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Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
22 Apr 2023
Other Dates
Package Duration
12 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, W A
Disembark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $12,620Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Laperouse.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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: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…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.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 22 April 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 24 April 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 4 May 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 4 May 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $12,620*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $14,000*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $14,700*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $20,210*ppSingle PR4 Prestige Balcony was $30,540 - your special price from $17,940*pp______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Laperouse from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Soleal
Package Departs
27 Jun 2023
Other Dates
Package Duration
12 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, W A
Disembark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $11,930Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Soleal.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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.Highlights of this cruise: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, dates back to 1896, and has a 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…Careening BayCareening Bay was named by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after his ship, HMC Mermaid, was careened there during his third voyage of discovery in 1820. King surveyed the western coast to complete the map initiated by Flinders 20 years earlier. The Mermaid had been leaking badly and King needed to find a shallow sandy bay where he could careen his boat to undertake repairs. At a high tide, on a warm September afternoon, he ran the Mermaid onto the sands. For ten days the Mermaid crew worked hard before refloating the vessel. The ship’s carpenter carved the name of the vessel and the year into a conspicuous boab tree. The famous boab tree is now 3 metres wide and National Heritage listed. A reminder of a by gone era of exploration!King George RiverThe journey up the King George River is nothing short of breathtaking. The 80-metre-high sides of the gorge display varying degrees of weathering of the ancient Warton sandstone. The colours and textures of the gorge change with the light as you travel further up the river creating a continual changing scenery that is simply stunning. The journey culminates at the King George twin falls; the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80 m or 260 ft). Fed by wet season run-off the level of water cascading over the falls varies from year to year. Your Expedition Team will escort you in either the Zodiacs® or ships tenders to the foot of the twin falls, and explain all about the stunning geological formations of the canyon.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 27 June 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 29 June 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 9 July 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 9 July 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $11,930*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $13,230*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $13,880*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $19,080*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 - your special price from $15,250*pp ** very limited space at this price **______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Soleal
Package Departs
17 Jul 2023
Other Dates
Package Duration
12 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, W A
Disembark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $11,240Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Soleal.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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.Highlights of this cruise: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, dates back to 1896, and has a 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…Careening BayCareening Bay was named by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after his ship, HMC Mermaid, was careened there during his third voyage of discovery in 1820. King surveyed the western coast to complete the map initiated by Flinders 20 years earlier. The Mermaid had been leaking badly and King needed to find a shallow sandy bay where he could careen his boat to undertake repairs. At a high tide, on a warm September afternoon, he ran the Mermaid onto the sands. For ten days the Mermaid crew worked hard before refloating the vessel. The ship’s carpenter carved the name of the vessel and the year into a conspicuous boab tree. The famous boab tree is now 3 metres wide and National Heritage listed. A reminder of a by gone era of exploration!King George RiverThe journey up the King George River is nothing short of breathtaking. The 80-metre-high sides of the gorge display varying degrees of weathering of the ancient Warton sandstone. The colours and textures of the gorge change with the light as you travel further up the river creating a continual changing scenery that is simply stunning. The journey culminates at the King George twin falls; the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80 m or 260 ft). Fed by wet season run-off the level of water cascading over the falls varies from year to year. Your Expedition Team will escort you in either the Zodiacs® or ships tenders to the foot of the twin falls, and explain all about the stunning geological formations of the canyon.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 17 July 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 19 July 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 29 July 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 29 July 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $11,240*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $12,460*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $13,070*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $17,940*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 - your special price from $11,240*pp ** very limited space at this price **______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

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

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $11,240Per person

View

10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Laperouse.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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: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…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.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 20 August 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 22 August 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 1 September 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 1 September 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $11,240*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $12,460*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $13,070*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $17,940*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 - your special price from $11,240*pp ** very limited space at this price **______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Laperouse from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

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

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $10,550Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Soleal.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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.Highlights of this cruise: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, dates back to 1896, and has a 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…Careening BayCareening Bay was named by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after his ship, HMC Mermaid, was careened there during his third voyage of discovery in 1820. King surveyed the western coast to complete the map initiated by Flinders 20 years earlier. The Mermaid had been leaking badly and King needed to find a shallow sandy bay where he could careen his boat to undertake repairs. At a high tide, on a warm September afternoon, he ran the Mermaid onto the sands. For ten days the Mermaid crew worked hard before refloating the vessel. The ship’s carpenter carved the name of the vessel and the year into a conspicuous boab tree. The famous boab tree is now 3 metres wide and National Heritage listed. A reminder of a by gone era of exploration!King George RiverThe journey up the King George River is nothing short of breathtaking. The 80-metre-high sides of the gorge display varying degrees of weathering of the ancient Warton sandstone. The colours and textures of the gorge change with the light as you travel further up the river creating a continual changing scenery that is simply stunning. The journey culminates at the King George twin falls; the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80 m or 260 ft). Fed by wet season run-off the level of water cascading over the falls varies from year to year. Your Expedition Team will escort you in either the Zodiacs® or ships tenders to the foot of the twin falls, and explain all about the stunning geological formations of the canyon.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 15 September 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 17 September 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 27 September 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 27 September 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $10,550*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $11,680*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $12,260*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $16,800*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 - your special price from $10,550*pp ** very limited space at this price **______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

Kimberley Dreams 2023 - Stay Free Offer

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

Stay two nights for FREE in Broome before embarking on a special expedition voyage to Australia`s Kimberley with Ponant.

Cruise & stay from

AU $10,550Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Laperouse.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, 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: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…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.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.

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & StayPackage starts: 29 September 2023 - at Broome hotelCruise starts: 1 October 2023 - from BroomeCruise ends: 11 October 2023 - into DarwinPackage ends: 11 October 2023 - in Darwin______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season 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_______________BIG SAVINGS!Booking early has it`s advantages - current savings on this departure include..Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 - your special price from $10,550*ppTwin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 - your special price from $11,680*ppTwin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 - your special price from $12,260*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 - your special price from $16,800*ppSingle DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 - your special price from $10,550*pp ** very limited space at this price **______________KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast- FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Laperouse from Broome to Darwin 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)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes

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