One of the last unspoilt regions in the word, The Kimberley awaits your discovery. This spectacular region stretches from Darwin, along the north-western coast line to Broome and is approximately two-thirds the size of France. Remote and wild, some areas are only accessible by boat, allowing the region to remain uncommercialised and untouched.

Remnants of early civilisations dating back thousands of years can still be seen in the form of rock art in remote caves and the history of these early, isolated inhabitants is fascinating. The landscape is seriously spectacular with red, sunburnt cliffs plunging into abrupt ravines and rivers snaking through the scorched land to tumble over cliffs in dramatic waterfalls. Here you will find several of Mother Nature's works of art with the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef, which seems to rise magically out of the ocean on an

outgoing tide, exposing the reef in all her glory and any unfortunate marine life that didn't manage to make it off the rocks in time. With it's unexpected reefs
and unpredictable tides, it's easy to see why so many early ships came to grief here. Shipwrecks and stories of early explorers abound!

Saltwater crocodiles, endemic birdlife and native flora and fauna can all be sighted on your travels and with the naturally stunning landscape for a backdrop, you won't be able to help reaching for your camera! For some truly amazing photo opportunities, scenic flights over the waterfalls and canyons are a great option as seeing the sheer size and majesty of The Kimberleys from the air will give you a whole new perspective.

This is the Australia that greeted the early intrepids. Unforgiving and robust, yet breath-takingly beautiful, The Kimberley will hold you spellbound. This is the Australia of yesterday... unspoilt, rugged, red and resplendent and incredibly resilient. You simply have to see it to fully appreciate it.

PACKAGE #194

KIMBERLEY, AUSDISCOVER THE KIMBERLEY

FROM

$12,290pp

This wild land of spectacular scenery is one of the world's last great wilderness areas. It is an ancient land built on 1.8 billion year old sandstone that has been uplifted, contorted and eroded to form spectacular gorges, desolate mountains and magnificent waterfalls. Discover a living indigenous culture dating back more than 40000 years. 

It all awaits you aboard L'Austral.   Each voyage is accompanied by twelve Expedition Guides. Travelling with a team of renowned anthropologists, geologists, botanists, marine biologists, naturalists and historians enables you to gain a greater understanding of the Kimberley, for a rewarding and memorable experience. Your expedition team is headed up by the award winning adventurer “Mick Fogg”.  This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to cruise the Kimberley!

Ultimate Cruising have exclusive access to the last cabins available for 2018, so don't delay!

 

Your 13 night Kimberley cruise package includes:

  • Economy class airfare to/from Darwin/Broome from any Australian capital city
  • 3 nights pre/post cruise accommodation ( 2 nights in Darwin and one night Broome on a room only basis)
  • 10 night Iconic Kimberley Cruise on board Ponant luxury expedition ship' L'Austral
  • All meals onboard
  • All drinks onboard
  • Transfers from Airport/hotel/ship in Darwin and Broome
  • Safety and Port taxes


Prices start from AU$12,290 per person twin share in a Prestige Deck 4 Stateroom.
  
(Please note: Some cabin grades are already sold out on some departures, therefore we encourage you not to delay in booking).

If you would like to extend your stay, we are happy to assist. 
Please contact our reservations team to discuss options.

Cruise Category
  • Luxury
  • Solo Traveller
ONBOARD FEATURES
  • 24 Hr Room Service
  • All meals
  • Boutique &/or Salon
  • Drinks All Day
  • On-Board Lecturer
  • Pool &/or Spa
Bonus

* Chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to and from your nearest capital city airport (within 35km)

Itinerary Map Image

Trip itinerary

Day
Port
1
DARWIN
FLY FROM YOUR CAPITAL CITY TO DARWIN
OVERNIGHT DARWIN
2
DARWIN
MORNING AT LEISURE
EMBARK L'AUSTRAL THIS AFTERNOON
3
KOOLAMA BAY AND KING GEORGE RIVER FALLS
4
KOOLAMA BAY AND KING GEORGE RIVER FALLS
5
VANSITTART BAY
6
HUNTER RIVER AND MITCHELL FALLS
7
FRESHWATER COVE
8
MONTGOMERY REEF
9
TALBOT BAY AND HORIZONTAL FALLS
10
BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

Technical Details

  • Tonnage 10944
  • Built Date 2011
  • Crew 140
  • Capacity 264
  • Length 142M

Cruise Category

  • Boutique Style

L'Austral

 This mega-yacht is the result of an Italian shipyard and French sophistication.  Large arched windows open up to the sea and the light.  Precious materials and a discreet elegance combine for a perfect balance between chic and casual.

VESSEL FEATURES

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