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12-night Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier

Cruise Line:
Abercrombie & Kent - Cruises
Ship:
Le Bellot
Destination:
Broome/Darwin
Departure Date:
5/6/2021
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1395215
from
$12995

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Broome
5/6/2021
5/6/2021

Welcome to Broome - the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach....the colors and moods of Broome will capture your soul.

Land Tour: Broome
5/7/2021
5/7/2021

Welcome to Broome - the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach....the colors and moods of Broome will capture your soul.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
5/7/2021
5/7/2021

No information currently available.

Broome
5/7/2021
5/7/2021

Welcome to Broome - the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach....the colors and moods of Broome will capture your soul.

Broome
5/8/2021
5/8/2021

Welcome to Broome - the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach....the colors and moods of Broome will capture your soul.

Kimberley Coast
5/9/2021
5/9/2021

The rugged Kimberly Region of Australia is one of the most pristine and spectacular coastlines in the South Pacific. Flowing into the coast are some of the largest rivers in Australia forming a beautiful geological landscape. The area is also one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors can explore hundreds of islands along the coast, with spectacular reefs, corals, and marine life.


Kimberley Coast
5/10/2021
5/10/2021

The rugged Kimberly Region of Australia is one of the most pristine and spectacular coastlines in the South Pacific. Flowing into the coast are some of the largest rivers in Australia forming a beautiful geological landscape. The area is also one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors can explore hundreds of islands along the coast, with spectacular reefs, corals, and marine life.


Kimberley Coast
5/11/2021
5/11/2021

The rugged Kimberly Region of Australia is one of the most pristine and spectacular coastlines in the South Pacific. Flowing into the coast are some of the largest rivers in Australia forming a beautiful geological landscape. The area is also one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors can explore hundreds of islands along the coast, with spectacular reefs, corals, and marine life.


Kimberley Coast
5/12/2021
5/12/2021

The rugged Kimberly Region of Australia is one of the most pristine and spectacular coastlines in the South Pacific. Flowing into the coast are some of the largest rivers in Australia forming a beautiful geological landscape. The area is also one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors can explore hundreds of islands along the coast, with spectacular reefs, corals, and marine life.


Kimberley Coast
5/13/2021
5/13/2021

The rugged Kimberly Region of Australia is one of the most pristine and spectacular coastlines in the South Pacific. Flowing into the coast are some of the largest rivers in Australia forming a beautiful geological landscape. The area is also one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors can explore hundreds of islands along the coast, with spectacular reefs, corals, and marine life.


Vansittart Bay
5/14/2021
5/14/2021

No information currently available.

King George Falls
5/15/2021
5/15/2021

No information currently available.

Wyndham
5/16/2021
5/16/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/17/2021
5/17/2021

No information currently available.

Pulau Meatimiarang
5/17/2021
5/17/2021

No information currently available.

Darwin
Suggested Private Excursion
5/18/2021
5/18/2021

Darwin

Soak up Darwin's balmy weather and the melting pot of food and cultures in the city's many outdoor festivals and markets. Then explore the region's dramatic history - from World War II air raids to Cyclone Tracey - in the museums and galleries. Sail Darwin harbour at sunset, cruise next to crocodiles and bushwalk through monsoon forest. Swim in the crystal-clear waterholes of Litchfield National Park and visit the colourful communities of the Tiwi Islands. This vibrant, tropical capital has a youthful energy you'll find hard to resist.


Five ways to discover Darwin and its surrounds:


1. At festivals, markets and on the harbour In Darwin, the action happens outside - in markets, parks, by the beach or on boats. You can join the locals with a crate and a plate of sizzling satay at The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets from May to October. Or watch them build boats out of beer or soft drink cans at the annual Darwin Beer Can Regatta in July. At the Deckchair Cinema from April to November you can watch movies under a canopy of stars with a drink from the bar and a picnic dinner. Soak up Darwin's tropical weather with a harbourside dinner at Cullen Bay Marina or a sunset harbour cruise complete with a history lesson.


2. With wildlife and in tropical parklands

Cycle past orchids and bromeliads and traditional Aboriginal plants in George Brown Botanic Gardens. Swim, have a sunset barbecue and explore sacred Aboriginal sites at Casuarina Coastal Reserve. In Berry Springs Nature Park, you can spot birds in monsoon forest and fish in the crystal clear swimming holes. Get up close to fish, birds-of-prey, nocturnal animals and reptiles in the Territory Wildlife Park, a 45-minute drive from Darwin. Have a close crocodile encounter at Crocodylus Park, the Darwin Crocodile Farm or on a crocodile cruise along Darwin's coastal fringe and rivers.


3. Hot on the heels of history

Learn more about Darwin's rich Aboriginal heritage in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Here you can also relive the tragic Cyclone Tracy which hit Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974. See the Chinese Temple it nearly destroyed in Litchfield Street. Darwin endured 64 Japanese air raids in World War II, and you can watch dramatic footage of the bombings and visit the bunker where Top End defense strategy was planned at East Point Military Museum. See original B52 bomber planes at the Aviation Heritage Centre and a network of walking trails leading to World War II oil tunnels around the Wharf Precinct. In Myilly Point Historical Precinct you can see some of the few surviving cottages designed by architect B.C.G Burnett in the colonial style popular before World War II.


4. Under the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park

Make time for a day trip to the waterfalls and plunge pools, wildlife and birdlife, ranges and rainforest of Litchfield National Park, a one-and-a-half hour drive from Darwin. Swim in the crystal-clear swimming hole at the base of Florence Falls and bush-walk through monsoon rain-forest to Walker Creek. Picnic next to roosting fruit bats at Wangi Falls and see sweeping valley views at Tolmer Falls. Take a wildlife cruise on the Reynolds River, part of a working cattle station. Explore this Tarzan landscape with traditional Aboriginal owners the Wagait people or peer into a pastoral past in the ruins of Blyth Homestead.


5. On a trip to the Tiwi Islands

Join in the excitement of the Tiwi Islands Grand Football Final, held every March in Nguiu. Browse and buy Tiwi art, distinctive for its strong design, decorative features and vivid colours. Take billy tea and damper tea with Tiwi ladies as they demonstrate traditional weaving and painting. Then watch them perform a traditional dance and a smoking ceremony to clear bad spirits. Catch big barramundi on a fishing tour on the Tiwi coast. You'll find a warm welcome and a lush landscape of rainforest, beaches and rock pools on Melville and Bathurst Islands, together known as the Tiwi Islands. Explore them on a day or overnight tour, traveling a 20-minute flight or two-hour ferry from Darwin.

Suggested Private Excursions

Darwin: WWII History Tour - 4 hours

Darwin: City Sights and Surrounds - 8 hours

Darwin: Litchfield National Park Discovery Tour - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
5/6/2021
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Cruise for 10 nights on an exclusively chartered voyage with A&K and uncover the breadth and charm of Kimberley’s rugged coast
  • Begin your journey with a two-night stay in the Outback beach town of Broome, known for its white sands, turquoise surf and spectacular sunsets
  • Discover ancient rock art during off-the-beaten-path excursions to Freshwater Cove and Bigge Island
  • Take off on an included helicopter tour of Mitchell Falls with its tumbling cataracts and pristine freshwater pools
  • Discover the Kimberley coast’s labyrinth of coves, valleys and gorges with Zodiac excursions, exploring the mangrove-dotted Hunter River and the canyons and twin falls of King George River
  • Soar over the beehive domes of the Outback’s Bungle Bungle Range on a fixed-wing flightseeing adventure
Remarks:
This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstanc

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1395215

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Company Info

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
2074770-40