Explore the stunning Kimberley area on a modern expedition ship.
The aptly named Tranquil Bay in The Kimberley, Western Australia.
At Nares Point, the Great Bowerbird bower is located in the undergrowth at the top of the beach.
Spend 10 nights aboard a Coral Expeditions ship in an Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom.
Ancient Wandjina Aboriginal Art is yet another stunning feature of the Kimberley Region.
King Cascade on the Prince Regent River in The Kimberley, WA.
The tallest waterfall in Western Australia is King George Falls at 80 metres high.
Saltwater crocodiles, the largest in the world, normally sunbathe along the Kimberley coastlines.
Picturesque Mitchell Falls.
About 40,000 humpback whales make their way to the Kimberley, the world's largest whale migration.
See the amazing Montgomery Reef.
Sail in a well-appointed Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom.
Sail in a well-appointed Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom.
Montgomery Reef, the world's largest inshore reef.
Montgomery Reef forms part of Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park.
Montgomery Reef is an ancient terrestrial tableland, not a coral reef.
Launched in April 2019, the ‘Coral Adventurer’ is a 120-passenger ship.
The Xplorer ONE and Xplorer TWO are the Coral Adventurer’s lightweight dual tenders.
Bigge Island’s traditional name is Wuuyuru, and the First Nation of the area is the Wunambal people.
The King George River plunges over an ancient sandstone cliff into tidal waters, creating the falls.
The King George River is a perennial river located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Sunset at Naturalist Island, in the Hunter River System, Kimberley Coast, WA.
Enjoy time at leisure in Darwin.
Enjoy time at leisure in Broome.
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2 for 1 Kimberley Expedition

Operated by TripADeal
Visit Broome, Mitchell Falls, Horizontal Falls, Darwin & more
Explore the stunning Kimberley on a modern expedition ship
Visit waterfalls, reefs & nature reserves & enjoy sunset canapes at the beach
Date: 18 Jul 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
10-night Kimberley cruise with Coral Expeditions
All shore & zodiac excursions included while cruising (except helicopter flight)
Selected alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages with dining
Enjoy 29 or 30 meals, including all meals while cruising
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Overview

The Kimberley is calling! Come and explore Western Australia’s northern region, known for its rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, and a coastline of unmatched beauty. Over 13 incredible days experience pristine waterfalls, priceless ancient Aboriginal rock art, amazing wildlife, crystal-clear freshwater swimming holes and tropical white sandy beaches.

With Itinerary 1, spend a night in tropical Broome, a place as isolated as it is beautiful, before boarding Coral Expeditions’ purpose built expedition vessel for your 10-night cruise in a spacious Balcony Stateroom on the Explorer Deck.

Coral Expeditions boast 120-passenger ships where guests can enjoy ample open deck space, including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views. The dining room offers open-seat dining and selected beers, wines and spirits are included with lunch and dinner service plus soft drinks and juices.

The Xplorer ONE and Xplorer TWO are the Coral Adventurer’s lightweight dual tenders that allow deeper exploration of this incredible landscape on shore excursions. Six Zodiacs are also available during expeditions plus double and single kayaks for use during leisure time.

Every stop is an unforgettable wilderness oasis that will linger in your memory: from the 80-metre-tall King George Falls (and the highest twin falls in Western Australia) to Prince Frederick Harbour, one of The Kimberley’s most spectacular locations. The harbour is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpment. Another highlight is King Cascade, a 50-metre-high terraced waterfall and one of the most photographed locations in the Kimberley.

If a unique travel experience is what you are after, wait to see the beauty of Montgomery Reef. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth 11-metre tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the Indian Ocean in a cascade of rushing water revealing a flat-topped reef. Witness the spectacle up close in the Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders.

Swift Bay’s ancient rock art galleries, Horizontal Falls and the Lacepede Islands are some of the many other highlights of this package, before arriving in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory.

Choose Itinerary 2 to experience the same fantastic destinations in reverse, from Darwin to Broome.

This amazing package includes a 10-night cruise aboard Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Adventurer’ or ‘Geographer’ ship in an upgraded Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom with all-inclusive meals and shore excursions (except helicopter flight). Enjoy time at leisure with one night of 4-star hotel accommodation in Broome & Darwin. Leave the passport at home and discover Australia’s wild side by booking this deal today!

Please note: This deal does not include flights.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the spectacular Kimberley coast on a modern expedition ship
  • Discover the birdwatcher's paradise of Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve
  • Take a thrilling zodiac ride through the rushing tide at Horizontal Falls
  • Visit ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay OR Explore the sandstone caves of Wollaston Bay or Wollaston Creek
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands
  • Enjoy sunset canapes and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley
  • Experience 20,000-year-old Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
  • Witness the breathtaking Montgomery Reef emerging from the sea with its receding 11-metre tides
  • Keep an eye out for crocodiles, turtles, sharks and whales while cruising York Sound
  • Marvel at a well-preserved WWII-era US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper wreck on the Anjo Peninsula
  • Admire the steep-sided gorges of King George River on a river cruise
  • Feel the spray from the towering King George Falls on an exciting river cruise
  • Visit the tropical city of Darwin, known for its WWII history
  • Cruise from the Prince Regent River to the beautiful terraced falls of King Cascade
  • Visit the Mermaid Boab Tree in Careening Bay, carved in 1820 by the crew of the HMC Mermaid
  • Explore the mangroves and rainforest-covered islands of Prince Frederick Harbour by Xplorer and Zodiac
CRUISE
  • 10-night cruise aboard Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Adventurer’ or 'Coral Geographer' ship in an Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
  • Enjoy all-inclusive shore and Zodiac excursions on your cruise (scenic helicopter flight at Mitchell Falls at additional cost)
  • Cruise aboard a small expedition ship with a maximum of 120 guests per sailing
  • National park fees included
  • Professional Australian & New Zealand based Expedition Leaders & Guest Lecturers
ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night of 4-star hotel accommodation in Darwin
  • 1 night of 4-star hotel accommodation in Broome
DINING
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising (Itinerary 1)
  • Enjoy 30 meals including all meals while cruising (Itinerary 2)
  • Selected wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are served complimentary with lunch and dinner while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
Itinerary 1
Broome to Darwin
Day 1 Broome, Australia

Today, make your own way to Broome, the gateway to Australia’s untamed Kimberley Coast and the starting point for your expedition cruise.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your centrally-located hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Oaks Broome Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 2 Begin 10-Night Kimberley Cruise - Broome

Make your own way to the Mangrove Hotel for a 15:30 transfer to the Broome Deep Water Port for boarding at 16:00. Settle into your stateroom before our 17:00 departure.

Take the time to become acquainted with the facilities onboard before joining the expedition team in the Bridge Deck Lounge for an introduction to the Kimberley. As dusk falls, mingle with fellow travellers, the Captain and crew at Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Please note: This Kimberley Expedition itinerary is flexible, to take advantage of changing weather and tidal conditions. This itinerary showcases a selection of the key destinations visited.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Lacepede Islands 

The Lacepede Islands are a protected class-A nature reserve and are significant as a seabird nesting rookery for brown boobies and roseate terns. Other species often sighted at the Lacepedes include Australian pelicans, frigate birds, egrets and gulls. The four low-lying islands are also an important breeding and nesting habitat for green turtles. If weather and tide conditions are suitable, you will explore the lagoons by Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago 

The Horizontal Falls are one of the Kimberley’s biggest attractions and are a result of the mammoth 11-metre tides the Kimberley is renowned for. Naturalist David Attenborough described Horizontal Falls as "one of the greatest natural wonders of the world."

This natural phenomenon was created as the ocean thundered through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. Water built up on one side, and was forcibly pushed through the bottleneck, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater. Riding the rapids on the Zodiac inflatable tenders will be one of the highlights of the Kimberley expedition cruises.

Talbot Bay is at the heart of the Buccaneer Archipelago, where rocks on the 800 or so islands are estimated at over 2 billion years old. At Cyclone Creek, you will see evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations and cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Doubtful Bay

Doubtful Bay is the traditional country of the Worrora people who follow the Wandjina, their god, law-maker, and creator. Images of Wandjina are found throughout the Kimberley, recording their stories, knowledge and culture in stone.

Red Cone Creek flows gently downstream until it meets the small but impressive Ruby Falls. Named by local mariner Captain Chris Trucker after his daughter, Red Cone Creek is carved through rock formations stacked atop each other like building blocks. These rock walls are great for climbing and clambering over before reaching a series of freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls. The falls may be a gurgling torrent or a gentle trickle, depending on the time of the year.

Other sites you may visit in Doubtful Bay include the mighty Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300 km2 and was named by Phillip Parker King. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth 11-metre tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the Indian Ocean in a cascade of rushing water revealing a flat-topped reef pockmarked with rock pools and rivulets.

As the reef emerges, get up close in our Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders to witness the spectacle as our Expedition Team share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the myriad wildlife. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the emerging reef, feeding on marine life left exposed in rock pools. Turtles, dolphins, dugongs and sawfish too are also attracted to feeding opportunities as the ocean recedes.

The ocean is awash in a swirl of eddies and whirlpools as the moon’s gravitational force takes hold. Then, a few hours later the entire water-borne drama is reversed as the tide comes in and Montgomery Reef disappears below sea level.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Prince Regent River & Careening Bay

King Cascade is a classically beautiful terraced waterfall and is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the Kimberley. Falling from a considerable height and around 50 metres across, water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone. Layer upon layer of ochre-hued and blackened rock sprouts grasses, mosses and ferns in a sort of lushly vegetated hanging garden.

Reach King Cascade after cruising in the Xplorer tender vessels down the steep-sided Prince Regent River, which is a remarkable anomaly as the river runs dead straight along a fault line.

Lt Phillip Parker King named nearby Careening Bay after he grounded his leaking vessel HMC Mermaid to effect repairs. While stranded on this remote coastline for 17 days, the ship’s carpenter carved HMC Mermaid 1820 into the bottle-shaped trunk of a boab tree near the beach. 200 years later, the Mermaid Boab Tree has since split into two trunks and sports a mammoth girth of 12m. Significantly, the bulbous tree is listed on the National Register of Big Trees and the carpenter’s careful inscription now stands almost as tall as a person.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Prince Frederick Harbour & Bigge Island

Prince Frederick Harbour is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular locations at the southern end of York Sound. The harbour is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpment.

White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide, expansive mudflats reveal large populations of mudskippers and mangrove crabs. Take our Xplorer tender vessels on a cruise up Porosus Creek to view some striking rock formations.

Bigge Island’s Indigenous name is Wuuyuru, and the Indigenous Group of the area is the Wunambal people.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan & Swift Bay 

Tumbling down the Mitchell Plateau in a series of tiered waterfalls and emerald green rock pools, the Mitchell Falls are the photogenic poster child for the Mitchell River National Park. Take a scenic helicopter flight (additional cost, can be booked during the cruise) to multi-tiered Mitchell Falls where emerald-hued rock pools cascade down the escarpment and ancient rock art galleries are concealed in caves behind curtains of water.

Mitchell River National Park is inhabited by significant numbers of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and bird species which are lured by a year-round water source. Sandstone terraces beside tiered rock pools make a terrific viewing platform from which to savor the serenity of this ancient landscape.

An alternative option to Mitchell Falls is exploring the sandstone caves of Wollaston Bay or Wollaston Creek. This mass of weathered tunnels, arches and columns form a labyrinth-like maze and was once an Aboriginal midden. Another option while anchored at Winyalkan Bay is a visit to a series Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay.

In the evening, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean while indulging in a gourmet BBQ.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically-significant sites, like the remarkable Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) Aboriginal rock art galleries, estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. Jar Island is named after the pot shards found here, brought to the island by Makassan fishermen harvesting sea cucumbers (also known as trepang).

Nearby, on the Anjo Peninsula lays the well-preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft, the result of a pilot losing his bearings flying from Perth to Broome in 1942 and putting down on a salt pan near present-day Truscott Airbase.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 King George River & Falls

Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, 80m-tall King George Falls are the most impressive Kimberley waterfalls and the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Before reaching the mist-like spray rising from the base of King George Falls, cruise through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago.

Early in the waterfall season, you may cruise around the base of impressive King George Falls while in later months we take the opportunity to view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Disembark Cruise - Darwin

Your incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Darwin this morning at 08:30. Bid farewell to new-found friends and the Captain and crew. Make your own onwards travel arrangements at the conclusion of the cruise. 

Post-cruise transfers to your hotel is included.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Darwin, Australia

Today your trip comes to an end in Darwin. Once you have checked out of your hotel, enjoy the day at leisure and make your own onward travel arrangements.

Itinerary 2
Darwin to Broome
Day 1 Darwin, Australia

Today, make your own way to Darwin, the gateway to Australia’s untamed Kimberley Coast and the starting point for your expedition cruise.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your centrally-located hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 2 Begin 10-Night Kimberley Cruise - Darwin

This morning, make your own way to the Darwin Fort Hill Wharf for boarding at 08:00, with time to settle into your stateroom before our 09:00 departure. There will be a light snack available upon boarding before your cruise across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters.

Please note: This Kimberley Expedition itinerary is flexible, to take advantage of changing weather and tidal conditions. This itinerary showcases a selection of the key destinations you will visit.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 King George River & Falls

Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, 80-metre-tall King George Falls are the most impressive Kimberley waterfalls and the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Before reaching the mist-like spray rising from the base of King George Falls, cruise through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago.

Early in the waterfall season, you may cruise around the base of impressive King George Falls while in later months we take the opportunity to view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically-significant sites, like the remarkable Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) Aboriginal rock art galleries, estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. Jar Island is named after the pot shards found here, brought to the island by Makassan fishermen harvesting sea cucumbers (also known as trepang).

Nearby, on the Anjo Peninsula lays the well-preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft, the result of a pilot losing his bearings flying from Perth to Broome in 1942 and putting down on a salt pan near present-day Truscott Airbase.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan & Swift Bay 

Tumbling down the Mitchell Plateau in a series of tiered waterfalls and emerald green rock pools, the Mitchell Falls are the photogenic poster child for the Mitchell River National Park. Take a scenic helicopter flight (additional cost, can be booked during the cruise) to multi-tiered Mitchell Falls where emerald-hued rock pools cascade down the escarpment and ancient rock art galleries are concealed in caves behind curtains of water.

Mitchell River National Park is inhabited by significant numbers of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and bird species which are lured by a year-round water source. Sandstone terraces beside tiered rock pools make a terrific viewing platform from which to savor the serenity of this ancient landscape.

An alternative option to Mitchell Falls is exploring the sandstone caves of Wollaston Bay or Wollaston Creek. This mass of weathered tunnels, arches and columns form a labyrinth-like maze and was once an Aboriginal midden. Another option while anchored at Winyalkan Bay is a visit to a series Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay.

In the evening, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean while indulging in a gourmet BBQ.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Prince Frederick Harbour & Bigge Island

Prince Frederick Harbour is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular locations at the southern end of York Sound. The harbour is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpment.

White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide, expansive mudflats reveal large populations of mudskippers and mangrove crabs. Take our Xplorer tender vessels on a cruise up Porosus Creek to view some striking rock formations.

Bigge Island’s Indigenous name is Wuuyuru, and the Indigenous Group of the area is the Wunambal people.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Prince Regent River & Careening Bay

King Cascade is a classically beautiful terraced waterfall and is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the Kimberley. Falling from a considerable height and around 50m across, water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone. Layer upon layer of ochre-hued and blackened rock sprouts grasses, mosses and ferns in a sort of lushly vegetated hanging garden.

Reach King Cascade after cruising in the Xplorer tender vessels down the steep-sided Prince Regent River, which is a remarkable anomaly as the river runs dead straight along a fault line.

Lt Phillip Parker King named nearby Careening Bay after he grounded his leaking vessel HMC Mermaid to effect repairs. While stranded on this remote coastline for 17 days, the ship’s carpenter carved HMC Mermaid 1820 into the bottle-shaped trunk of a boab tree near the beach. 200 years later, the Mermaid Boab Tree has since split into two trunks and sports a mammoth girth of 12m. Significantly, the bulbous tree is listed on the National Register of Big Trees and the carpenter’s careful inscription now stands almost as tall as a person.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300km2 and was named by Phillip Parker King. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth 11-metre tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the Indian Ocean in a cascade of rushing water revealing a flat-topped reef pockmarked with rock pools and rivulets.

As the reef emerges, get up close in our Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders to witness the spectacle as our Expedition Team share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the myriad wildlife. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the emerging reef, feeding on marine life left exposed in rock pools. Turtles, dolphins, dugongs and sawfish too are also attracted to feeding opportunities as the ocean recedes.

The ocean is awash in a swirl of eddies and whirlpools as the moon’s gravitational force takes hold. Then, a few hours later the entire water-borne drama is reversed as the tide comes in and Montgomery Reef disappears below sea level.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Doubtful Bay

Doubtful Bay is the traditional country of the Worrora people who follow the Wandjina, their god, law-maker, and creator. Images of Wandjina are found throughout the Kimberley, recording their stories, knowledge and culture in stone.

Red Cone Creek flows gently downstream until it meets the small but impressive Ruby Falls. Named by local mariner Captain Chris Trucker after his daughter, Red Cone Creek is carved through rock formations stacked atop each other like building blocks. These rock walls are great for climbing and clambering over before reaching a series of freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls. The falls may be a gurgling torrent or a gentle trickle, depending on the time of the year.

Other sites you may visit in Doubtful Bay include the mighty Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago

The Horizontal Falls are one of the Kimberley’s biggest attractions and are a result of the mammoth 11m tides the Kimberley is renowned for. Naturalist David Attenborough described Horizontal Falls as "one of the greatest natural wonders of the world."

This natural phenomenon was created as the ocean thundered through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. Water built up on one side, and was forcibly pushed through the bottleneck, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater. Riding the rapids on the Zodiac inflatable tenders will be one of the highlights of the Kimberley expedition cruises.

Talbot Bay is at the heart of the Buccaneer Archipelago, where rocks on the 800 or so islands are estimated at over 2 billion years old. At Cyclone Creek, you will see evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations and cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Lacepede Islands

The Lacepede Islands are a protected class-A nature reserve and are significant as a seabird nesting rookery for brown boobies and roseate terns. Other species often sighted at the Lacepedes include Australian pelicans, frigate birds, egrets and gulls. The four low-lying islands are also an important breeding and nesting habitat for green turtles.

If weather and tide conditions are suitable, you will explore the lagoons by Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels.

Overnight: Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Disembark Cruise - Broome

Your incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 08:00. Bid farewell to new-found friends and the Captain and crew.

Post-cruise transfer to your hotel is included.

Overnight: Oaks Broome Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Broome, Australia

Today your trip comes to an end in Broome. Once you have checked out of your hotel, enjoy the day at leisure and make your own onward travel arrangements.

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.

Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.

Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th of July 2024.

This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on a twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, no discounts apply, a twin-share voucher must be purchased.
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.

Departure Dates
Itinerary 1: Broome to Darwin
June: 27, 28
July: 18

Itinerary 2: Darwin to Broome
July: 8, 29
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.

Departure City 
Itinerary 1: Broome 
Itinerary 2: Darwin

Accommodation

Accommodation Used
4 Star Properties (Self-Rated)
• Darwin, Australia: Rydges Darwin Central.
• Broome, Australia: Oaks Broome Hotel.
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.

Extra Nights
Not available

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 5 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
Double/Twin (subject to availability).

Cruise

Coral Adventurer
Launched in April 2019, Coral Adventurer is a 120-passenger ship that takes you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style and safety. When Coral Expeditions set out to build Coral Adventurer, they wanted a ship that would last decades. Their search for build quality and technology took them to the shipbuilders of Norway who have a long history of building durable ships for the harsh environments of the North Sea. They then looked deep inside to capture the requirements of their guests, their crew and the areas they sail to. The result is a happy marriage of modern shipbuilding technology and cruising Australian style.

Coral Geographer
Launched in March 2021, Coral Geographer is a tropical expedition ship purpose-designed to access remote wilderness shores around the world, that are often inaccessible to large cruise vessels. Sister ship to Coral Adventurer (launched in 2019), the newest addition to our fleet features over 1000 square metres of open deck space, multiple bars, majority balcony staterooms and suites, and public areas featuring a collection of Australian Indigenous art. Able to navigate into shallow bays, disembark onto remote islands, and visit small villages without overwhelming the environment or community, Coral Geographer explores the hidden nooks and crannies of Australia’s Kimberley Coast, Australia’s West.

Cabins
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
The Explorer Deck staterooms are located below the Bridge Deck and are comfortably furnished with a junior King-size bed that can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas.
Cabin Size: 21.4 square metres

All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cruise cabins are booked on a guaranteed basis and are assigned by the cruise line prior to departure.
 
Cruise Arrival and Departure times:
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are an approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements.
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Optional gratuities/tipping. 
• Optional activities/tours. 
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.

Other important information

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Darwin, Broome & The Kimberley
Dry Season (May – October)
The dry season, from May until October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures typically range from 21.6– 31.8°C, and humidity levels are much lower: around 60 – 65 per cent. Relatively cool weather arrives in May, and until July, nights are crisp with temperatures ranging from 17 - 23 °C. It is also the perfect time to explore the more remote areas of the region that can be off-limits during the wet season.

CRUISE
Disembarkation
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Meals
Most meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements.
Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.

Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour.

OTHER
Fitness Level Required/Mobility
A moderate level of fitness will be required. Moderate is described as May involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

Gratuities/Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not required for Coral Expeditions cruises.

Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).

Visas

For travellers entering from outside Australia, and who do not have Australian citizenship or residency, a visa may be required.
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.