley tide wanes, a site to behold.

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Day 10 Australia Cruise

Broome , Prince Regent River , Australia Cruise

Prince Regent River, Camp Creek and Kings Cascade are just some of the highlights on offer today — and your days activities will be arranged to make the most of these fantastic sites. Expect to get a little wet this afternoon.

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Day 11 Australia Cruise

Broome , Hunter River , Australia Cruise

Today's activities will focus around the Hunter River with more fishing, sightseeing and walking tours on offer to choose from. Depending on conditions your sundowners and canapés may just be taken on your own private island.

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Day 12 Australia Cruise

Broome , Australia Cruise

The highlight of today is an optional heli-excursion to Eagle Falls for a sumptuous picnic and day of swimming and relaxing.

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Day 13 Australia Cruise

Broome , King George Falls , Australia Cruise

The best has been saved for last, as your last full-day of touring takes in one of the Kimberley's most impressive sites — King George Falls. Hike or take an optional helicopter trip to the top of the falls for one of the best views you will ever encounter.

Accommodation

Day 14 El Questro Wilderness Park

Broome , Wyndham , Kununurra , El Questro Wilderness Park

Awake this morning docked in the small port town of Wyndham, where early morning transfers will be waiting to take you to Kununurra. From here we've arranged for a transfer to take you to your luxury outback homestead where you will spend the next three nights. Spend this afternoon at leisure.

Day 15 El Questro Wilderness Park

El Questro Wilderness Park

You have a full-day at leisure to explore the immense El Questro station and take advantage of the wide touring options on offer. Perhaps take a rugged 4x4 experience and take in the beautiful escarpment scenery; or take a river cruise through the Chamberlain Gorge while wildlife spotting; or, if you haven't had any luck while on the True North, have another go at Barramundi fishing. Alternatively, you may choose a slower pace of life and take a soak in the nearby natural thermal springs or simply relax in the beautiful lodge itself with a book.

Day 16 El Questro Wilderness Park

El Questro Wilderness Park

The nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of the Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle) are a light-aircraft flight away from your homestead and you'll take a two-hour scenic flight over these today, including an aerial view of the impressive Lake Argyle.

Day 17 Darwin

El Questro Wilderness Park , Kununurra , Darwin

A 4x4 transfer will collect you today and transfer you to the Kununurra Airport in time for your domestic flight to Darwin, in Australia's 'Top End', a flight of approximately one hour. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend your evening at leisure and, if arriving on a Thursday or Sunday between May and October, perhaps take in the bustling Mindil Beach markets.

Day 18 International return flight

Darwin , International return flight

A private transfer will collect you and take you to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Day 19 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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Audley Travel specialist Pippa

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