Caledonian Sky

Itinerary and Price:

9 Nights ‘Grand Kimberley Coast’ Wyndham (Kununurra) – Broome or vv

prices

10 Day cruise only 2020

 

14 Day Bungles + cruise 2020

 

Twin

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Twin

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Porthole Suite $11,195 pp $16,045 pp $12,690 pp  $17,940 pp
Window Suite $12,595 pp $18,145 pp $14,090 pp  $20,040 pp
Balcony Suite $14,695 pp $21,295 pp $16,190 pp  $23,190 pp
Owner’s Balcony Suite $15,595 pp $24,845 pp $17,090 pp  $26,740 pp
Island Balcony Suite $17,195 pp $28,045 pp $18,690 pp  $29,950 pp
*The Island Balcony Suite is only available on the MS Island Sky.

 

2020 departures aboard MS Caledonian Sky and sister ship MS Island Sky:

Wyndham (Kununurra)-Broome 23 May 2020, 10 June 2020, 6 July 2020, 18 July 2020, 1 August 2020, 5 August 2020, 19 August 2020, 23 August 2020

Broome-Wyndham (Kununurra) 1 June 2020, 19 June 2020, 15 July 2020, 27 July 2020, 10 August 2020, 14 August 2020

Free hotel night & save $2,000 per couple OR fly free

Special Offer OPTION # 1 – Save $2,000 per couple AND receive one hotel night for FREE when you book by 15 December 2019. 
OR OPTION # 2 – Fly Free to the Kimberley AND receive one hotel night for FREE.
Both offers based on twin cabin share bookings. Please enquire for sole traveller. Broome accommodation rrp up to $300 per night. Fly Free Offer – Click here for terms and conditions.

Optional 4 Day Bungles add-on (+ $1,495 pp to cruise cost)

Departs 19 May 2020, 1 June 2020, 6 June 2020, 2 July 2020, 14 July 2020, 15 July 2020, 28 July 2020, 1 Aug 2020, 10 Aug 2020, 14 Aug 2020, 15 Aug 2020, 19 Aug 2020

Bungles Optional Add-On Day 1. Arrive Kununurra

Today we meet you on arrival in Kununurra and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: Kununurra Country Club

Bungles Optional Add-On Day 2. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Head south on the Great Northern Highway, bound for Purnululu National Park. Catch your first glimpse of the Bungle Bungle Range before venturing to the southern end of the park to explore Piccaninny Creek. Continue to The Window and then to Cathedral Gorge. Stay: Two Nights, APT’s Exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Bungles Optional Add-On Day 3. Purnululu National Park, Osmand Lookout, Echidna Chasm

Another full day has been put aside for your Purnululu National Park discovery, starting with a short walk to Osmand Lookout. Pause to take in the views over the Osmand Range and surrounding landscape. Another highlight is sure to be Echidna Chasm.

Bungles Optional Add-On Day 4. Purnululu National Park, Kununurra

Today, visit a local Indigenous community and gain an insight into their culture (when available) before continuing to Kununurra. Stay: Kununurra Country Club

Wyndham (Kununurra) – Broome 10 Day cruise itinerary (cruise also operates in reverse)

Cruise Day 1. Arrive Kununurra, Embark Ship in Wyndham

From Kununurra transfer to Wyndham, where you will be welcomed on board your ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.
 

Cruise Day 2. Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it’s on to King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river’s gorge system, passing hidden mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs. It is here you’ll experience your first Signature Experience.

Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season. 

 

Cruise Day 3. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

An intriguing exploration of Vansittart Bay awaits today. Join your expedition team and set out across the bay’s vast salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 that crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings.
 

 

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Cruise Day 4. Bigge Island

Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century. It is thought to be the oldest continuous sacred painting tradition on the planet.
 

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Cruise Day 5. Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles and mudskippers. Keen birdwatchers should keep an eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. It’s time to jump aboard your Zodiac vessels for an exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a helicopter flight and view the natural spectacle of Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).
 

Cruise Day 6. Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George’s Basin

Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. It was here in 1820 that Lieutenant Phillip Parker King used the area’s massive tides to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid. During this time, King’s carpenter carved the ship’s name into a boab tree that overlooks the bay. Continue on to Prince Regent Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat. Explore this protected area and see why it is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Next, it’s on to the untouched coastal area of Hanover Bay. While you’re here, you might like to hop aboard your Zodiac for an enthralling visit to St George’s Basin. If the tide allows, perhaps catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile, among other marine life.
 

Cruise Day 7. Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Excitement builds this morning as you join your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Witness the reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for unique bird life and turtles who may pop their heads up from time to time. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay, a hotspot for whale watching during the season. Later, step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. When available, you’ll be joined by a local Indigenous guide.

RaftPoint

Cruise Day 8. Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through the falls aboard a high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as your boat skims across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters. The adventure continues as you jump aboard your Zodiac vessel for an exploration of Cyclone Creek. See dramatic folding in the rock formations as you navigate through the creek, accompanied by your expedition team member.
 

Cruise Day 9. Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island

There’s promise of yet more turquoise waters today as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and join your expedition team member for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, teeming with an array of coral and marine life, including reef sharks and stingrays. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner. Then, take in the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset for the last time as your ship sets sail towards Broome.
 

Cruise Day 10. Disembark Ship, Depart Broome

Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. You’ll set out on a fleeting exploration of this historic pearling town before being transferred to the airport later this afternoon.

*This is only a suggested itinerary. Due to the vast tidal movements and remote terrain of the Kimberley region, we cannot guarantee that the itinerary will remain the same*