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
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.
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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 Ponant's newest "Le Laperouse". 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!
Your Kimberley cruise package includes:
- 10 night Iconic Kimberley Cruise on board Ponant's new luxury expedition ship 'Le Laperouse'
- All meals onboard
- All drinks onboard
- Zodiac guided tours
- Safety and Port taxes
- FREE Chaffeur driven transfers to and from your airport (up to 35km)
- FREE Flights - economy to Broome or Darwin and return (ex Australian Capital City Airport)
- FREE Hotel - one night pre-cruise accommodation in either Broome or Darwin
If you would like to extend your stay, we are happy to assist. Please contact our reservations team to discuss options.
*Conditions apply for all bookings. Subject to availability of services at time of booking. All costs AUS$ per person Twin share (2 persons sharing) or Single ( solo cabin). Valid for NEW bookings only. Valid for bookings made directly with Ultimate Cruising only. Not combinable with any other Ultimate Cruising offer, or any other Ponant special offer. Full conditions will be sent with confirmation pack upon booking
- Luxury Expedition
- Soft Adventure
- Solo Traveller
- 24 Hr Room Service
- All meals
- Boutique &/or Salon
- Drinks All Day
- On-Board Lecturer
- Ponant Exclusive Service
- Pool &/or Spa
* Chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to and from your nearest capital city airport (within 35km)
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- Built Date 2018
- Crew TBA
- Capacity 184
- Luxury Expeditions
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, Le Lapérouse embodies the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Le Laperouse is the first ship to offer the underwater passenger lounge, allowing guests to see and hear the undersea world. Images Courtesy Ponant.
Boutique &/or Salon
24 Hr Room Service
Pool &/or Spa