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Luxury

Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience

14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCBK14
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Discover Cathedral Gorge

Walk among the orange and black striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range and test out the acoustics of Cathedral Gorge.

Spectacular Horizontal Falls

Board a high powered fast-boat to ride the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls.

Bungle Bungle Sunset Drinks

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 19 destinations
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 36 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Expert 10-member expedition team
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Map & Itinerary

Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience GKKCBK14 Map 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

We’ll meet you at the airport before setting out on a fleeting exploration of this historic pearling town. This afternoon be 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 or MS Caledonian Sky

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There’s promise of yet more 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. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner. Then, take in the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset for the last time as your ship sets sail towards Broome.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
People enjoying Montgomery reef from Zodiac

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 (additional expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Discover the ancient Gwion rock art on Jar Island on a small ship expedition cruise

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. It is here you’ll experience your first Signature Experience.

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Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. Transfer to Kununurra.

Stay: Kununurra Country Club

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a glass of bubbly and watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range.


Head south on the Great Northern Highway, bound for Purnululu National Park. Catch your first glimpse of the Bungle Bungle Range before venturing to the southern end of the park to explore Piccaninny Creek. Continue to The Window and then to Cathedral Gorge.

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

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Another full day has been put aside for your Purnululu National Park discovery, starting with a short walk to Osmand Lookout. Pause to take in the views over the Osmand Range and surrounding landscape. Another highlight is sure to be Echidna Chasm.

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King George River panorama from the falls

Today, visit a local Indigenous community and gain an insight into their culture (when available) before continuing to Kununurra.

Stay: Kununurra Country Club

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Enjoy morning at leisure before included transfer to Airport.

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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.

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary