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Luxury

Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast

24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GKKCW24R
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

King George Falls

Admire the highest single drop falls in Western Australia, plunging approximately 80 metres over a sandstone cliff.

Soak in Zebedee Springs

Soak in hot pools of Zebedee Springs, a natural oasis in the heart of Kimberley.

Impressive indigenous rock art

Admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art, which is arguably some of the world's oldest.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 30 destinations
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 67 meals
  • Expert APT driver-guide and 10-member expedition team
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Map & Itinerary

Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast GKKCW24R Map 2020
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 Island Sky or 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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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 (additional 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 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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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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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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Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. You’ll set out on a fleeting exploration of this historic pearling town before being transferred to Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa.

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Your adventure commences today with a visit to Windjana Gorge. Later, continue to Tunnel Creek and wade through its cool waters.

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Travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of birdwatching. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike to the lower pool of the gorge and take a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.

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At Galvans Gorge, a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water. Turn off the Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Later, arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property.

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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. Arrive at Mitchell Plateau.

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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Rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the mighty Durack River before arriving at Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Tonight, you'll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset.

Stay: Home Valley Station

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Soak in the hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised.


Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro, covering a staggering 700,000 acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling refreshed and revitalised. Afterwards, visit the station township and take a moment to unwind.

Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort

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4WD driving through Pentecost River in El Questro

Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and take a revitalising swim. Afterwards, head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch at an iconic outback pub before visiting the serene Parry's Lagoon, a splendid birdwatcher's paradise.

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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Journey to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia's most stunning natural landscapes. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park.

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, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (additional expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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Admire the beauty of Cathedral Gorge with APT.

Head to Halls Creek and admire the unusual China Wall. A natural quartz formation that runs six kilometres along the landscape, the wall is an echo of that for which it was named - the Great Wall of China. Continue on towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small settlement situated on the Fitzroy River.

Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge

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Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise before returning to Broome.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport today.

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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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Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

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

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges

APT's network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home