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Kimberley Coast and the Top End

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Our Price From 13,011 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 484 Per Person
 Trip Length
11 Days
 Trip Starts
Broome
 Trip Finishes
Darwin
11 Day Kimberley Coast to the Top End Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
Our Price From 13,011 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 484 Per Person
 Trip Length
11 Days
 Trip Starts
Broome
 Trip Finishes
Darwin
11 Day Kimberley Coast to the Top End Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
Expedition Cruise Ship
Trip Style
Small Ship Cruise
Trip Code
GKKCB11
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
Expedition Cruise Ship
Trip Style
Small Ship Cruise
Trip Code
GKKCB11

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 11 Day Kimberley Coast to the Top End. Cruise the Kimberley coast in style on board this luxury small ship expedition cruise. Cruise from Broome and discover the unique landscape as you see the highlights of the Kimberley including Montgomery Reef, Mitchell Falls & Horizontal Falls.
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 11 Day Kimberley Coast and the Top End. Cruise the Kimberley coast in style on board this luxury small ship expedition cruise. Cruise from Broome and discover the unique landscape as you see the highlights of the Kimberley including Montgomery Reef, Mitchell Falls & Horizontal Falls.

Itinerary

Welcome to Broome, a former pearling port and an ideal stepping stone to your Kimberley Coast adventure. After your arrival on the stunning Indian Ocean coast, we will transfer you to your luxury ship, Le Laperouse. Get to know your expedition team and APT cruise director at a welcome briefing before dinner. Stay 10 Nights: Le Laperouse (D)

Wake to the promise of adventure at sea as the Buccaneer Archipelago sprawls out before you with its more than 800 islands. Le Laperouse charts a course for Adele Island, an important location for breeding seabirds including the lesser frigatebird and the brown booby. Led by your expedition team leader, you'll board a Zodiac and skim across the turquoise waters of Adele Reef to your island destination. The reef is bursting with coral and marine life, such as reef sharks and stingrays. Later, back aboard, cocoon yourself in Le Laperouse's refined setting and watch the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset before dinner this evening. (B/L/D)

Explore Talbot Bay before transferring to a Zodiac to explore Cyclone Creek. Accompanied by your expedition team leader, you'll weave nimbly past the dramatic folds of rock formations, keeping a look out for local wildlife. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, you'll board an exhilarating ride through the falls on a specially designed high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as the boat zips across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters.

Step onto dry land at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. The unique figures depicted in these artworks are ritually repainted each year, but scientific estimates date the originals as far back as 5,000 years. You'll be joined by a local Indigenous guide when available. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Depart with your expedition team to discover Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. The reef ‘rises' out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly down into the surrounding channels. By Zodiac you'll get up close to see this natural phenomenon for yourself.

You are transported to Prince Frederick Harbour today, which is home to towering red cliffs and tangled mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is rich in wildlife including mudskippers and saltwater crocodiles. Keen birdwatchers should keep a careful eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. Stepping out from the sleek comfort of Le Laperouse to your trusty Zodiac, it's hard to believe you're at Australia's final frontier, this time to explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a thrilling helicopter flight to see the Mitchell Falls in all its splendour from above (flight at own expense). (B/L/D)

You continue to cruise north along the Kimberley Coast towards your final destination, Darwin, bound for another encounter with ancient art. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Approximately six kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is ripe for discovery today. It's well known for its Indigenous rock art, created by the Wunambal people, and you'll explore a network of caves throughout the island. Here, discover paintings that display fascinating examples of first-contact art and Wandjina figures.

Explore this maze of islands, inlets and peninsulas, believed to have been named by explorer Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after novelist Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels. Most significant here are extraordinary examples of Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art, estimated to have been created between 5,000 and 13,000 years ago. They can be seen in caves close to the water's edge, mainly painted on rock overhangs. (B/L/D)

This morning join your expedition team on an intriguing discovery. Walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash-landed near Vansittart Bay during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island's outstanding rock art gallery. During your exploration here, you'll see more examples of Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back more than 20,000 years. (B/L/D)

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 onto the King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system, passing mangrove-fringed coves and sheer red cliffs. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, which plunges 80 metres over a soaring sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.

Relax and ease into a full day at sea, enjoying the endless horizon. Perhaps take a swim in the onboard pool, pamper yourself in the wellness area, or head below deck to the underwater observation area for a stunning window into marine life below the ocean's surface. (B/L/D)

Arriving into Darwin today means it's time to say goodbye to your ship. You'll disembark and we'll transfer you either to Darwin airport or to your Darwin hotel. (B)

Welcome to Broome, a former pearling port and an ideal stepping stone to your Kimberley Coast adventure. After your arrival on the stunning Indian Ocean coast, we will transfer you to your luxury ship, Le Laperouse. Get to know your expedition team and APT cruise director at a welcome briefing before dinner. Stay 10 Nights: Le Laperouse (D)

Wake to the promise of adventure at sea as the Buccaneer Archipelago sprawls out before you with its more than 800 islands, Le Laperouse charts a course for Adele Island, an important location for breeding seabirds including the lesser frigatebird and the brown booby. Led by your Expedition Team Leader, you'll board a Zodiac and skim across the turquoise waters of Adele Reef to your island destination. The reef is bursting with coral and marine life, such as reef sharks and stingrays. Later, back aboard, cocoon yourself in Le Laperouse's refined setting and watch the amber glow of a Kimberley sunset before dinner this evening. (B/L/D)

Explore Talbot Bay before transferring to a Zodiac to explore Cyclone Creek. Accompanied by your expedition team leader, you'll weave nimbly past the dramatic folds of rock formations, keeping a look out for local wildlife. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, you'll board an exhilarating ride through the falls on a specially designed high-powered fast boat. Hold on tight as the boat zips across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls before making its way through the churning waters.

Step onto dry land at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. The unique figures depicted in these artworks are ritually repainted each year, but scientific estimates date the originals as far back as 5,000 years. You'll be joined by a local Indigenous guide when available. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Depart with your expedition team to discover Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. The reef ‘rises' out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly down into the surrounding channels. By Zodiac you'll get up close to see this natural phenomenon for yourself.

You are transported to Prince Frederick Harbour today, which is home to towering red cliffs and tangled mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is rich in wildlife including mudskippers and saltwater crocodiles. Keen birdwatchers should keep a careful eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. Stepping out from the sleek comfort of Le Laperouse to your trusty Zodiac, it's hard to believe you're at Australia's final frontier, this time to explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a thrilling helicopter flight to see the Mitchell Falls in all its splendour from above (flight at own expense). (B/L/D)

You continue to cruise north along the Kimberley Coast towards your final destination, Darwin, bound for another encounter with ancient art. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Approximately six kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is ripe for discovery today. It's well known for its Indigenous rock art, created by the Wunambal people, and you'll explore a network of caves throughout the island. Here, discover paintings that display fascinating examples of first-contact art and Wandjina figures.

Explore this maze of islands, inlets and peninsulas, believed to have been named by explorer Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after novelist Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels. Most significant here are extraordinary examples of Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art, estimated to have been created between 5,000 and 13,000 years ago. They can be seen in caves close to the water's edge, mainly painted on rock overhangs. (B/L/D)

This morning join your Expedition Team on an intriguing discovery. Walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash-landed near Vansittart Bay during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island's outstanding rock art gallery. During your exploration here, you'll see more examples of Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings, dating back more than 20,000 years. (B/L/D)

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 onto the King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system, passing mangrove-fringed coves and sheer red cliffs. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a soaring sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.

Relax and ease into a full day at sea, enjoying the endless horizon. Perhaps take a swim in the onboard pool, pamper yourself in the wellness area, or head below deck to Le Laperouse's underwater observation area for a stunning window into marine life below the ocean's surface. (B/L/D)

Arriving into Darwin today means it's time to say goodbye to your ship. You'll disembark and we'll transfer you either to Darwin airport or to your Darwin hotel. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Embark on an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through Horizontal Falls
  • Join your expedition team to explore Montgomery Reef by Zodiac
  • Step ashore on Bigge Island and discover Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • The services of an APT cruise director and expert 12-member expedition team
  • Includes airport transfers, port charges and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 29 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages

  • 10 nights aboard Le Laperouse with daily excursions on Zodiac vessels

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • High Zodiac Activity – This expedition cruise uses Zodiacs for most excursions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

  • Embark on an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through Horizontal Falls
  • Join your expedition team to explore Montgomery Reef by Zodiac
  • Step ashore on Bigge Island and discover Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • The services of an APT cruise director and expert 12-member expedition team
  • Prices includes airport transfers, port charges and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 29 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages

  • 10 nights aboard Le Laperouse with daily excursions on Zodiac vessels

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • High Zodiac Activity – This expedition cruise uses Zodiacs for most excursions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
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Deck Plans

 
Deluxe Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
Deck 3
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
Deck 4
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
 
Privilege Suite
 
Grand Deluxe Suite
Deck 5
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
 
Privilege Suite
 
Grand Deluxe Suite
 
Owners Suite
Deck 6
Deck 7

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom, 19 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Shower, French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Prestige Stateroom, 19 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Shower, French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Deluxe Suite, 27 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Privilege Suite, 32 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Grand Deluxe Suite, 45 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Owners Suite, 45 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower & Bathtub + Jacuzzi on terrace
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service

Deck Plans

 
Deluxe Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
Deck 3
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
Deck 4
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
 
Privilege Suite
 
Grand Deluxe Suite
Deck 5
 
Prestige Stateroom
 
Deluxe Suite
 
Privilege Suite
 
Grand Deluxe Suite
 
Owners Suite
Deck 6
Deck 7

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom, 19 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Shower, French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Prestige Stateroom, 19 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Shower, French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Deluxe Suite, 27 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Privilege Suite, 32 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Grand Deluxe Suite, 45 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service
  • Owners Suite, 45 sq m
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower & Bathtub + Jacuzzi on terrace
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa
  • French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service

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Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Prestige Stateroom D4 $ 1,450
Prestige Stateroom D5 $ 1,650
Prestige Stateroom D6 $ 2,250
Deluxe Suite D3 $ 5,900
Deluxe Suite D4 $ 6,300
Deluxe Suite D5 $ 6,700
Deluxe Suite D6 $ 7,100
Privilege Suite D5 $ 10,000
Privilege Suite D6 $ 10,500
Grand Deluxe Suite D5 $ 12,450
Grand Deluxe Suite D6 $ 13,250
Owners Suite $ 14,450
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Prestige Stateroom D4 $ 1,450
Prestige Stateroom D5 $ 1,650
Prestige Stateroom D6 $ 2,250
Deluxe Suite D3 $ 5,900
Deluxe Suite D4 $ 6,300
Deluxe Suite D5 $ 6,700
Deluxe Suite D6 $ 7,100
Privilege Suite D5 $ 10,000
Privilege Suite D6 $ 10,500
Grand Deluxe Suite D5 $ 12,450
Grand Deluxe Suite D6 $ 13,250
Owners Suite $ 14,450
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by APT.

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