Grand Kimberley Coast With Purnululu Experience (Island Sky)

Grand Kimberley Coast With Purnululu Experience (Island Sky)

From NZD $12,790

Description

Enjoy 14 day cruise aboard Island Sky discovering Australian Kimberley.

Trip Name
Grand Kimberley Coast With Purnululu Experience (Island Sky)
Days
14
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 116  Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2010 / 2017 Sister ship to Hebridean Sky. Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging of conditions. Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. The Island Sky is scheduled for additional upgrades in 2017, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on the Promenade Deck. Services: World-Class Cuisine Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner Live Entertainment Complimentary Coffee/Tea station Voyage Photographer On-board MD and Facilities Dedicated Passenger Service Manager Pre-voyage hotel night Complimentary Expedition Jacket Facilities: Elevator serving all passenger decks Upgraded WIFI Internet Library with computers Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities DVD Movie Library Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on the Promenade Deck World-Class Cuisine: Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage. Accommodations: All Suites Feature: Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person PLEASE NOTE - DECK PLANS CAN VARY.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 Arrive Kununurra
Today we meet you on arrival in Kununurra and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2 - DAY 2 Kununurra, Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Tonight, enjoy a glass of bubbly and watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range.Head south on the Great Northern Highway, bound for Purnululu National Park. Catch your first glimpse of the Bungle Bungle Range before venturing to the southern end of the park to explore Piccaninny Creek. Continue to The Window and then to Cathedral Gorge.
Day 3 - DAY 3 Purnululu National Park, Osmand Lookout, Echidna Chasm
Another full day has been put aside for your Purnululu National Park discovery, starting with a short walk to Osmand Lookout. Pause to take in the views over the Osmand Range and surrounding landscape. Another highlight is sure to be Echidna Chasm.
Day 4 - DAY 4 Purnululu National Park, Kununurra
Today, visit a local Indigenous community and gain an insight into their culture (when available) before continuing to Kununurra.
Day 5 - DAY 5 Kununurra, Wyndham, Embark Ship
From Kununurra, be transferred to Wyndham, where you will be welcomed on board your expedition ship. Your first night on board starts as it should, with a relaxed dinner.
Day 6 - DAY 6 Koolama Bay, King George River And Falls
Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it's on to King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system, passing hidden mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs. It is here you’ll experience your first Signature Experience.
Day 7 - DAY 7 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
An intriguing exploration of Vansittart Bay awaits today. Join your expedition team and set out across the bay's vast salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 that crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
Day 8 - DAY 8 Bigge Island
In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century. Having been repainted annually for the past 5,000 years, it is thought to be the oldest continuous sacred painting tradition on the planet.Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people. During your time here, take in a Signature Experience.
Day 9 - DAY 9 Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls
Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. Once again, it's time to jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a helicopter flight and view Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).
Day 10 - DAY 10 Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George's Basin
Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. Continue on to Prince Regent Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat. Explore this protected area and see why it is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Next, it's on to the untouched coastal area of Hanover Bay. While you're here, you might like to hop aboard your Zodiac for an enthralling visit to St George's Basin.
Day 11 - DAY 11 Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point
Excitement builds this morning as you join your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Witness the reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for unique bird life and turtles who may pop their heads up from time to time.Start your day with a phenomenal Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay, a hotspot for whale watching during the season. Later, step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. When available, you'll be joined by a local Indigenous guide.
Day 12 - DAY 12 Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through the falls aboard a high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as your boat skims across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters.Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. Here, enjoy a Signature Experience. The adventure continues as you jump aboard your Zodiac vessel for an exploration of Cyclone Creek. See dramatic folding in the rock formations as you navigate through the creek, accompanied by your expedition team member.
Day 13 - DAY 13 Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island
There’s promise of yet more turquoise waters today as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and join your expedition team for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner. Then, take in the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset for the last time as your ship sets sail towards Broome.
Day 14 - DAY 14 Disembark Ship, Depart Broome
Arriving into Broome this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. You’ll set out on a fleeting exploration of this historic pearling town before being transferred to the airport later this afternoon.
Day 15 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $13,590Magellan Suite. From
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $15,140Columbus Deck Superior
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $17,440Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $17,890Marco Polo Deck Premium
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $18,440Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $19,290Explorer Owners Balcony
19-05-202001-06-2020NZD $20,190Explorer Deck Island Suite
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $17,440Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $17,890Marco Polo Deck Premium
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $18,440Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $19,290Explorer Owners Balcony
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $20,190Explorer Deck Island Suite
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $13,590Magellan Suite. From
01-06-202014-06-2020NZD $15,140Columbus Deck Superior
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $13,590Magellan Suite. From
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $15,140Columbus Deck Superior
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $17,440Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $17,890Marco Polo Deck Premium
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $18,440Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $19,290Explorer Owners Balcony
06-06-202019-06-2020NZD $20,190Explorer Deck Island Suite
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $13,590Magellan Suite. From
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $15,140Columbus Deck Superior
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $17,440Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $17,890Marco Polo Deck Premium
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $18,440Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $19,290Explorer Owners Balcony
15-07-202028-07-2020NZD $20,190Explorer Deck Island Suite
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $13,590Magellan Suite. From
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $15,140Columbus Deck Superior
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $17,440Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $17,890Marco Polo Deck Premium
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $18,440Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $19,290Explorer Owners Balcony
28-07-202010-08-2020NZD $20,190Explorer Deck Island Suite
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $13,290Magellan Suite. From
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $14,840Columbus Deck Superior
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $17,140Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $17,590Marco Polo Deck Premium
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $18,140Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $18,990Explorer Owners Balcony
10-08-202023-08-2020NZD $19,890Explorer Deck Island Suite
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $12,790Magellan Suite. From
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $14,340Columbus Deck Superior
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $16,640Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $17,090Marco Polo Deck Premium
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $17,640Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $18,490Explorer Owners Balcony
15-08-202028-08-2020NZD $19,390Explorer Deck Island Suite

Inclusions

    • Spectacular Horizontal Falls. Board a high powered fast-boat to ride the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls.
    • Bungle Bungle Sunset Drinks. Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red.
    • King George River And Falls. Explore the sandstone gorge carved by King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in WA.

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