1 Arrive Perth
Take a guided walk of Kings Park before a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth (D)
2 Perth, Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri
At Nambung National Park, see the Pinnacles before arriving in Kalbarri. Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort (B/D)
3 Kalbarri, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia
Set out for Shark Bay, visiting Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool en route. Stay Two Nights: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (B/D)
Insider Experience: Enjoy a seafood dinner and stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
4 Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience
See the Monkey Mia dolphins being fed (subject to appearance). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an Insider Experience. (B)
Insider Experience: Embark on a wildlife cruise on Shark Bay.
5 Carnarvon, Exmouth
Travel from Monkey Mia to Exmouth. Stay Two Nights: Exmouth, Pot Shot Hotel (B/D)
6 Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park Cruise
Continue to Vlamingh Head Lookout before arriving in Exmouth and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Insider Experience: Cruise the stunning Ningaloo Reef.
7 Exmouth, The Pilbara, Karijini National Park
Cross the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Tour Tom Price mine. Stay: Karijini Eco Retreat (B/D)
8 Karijini National Park, Port Hedland
Visit Dales Gorge and Fortescue falls, then travel to Port Hedland. Stay: The Esplanade, Port Hedland (B/L/D)
9 Port Hedland, Great Sandy Desert, Broome
Travel through the Great Sandy Desert to Broome. Stay Two Nights: Oaks Broome (B/D)
Today is yours to spend at leisure. You may choose to relax by the pool or perhaps visit iconic Cable Beach, or head into town where you will discover Broome's rich and colourful history. (B)
11 Broome, Fitzroy Crossing
Travel to Fitzroy Crossing today. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (B/D)
12 Fitzroy Crossing, Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek
After breakfast, cruise the stunning Geikie Gorge and admire its multi-coloured limestone walls. Then, journey to Halls Creek. Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley Hotel (B/D)
13 Halls Creek, El Questro Wilderness Park
Travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, through spectacular scenery, passing picturesque gorges, waterfalls and rivers. Arrive at Emma Gorge Resort. Stay Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with en suites (B/D)
Insider Experience: Stay at Emma Gorge Resort in El Questro Wilderness Park.
14 El Questro Wilderness Park
Visit the tranquil Zebedee Springs, a stunning oasis in the middle of the wilderness park. After, enjoy a scenic cruise along Chamberlain Gorge, where the river carves a path through the sheer rock-face which is surrounded by a diverse range of native flora and fauna. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Indulge in a delicious open-air gourmet dinner at El Questro Wilderness Park.
15 El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra
Travel along the Gibb River Road to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the Ord River. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and over 270 species of birds. Stay: Kununurra Country Club (B)
16 Kununurra, Katherine
Pass through Timber Creek and arrive in Katherine. Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine (B/D)
17 Katherine, Darwin
Today, discover Nitmiluk National Park and enjoy a guided cruise along the majestic Nitmiluk Gorge. Afterwards, journey to Darwin. Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade (B/D)
18 Darwin, Embark Cruise
Today, board your ship. Cross Joseph Bonaparte Gulf before journeying into West Australian waters. Later, meet your crew at the Captain's Welcome Drinks. Stay 10 Nights: aboard the Coral Adventurer (B/L/D)
19 King George River, Tranquil Bay
Jump aboard an Xplorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River. Towering 80 metres above the water and reminiscent of an outdoor cathedral, King George Falls is one of the Kimberley's most spectacular attractions. Later, explore the pristine beach and luscious green landscape at Tranquil Bay. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Board a Zodiac and cruise to the base of magnificent King George Falls.
20 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
View the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane that crashed at Vansittart Bay during World War II in 1942. Later, you'll see Jar Island and its abundance of high-quality and ancient Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings etched into the alcoves and cave walls. Many of these images show figures with elegant clothing or ornaments. (B/L/D)
21 Winyalken Bay
After anchoring in Winyalken Bay, travel ashore and explore the maze of natural sandstone caves of Hathaway's Hideaway. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, all the while savouring delicious canapes and drinks.
22 Prince Frederick Harbour
Visit Prince Frederick Harbour, located at the southern end of York Sound. Composed of ancient mangroves and monsoon rainforests, this region is a wonderland of wetland delights. And because of its isolated environment, you'll hopefully come across a rare creature or two basking on the sunny banks. Other wildlife such as white-bellied sea eagles and birds of prey are often seen here among the predators. Head back to your ship in the afternoon. (B/L/D)
23 Prince Regent River, King Cascades, Careening Bay
Cruise the Prince Regent River, named by the crew of the survey vessel, the HMC Mermaid, who were the first Europeans to discover it in 1820. Afterwards, spend time at leisure wandering Careening Bay. Then, with a knowledgeable guide, you'll journey to the site of the iconic boab tree engraved with ‘HMC Mermaid 1820', miraculously visible after 200 years. Learn about the ship and crew who left their mark in the tree before heading back to your ship. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Admire the King Cascades, a spectacular waterfall that falls in torrents over terraced rock formations. Look out for saltwater crocodiles gliding through the opaque water.
24 Montgomery Reef
Experience a truly spectacular moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide falls. It stretches over 300 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean and you'll witness the miniature waterfalls cascade down the exposed reef walls in all directions, creating an awe-inspiring effect. Discover the reef's diverse marine life including turtles, sea snakes and reef sharks. (B/L/D)
25 Doubtful Bay, Kuri Bay, Raft Point, Ruby Falls
Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you cruise through the dramatic and rugged sea cliffs at Doubtful Bay. After, cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board an Xplorer and travel to striking Raft Point, where you will have the opportunity to see ancient Wandjina rock art alongside some of the Kimberley's most well-preserved Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Later, explore Red Cone Creek and visit the serene Ruby Falls. (B/L/D)
26 Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago, a group of over 800 islands strewn across the azure waters of the Timor Sea. Your skilled captain navigates smoothly through the hidden whirlpools, unmarked rocks and reefs caused by the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere. The islands' rocks are over two billion years old, still in pristine condition due to the isolation and minimal tourism of the area. We head towards Talbot Bay and see the majestic Horizontal Falls. When the 12-metre tide turns, strong currents rush through the two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascading effect. Later, enjoy sunset drinks overlooking the otherworldly rock formations at Nares Point. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Board a Zodiac for a ride through Horizontal Falls.
27 Lacepede Islands
Cruise to the Lacepede Islands (subject to conditions), a group of four islands home to an abundance of marine birds. The islands support over one percent of the world population of Lesser Frigatebirds and Roseate Terns. Because of this the islands are considered an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. Tonight, say goodbye to your fellow travellers and friendly crew while you enjoy Captain's Farewell Drinks. (B/L/D)
28 Depart Broome
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)