Enjoy an 11 day Kimberley Coast Explorer Cruise as well as all-inclusive luxury coach touring in Darwin and Broome. Visit Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorges, enjoy a dinner cruise in Darwin Harbour, visit Cape Leveque and enjoy a magical camel ride along Cable Beach. Take in the magical waters of the Kimberley and everything this remote area has to offer from the comfort of a luxury expedition cruise. Enjoy shore excursions to remote areas and make use of the local knowledge of your expert guides while onboard. Themes include: Kimberley Cruises, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Broome, Small Expedition Ship, Luxury Coach, Returns from Darwin. + Show more
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11 Day Darwin to Broome Kimberley Coast Explorer Cruise
5 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
6 Nights Accommodation in Broome
All meals onboard Coral Expeditions vessel, Complimentary soda fountain soft drinks, tea and barista style coffee are available 24 hours a day, use of Lounges
5 Breakfasts, 2 Morning Teas, 2 Afternoon Teas, 4 Lunches, Special Cruise Dinner and Special High Tea
Luxury Kakadu Day Tour, Luxury Litchfield National Park Day Tour
Darwin Coach Tour
Cape Leveque Luxury 4WD Tour
Roebuck Bay Sunset Hovercraft Flight
Broome Coach Tour
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour & Cruise
Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride
Sunset Harbour Cruise with Special Dinner
Cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Cruise at Katherine Gorge
Return Airport and Port Transfers
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory and Western Australia)
Kimberley CruiseKimberleyKimberley CoastDarwinBroomeKing George SoundJar IslandCape LevequeCable BeachKakadu National ParkLitchfield National ParkJumping Crocodiles CruiseBuccaneer ArchipelagoBigge IslandMitchell FallsCareening BayPrince Regent RiverKing CascadesKatherine GorgeDoubtful BayRuby FallsRaft PointHovercraft FlightHorizontal FallsLacepede IslandsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesCharles Darwin National ParkDarwin Coach TourTrendy Darwin Wharf
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Day 1 Fly to Darwin
When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical North Australian city. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 2 Darwin Coach Tour, Sunset Cruise & Special Dinner
Your Coach Tour today includes: see Smith Street Mall, Mitchell Street (restaurants and cafes), St Mary's Cathedral, Cavanagh Street (old China Town), Chinese Temple, Stokes Hill, Fort Hill Wharf, Trendy Darwin Wharf precinct on the harbor, World War II oil storage tunnel, Christ Church Cathedral, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Government House, Parliament House, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Casino Mindil Beach (Darwin's famous market is located here). Visit the Museum & Art Gallery. Learn about Cyclone Tracy (mother nature's hand in changing this city). See the upmarket Fannie Bay and Darwin Botanical Gardens. Spot for wallabies in the grasslands.
For your Special Dinner tonight, dine onboard the vessel, savoring a delicious buffet dinner (with salad bar), a choice of complimentary drink and first-class service as you look out across the pristine Arafura Sea. What an amazing first full day in the Top End!
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Sunset Harbour Cruise, Buffet Dinner, Drinks, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 3 Kakadu National Park
This morning skirt Francis Bay on Darwin Harbour, head out on Tiger Brennan Drive and see Berrimah Naval Defence base, Darwin suburb of Palmerston, spot for massive road-trains, head east on the Arnhem Highway, pass through Humpty Doo, cross the Marrakai Wetlands and Adelaide River. See the top end outback bush, eucalypts, palms and termite mounds. At Kakadu National Park on the South Alligator River, take a short guided walk to Nourlangie Rock to see ancient Aboriginal rock art (optional but included in the price), enjoy a tropical buffet lunch (cold meats, salad and fruit), take a 1.5 hour guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting for crocodiles, brolgas, magpie geese and kites. Take in the serenity and beauty that nature gifts in the Kakadu wetlands and visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn the stories and traditional ways of the beautiful Aboriginal people of Kakadu. Head back into Darwin after a full day of discovery and wonderful experiences to treasure. If you choose to join the guided walks, don't forget your hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water. The memories of Kakadu last a lifetime.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, Optional Guided Walks, Tropical Buffet Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 4 Jumping Crocodiles
Today you will cruise the Adelaide River in crocodile infested waters, watch as your guide entices wild saltwater crocodiles to jump and snatch their food (witnessing crocodiles in a relatively close situation), visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre (educational display with sweeping views over the wetlands, plus see birds of prey scavenge for leftovers), see Fogg Dam Nature Reserve (Top End wetlands eco system with an abundance of birds and reptiles). Today is an amazing adventure.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Cruise Along Adelaide River, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 5 Katherine Gorge
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the onboard full commentary throughout the day. Head south from Darwin on the Stuart Highway, see endless outback scrub and World War II airstrips. Take a break at Adelaide River, visit Adelaide River War Cemetery (with memorial of the Darwin air raids in the 1940's), spot for wallabies, travel the western side of Nitmiluk National Park to the spectacular Edith Falls (perhaps take a swim in the waterhole below the falls or relax on the grassy banks). Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Take a two hour guided tour and scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge (look for freshwater crocodiles on the banks) - marvelling at the stark, sheer, richly coloured escarpments of the Katherine Gorge canyon. Tour through the outback township of Katherine (third largest in the Territory), stop at Adelaide River (perhaps purchase the local delicacy 'Barra and chips'). Arrive back into Darwin with your camera full of wonderful new memories.
ALTERNATIVELY - you could enjoy the Litchfield National Park Luxury Day Tour. Experience magnificent Litchfield, including Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and termite mounds. There is even time for a swim in the tropical pools boarded by river pandanas palms. Simply let us know if you would prefer the Litchfield alternative at the time of booking.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Scenic Cruise through Katherine Gorge, Guided Tour, Buffet Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 6 Depart Darwin
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to Darwin Wharf to begin your cruise. Board the your ship at 08:00AM and depart Darwin at 09:00AM.Cross Cambridge Gulf and join the Expedition Staff for an informative presentation on the Kimberley before meeting your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.
Discover King George River, the first of the Kimberley’s “Big” rivers. Board the specially designed excursion vessel the “Xplorer” to discover the scenic gorges and cruise close to the base of King George Falls. Later explore Tranquil Bay before returning to the vessel.
Breakfast, King George Falls Cruise, Lunch, Tranquil Bay, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 8 Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island
Walk across the salt flats of Vanisttart Bay with your Expedition Leader to see the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 which crash landed here during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and learn about the mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion) from your guest lecturers.
Breakfast, Vanisttart Bay Tour, Lunch, Jar Island Tour, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 9 Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls
Anchor in Winyalken Bay and travel ashore aboard the Xplorer to discover Hathaway’s Hideaway, a maze of sandstone caves. Take an optional helicopter flight over Mitchell Plateau to take in spectacular views of Mitchell Fall. Later enjoy a gourmet Aussie BBQ on the beach while enjoying a spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Encounter the rock art gallery on Bigge Island with your Guest Lecturers and learn about the art forms and the myths that inspired them. Later, explore Careening Bay with your Lecturer before returning to the vessel.
Breakfast, Bigge Island Tour, Lunch, Careening Bay, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 11 Prince Regent River and King Cascades
Cruise to King Cascades on the Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer. Later enjoy a picnic lunch at Camp Creek and take a dip in the freshwater pools before returning to the vessel.
Breakfast, Prince Regent River Cruise, King Cascades, Picnic Lunch, Diner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 12 Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay
Join the Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and experience this natural phenomenon up close. Discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and dugongs and later, cruise through the gorgeous Doubtful Bay.
Breakfast, Xplorer Cruise, Lunch, Doubtful Bay Cruise, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 13 Raft Point and Ruby Falls
Cruise through Kuri Bay to the impressive Raft Point and visit a secluded Aboriginal rock art gallery which houses some of the best preserved Wandjina art and Bradshaw Paintings. Later explore Red Cone Creek and maybe take a swim at Ruby Falls.
Breakfast, Aboriginal Rock Art Gallery, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 14 Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago
Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago to Horizontal Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Take a ride aboard the zodiacs through the mighty falls and later explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island and its stunning white sand beaches and crystal blue water.
Breakfast, Buccaneer Archipelago Cruise, Horizontal Falls, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 15 Lacepede Islands
Cruise through Pender Bay and subject to tides visit the Lacepede Islands, one of the most important breeding grounds for Brown Boobies, Roseate Terns and Green Turtles. This evening reflect upon your expedition with your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Farewell Drinks.
Breakfast, Lacepede Islands Cruise, Lunch, Captain’s Farewell Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation aboard the Coral Discoverer.
Day 16 Arrive in Broome
Disembark in Broome at 08:00AM and spend the day exploring Broome township.
Breakfast, Port Transfer, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 17 Broome Coach Tour
Enjoy a 2.5 hour Broome township tour this morning with hotel pick up and experienced local guides. Discover Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, the Japanese Cemetery, Town Beach, Sun Pictures, Matso’s Brewery and a Pearling Masters High Tea.
Broome Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick up, Pearling Masters High Tea, Overnight Accommodation.
Day 18 - Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Experience a tour of a working pearl farm at Willie Creek Pearls. Your 4 hour coach tour includes transfers to and from the pearl farm, a pearl farm tour, a Willie Creek boat cruise, refreshments, a visit to the jewellery showroom and a free souvenir guide before being returned to your accommodation.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Refreshments, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 19 Cape Leveque
Depart Broome and travel north to explore “Dampier Land” in a Luxury 4WD. Visit the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community and the Beagle Bay Church, home of the pearl shell alter for morning tea. Continue to the Lombadina Aboriginal Community before reaching Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for lunch. Later travel to the One Arm Point Community to take in views of the Buccaneer Archipelago and witness the spectacular tidal flows of the Kimberley. Visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery before relaxing on the pristine beaches of Cape Leveque.
Luxury 4WD Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 20 Broome Sunset Hovercraft
A Roebuck Bay Hovercraft experience offers exciting and unforgettable memories, thrill as you skim over sand bars and tidal flats, marvel at perfectly preserved dinosaur footprints, at low tide walk among the relics of the Dutch Catalina flying boats destroyed by the Japanese in WWII and enjoy sensational views of Broome's glorious coastline.
Enjoy a day of leisure and some free time before experiencing a thrilling Hovercraft flight over Roebuck Bay.
There are many beaches providing access to the tidal flats of the bay, but really there is only one way to venture right out onto the tidal flats, and that is by hovercraft. Gliding along the tidal edge take in the view as Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey and Sea Eagle pass by, whilst marvelling at the dramatic red rich Pindan cliff backdrop as you land on a secluded patch of pristine coastline. As the tide continues to fall you then head off into the Bay, settle down on the sandy sea floor and let your pilots look after you with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres as the sun finally sets silhouetting the Broome Peninsula whilst glistening off ripples in the tidal floor.
What better way to experience the legendary Broome sunsets than from atop a camel as it makes its way across the beautiful expanse of Cable Beach and its famous white sands, the camel-train casts long shadows across the beach as the sun starts to disappear below the horizon, producing unforgettable memories and sensational photo opportunities.
Enjoy a day of leisure ad explore Broome at your own pace before enjoying a memorable sunset camel ride along Cable Beach.
Get picked up from your Broome hotel and transferred to Broome Airport for your flight home.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Darwin and Broome Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Darwin & Broome. Our "Good Standard" central Darwin & Broome hotels have great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotels have superior facilities, stylish rooms and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotels are upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Darwin and from your hotel to Darwin Wharf for your cruise to Broome. You will also be transferred on arrival in Broome from the port to your Broome hotel and from your hotel to Broome airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Darwin, the NT, Perth and WA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory and Western Australia holiday.
Coral Expeditions in Detail
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For 33 years, Coral Expeditions has focused on small ship expedition cruises to faraway lands. The fleet of three (soon to be four) Australian-flagged and crewed ships were purpose-built for exploring. The fleet of three expedition style cruise ships has been specially designed and purpose-built to our exacting standards. With no more than 120 guests, there are no queues. The cuisine is small-batch, our wines are Australian artisanal, and the service is personalised. Come explore your world with Australia’s pioneering cruise line.
Large enough to provide all the modern amenities and comforts of larger cruise ships, yet small enough to enable us to access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Australian registered and staffed, whichever Coral Expeditions small ship you choose to cruise aboard, you are assured of a personalised and unique adventure.
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