Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast (Island Sky)

Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast (Island Sky)

From NZD $22,740

Description

Spacious Suites On Sky Ships. With the largest lead-in cabins in the region for ships of this size, welcome to APT Small Ship Expedition Cruising.

Custom-Designed 4WD Vehicles. Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges. APT’s network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations.

Trip Name
Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast (Island Sky)
Days
24
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 Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - DAY 2 Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Your adventure commences today with a visit to Windjana Gorge. Later, continue to Tunnel Creek and wade through its cool waters.
Day 3 - DAY 3 Bell Gorge
Travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of birdwatching. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike to the lower pool of the gorge and take a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.
Day 4 - DAY 4 Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
At Galvans Gorge, a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water. Turn off the Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Later, arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property.
Day 5 - DAY 5 Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion)
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEAdmire ancient Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art.Visit Indigenous rock art galleries and enjoy a refreshing swim in King Edward River. Arrive at Mitchell Plateau.
Day 6 - DAY 6 Mitchell Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEEnjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls or if you prefer, hike back to the vehicle with your guide.A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery at Mitchell Falls today. Later, take to the skies during an unforgettable Signature Experience.
Day 7 - DAY 7 Mitchell Plateau, Gibb River Road, Home Valley Station
Rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the mighty Durack River before arriving at Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Tonight, you'll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset.
Day 8 - DAY 8 El Questro
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESoak in the hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised.Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro, covering a staggering 700,000 acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling refreshed and revitalised. Afterwards, visit the station township and take a moment to unwind.
Day 9 - DAY 9 Wyndham, Parry’s Lagoon, Kununurra
Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and take a revitalising swim. Afterwards, head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch at an iconic outback pub before visiting the serene Parry's Lagoon, a splendid birdwatcher's paradise.
Day 10 - DAY 10 Lake Argyle, Ord River
Travel to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Later, soak up the Kimberley sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra.
Day 11 - DAY 11 Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
Journey to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia's most stunning natural landscapes. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park.
Day 12 - DAY 12 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEToast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (additional expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience.
Day 13 - DAY 13 Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing
Head to Halls Creek and admire the unusual China Wall. A natural quartz formation that runs six kilometres along the landscape, the wall is an echo of that for which it was named - the Great Wall of China. Continue on towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small settlement situated on the Fitzroy River.
Day 14 - DAY 14 Geikie Gorge, Broome
Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise before returning to Broome.
Day 15 - DAY 15 Broome, Embark Ship
Set out on a fleeting exploration of Broome before being transferred to your ship.
Day 16 - DAY 16 Adele Island, Buccaneer Archipelago
There’s promise of 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.
Day 17 - DAY 17 Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESubject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through Horizontal Falls aboard a high-powered fast boat.Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. After an exciting Signature Experience, join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac to venture through Cyclone Creek.
Day 18 - DAY 18 Raft Point, Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEJoin 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.Excitement builds this morning as you set out on an incredible Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay before stepping ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient rock art site.
Day 19 - DAY 19 Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George's Basin
Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. See for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history before continuing 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 20 - DAY 20 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 (additional expense).
Day 21 - DAY 21 Bigge Island
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEIn caves throughout Bigge Island, see examples of first contact art.Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people.
Day 22 - DAY 22 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 23 - DAY 23 Koolama Bay, King George River And Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEJoin your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system. Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff.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, where you will enjoy a Signature Experience. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner.
Day 24 - DAY 24 Wyndham, Disembark Ship, Depart Kununurra
Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Day 25 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $23,040Magellan Suite. From
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $24,590Columbus Deck Superior
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $26,890Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $27,340Marco Polo Deck Premium
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $27,890Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $28,740Explorer Owners Balcony
18-05-202010-06-2020NZD $29,640Explorer Deck Island Suite
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $26,590Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $27,040Marco Polo Deck Premium
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $27,590Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $28,440Explorer Owners Balcony
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $29,340Explorer Deck Island Suite
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $22,740Magellan Suite. From
27-07-202019-08-2020NZD $24,290Columbus Deck Superior

Inclusions

    • Mitchell Falls Scenic Flight. Take an included breathtaking helicopter flight over the spectacular four-tiered cascading Mitchell Falls.
    • Spectacular Horizontal Falls. Board a high powered fast-boat to ride the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls.
    • Montgomery Reef. Board your Zodiac to experience Montgomery Reef as the tide recedes, getting up close to unique marine life.

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