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Southern Kimberley Cruise

Save $200 per person and receive a $250 on board credit per cabin for your 8 Day Southern Kimberley Cruise

Take in the majesty of the southern Kimberley whilst  cruising between Broome and Hunter River on the Kimberley Quest II.

Your cruise & fly combination through the southern Kimberley region will take you to some of the world’s most remote,  untouched and spectacular areas. The views are simply breathtaking! Some of the highlights include; an excursion through the Horizontal Falls, cruising  through the Buccaneer Archipelago and visiting King Cascades.

The Kimberley Quest II was custom built with a shallow draft enabling it to access the intimate waterfalls and gorges, not accessible by larger vessels. With just 18 passengers and 7 crew on board, this expedition style voyage is the epitome of small ship cruising, with all tender excursions included, making for a truly once in a lifetime experience in this magnificent region of Western Australia.

Prices

Offer: Save $200 per person and receive a $250 on board credit per cabin

Double Cabin $11,500 $11,300pp 
Superior Cabin $13,500 $13,300pp
Flybridge Cabin $14,900 $14,700pp

Prices do not include Traditional owner Visitor Pass fees and are payable in addition to the cruise cost.

Departure Dates

4th August, 2020 – 8 Day Southern Quest (cruise/fly)
11th August, 2020 – 8 Day Southern Quest (fly/cruise)
25th August, 2020 – 8 Day southern Quest (fly/cruise)

Southern Quest Kimberley Cruise (cruise/fly)- Itinerary

Inclusions

Transfers between the vessel and your local accommodation
Scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
Light aircraft flight between Mitchell Plateau and Broome
All meals (alcohol can be purchased on board or at the time of booking)
Tender excursions
Fishing and crabbing equipment

Day 1 Broome - Cape Leveque

Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

Day 2 Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

Day 3 Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

Early morning we take you fishing in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a Barramundi. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 4 Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

Day 5 Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

Relax on board as we cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s.In the afternoon take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 6 Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at King Cascade, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 7 Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay

Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a Barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon we cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax on board to another spectacular sunset as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon, while we cross Prince Frederick Harbour towards the Hunter River.

Day 8: Hunter River

In the morning we explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as we spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome by sunset where our team will transfer you to your accommodation or airport.

Please note that depending on departure dates this itinerary may be completed in reverse. This itinerary can be affected by large tidal movements that occur in the Kimberley and should be taken as a guide only. The itinerary may change from time to time; however, the changes will always incorporate the icons of the region. Also note that additional helicopter scenic flights are available on request for an additional charge.

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