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9 Night - Expedition Cruising Australia's Iconic Kimberley Coast Cruise

Explore the stunning Kimberley for an amazing price!

Package Details


From AU$8,304* twin share

Cruise Line: Heritage Expeditions
Ship: Heritage Adventurer
Duration: 9 Nights
Cabin: Oceanview
Ports: Darwin to Broome


Darwin, Koolama Bay, King George River, King George Falls, Vansittart Bay, Ashmore Reef, Bigge Island, Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Freshwater Cove, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls, Lacepede Islands, Buccaneer Archipelago, Broome


Kimberley Coast Adventure - Darwin to Broome

Departure Date: 24 July 2024

An exciting day exploring the Kimberley by Zodiac awaits today after arriving in Talbot Bay. Enjoy your first Insider Experience and explore the bay and Cyclone Creek as you wind your way past impressive rock formations on the lookout for the region’s amazing wildlife.

Itinerary Highlights:

Arrive Darwin, Embark Ship

Be met at the airport before being transferred to your premium expedition ship, Heritage Adventurer, your home for the next nine nights. Get to know your fellow travellers at a relaxed dinner on board this evening.

Koolama Bay, King George River, King George Falls

Arrive in Koolama Bay this morning before joining a Zodiac cruise along the King George River, winding through towering red cliffs and passing by mangrove forests. You’ll also enjoy your first Insider Experience at the river’s greatest attraction.

Vansittart Bay

Explore beautiful Vansittart Bay today, landing and experiencing its greatest sights. Venture out across the salt flats to see the US Air Force C-53 plane which famously crash landed here during World War II in 1942.

Ashmore Reef

Arrive at Ashmore Reef Marine Park today and savour a Zodiac tour of the seabird haven, where up to 100,000 birds breed each year. In addition to the prolific birdlife, beneath the clear tropical waters, the coral reefs, seagrass meadows, sandflats and lagoons of Ashmore Reef are home to a colourful array of marine life including 255 species of reef building coral, the greatest number of any reef on the Western Australian coast.

Bigge Island

 See incredible galleries of ancient Wandjina rock art today in the many caves of Bigge Island. Some of the artworks are thought to have been repainted annually by the Wunambal people for up to 5,000 years, while there are also others offering remarkable depictions of European tall ships dating to the 15th century.

Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Arrive in Prince Frederick Harbour today and explore its lush mangrove ecosystems surrounded by impressive red sandstone cliffs. The harbour fosters an array of wildlife including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers, kingfishers and white-bellied sea eagles. Next, reboard a Zodiac to discover the wonders of the Hunter River and the picturesque Naturalist Island. If you’d like to soar high above the Kimberley’s incredible landscapes, you can board a helicopter flight for a birds-eye view of the tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense).

Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Freshwater Cove 

Soak in the amazing scenes aboard a Zodiac as Montgomery Reef dramatically rises out of the ocean as a result of the region’s strong tides. Cruise through narrow channels between the world’s largest inshore reef as you admire the spectacle and the incredible wildlife exposed by the cascading water.

 Be guided by a local Indigenous guide through an incredible millennia-old Wandjina rock art site at Freshwater Cove.

After a special Insider Experience, cruise through Doubtful Bay on the lookout for whales, which are commonly seen during the season. Enjoy another Insider Experience at Freshwater Cove to end your day.

Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Enjoy viewing the incredible Horizontal Falls aboard a Zodiac in Talbot Bay, subject to tidal conditions. Forged by the bay’s impressive 12-metre tides as the water squeezes through a narrow gap between gorge walls, the powerful currents are a sight to behold.

An exciting day exploring the Kimberley by Zodiac awaits today after arriving in Talbot Bay. Enjoy an Insider Experience and explore the bay and Cyclone Creek as you wind your way past impressive rock formations on the lookout for the region’s amazing wildlife.

Lacepede Islands, Buccaneer Archipelago

Today you’ll set out on a Zodiac for a guided tour of the spectacular Lacepede Islands. A certified Important Bird Area for an abundance of marine birds and Western Australia’s most important Green Turtle breeding habitat, the quartet of islands are havens for a variety of wildlife and a joy to explore. Later, your ship cruises to the Buccaneer Archipelago, a beautiful cluster of more than 800 islands home to a broad range of unique wildlife.

Disembark Ship, Depart Broome

Arrive in Broome this morning, where your tour ends after

Your ship: Heritage Expedition

Coastal Cruising | Kimberley

Embark on a breathtaking adventure along Australia's Kimberley Coast while enjoying comfortable accommodation, delicious dining experiences and incredible shore discoveries.

Ship Overview

One of the best ways to explore the Kimberley is by sea, and you’ll experience the region in its full glory on a perfect escape aboard the Heritage Adventurer expedition ship.

  • From the mighty King George River to Montgomery Reef and ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, get up close to remote locations thanks to onboard Zodiacs.
  • You’ll find expert guest lecturers on board, and the ship’s knowledgeable Expedition Team are always happy to share their insights.
  • Enjoy a relaxing dip in the Heritage Adventurer’s saltwater pool, which is heated for that extra touch of comfort.
  • Enjoy daily buffets for breakfast and lunch, and a three course multi-choice style dinner menu at night, with drinks included during lunch and dinner.


Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in AU$. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)