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Kimberley Coast Cruise with Darwin

Darwin to Broome

Trip Code: TWCED15
15 Days
35 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights cruising the Kimberley aboard your small ship the Coral Expeditions I
  • 4 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Cruise Director* and local guides in Darwin
  • 35 meals – 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Experiencing the Kimberley’s highlights up close aboard your Explorer excursion vessel, and inflatable Zodiacs
  • Airport and ship transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Lake at sunrise with red sky, Australia

Kakadu National Park

See the billabongs and birdlife of this World Heritage-listed region.

Ship moored at Raft Point with huge red cliffs, WA

Remote Cruising Experience

Discover the breathtaking Kimberley Coast aboard the Coral Expeditions I.

Aerial view over horizontal falls with red rocks and turqouise waters, WA

Ride through Horizontal Falls

Board a Zodiac for an exhilerating ride through Horizontal Falls.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries, especially in remote locations
  • *Includes the services of a Coral Expeditions I Cruise Director. Days 1-4 are unescorted
  • Local travel partners provide local touring inclusions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Australia Map TWCED15 2019
Darwin to Broome

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Stay: Four Nights, Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade

After a relaxing morning, take a City Sights tour visiting Darwin's iconic sights.

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Today we travel to Kakadu National Park. Learn about the pristine ecosystem and discover the billabongs and birdlife of this World Heritage-listed region.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Saltwater crocodile lying amongst the green foliage

At your leisure visit Crocosaurus Cove to see these unique creatures up close. This evening you will meet your Tour/Cruise Director and fellow guests in preparation of your Kimberley Coast Cruise.

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This morning, you will transfer to the wharf to board your ship. Set sail and cross the vast Cambridge Gulf before journeying into the pristine blue Western Australian waters. Meet your friendly crew and fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks while you sail amongst stunning scenery.

Stay: 10 Nights, aboard the Coral Expeditions I

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Coral Expeditions 1 cruising along the Kimberley Coast, Western Australia

Insider Experience

Board a Zodiac and cruise to the base of magnificent King George Falls. Towering 80 metres above the water and reminiscent of an outdoor cathedral, the twin falls are one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular attractions.


Jump aboard the Explorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River. Later, explore the pristine beach and luscious green landscape at Tranquil Bay.

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View the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane that crashed at Vansittart Bay during World War II in 1945. The devastating impact claimed six lives. Later, you’ll see Jar Island and its abundance of high quality and ancient Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings etched into the alcoves and cave walls.

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Insider Experience

This evening, pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean while you savour a delicious gourmet Australian beach barbecue.


After anchoring in Winyalken Bay, travel ashore and explore the maze of natural sandstone caves of Hathaway’s Hideaway.

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Visit Bigge Island, one of the largest islands in the Bonaparte Archipelago. Composed of ancient, weathered sandstone, the entire island forms a rugged terrain. Ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art can be viewed here. Wandjina artwork is known for its depictions of Indigenous myths while Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art is known for its distinctive human figures. These works date back over thousands of years and offer a rare insight into Indigenous history. Spend time at leisure wandering Careening Bay. Then, with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll journey to the site of the iconic boab tree engraved with ‘HMC Mermaid 1820’, miraculously visible after almost 200 years.

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Insider Experience

Admire the King Cascades, a spectacular waterfall that falls in torrents over terraced rock formations.


Cruise the Prince Regent River, named by the crew of the survey vessel, the HMC Mermaid, who were the first Europeans to discover it in 1820. Look out for saltwater crocodiles gliding through the opaque water. Afterwards, enjoy afternoon tea at beautiful Camp Creek while looking out onto panoramic views.

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Experience a truly spectacular moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide falls. Stretching over 300 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean, witness the miniature waterfalls cascade down the exposed reef walls in all directions, creating an awe-inspiring effect. Discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks. Later, make sure to have your camera at the ready as you cruise through the dramatic and rugged sea cliffs at Doubtful Bay.

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Cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board the Explorer and travel to striking Raft Point, where you will have the opportunity to see ancient Wandjina rock art alongside some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Later, explore Red Cone Creek and visit the serene Ruby Falls.

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Insider Experience

Board a Zodiac for a ride through Horizontal falls. When the 12-metre tide turns, strong currents rush through the two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascading effect.


Travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago, a group of over 800 islands strewn across the azure waters of the Timor Sea. Your skilled captain navigates smoothly through the hidden whirlpools, unmarked rocks and reefs caused by the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere. The islands’ rocks are over two billion years old, still in pristine condition due to the isolation and minimal tourism of the area. We head towards Talbot Bay and see the majestic Horizontal Falls. Later, explore the stunning white sands at Silica Beach.

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Aerial view of Horizontal Falls Kimberley, Western Australia

Cruise to the Lacepede Islands (subject to conditions), a group of four islands home to an abundance of marine birds. The islands support over one percent of the world population of Lesser Frigatebirds and Roseate Terns. Because of this the islands are considered an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. Tonight, say goodbye to your fellow travellers and friendly crew while you enjoy Captain’s Farewell Drinks.

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After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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