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Luxury

Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast

24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCW24
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 30 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 67 meals
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide and 10-member expedition team.
  • Nine nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Discover ancient Indigenous rock art in a number of Kimberley locations
  • Embark on a high-powered fast boat ride through the spectacular Horizontal Falls
  • Soar over Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map 2021 GKKCW24
Kununurra to Broome

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

From Kununurra transfer to Wyndham, where you will be welcomed on board your 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 Caledonian Sky

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

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Zodiac the dramatic scenes of the King George River from a small ship expedition cruise of the Kimberley Coast

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

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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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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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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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 birdlife 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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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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Zodiac travelling between large orange cliffs, Western Australia

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 at sea for the last time as your ship sets sail towards Broome.

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Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your expedition ship. Be transferred to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, where you will enjoy the evening at leisure.

Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Broome

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Journey on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above pristine white sands and fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. The gorge is home to an array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles. Next it’s on to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to a serene oasis.

Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

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Today's highlight is a cruise along Danggu Geikie Gorge, home to unique flora and fauna.

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.


Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, marvelling at the majestic beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, as your guide brings its natural history to life. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern whose acoustics are astounding. You might like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the range (own expense).Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into the natural cleft that is Echidna Chasm. Then it's on to Kununurra.

Stay: Two Nights, Kununurra Country Club Resort

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Travel to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Later, soak up the Kimberley sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra.

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Explore Parry Lagoons then head to Wyndham and view the Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout.

Stay: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Soak in the hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised for a hike to Emma Gorge.


An incredible Signature Experience awaits this morning in the wilderness of El Questro. Tonight, you'll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset.

Stay: Home Valley Station

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4WD driving through Pentecost River in El Questro

Travel to the Mitchell Plateau today.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls or if you prefer, hike back to the vehicle with your guide.


A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery at Mitchell Falls today. Later, take to the skies during an unforgettable Signature Experience.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Visit Indigenous rock art galleries and enjoy a refreshing swim in King Edward River.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

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At Manning Gorge, enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Continue to Galvans Gorge.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

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Image of Bell Gorge waterfall, Kimberley

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge. Here, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waterhole.

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Return to Broome, stopping at the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre and the Boab Prison Tree along the way.

Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Broome

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Discover the delights of Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa as you enjoy your day to unwind at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

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