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Luxury

Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast

Broome Return
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCB21R
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • Locally-inspired dining – a total of 58 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • The services of an expert 10-member expedition team and an APT driver guide
  • Nine nights aboard the MS Island Sky with daily Zodiac excursions
  • Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Embark on an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through Horizontal Falls
  • Soar over incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map 2021 GKKCB21R
Broome Return

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

We’ll meet you at the airport this afternoon before being welcomed aboard your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.

Stay: Nine Nights, MS Island Sky

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  • Dinner

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 member for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, teeming with an array of coral and marine life, including reef sharks and stingrays.

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Learn from the 10-member expedition team about the islands the make up the vast Kimberley coastline

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through the falls aboard a high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as your boat skims across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters.


Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. Here, enjoy a Signature Experience. The adventure continues as you jump aboard your Zodiac vessel for an exploration of Cyclone Creek. See dramatic folding in the rock formations as you navigate through the creek, accompanied by your expedition team member. It is here you’ll experience your first Signature Experience.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Excitement builds this morning as you join your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Witness the reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for unique bird life and turtles who may pop their heads up from time to time.


Start your day with a phenomenal Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay, a hotspot for whale watching during the season. Later, step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. When available, you'll be joined by a local Indigenous guide.

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Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. It was here in 1820 that Lieutenant Phillip Parker King used the area’s massive tides to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid. During this time, King's carpenter carved the ship’s name into a boab tree that overlooks the bay. Continue 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. If the tide allows, perhaps catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile, among other marine life.

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Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles and mudskippers. Keen birdwatchers should keep an eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. It's time to jump aboard your Zodiac vessels for an 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 the natural spectacle of Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century. Having been repainted annually for the past 5,000 years, it is thought to be the oldest continuous sacred painting tradition on the planet.


Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people. During your time here, take in a Signature Experience.

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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 Gwion Gwion paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.


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. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system, passing hidden mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs.

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Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. You’ll transfer to your hotel where you’ll enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort

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  • Dinner

Enjoy the morning to explore Kununurra, then travel to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Later, journey into Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's Exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.


Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. Start with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense).

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Discover 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. Later, travel to El Questro in the heart of the Kimberley.

Stay: Two Nights, El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort

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Passengers walking in the Echidna Chasm

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling revitalised.


Hike to Emma Gorge where you'll be rewarded with a swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Afterwards, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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Journey along the Gibb River Road to arrive at Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy the lodge’s Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge.

Stay: Two Nights, APT’s Exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

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  • Lunch
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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Soar over incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight.


A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery today. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls and view rarely seen rock art. See Big Mertens Falls, then enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, or you can hike back to the vehicle with your guide.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

View unique Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art on the banks of the King Edward River.


Explore the unique Indigenous art of the region, then travel to Drysdale River Station.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

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Journey to the beautiful Manning Gorge today, where you can spot local birdlife as you enjoy lunch in the shade of a boab tree. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole.

Stay: Two Nights, APT’s Exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

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Walk to Bell Gorge today and enjoy lunch. While here, perhaps take a dip, go birdwatching, or enjoy a hike.

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Journey to Windjana Gorge, where cliffs tower above white sands. Wade through Tunnel Creek to the stunning oasis beyond. Travel to Broome and arrive at the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy a drink before a final farewell dinner at the resort’s Sunset Bar and Grill.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight.

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