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ICONIC AUSTRALIA BY SHIP & TRAIN

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
08 Aug 2023
Other Dates
Package Duration
14 Nights
Embark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia
Disembark Ship
Broome, W A

Cruise, Rail & Stay 14 nights on an epic Australian adventure from Adelaide to Broome in 2023.

Cruise & stay from

AU $16,495Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Le Laperouse.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Darwin to Broome, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, and calm waters, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.Highlights of this cruise:DarwinDarwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.Hunter RiverArguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with ancient rainforest pockets, pristine mangroves and mosaic sandstone cliffs. They are considered to be some of the most pristine mangrove forests in the world, containing up to 18 different species, supporting a rich and diverse fauna. The sandstone escarpment at the river mouth, known as “Kampamantiya” rises over 200 metres high before giving way to extensive mud banks and mangrove forests home to numerous bird species and the iconic saltwater crocodile. Our expert Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as you explore this pristine mangrove environment by Zodiac® keeping a constant lookout for wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter from Naturalist Island beach. Swift BayThe Bonaparte Archipelago, is a stunningly rugged maze of islands stretching almost 150 km along Western Australia's remote Kimberley coast. Its colour and scale conspire to take ones’ breath away. Its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Phillip Parker King named “Swift's bay" after Jonathon Swift (1667-1745) the author of Gulliver’s travels. The ‘T’ shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style rock art. Join your expedition team ashore for a guided walk to a number of rock art galleries depicting these unique rock art styles.BroomeLocated in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district which is the historic city centre and the famous Japanese Cemetery, which dates from 1896, allows to discover the city’s past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…

Package Duration: 14 nights Cruise, Rail & SailPackage Starts: 8 August 2023 - at Adelaide hotelTrain Starts: 9 August 2023 - from AdelaideTrain Ends: 11 August 2023 - into DarwinCruise Starts: 12 August 2023 - from DarwinCruise Ends: 22 August 2023 - into BroomeHIGHLIGHTS:- Tick off a bucket list train journey through the centre of Australia aboard the incredible Ghan - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team on an Australian adventure cruise- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef- Take your pick of one of three fantastic free tours from Wyndham - choose an Ord River wildlife cruise, or, a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles, or, a trip to the famous El Questro homestead (subject to availability at time of booking)- Relax in Adelaide and Darwin with included hotel staysBook early and enjoy huge savings!Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $18,490 - early bird price: $16,495*pp *** only one cabin at this price **Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $20,240 - early bird price: $17,875*pp Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony - was $22,015 - early bird price: $19,395*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite - was $27,420 - early bird price: $24,085*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $32,750 - early bird price: $22,535*ICONIC AUSTRALIA BY SHIP & TRAIN Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:- 1 nights accommodation in Adelaide with breakfast- One way transfer from Adelaide hotel to train station- 2 night Ghan train journey from Adelaide to Darwin including: 2 night`s accommodation in a Gold Class^ twin or single cabin (for twin upper/lower berths - note single has shared bathroom at end of carriage). Train fare includes all meals featuring local produce, All onboard beverages and a selection of off-train experiences and excursions at each stop.- One way transfer from Darwin station to hotel- 1 nights accommodation in a harbour view room at the Hilton Darwin with breakfast- One way transfer from Darwin hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard Le Laperouse from Darwin to Broome including:- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)- Your choice of shore excursion when in Wyndham - choose from El Questro Station, a Bungle Bungles scenic flight or Ord River cruise (numbers are limited on each)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team leading daily expedition tours which are all included in your cruise fare- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

ICONIC AUSTRALIA BY SHIP & TRAIN

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
16 Sep 2023
Other Dates
Package Duration
15 Nights
Embark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia
Disembark Ship
Broome, W A

Cruise, Rail & Stay 15 nights on an epic Australian adventure from Adelaide to Broome in 2023.

Cruise & stay from

AU $15,250Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Le Laperouse.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Darwin to Broome, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, and calm waters, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.Highlights of this cruise:DarwinDarwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.Hunter RiverArguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with ancient rainforest pockets, pristine mangroves and mosaic sandstone cliffs. They are considered to be some of the most pristine mangrove forests in the world, containing up to 18 different species, supporting a rich and diverse fauna. The sandstone escarpment at the river mouth, known as “Kampamantiya” rises over 200 metres high before giving way to extensive mud banks and mangrove forests home to numerous bird species and the iconic saltwater crocodile. Our expert Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as you explore this pristine mangrove environment by Zodiac® keeping a constant lookout for wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter from Naturalist Island beach. Swift BayThe Bonaparte Archipelago, is a stunningly rugged maze of islands stretching almost 150 km along Western Australia's remote Kimberley coast. Its colour and scale conspire to take ones’ breath away. Its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Phillip Parker King named “Swift's bay" after Jonathon Swift (1667-1745) the author of Gulliver’s travels. The ‘T’ shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style rock art. Join your expedition team ashore for a guided walk to a number of rock art galleries depicting these unique rock art styles.BroomeLocated in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district which is the historic city centre and the famous Japanese Cemetery, which dates from 1896, allows to discover the city’s past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…

Package Duration: 15 nights Cruise, Rail & SailPackage Starts: 16 September 2023 - at Adelaide hotelTrain Starts: 17 September 2023 - from AdelaideTrain Ends: 19 September 2023 - into DarwinCruise Starts: 21 September 2023 - from DarwinCruise Ends: 1 October 2023 - into BroomeHIGHLIGHTS:- Tick off a bucket list train journey through the centre of Australia aboard the incredible Ghan - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team on an Australian adventure cruise- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef- Take your pick of one of three fantastic free tours from Wyndham - choose an Ord River wildlife cruise, or, a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles, or, a trip to the famous El Questro homestead (subject to availability at time of booking)- Relax in Adelaide and Darwin with included hotel staysBook early and enjoy huge savings!Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $18,690 - early bird price: $15,250*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $20,440 - early bird price: $16,470*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $21,135 - early bird price: $17,080*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite - was $27,620 - early bird price: $21,950*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $32,585 - early bird price: $15,355* (limited space at this price)ICONIC AUSTRALIA BY SHIP & TRAIN Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:- 1 nights accommodation in Adelaide with breakfast- One way transfer from Adelaide hotel to train station- 2 night Ghan train journey from Adelaide to Darwin including: 2 night`s accommodation in a Gold Class^ twin or single cabin (for twin upper/lower berths - note single has shared bathroom at end of carriage). Train fare includes all meals featuring local produce, All onboard beverages and a selection of off-train experiences and excursions at each stop.- One way transfer from Darwin station to hotel- 2 nights accommodation in a harbour view room at the Hilton Darwin with breakfast- One way transfer from Darwin hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard Le Laperouse from Darwin to Broome including:- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)- Your choice of shore excursion when in Wyndham - choose from El Questro Station, a Bungle Bungles scenic flight or Ord River cruise (numbers are limited on each)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team leading daily expedition tours which are all included in your cruise fare- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

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