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10 Day Grand Kimberley Coast Expedition

10 days
10 days
Meals
Meals
7travel extras
7travel extras

Your 7travel exclusive deal includes:

  • 10 day tour
  • Locally inspired dining
  • Cruise on an award winning MS ship
  • Cruise to King George Falls
  • Horizontal Falls boat ride
  • Daily zodiac vessel excursions

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On sale until 15th of December 2019 or until sold out.
From
$10,195 Per Person

DEAL HIGHLIGHTS AND 7TRAVEL EXTRAS:

  • Cruise aboard APT’s award winning expedition ships, MS Caledonian Sky or MS Island Sky as one of only 110 guests

Sky Ships are your luxurious, plush and elegant home-away-from-home. With a capacity for only 110 people, the ship is intimate enough for personalised service and genuine friendships to form among passengers, yet large enough to provide generous stateroom retreats furnished in polished wood with plush couches, turn-down service and updated itinerary provided from your expedition team.

  • Experiences in 16 destinations

Iconic tour highlights include the mighty King George Falls, witnessing the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef, an adrenalin pumping, high powered boat ride through Horizontal Falls, and expanding your cultural horizons as you admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art.

  • Locally inspired dining with a total of 26 meals

Put that wallet away because all food and drink is included onboard your Sky Ship. Served either the beautiful velvet-and-leather-adorned indoor restaurant or – an even more popular choice – up on the Lido Deck, delicious cuisine pairs perfectly with the awe-inspiring scenery.

  • A wide range of onboard beverages

Rest assured you won’t be going thirsty this holiday. With a wide range of onboard beverages available, there’s no need to stick with just one drink.

  • Expert 10 member expedition team

Let the expedition team members and crew, with their extensive knowledge, look after you. Expert geologists, biologists, and tour leaders will take turns in taking you out on the Zodiac boat to discover the region.

  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels

High-quality and steadfast, Zodiac Nautic boats allow you to explore remote coves and intricate waterways to see incredible natural wonders in comfort and safety.

  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Don’t worry about costs this holiday. We’ve covered airport transfers, port charges and park fees so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cruise to the base of the mighty King George Falls

Follow King George River between huge gorges to epic lookouts and the site for King George Falls, while huge in the wet season – so are the monsoonal lightning storms – so enjoy the view in the warm sun – with no humidity! King George River has the highest concentration of Dugongs in the world so keep a look-out for these elusive creatures! While beautiful, the waters are also home to crocs, so no swimming in this part of the tour.

  • Experience the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef up close

Coastal waterfalls abound here, one of natures most marvelled wonders! Ocean waterfalls off the coral reefs are caused from the fast dropping tide and are a godsend for hungry birds including bis, raptors, pelicans and turns.

  • Enjoy a high powered fast boat ride through Horizontal Falls

Like a huge bathtub, Talbot Bay’s Horizontal Falls has a small gorge opening allowing for an exciting slide through to the open water.

  • Admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art

Adorned with some of the highest quality indigenous art in Australia, Wandjna and Gwion Gwion rock art will open your eyes to centuries-old stories, a truly cultural Australian experience.

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10 Day Grand Kimberley Coastal Expedition

Day 1: Arrive Kununurra, Wyndham, Embark Ship

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 9 nights onboard.

Dinner included.

9 Nights, MS Island Sky or MS Caledonian Sky.

Day 2: Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Learn 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

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.

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, dating back some 20000-years.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Day 4: Bigge Island

Discover Bigge Island, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people. During your time here, take in a Signature Experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Signature Experience

In caves throughout the island, see examples of first-contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th Century. Having been repainted annually for the past 5000-years, it is thought to be the oldest continuous sacred painting tradition on the planet.

Day 5: Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour, 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 (at own expense).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

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

Reach Careening Bay, 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, the 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Day 7: Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Start your day with a phenomenal Signature Experience. 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. Dependant on availability, you’ll be joined by a local Indigenous guide.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Signature Experience

Excitement builds this morning as you join your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef via Zodiac. Witness the reef peek out above the ocean’s surface 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.

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. Here, enjoy a Signature Experience. 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Signature Experience

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.

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 via Zodiac. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef teeming with an array of coral and marine life including reef sharks and stingrays. Back onboard, 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

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.

Breakfast included.

TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected travel dates between 23 May – 23 August 2020

2020 Departure dates

  • 23 May
  • 1*, 19*, 10 June
  • 6, 15*, 18, 27* July
  • 1, 5, 10*, 14*, 19, 23 August

*Tour operates in reverse

ACCOMMMODATION:

  • 9 Nights, MS Island Sky or MS Caledonian Sky

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Tour departs: 6pm and returns 12pm

APT will greet you at the airport. Please note these arrival/departure times are a guide only until documentations are received. APT will transfer you back to the airport. Please note these arrival/departure times are a guide only until documentations are received

*From price. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

Savings % is calculated on the maximum discount across all ex points.

Valued at price is based on the maximum price across all ex points.

All accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking

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