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Luxury

Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast

17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCB17
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Bungle Bungle Sunset Drinks

Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red.

Phenomenal Montgomery Reef

Witness the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the water.

King George River and Falls

Explore the sandstone gorge carved by King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in WA.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 22 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 44 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT driver-guide and 10-member expedition team
  • APT's Exclusive Network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Daily excursions on your Zodiac vessels
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees
  • In 2019 this trip was split into two options please refer to GKCSBD18 or GKISBD18

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map GKKCB17 2020
Broome to Kununurra

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome's iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Leave Broome this morning and head to the Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be 1,500 years old, the tree is a culturally significant site for the local Nyikina people. It also plays a vital role in the story of the early settlement of Derby and is said to have once been used as a prison, or as a holding area for Indigenous prisoners being transported long distances to the gaol at Derby. Continue along the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where ancient marine fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it's on to Tunnel Creek, Western Australia's oldest cave system. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to discover a serene oasis.

Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge

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Today will be spent travelling to Purnululu National Park, home to some of the Kimberley's most staggering natural landscapes. Settle into your tented cabin at our exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge before an open air dinner tonight. Your onsite chefs will have been hard at work preparing this three-course feast, drawing on local and seasonal produce for inspiration. Think crispy pork belly, fresh Cone Bay barramundi, and creamy coconut panna cotta.

Stay: Three Nights, APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

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Set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. See striking colour variations dance along the walls of this narrow cleft as the sun beams down into it. Continue your hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail to discover Mini Palms Gorge, where ancient palms are surrounded by towering cliffs.

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View of passengers sitting in cave, Western Australia

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

End your day of discovery watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course.


Another full day has been set aside for you to explore Purnululu National Park today, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek. This winding gorge is set deep within the Bungle Bungle Range, offering unparalleled views of the striped beehive domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre of red rock, created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you'll see why as you wander through it.

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This morning you have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). There really is no better way to grasp the sheer size of the range than from the air. Afterwards, head to the unusual China Wall, located just outside of Halls Creek. This intriguing limestone formation rises up from a creek over a small hill, like a miniature version of China's Great Wall. Continue along the Great Northern Highway to the historic gold mining town of Halls Creek.

Stay: Halls Creek Motel

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Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore Geikie Gorge, famed for its towering walls that have been bleached white by the river when it floods. Set out on a cruise through the gorge and keep an eye out for crocs. The keen birdwatchers among you might be lucky enough to spy sea eagles, brolgas or even the rare purple-crowned fairy-wrens. Afterwards, it's back to Broome where you check in to Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. You'll probably want to head to the Sunset Bar and Grill for a drink. Soak up the beach views from the bar as the sun dips below the Indian Ocean.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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Check out of your hotel this morning and set out on a fleeting exploration of this historic pearling town. You'll gain a deeper understanding of Broome's Indigenous culture and the Japanese pearl divers who arrived here in the 1880s. Then it's time to bid farewell to Broome and transfer to your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.

Stay: Nine Nights, MS Island Sky or MS Caledonian Sky

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There’s promise of 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 for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through Horizontal Falls aboard a high-powered fast boat.


Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. After an exciting Signature Experience, join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac to venture through Cyclone Creek.

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Excitement builds this morning as you set out on an incredible Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay before stepping ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient rock art site.

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Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. See for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history before continuing 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.

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Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. Once again, it's time to jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating 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 Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In caves throughout Bigge Island, see examples of first contact art.


Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people.

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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 20,000 years.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system. Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff.


Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it's on to King George River, where you will enjoy a Signature Experience. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner.

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Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Travel & Accommodation

Couple relaxing in their stateroom, Hebridien Sky

Spacious Suites on Sky Ships

With the largest lead-in cabins in the region for ships of this size, welcome to APT Small Ship Expedition Cruising.

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Finest onboard dining

Europe’s finest onboard dining included on your cruise, with AmaWaterways a member of the La Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Small Ship Expedition Cruising

Explore by Zodiac with your Expedition Team to get closer to the sights on an APT Small Ship Expedition Cruise.

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