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8 Day Tour

Kimberley Quest II: Southern Quest

Kimberley Quest II: Southern Quest

$11500 / 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.

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

23 – 30 Jun 2020 Broome – Hunter River
30 Jun – 07 Jul 2020 Hunter River – Broome
07 – 14 Jul 2020 Broome – Hunter River
14 – 21 Jul 2020 Hunter River – Broome
21 – 28 Jul 2020 Broome – Hunter River
28 Jul – 04 Aug 2020 Hunter River – Broome
04 – 11 Aug 2020 Broome – Hunter River
11 – 18 Aug 2020 Hunter River – Broome
18 – 25 Aug 2020 Broome – Hunter River

2020

8 – 15 Jun 2021 Broome- Hunter River
15 – 22 Jun 2021 Hunter River – Broome
22- 29 Jun 2021 Broome- Hunter River
29 Jun – 6 Jul 2021 Hunter River – Broome
6 – 13 Jul 2021 Broome- Hunter River
13- 20 Jul 2021 Hunter River – Broome
20 – 27 Jul 2021 Broome- Hunter River
27 Jul – 3 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome
3 – 10 Aug 2021 Broome- Hunter River
10 – 17 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome
17- 24 Aug 2021 Broome- Hunter River
24- 31 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome

Tour Details

Many icons of the Kimberley can be found in the stunning southern region. This area is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets and pockets of rainforest home to many species of birds and other wildlife. You will explore a land of extraordinary contrast and colour, rich in history, ancient Aboriginal rock art and breathtaking scenery. We visit the famous Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef and the King Cascade – a spring-fed waterfall in the Prince Regent River as well as many other Kimberley icons. This 8 day Kimberley cruise also includes a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls.

Reverse Destination Option Available

Accomodation

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

Great Escape has an onboard chef whose culinary skills are consistently praised by guests. All meals are five star quality and only fresh produce is used. Special dietary needs can easily be accommodated. Please discuss any special requirements with us. Water is taken out in the tenders along with soft drinks (and beer if required) on ice in the eskies on every excursions.

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

Tour Plan

1

Broome, Cape Leveque

Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.
2

Buccaneer Archipelago

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.
3

Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

Early morning we take you fishing in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a Barramundi. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.
4

Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.
5

Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

Relax on board as we cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s.In the afternoon take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.
6

Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at King Cascade, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.
7

Hunter River

In the morning we explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as we spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley 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 or airport.

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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

23 – 30 Jun 2020 Broome – Hunter River
30 Jun – 07 Jul 2020 Hunter River – Broome
07 – 14 Jul 2020 Broome – Hunter River
14 – 21 Jul 2020 Hunter River – Broome
21 – 28 Jul 2020 Broome – Hunter River
28 Jul – 04 Aug 2020 Hunter River – Broome
04 – 11 Aug 2020 Broome – Hunter River
11 – 18 Aug 2020 Hunter River – Broome
18 – 25 Aug 2020 Broome – Hunter River

2020

8 – 15 Jun 2021 Broome- Hunter River
15 – 22 Jun 2021 Hunter River – Broome
22- 29 Jun 2021 Broome- Hunter River
29 Jun – 6 Jul 2021 Hunter River – Broome
6 – 13 Jul 2021 Broome- Hunter River
13- 20 Jul 2021 Hunter River – Broome
20 – 27 Jul 2021 Broome- Hunter River
27 Jul – 3 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome
3 – 10 Aug 2021 Broome- Hunter River
10 – 17 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome
17- 24 Aug 2021 Broome- Hunter River
24- 31 Aug 2021 Hunter River – Broome
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