Southern Kimberley Spectacular
Journey to the edge of Australia and cruise along the rugged and remote coastline of The Kimberley's. Marvel at this precious wilderness region from your own double cabin on board the Kimberley Quest Cruise ship and experience freshwater swimming holes, majestic canyons, pockets of rainforest and thundering waterfalls. With all meals and select activities included, spend more time discovering the endless majestic treasures of this ancient landscape.
Your Cruise & Stay Package Includes:
- 2 nights in a One Bedroom Apartment at Seashells Resort, Broome
- Half Day Broome Sightseeing Tour with Sunset Camel ride
- 8 Day Southern Kimberley Cruise with Kimberley Quest in a Double Cabin
- Return cruise transfers including scenic helicopter flight
- 7 nights accommodation in the Double Cabin with private ensuite
- All meals prepared by a dedicated onboard Chef
- Select activities including tender excursions, nature walks & fishing
- Signature sightseeing experiences in Mitchell Falls & Horizontal Falls
- 1 night in a One Bedroom Apartment at Seashells Resort, Broome
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 13-23 August 2023
Offer ends 15 August 2022 unless sold out prior
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DAY 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.
DAY 2: BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY
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.
DAY 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.
DAY 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.
DAY 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.
DAY 6: PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS
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.
DAY 7: PRINCE REGENT RIVER, CAMP CREEK, CAREENING BAY
Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a Barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon we cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax on board to another spectacular sunset as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon, while we cross Prince Frederick Harbour towards the Hunter River.
DAY 8: 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.
Terms & Conditions
Package price is based on 2 people and priced in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to hotel and cruise availability. Valid for select departure from 13 August to 23 August 2023. Book by 15 August 2022 unless sold out prior. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required at time of booking. Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities. National Park fees (approx. $150 AUD) are not included and must be paid at time of final balance - 60 days prior to departure. Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest double cabin category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 25 July 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Flights are not included.