8 Day Cruise

True North: 8 day Kimberley Snapshot

True North: 8 day Kimberley Snapshot

True North features comfort and luxury throughout, allowing passengers the opportunity to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels. Enjoy personalised service – a passenger limit of 36 and a crew of 18 ensure attention to detail and excellence in service.

All meals on the True North feature fine dining, and may even include that day’s catch – True North offers many fishing opportunities among other shore excursions, in 6 dedicated expedition tenders.

A number of vantage points include the sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an indoor/outdoor bar; 2 huge plasma screens in the lounge; an internet café; the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers; lower deck dining room with large panoramic windows ensuring that passengers never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’.

Please note – helicopter flights are an additional extra and are not included in the cruise price unless they are part of a transfer at the beginning or end of the cruise.

Bonus El Questro Day Tour!

El Questro day tour for $99 pp (usually $725 pp) when you book True North with the Kimberley Cruise Centre. 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 or post-cruise overnight at ELQ – please enquire.


True north helicopter
Adding yet another dimension to adventure, most True North cruises feature an onboard helicopter!

Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness! Now it’s not uncommon for our guests to embark with some uncertainty about flying in a helicopter – however it’s always a different story when the time comes for disembarkation.

“Wow – who would have thought, I have never been in a helicopter before, now I can’t get enough. I can’t speak highly enough about the whole operation, I felt completely safe and I could not have hoped to have seen all that I saw if we didn’t have a helicopter onboard.”

The ship’s helicopter helps you to climb mountains and volcanoes in air conditioned comfort. Even if you are not as spritely as you once were – the helicopter will deliver you without fuss to even the most inaccessible locations.

See ancient rock art without leaving your seat. Glide over impenetrable jungle and swoop on historic and cultural highlights. Take someone special on a sunrise flight or join the entire guest compliment for an unforgettable heli-picnic.

Helicopter Specifications

The light, single-engine Eurocopter 130 B4 is the quietest, most spacious helicopter available on the market. The ultra-quiet EC130 B4 integrates the latest technological advances of EUROCOPTER’s new generation helicopters. It has a maximum gross weight of 2.4tonnes, and offers an enlarged cabin, allowing comfortable accommodation for the pilot and 6 passengers on individual leather seats.

With air-conditioning and large cabin windows, it is perfectly suited for getting those spectacular aerial shots and exploring the many destinations that are on offer with North Star Cruises Australia.

Heli-operations are run by Rob Colbert, Chief Pilot of Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd. Rob has been working in and flying around the Kimberley region for over 23 years, and has been working with TRUE NORTH since 1996. He has a keen interest in fishing, local history and culture, and provides entertaining commentary on all flights! Or you may be lucky enough to have Rainor Marshall or Will Stinson as your pilot, both experienced and very knowledgeable in their own right!

Cruise Details

For those pressed for time – here is the flagship Kimberley Ultimate itinerary condensed into a single week voyage! The Snapshot itinerary features several Kimberley icons including the King George Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls.


A number of vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an indoor/outdoor bar; 2 huge plasma screens in the lounge; an internet café; the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers; lower deck dining room with large panoramic windows ensuring that passengers never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’.

All cabins feature enhanced décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones.

ocean class  Ocean Class

  • Location: Lower Deck and Main Deck
  • Twin beds
  • Two port holes
  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • In-cabin entertainment
  • Satellite phone
  • ALL OCEAN CLASS CABINS HAVE 2x single beds EXCEPT for Camden Harbour (cabin 11 on the deckplan) which has bunk beds, therefore receives a 10% discount.
  • 2024 Ocean Class Premium cabins available (King Bed)- added cost tba

River Class

  • Location: Main Deck
  • Large viewing windows
  • King Sized Bed (adaptable to 2 single beds)
  • Private ensuite
  • In-cabin entertainment
  • Satellite phone

Explorer Class

  • Location: Upper Deck
  • Large viewing windows
  • King Sized Bed (adaptable to 2 single beds)
  • Private ensuite with twin basin
  • Amenities fridge
  • In-cabin entertainment
  • Satellite phone

*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.

Departure:  Wyndham


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Embark in Broome

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.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^360|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/2.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^2|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

Buccaneer Archipelago

Awaken to the majestic Kimberley and savour an irresistible True North breakfast as we glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands – our attentive crew will be happy to introduce the colourful histories of both! Then 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! Then – you will have hardly had a chance to catch your breath when, for those who can’t wait one minute longer, Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to ‘land a barra’! Before you know it, your first day onboard will be coming to an end – but there’s still time to select a fine wine and to enjoy a leisurely evening meal as we cruise to Doubtful Bay.

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Sale River, Montgomery Reef

This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Fish the mouth for barra and then join naturalists and adventurers alike as we ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition! Enjoy a swim in your very own billabong before returning to the ultimate comfort of the True North. Then, you’ll probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and cruise for another Kimberley icon – Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 400 sq km 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 all in perspective.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^362|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/4.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^4|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

Prince Regent River, King Cascade

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.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^363|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/5.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^5|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

Hunter River, Naturaliste Island

If you think the Regent was good – wait till ya see the Hunter! With stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves – the Hunter River is yet another awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring! Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! Hopefully we’ll have time for a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island and then it’s an overnight cruise to Vansittart Bay.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^364|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/6.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^6|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

Bradshaw Art, River & Beach Exploring

Today there will be an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – possibly the oldest art known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’- enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring local beaches and creeks. Overnight we cruise to Koolama Bay.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^365|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/7.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^7|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

King George River & Falls, Tranquil Bay

Yet another mighty Kimberley river – The King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bars 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. Just the thought of leaving this magnificence will inspire mutiny! Learn about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, then take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^366|url^https://kimberleycruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/8.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^8|description^null” content_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]

Disembarkation in Wyndham

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![/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]


Ocean Class    $18,595 pp
Ocean Class Premium    $pp
River Class    $23,995 pp    $pp
Explorer Class    $25,995 pp

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.

Cruise Dates


4- 11 May 2024 Broome- Wyndham
25 May – 1 Jun 2024 Broome- Wyndham
6 – 13 Jul 2024 Broome- Wyndham
22 Jul – 3 Aug 2024 Broome- Wyndham
17 – 24 Aug 2024 Broome – Wyndham