Cruising Australia's Kimberley Coastline
A True North cruise blends adventure, exquisite luxury and expert guiding on a number of voyages covering thousands of nautical miles aboard one of the world’s finest expedition vessels.
A range of itineraries allow guests to experience the stunning coastline and rugged landscapes of the remote Australia, whether you choose to experience nature’s mighty waterfalls, rock formations and coral reefs, discover the region’s ancient aboriginal history, fish for monster barramundi or a enjoy a blend of activities on a carefully curated activity-based itinerary.
If you were to travel from Wyndham to Broome, you’d witness the might and power of the King George Falls only meters from the bow of the ship, marvel at ancient rock paintings in the caves of Jar Island, soar in a helicopter up to stunning Eagle Falls, and tussle with barramundi, mangrove jack, and giant gold-spot snapper. The Kimberley captivates travellers with its rugged landscape and billion-year old sandstone gorges, while its delightful freshwater pools and streams offer many private oases for safe swimming and cool refreshment.
Aboard True North you’ll find a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on wall mounted screens in the ship’s lounge and the lower deck dining room offers large panoramic windows allowing guests to enjoy panoramic vistas whilst fine dining. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities and plenty of space for either king or twin beds.
True North is purpose built to access wilderness areas and explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems that larger boats cannot access. Multiple small activity boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and most cruise options feature an on-board helicopter. Daily activities can include snorkelling, diving, fishing, hiking, picnics, natural history, cultural interpretation and scenic chopper flights.
A True North expedition is not a cruise but a voyage into the depths of the Australian wilderness.
Why we like it
- Small ship luxury cruising
- Remote wilderness
- Ancient rock art galleries
- Montgomery Reef
- Optional scenic helicopter flights
At a Glance
EXAMPLE ITINERARY ONLY
Day 1 - Transfer from Kununurra to Wyndham for embarkation at 5pm. Sunset cocktails .
Day 2 - Explore the mighty King George and anchor at the base of Twin Falls.
Day 3 - Hook a mangrove jack in Drysdale or join a scenic helicopter flight to Cape Londonderry
Day 4 - Marvel at Bradshaw art, claimed to be the oldest figurative paintings in the world.
Day 5 - Wrestle one of the greatest sports fish, the barramundi, or head to the scenic Surveyors Creek, a great place to swim – no crocs!
Day 6 - View Wandjina art, fish for giant trevally and savour fresh black-lip oyster direct from the source.
Day 7 - Explore the Roe River or take a scenic helicopter flight. This afternoon sail into Prince Frederick Harbour.
Day 8 - Wake in the magnificent Hunter River, a stunning system lined with mangroves. Go fishing, mud crabbing, birding or simply explore.
Day 9 - Sail to the mighty Prince Regent and Kings Cascades.
Day 10 - Opt for a sunrise helicopter flight, go hiking or take a dip in a refreshing billabong.
Day 11 - Visit the impressive Montgomery Reef – 140 square miles of coral that rises out of the sea with the falling tide.
Day 12 - Fish at “Three Ways” and climb to the Wandjina paintings.
Day 13 - Experience the Kimberley’s iconic ‘Horizontal Falls’ and take a thrilling tender ride.
Day 14 - Arrive to Broome and disembark.
- Variety of itineraries available
- Maximum 32 guests on board
- Inclusive of en suite cabin accommodation, all meals, daily guided activities, select beverages.