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8 Day Cruise

Kimberley Quest II Northern Quest

Kimberley Quest II Northern Quest

$11990 / per person
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The Kimberley Quest II is a 25-metre fully air-conditioned expedition vessel equipped with helipad. Custom built for the remote Kimberley coastal region, it accommodates a maximum of 18 passengers in a range of twin or double cabins, each with private ensuite.

  • Comfortable dining areas
  • State of the art communications and navigation equipment
  • Satellite phone and fax facilities
  • Fresh de-salinated water
  • 4 excursion tenders
  • Helipad on roof
  • Spa bath on front deck

Enjoy comfortable shore expeditions in the Kimberley Quest’s fast boat ‘Quest Express’, with 2 x 440 HP Yanmars with a top speed of 40 knots and a canopy to shade from the Kimberley sun.

1 night FREE accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (Garden View Studio) including airport transfer.

1 night FREE at Kimberley Grande Kununurra (Studio Room), including airport transfer.

El Questro day tour for $99 per person! Join a custom tour from Kununurra to Wyndham wharf. On the way you will stop at El Questro wilderness park – Soak in Zebedee thermal springs, enjoy 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 go a day earlier and stay overnight at Emma Gorge, the Station or the Homestead -extra cost-please enquire.

CABIN RATES, TWIN SHARE

2020

2021

Double (Lower Deck) $11,500 pp $11,990 pp
Superior (Mid Deck) $13,500 pp $14,100 pp
Flybridge $14,900 pp $15,500 pp

Single travellers: can pay the single supplement (50% more than the standard per person rate) or opt to share a cabin with a stranger of the same gender at the usual twin cabin share rate. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost.

2020

14 – 21 Apr 2020 Wyndham – Mitchell River
21 – 28 Apr 2020 Mitchell River – Wyndham
26 May – 02 Jun 2020 Wyndham – Mitchell River
02 – 09 Jun 2020 Mitchell River – Wyndham

2021

11- 18 May 2021 Wyndham – Mitchell Plateau
18 – 25 May 2021 Mitchell Plateau to Wyndham

Cruise Details

The northern Kimberley is a landscape of impressive gorges and waterfalls big and small that have been carved out by the extensive river systems. We visit at the tail end of the wet season, when the many rivers and waterfalls are at their most magnificent. Join us as we visit sites of natural beauty, cultural importance, historical interest and more.

Reverse Destination Option Available

Accommodation

Choose between three different cabin types, all individually air-conditioned with their own private ensuite. All cabins are serviced daily and linen and towels are provided. Each cabin has a small bar fridge. The Kimberley Quest II has a constant supply of 240-volt power outlets in cabins & on deck. Each cabin also has its own hair dryer.

The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows.

For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

*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.

Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.

A closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.

*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.

Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Note: The queen size bed in this cabin is accessible from both sides.

*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.

Cuisine

Cuisine on board Kimberley Quest II is simply delicious. All meals are prepared by our talented chef in the fully equipped gourmet galley, offering an array of fresh fish, seafood, the highest quality meats, freshly baked breads and some of the best local produce.

The menu is designed with variety in mind and you can expect a minimum of three meals each day with tasty treats and snacks in between meals. When our guests catch fresh fish, oysters or crabs, you can expect to see them on the menu!

With both indoor and outdoor dining areas, you can relax while enjoying the amazing cuisine and the ever-changing backdrop. The air conditioned indoor dining area offers a large open dining/lounge space and is an excellent location to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal with views through our full length windows, whilst the outdoor dining area offers a relaxed environment complete with a soft ocean breeze.

We cater for all dietary requirements and special needs. We have endless fresh drinking water, tea, coffee and an espresso machine available 24 hours a day.

Kimberley Quest II is a fully licenced vessel and beverages can be pre-ordered prior to your departures. BYO is also an option.

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Mitchell River
  • Dress Code
    Casual
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Non-alcoholic beverages
    Services of staff
    Shore excursions by tender boat
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic beverages
    Coffee & tea
    Flights to/from your cruise
    National park fees
    Optional extra helicopter flights
    Souvenirs on board

Tour Plan

1

Mitchell River (Cruise - Fly)

Your Northern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from Kununurra at approximately 3.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II in Wyndham port; here you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Begin your cruise with a relaxing drink as you cruise out of the Cambridge Gulf with the sun setting over the horizon.
2

Berkeley River

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Experience your first taste of fishing for Barramundi or take a tender excursion with our knowledgeable guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barra which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a freshwater pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Tonight we savour the surroundings, anchoring nearby a secluded waterfall.
3

King George River

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower,’ Kimberley style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.
4

Koolama Bay, Pangali Cove, Glycosmis Falls

Visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek. After visiting the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove, enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Glycosmis Falls to view another unbelievable Kimberley waterfall and then cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia.
5

Drysdale River

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm-studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life, which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.
6

Napier Broome Bay

Relax on board as we cruise across Napier Broome Bay. Midmorning there is an opportunity for a beach walk to a historic Indonesian Trepang site for an insight into the lives of the early Macassan fishermen. This site stems back to the first early contact between Aboriginal tribes and the Indonesian fishermen. Late afternoon we fish the inlets and estuaries for Barra and Mangrove Jack and we try our luck at mud crabbing.
7

Vansittart Bay, WWII DC3 Crash Site

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to walk to the crash site of the DC3 aircraft – which crashed during World War II – located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay. Later we cruise around the coastline of the Bougainville Peninsula, where dramatic black basalt cliffs contrast with lush green rainforests.
8

Mitchell River, Broome

This morning explore the estuary and gorge of the lower Mitchell River. Marvel at crocodiles, bird life, rock art and take in the flora and fauna 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.

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1 night FREE accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (Garden View Studio) including airport transfer.

1 night FREE at Kimberley Grande Kununurra (Studio Room), including airport transfer.

El Questro day tour for $99 per person! Join a custom tour from Kununurra to Wyndham wharf. On the way you will stop at El Questro wilderness park – Soak in Zebedee thermal springs, enjoy 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 go a day earlier and stay overnight at Emma Gorge, the Station or the Homestead -extra cost-please enquire.

CABIN RATES, TWIN SHARE

2021

Double (Lower Deck) $11,990 pp
Superior (Mid Deck) $14,100 pp
Flybridge $15,500 pp

Single travellers: can pay the single supplement (50% more than the standard per person rate) or opt to share a cabin with a stranger of the same gender at the usual twin cabin share rate. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost.

2021

11- 18 May 2021 Wyndham – Mitchell Plateau
18 – 25 May 2021 Mitchell Plateau to Wyndham
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