True North

KIMBERLEY waterfalls: 10 nights

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season. See the Kimberley’s renowned summer storms and spectacular light shows. Experience thundering waterfalls and swollen billabongs. Other highlights include unexplained rock-art, extraordinary wildlife and monster barramundi!

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Ocean Class #11 (bunks) $17,095 pp  $17,095 pp
Ocean Class $18,995 pp $18,995 pp 
River Class $21,995 pp $22,995 pp 
Explorer Class $24,995 pp $25,995 pp 
Cruise Fare includes: One way coach transfer Wyndham-Kununurra;  Meals; Shore excursions by tender boat; Crew.
Cruise Fare does not include: Alcohol; Flights before or after the cruise; Helicopter flights.
Single travellers: Can share a cabin with another traveller of the same gender and pay the twin share rate. We can advertise for a stranger to share OR pay an 80% single supplement for exclusive use of the stateroom.

 

K.C.C 20th Anniversary Sale – $499 Flights + hotel

   CHOOSE BETWEEN a) AIRFARES CAPPED AT $499 pp 
  OR b) $500 pp ON-BOARD HELICOPTER VOUCHER
Package includes 2 NIGHTS FREE HOTEL: 1 night in Broome & 1 in Kununurra (or 2 in one place).
  Click here for full details of this offer!

special offer – El Questro $199 pp (usually $625 pp)

El Questro day tour for $199 per person! Your guide will pick you up from True North at Wyndham port with a personal 4wd tour of El Questro wilderness park. Soak in Zebedee thermal springs, enjoy a delicious lunch at Emma Gorge Resort (own expense), then enjoy a guided walk to stunning Emma Gorge. Option for a pre-cruise overnight at ELQ – please enquire.

  

night 1: Embarkation in Broome

cable-beach Your “welcome aboard” the magnificent TRUE NORTH is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port for the overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.
   

DAY 1: Buccaneer Archipelago, Horizontal Falls, Silica Beach

True-North-Islands-Horizontal It’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience! Enjoy a walk on Silica Beach.
   

DAY 2: Fishing at 3 ways, Raft Point art, Montgomery Reef

TrueNorth-Snapshot4 Start the day with some hot fishing action – this time at “Three Ways”. Then all aboard to the impressive silhouette of Raft Point. Here, join crew and guest alike for a moderate climb to an art gallery with a difference and, the well-preserved Raft Point Wandjina Paintings.

You will probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and set sail for Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must been seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts it all in perspective.

   

DAY 3: Prince regent river, King Cascade

TrueNorth-Snapshot5 The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the TRUE NORTH graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At King Cascade we manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park.
   

DAY 4: Fishing and billabong swims

TrueNorth-Snapshot3 Be amongst the first on deck and join an early morning fishing expedition, or see some stunning rock art or join the ship’s naturalist in one of the expedition boats – and all before another breathtaking helicopter flight to a picnic that you’ll never forget. The True North’s mouthwatering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong – in one of the most remote places on earth.
   

DAY 5: Hunter River, Prince Frederick Harbour

TrueNorth-Snapshot1 Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests, surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains and home to man-eating crocodiles. And, the Hunter has it all – fishing, mud-crabbing, bird-watching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our expedition boats for a closer look, it’s only a short hike to Jackson Falls, and, there’s even more splendour from the helicopter.

In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick Harbour for another chance to catch a plump wet season barra, finishing the day with sunset drinks on your own secluded beach.

   

DAY 6: Fresh oysters, Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art, Voltaire Passage

True-North-Gorges7 No time to dally – after an early morning breakfast it’s time to join the ‘hunt for the black-lip oyster’. In fact – their much-talked about proportions render them not hard to find at all. Savour their unique taste direct from the rock – aside from the freshly squeezed lemon, you can’t get much more a la-naturale than that. There are also some excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfish, giant trevally and mackeral. In the afternoon we will explore Voltaire Passage and the many surrounding islands.  Then join us for our pearl party. Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Linneys, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.
   

DAY 7: Mitchell River, Surveyors Creek, Mitchell Falls optional heli

mitchell_medium The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs. The expedition boats will head up river to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fishermen will again join the hunt for the elusive barramundi and, there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights over an ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls. Then, join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.
   

DAY 8: Bradshaw art, exploring beaches and rivers

bradshawrockart_medium Today you will have another opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – another breathtaking helicopter flight and, TRUE NORTH’s mouthwatering fare alongside a picture perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia! The tenders will be busy exploring local beaches and rivers and, we also visit an isolated site in the rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.
   

DAY 9: King George River and Falls, Koolama Bay, Tranquil Bay

TrueNorth-Snapshot8 Yet another mighty Kimberley river – the King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bar at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista. Then our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. In the afternoon learn the history of the wreck of the Koolama and take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.
   

DAY 10: Disembarkation in Wyndham

True-North-Gorges2 Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and your crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH!
   

DAY 10 special offer – El Questro $99

Emma Gorge Exclusive day tour for $99 per person! Kimberley Cruise Centre will arrange an exclusive day tour of the East Kimberley including El Questro wilderness park and the Ord Valley culminating in Kununurra. Soak in Zebedee thermal springs*, purchase a delicious lunch at Emma Gorge Resort*, then (if you’re feeling up for it) enjoy a guided walk to stunning Emma Gorge. Option to stay overnight – please enquire.

*Itinerary is flexible- weather, roads and timing may affect itinerary

This itinerary is provided as an example only – tide and prevailing conditions may cause variation. Helicopter flights can be purchased as a package or individually.