L’Austral by Ponant

ITINERARY: 11 DAY “Kimberley Coast Cruise” Broome-Darwin

cabin type

2017

Twin share

Includes $250 pp air credit

Sole Use
Deluxe Stateroom $10,195 pp AUD $14,745 AUD
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4 $10,895 pp AUD $15,795 AUD
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5 $11,195 pp AUD $16,245 AUD
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6 $11,495 pp AUD $16,995 AUD
Deluxe Suite $15,695 pp AUD $26,095 AUD
Prestige Suite $22,095 pp AUD $38,895 AUD
Owner Suite $23,595 pp AUD $41,895 AUD

 

INCLUdes

does not include

» Meals
» Exclusive all-day beverages package
» Room Service
» Shore excursions by tender boat
» Crew
» Accommodation or flights before or after the cruise
» Mitchell Falls optional helicopter flight

SPECIAL OFFERS, LIMITED TIME

Special Offer
  • $250 pp AIRFARE CREDIT or $200 pp discount from cruise
  • EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Pay in full 10 months prior to departure and save an additional $400 per couple.
  • TRAVEL WITH FRIENDS AND SAVE: When 6 or more people book, you will each receive a discount of $150 per person.
Special Offer

All offers are strictly limited and may be withdrawn at anytime without notice. Only one offer applies per person and may not apply to all departures. ALL FLY OFFERS – are based on Q/N class flying out of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Qantas Airlines and are subject to availability of airline booking class. Airline bookings may change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. Offers are based on two people travelling on the same flight and travelling together on the same tour or cruise. TRAVEL WITH FRIENDS & SAVE – Offer available when six or more people book at the same time and travel together on the same tour departure date.

DAY 1: Embarkation in Broome

Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your ship, L’Austral. This evening, get to know your Expedition Leader and Team at a welcome briefing before enjoying dinner.

DAY 2: Adele Island, Buccaneer Archipelago, Nares Point

Arrive at Adele Island, an important location for breeding seabirds including the Lesser Frigatebird and the Brown Booby. Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Later, arrive at Nares Point and enjoy a sunset cocktail as you relax.

DAY 3: Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay is known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, you will embark on an exhilarating ride through the falls on a specially designed high powered fast boat. David Attenborough described the phenomena as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Keep your eyes open in the chance you may get to see some of the local Tawny Nurse Shark population. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.

DAY 4: Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Today you will cruise through Doubtful Bay and travel ashore at Raft Point to visit a significant Wandjina art site with a local guide.

DAY 5: Montgomery Reef, Langii

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 channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close. After, journey to Langii with a local guide and view its incredible ancient warriors, which are sandstone pillars that represent warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle.

DAY 6: Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs, green rainforest and mangroves. With its extreme tide system and pristine eco-system, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and birds. Explore the Hunter River and visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter excursion to Mitchell Falls departs (own expense).

DAY 7: Bigge Island

Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately 6 kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is filled with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities and is well known for its Indigenous Australian rock art, created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, you will be able to see paintings including fascinating examples of first contact art and Wandjina figures.

DAY 8: Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

After breakfast this morning, set off with your Expedition Team, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. During your exploration here, you will see examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.

DAY 9: Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, it plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.

DAY 10: At sea

Today you have the opportunity to become familiar with your luxury ship with a full day at sea. Relax and enjoy the many public areas available to you, or simply sit back and enjoy the incredible views as they pass by.

DAY 11: Darwin disembarkation

Disembark your ship after breakfast, and be transferred to either Darwin Airport for your flight home, or to your Darwin hotel.

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the influencing factors of tide and weather, this itinerary should be used as a guide only and is subject to change.