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2020 Kimberley Cruise: Australia's Last Frontier

2020 Kimberley Cruise: Australia's Last Frontier


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Thu, Jun 25, 2020
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
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Countries Visited

Australia , Indonesia , Australia , Indonesia

Cities Visited

Broome, Darwin, Broome, Darwin

Tour Itinerary

Explore the vast and untouched Kimberley coast, cruising withA&K’s award-winning Expedition Team on modern ‘Le Laperouse’to spectacular locales, including the beach town of Broome, wildLacepede Islands, Freshwater Cove with its ancient rock art, Mitchelland King George Falls, and the great Bungle Bungle Range.

JUN 25-26: Arrive Broome, Australia

Arrive in Broome and transfer to your hotel near CableBeach. Poised at the western edge of the Kimberleyand hemmed by the blue Indian Ocean, Broome is theregion’s largest city, yet every bit as daring as its moresparsely populated counterparts. The next day, explorethis swashbuckling treasure at your leisure, taking inits sweeping beaches, cinematic sunsets and relaxedatmosphere. Tonight, meet your fellow guests at a welcomedinner.

(Breakfast, Dinner (Day 2))
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa  

JUN 27: Broome

A day of adventure awaits with A&K experts who take youbeyond the surface in Broome. Choose from pre-selectedexcursions that include a city tour revealing Broome’shistoric pearling industry and rich multicultural past, anda birding walk on Roebuck Bay. Later, board ‘Le Laperouse,’your luxury expedition cruiser for the next 10 nights.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUN 28-JUL 2: Kimberley���s Wild Coast

For the next five days, enjoy privileged insight and access toone of the most rarely visited regions in Australia. Each day,inspiring lectures, briefings and stimulating conversationswith your Expedition Team elevate your discoveries inthe Kimberley, bringing this vast wonderland into focusin a most enriching way. Grasp the tremendous benefit ofexploring with our experts as luxury ‘Le Laperouse’ cruisesthrough archipelagos and along the Kimberley coast. YourCaptain and Expedition Team determine the best dailyexcursions, which may include these stunning regions:

Lacepede Islands: Set atop a coral reef, these four lowlyingcay islands are separated from mainland Australiaby the Lacepede Channel. The “Lacepedes,” as they areoften called, are an important nesting site for green seaturtles and several species of seabirds, including brownboobies, red-chested frigate birds, crested terns andspeckled ruddy turnstones.

Horizontal Falls: An exciting visit awaits at HorizontalFalls, described by David Attenborough as “one of thegreatest natural wonders of the world.” Set within TalbotBay, the horizontally flowing waterfalls are created whenmassive tidal currents squeeze through two narrow gorges.Experience the phenomenon on a boat excursion to theseunique falls.

Montgomery Reef: The Kimberley’s theme of extremetides continues at Montgomery Reef, Australia’s largestinshore reef. Board Zodiacs to explore the reef system’slagoons, islets and rushing channels. The denouementcomes at low tide, when water dramatically cascades offthe reef’s emerging sandstone platform covered in corallineand algae, perchance revealing astonishing sea life.

Freshwater Cove: Enjoy a guided bushwalk that leads to acave depicting indigenous rock art. A magnificent displayof sacred Wandjina figures, these ancient paintings revealthe ways of the Worrorra people, their myths, traditionsand powerful connection to the sea.

Mitchell Falls: Take off on an included, thrilling helicopterflight over the vast Mitchell Plateau to sandstone-carvedMitchell Falls. Explore the area on foot and perhaps enjoya refreshing swim in the emerald-colored, freshwater poolsformed by the falls.

Hunter River: Join your naturalist guides and navigateby Zodiac through the river’s small tributaries fringed bymangroves and tidal mud flats, searching for crocodiles,mud skippers and fiddler crabs, and the many bird speciesthat nest in the dense vegetation.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUL 3: Vansittart Bay

During one of his many survey expeditions, Philip ParkerKing named Vansittart Bay after the pre-1788 Indonesianpottery found there. Conditions permitting, visit Jar Island,home to incredible ancient rock art of mysterious origin.Known as “the Bradshaws,” the painted stick-like figures arenamed for pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw, who first recordedseeing them in 1891. Said to date back as far as 30,000 years,the Bradshaws are among the oldest depictions of humanfigures in the world.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUL 4: King George River & Falls

Arrive in Kooloma Bay at the mouth of the King GeorgeRiver, named in honor of King George V. Our naturalistguides pilot Zodiacs upriver through a spectacular canyon,draped in sandstone cliffs, gorges and mangroves, whereyou may also spy impressive Aussie wildlife, such as thesaltwater crocodile. Arrive before the awe-inspiring KingGeorge Falls, plummeting from an elevation of 276 feet.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUL 5: Wyndham

Beautifully poised between rugged hills and CambridgeGulf in the northernmost region of the Kimberley, theformer gold-rush town of Wyndham is the gatewayto a bounty of photogenic wetlands. This includes thespectacular Ord River, where you may spot unique birds;the man-made Argyle Dam; and UNESCO World HeritagePurnululu National Park, home to the iconic Bungle Bungle Range. Design Your Day when you choose from a wildlifecruise on the thriving Ord River or a scenic flight overeast Kimberley and the Bungle Bungles, one of Australia’sgreatest natural wonders.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUL 6: At Sea/Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia

Enjoy a day at sea and the opportunity to unwind withfellow guests and your Expedition Team, while ‘Le Laperouse’cruises to Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia, to clear customs.Take time to reflect on your adventures, share photos andattend another intriguing lecture. You may also choose torelax and enjoy the ship’s facilities, perhaps at the spa or inyour room with views from your own private balcony. Later,join your Expedition Team and the new friends you’ve madefor a special farewell reception and dinner, a celebration tomark the culmination of an unforgettable expedition.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Laperouse'  

JUL 7: Depart Darwin

Bid farewell to your Expedition Team before disembarking‘Le Laperouse.’ Transfer to the airport to board your flighthome or continue exploring on our post-tour extensionprogram.


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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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