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Luxury

Grand Kimberley Coast with Cape Leveque

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Trip Code: GKKCWL12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Join a local expert at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and discover how the world's finest pearls are produced.

Phenomenal Montgomery Reef

Witness the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the water.

Cape Leveque Cultural Visit

Journey to Cape Leveque and the remote camp of Kooljaman where you will learn about the cultural traditions of the local Bardi Jawi.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 20 destinations
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 33 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Expert 10-member expedition team
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Itinerary

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Zodiac to the shores of Bigge Island and discover the rock art on shore

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

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

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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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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Aerial view of torquise waters and barren red land, WA

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
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  • Dinner

Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. This afternoon journey to Cape Leveque to visit the remote camp of Kooljaman, which is owned and run by the Indigenous Bardi Jawi Communities. Dinner tonight will be accompanied by an Indigenous host at Kooljaman.

Stay: Two Nights, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View from air of red clifs backing onto the beach, Western Australia

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join a local expert to discover the secrets of how the world’s finest pearls are produced at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.


Start your day with breakfast overlooking Cygnet Bay before enjoying a Signature Experience. After lunch, take to the water on a Sea Safari and cruise the ancient landscapes of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Watch the sunset on Shell Island before dinner back at Cygnet Bay this evening.

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Farewell the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and visit the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre at One Arm Point. The Bardi Jawi retain a strong connection to their rich culture and saltwater traditions, and you'll learn about the hunting and gathering methods that have been passed down by their ancestors over the years. Gain a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal Dreamtime before continuing to Beagle Bay, a small Indigenous community that was founded in 1890 by French Trappist monks. Visit the Beagle Bay Church and view its decorative altar. An abundance of mother of pearl shells from local waters have been laid into the plaster, giving it a unique finish. This afternoon Return to Broome and transfer to Airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Couple relaxing in their stateroom, Hebridien Sky

Spacious Suites on Sky Ships

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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.

Small Ship Expedition Cruising

Explore by Zodiac with your Expedition Team to get closer to the sights on an APT Small Ship Expedition Cruise.

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