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Luxury

Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast

Broome to Kununurra
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCB24
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Nine nights on a luxury small ship cruise, MS Island Sky
  • Experiences in 30 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 67 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Expert APT driver-guide and 10-member expedition team
  • APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Map & Itinerary

GKKCB24 map 2021
Broome to Kununurra

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. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort Spa

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  • Dinner

Leave Broome this morning and head to the 1,500-year-old Boab Prison Tree. Continue along the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where marine fossils lay embedded in its walls, and Tunnel Creek, WA’s oldest cave system. Wade through its cool waters, emerging to discover a serene oasis.

Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore Geikie Gorge, famed for towering walls bleached white by the river in flood. Afterwards, head to Halls Creek and Purnululu National Park. Settle in to your lodge before an open-air dinner tonight.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

End a spectacular day watching sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range.


A full day to explore Purnululu National Park, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek and its unparalleled views of the Bungle Bungle Range’s beehive domes. See Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre created by water erosion and renowned for its acoustics.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today’s highlight is a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural rock cleft that reaches 200m in height despite being just a metre wide at certain points. Later, travel along the Spring Creek Track to Kununurra.

Stay: Two Nights, Kununurra Country Club Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Passengers walking in the Echidna Chasm

Travel to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Discover the ecological system that has developed from the damming of the river at two locations. Later, take in sunset while cruising on Lake Kununurra. Enjoy dinner on board and soak up the views.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit Parry’s Lagoon, home to an array of birdlife. Next it’s on to Wyndham for views of Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout. After lunch arrive at El Questro, a sprawling wilderness of almost 285,000 hectares. Then continue to Emma Gorge Resort.

Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a soak in Zebedee Springs’ thermal pools.


Hike to Emma Gorge before exploring Zebedee Springs, a series of pools and waterfalls set in a prehistoric palm forest. Tonight you’ll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset.

Stay: Home Valley Station

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Back on the Gibb River Road travel north towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau, with lunch at Drysdale River Station. Then enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, lookouts, waterfalls and swimming holes.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Fly over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to your 4WD vehicle (or hike back with your guide).


A full day to enjoy Mitchell Falls’ cascades and Indigenous rock art. When available, local Indigenous guides will join you. Hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen rock art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls, then Mitchell Falls for a swim in the pools above the drop.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Air tour over Mitchell Falls

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Admire ancient Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries.


View rock art galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At Manning Gorge, enjoy lunch in the shade of boabs. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a swim under a paperbark canopy. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Hike to the lower pool and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel through the Wilinggin King Leopold Range Conservation Park to Derby’s Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set out on a fleeting exploration of Broome before being transferred to your ship.

Stay: Nine Nights, MS Island Sky

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Experience a Kimberley coast cruise on board the MS Caledonian Sky

The Buccaneer Archipelago is 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through the Horizontal 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. Your Zodiac will also explore Cyclone Creek. See dramatic folds in the rock formations as you navigate through the creek, accompanied by your expedition team member.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef.


Step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. These unique art figures are ritually repainted each year, however scientific estimates show that the originals date back as far as 5,000 years. When available, a local Indigenous guide will join you. Then cruise through Doubtful Bay, a hotspot for whale watching during the season.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hanover Bay is an untouched coastal region. 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. 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. Careening Bay is 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. Enjoy dinner back on board this evening.

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  • Dinner

Jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. Prince Frederick Harbour is home to towering 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. For the keen birdwatchers among you, be sure to keep an eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See examples of first-contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century in caves throughout Bigge Island. Having been repainted annually for the past 5,000 years, the images are 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. Return to your ship and perhaps dine al fresco this evening.

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  • Dinner

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. Step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Ride aboard a Zodiac to approach King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.


At 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. Hear how Koolama Bay was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family