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Iconic Kimberley 11 Day Cruise

**SPECIAL OFFER** Save up to 30% on full prices. The earlier you book the better the discount available. Please call for latest special offers. Pricing shown here reflects full brochure price only. The state-of-the-art mega-yacht, L’Austral launched in May 2011, bringing a unique blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being to small ship cruising. With just 132 cabins, L’Austral’s sleek design and small size means she can offer exclusive itineraries featuring ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships. The yacht’s distinctive shape features smooth contours and large, arched windows, opening up to the sea and letting in the light. Precious materials in soothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of colour to create a discreet elegance reminiscent of a private yacht.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Darwin.

Day 1: Darwin

Arrive in Darwin and board Austral. Settle into your cabin and explore the onboard amenities as the vessel sets sail this evening and you sit down to your first gourmet dinner.

Days 2-3: Koolama Bay - King George River

Spend the next two days enjoying the natural beauty of Koolama Bay located at the mouth of King George River. The scenery is incredible, particularly so at King George Falls which has a drop of 80 metres.

Day 4: Vansittart Bay

Arrive at Vansittart Bay, a wonderful protected bay with numerous coves and small islands. Here is one of best places to view Bradshaw painting over 20,000 years old and a famous historical site of WWII. An allied DC3 aircraft lies in the scrub land on the eastern shore.

Day 5: Hunter River - Mitchell Falls

Today the ship enters the Hunter River to the Mitchell Falls. The landscape is rugged and breathtaking, its coastline is carved by tidal channels and backed with mangrove forests and wetlands. You may be able sight a great variety of birds and salt water crocodiles.

Day 6: Freshwater Cove

Arrive at Freshwater Cove, which boasts vast white beaches, ancient cave paintings and spectacular red rock formations.

Day 7: Montgomery Reef

Visit the spectacular Montgomery Reef, located off the Kimberley coast which appears to rise from the sea on a falling tide and encompasses a total area of 400 square kilometres. It is particularly special as the tide goes out revealing hundreds of cascading waterfalls, vast lagoons and mangrove which attracts migratory wading birds, manta rays, sharks and feeding turtles.

Day 8: Talbot Bay - Horizontal Falls

Arrive at Talbot Bay where you will visit one of the great natural wonders, the Horizontal Falls. The falls are located where the McLarty range breaks approximately 300 metres apart. As seawater builds up on one side of the gaps it creates a waterfall of up to 5 metres in height on a king tide.

Day 9: Bucaneer Archipelago

Today is spent sailing around and exploring the Bucaneer Archipelago, a group of more than a thousand islands off the coast of Western Australia. The beautiful area consists of rugged and sparsely vegetated islands, some with rainforests and mangroves and secluded white sandy beaches.

Day 10: The Lacepede Islands

Spend the day exploring the Lacepede Islands, a group of four islands lying off the Kimberley coast. The islands are known as important breeding sites for migratory shorebirds.

Day 11: Broome

After your final breakfast disembark the ship in Broome. You will transferred to Broome Airport.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Broome.

Includes

  • All meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Transfer to Broome airport

Excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Beverages, other than those already mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and medical expenses
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Onboard purchases
  • Optional excursions
 

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