Duration
10 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Australia
Perfected over three decades, Coral Expeditions offers the ultimate Kimberley cruise experience from Darwin to Broome. Expert guides interpret 40,000-year-old rock art and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. Scenic cruising and land expeditions shine a spotlight on Australia’s incredibly diverse scenery.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Learn from an expert interpretation of Wandjina and Gwion Gwion Rock art
  • Cruise from Darwin to Broome on a luxurious expedition ship
  • Indulge in all meals included on board

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
10-night Expedition Voyage aboard your chosen ship in your chosen cabin category
Expert Expedition Team, including Marine Biologists and Guest Lecturers, and a local Parks and Wildlife Guide
An authentic, flexible expedition itinerary with expert Captain to respond to conditions
Daily guided excursions on the Explorer and Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
All meals throughout your cruise, Australian cuisine prepared fresh in our galley
Showcase wines and selected beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access with our Captain
24 hour coffee and selection of teas
Use of all onboard facilities, including the reference library
Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each port

SAIL DATE
  • Multiple departures in 2019
Call us on 1300 404 606 for an up to date quote
ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Depart Darwin
  • Day 2: King George River and Falls
  • Day 3: Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island
  • Day 4: Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls
  • Day 5: Bigge Island and Careening Bay
  • Day 6: Prince Regent River and King Cascades
  • Day 7: Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay
  • Day 8: Raft Point
  • Day 9: Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Day 10: Lacepede Island
  • Day 11: Arrive in Broome
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE

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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Multiple departure dates in 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in a Cabin on 29 March 2019
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart Darwin

Departs 09:00 As you cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters, join the expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley. With fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks.
2

King George River and Falls

Discover the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George. Board Xplorer, a specially designed excursion vessel and explore scenic gorges then take to the inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls. This is the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia, towering some 80 metres above the river below. Visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration.
3

Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join the Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash-landed on the beach during World War II. Visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. With the Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.
4

Hathaway's Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

Anchor in Winyalken Bay and travel ashore aboard Xplorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway. Consider an optional scenic heli-flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense). This evening, enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset and indulge in a gourmet BBQ on the sundeck or the beach.
5

Bigge Island and Careening Bay

Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art and hear from Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the Dreamtime that inspired them. Explore Careening Bay; named by early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship HMC Mermaid was careened for repairs during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley. The Expedition Team will lead you to the site of a remarkable Boab Tree bearing the inscription ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’, still clearly visible almost 200 years later.
6

Prince Regent River and King Cascades

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations. Enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is also time for a cooling dip in the freshwater pools.
7

Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay

Savour a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs. Join the Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close. Discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks then enjoy a cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay.
8

Raft Point

Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion). Explore Red Cone Creek.
9

Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

Meander through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands. In Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world”. Board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls then explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal clear waters.
10

Lacepede Island

Explore Pender Bay and subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef. This nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world. Board the Zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting here. This evening you can reflect on this wonderful expedition with new-found friends as you enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks.
11

Arrive in Broome

Arrives 08:00  If you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or stroll the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome. Post cruise transfers included.
The ship: Coral Adventurer* This brand new 120-passenger ship is built to take you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style, and safety. A culmination of two years of design and three decades of passion for expedition cruising – Coral Expeditions is proud to invite you to experience the Coral Adventurer. The result is a happy marriage of modern shipbuilding technology and cruising Australian style.
Cabin categories
Promenade Deck Stateroom
  • Stateroom: 17 square metres
  • King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and armchair
  • Compact en-suite has a toilet
  • Shower and ample storage
  • Large picture window
Upgrade to an Explorer Deck Stateroom
  • Stateroom: 21.4 square metres
  • King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and armchair
  • Compact en-suite has a toilet
  • Shower and ample storage
  • Private balcony and seating for two
Upgrade to a Bridge Deck stateroom
  • Stateroom: 21.4 square metres
  • King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and armchair
  • Compact en-suite has a toilet
  • Shower and ample storage
  • Private balcony and seating for two
  • Expedition capabilities
    • Two trademark Xplorer tenders cradled in the back of the ship seat all passengers at one go and facilitate comfortable shore excursions with open views
    • Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
    • Lecture lounge with multimedia capabilities for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations
    • Small on-board library featuring destinations and wildlife
    • Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations normally closed to large cruise shipsMarine immersion
  • Marine immersion
    • Navigator lounge in the bridge giving guests a vantage point of ship operations
    • Over 1000 sq m of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views
    • Engine room tours and high level of crew interaction with guests
    • Multipurpose room to host marine research missions
  • Food and wine features
    • Single seating dining area with communal ‘wine table’ finished with Australian stone; serving buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners
    • Showcase galley visible to guests for fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian produce
    • Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks with 180 degree views
    • Curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds.Guest comfort
  • Guest comfort
    • All outside guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have a private balcony
    • Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion
    • Gym equipped with elliptical trainers and treadmills
    • Passenger elevator
    • WiFi available in all guest areas
*The ship can be also Coral Discoverer or Coral Expeditions I depending on departure dates
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