Enjoy 3 days in Darwin and Broome to explore the towns as well as experience a Kimberley Coast Explorer Cruise from Darwin to Broome. Discover the wonder of expedition cruising to some of the most remote lands of the Kimberley as well as included shore excursions to Jar Island, Vanisttart Bay and Horizontal Falls among others. This is truly an experience of a lifetime. Themes include: Kimberley Cruises, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Departs from Darwin, Small Expedition Ship, Returns from Broome. + Show more
All Flights (e.g. home to Darwin and Broome to home, pricing options below)
11 Day Darwin to Broome Explorer Cruise
3 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
3 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
Darwin Town Tour
Broome Town Tour
Return Airport and Port Transfers
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory and Western Australia)
DarwinKimberley CruiseKing George SoundVansittart BayJar IslandHathaway's HideawayMitchell FallsBigge IslandCareening BayPrince Regent RiverKing CascadesMontgomery ReefDoubtful BayRaft PointRuby FallsHorizontal FallsBuccaneer ArchipelagoLacepede IslandsBroomeCable BeachGantheaume PointThe Japanese CemeteryTown BeachSun PicturesMatso's BreweryPearling Masters High TeaArafura SeaTimor SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy MuseumCharles Darwin National ParkFannie BayUSS Peary Memorial Darwin Botanic GardensNT Parliament HouseThe EsplanadeDarwin Convention CentreLyons CottageEast Point ReserveLake AlexanderCavanagh Street (old China Town)Kimberley
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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 Town Tour
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day today before your fascinating 4 hour guided tour of Darwin's rich culture and history. Your friendly local driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary. Enjoy the colourful sights of our unique city, take in the devastation of Cyclone Tracy, marvel at the majesty of Darwin Harbour, tour through the World War II Oil Storage Tunnels (engineering feat built to protect Darwin's oil supplies from the Japanese, now also houses a collection of Allied wartime photographs), see Sweetheart (famous 5.1m crocodile responsible for a series of attacks on boats) at the NT Museum and Art Gallery, and see Historical Palmerston Town, Parliament House, Military Museum, Darwin Waterfront, Darwin Botanic Gardens, Fannie Bay Gaol, Botanical Gardens, the Qantas Hanger and much more.
Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 3 Explore Darwin
Spend the day exploring Darwin at your own pace before returning to your hotel for the evening.
Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 4 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.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Breakfast, Lunch, Kimberley Presentation, Dinner, Overnight Main Deck Stateroom Accommodation Aboard Coral Expeditions Vessel.
Day 5 King George River and Falls
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 6 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 7 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 9 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 10 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 11Raft 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 12 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.
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.
Disembark in Broome at 08:00AM and spend the day exploring Broome township.
Breakfast, Port Transfer, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 15 Broome Town Tour
Discover Broome on your half day coach tour around the township. Visit Chinatown, the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and Matso’s Brewery. Spend time at the Japanese Cemetery and examine dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point before heading to Cable Beach for a famous camel ride along the beach.
Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Cable Beach Camel Ride, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 16 Explore Broome
Spend a day exploring Broome at your own leisure.
Overnight Broome Accommodation.
Day 17 Fly home
Get 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 hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport and Port Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a 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, Broome and WA at shops, restaurants attractions etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory 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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