Tour Code: GKOD11

APT 11 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise

With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved from the earth by powerful rivers, the coast of the Kimberley is simply spectacular. Admire the vibrant marine life of this incredible cruising experience

Fitness Level (1-4):

Tour Fitness level 2 out of 4

Tour Highlights:

  • Admire the tallest falls in Western Australia at King George River
  • Enjoy a gourmet Australian beach barbecue in a majestic setting
  • View the stunning King Cascades Marvel at Aboriginal art of Bigge Island
  • Explore the amazing Montgomery Reef
  • Walk on Silica Beach on Hidden Island

Tour Points

Disembark Ship ,Darwin
Pick Up: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Inclusions: 10 night cruise aboard the boutique expedition ship Oceanic Discoverer



Tour Information

Day 1. Broome
Arrive in Broome, where you will be transferred to the Coral Discoverer, specifically designed for the Kimberley. Set sail on your amazing discovery of the Kimberley coast as you enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Cocktails. Afterwards, be treated to a delicious dinner as you cruise towards Cape Leveque.
Stay: 10 Nights: Coral Discoverer
Daily Meals Included: • Dinner
Day 2. Lacepede Islands
Cruise through beautiful Pender Bay to the secluded Lacepede Islands, home to an abundance of marine birdlife and the site of one of the most significant Green Turtle breeding grounds in Australia. With a spectacular platform reef, you can experience the thrill of nature first hand. Head back to the ship for a presentation into the intriguing and exhilarating Kimberley coast before enjoying a tantalising dinner on board later in the evening.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 3. Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Enjoy the idyllic white sands of Silica Beach before heading out through the Buccaneer Archipelago towards stunning Talbot Bay. Experience the dramatic Horizontal Falls aboard an exhilarating Zodiac ride, described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.”A real highlight of your journey, witness the intense 12-metre tidal currents rushing through two narrow coastal gorges.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 4. Ruby Falls, Raft Point
Cool off with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the soothing and secluded Ruby Falls of Red Cone Creek. Back on board, you will travel through the stunning Kuri Bay to Raft Point. Located at the southern entrance to Doubtful Bay, Raft Point is one of the most spectacular anchorages in the Kimberley. Board the Xplorer excursion vessel to discover the region’s mysterious Wandjina rock art and the intriguing Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 5. Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
At the dramatic Doubtful Bay, cliffs rise from the sea as waterfalls cascade from above, plunging into the ocean. Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding deep channels. View the abundant marine life of this natural phenomenon, including giant clams, reef sharks, turtles, rays and sea snakes.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 6. Prince Regent River, King Cascades
Board your Xplorer vessel and get up close to the terraced King Cascades. Cruise up Prince Regent River to Camp Creek, where you will stop to enjoy some refreshments. Indulge in a swim before heading back to the ship for dinner later this evening.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 7. Careening Bay, Bigge Island
Travel to Careening Bay and visit the iconic double-trunked boab tree bearing the engraving ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’. Carved by one of the crew, the inscription commemorates the site where the ship was grounded and repaired. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the stunning rock formations and ancient Aboriginal art of Bigge Island.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 8. Hathaway’s Hideaway, Mitchell Falls, Beach Barbecue
Anchor in Winyalken Bay and head to the winding maze of Hathaway’s Hideaway. Later, perhaps take an optional helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls (own expense). Later this evening, indulge in a gourmet barbecue on the beach.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 9. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
Head out across the sand flats of Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane. Later, guest lecturers will guide you through the Aboriginal art of Jar Island.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 10. King George River and Falls
Explore Tranquil Bay on a beach stroll. Later, arrive at King George River, accompanied by an experienced Expedition Team member, where the highlight is sure to be a cruise to King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, which plunges around 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Day 11. Disembark Ship, Darwin
Disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.
Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast