Top End & Kimberley Coast Cruise

20 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Darwin to Darwin with Travelmarvel

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 20 Day Top End & Kimberley Coast Cruise. Dive right in to the highlights of the Top End and the Kimberley with this 20-day journey. Explore from Katherine to El Questro and along the stunning red-rock coast.

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1 Arrive Darwin
Upon arrival in Darwin, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Darwin. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade (D)
2 Darwin, Katherine
Early this morning, travel to the Adelaide River and remember fallen soldiers at the Australian war cemetery. After time to explore, head to Nitmiluk Gorge and embark on a guided cruise. Afterwards, continue on to the famous remote town of Katherine. Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine (B/D)
3 Katherine, Ord River, Lake Argyle, Kununurra
Departing Katherine, you'll cross the border into Western Australia. Head to Kununurra and join a wildlife cruise along the Ord River. Then, see Lake Argyle. Stay: Kununurra Country Club (B)
4 Kununurra, El Questro Wilderness Park
Take a tour of Kununurra before travelling the Gibb River Road into El Questro Wilderness Park. Stay Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with ensuites (B/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy the next two nights at Emma Gorge Resort. Tonight, savour a delicious home-style dinner with your fellow travellers.
5 El Questro Wilderness Park
Head to Zebedee Springs and take a dip in the natural thermal pools. Then, set off on a guided cruise along Chamberlain Gorge. Later, perhaps walk to Emma Gorge. (B/D)
6 El Questro Wilderness Park, Halls Creek
Marvel at the scenery as you travel through the breathtaking Kimberley landscapes today on the way to Halls Creek. Enjoy staying located in the heart of the remote Kimberley region. Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley Hotel (B/D)
7 Halls Creek, Geikie Gorge, Fitzroy Crossing
Travel along the Great Northern Highway to Geikie Gorge. On a cruise, see how flooding has created a fascinating bleached effect on the limestone walls. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (B/D)
8 Fitzroy Crossing, Broome
Skirt along the southern edge of the Kimberley region on the way to the beaches of Broome. Enjoy a guided tour of this historic pearling centre and discover its fascinating history. Broome is sure to delight. Stay Two Nights: Oaks Broome (B/D)
9 Broome
Today is yours to spend at leisure in Broome. Perhaps go for a stroll through town or relax on the white sands of Cable Beach. (B)
10 Broome, Embark Cruise
This afternoon, you will transfer to the wharf to board your ship. Meet your friendly crew and fellow travellers at the Captain's Welcome Drinks while you sail amongst stunning scenery. Stay 10 Nights: Coral Adventurer (B/L/D)
11 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. (B/L/D)
12 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. After your Insider Experience, explore the stunning white sands at Silica Beach. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: When the 12-metre tide turns at Horizontal Falls, strong currents rush through the two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascading effect. Board a Zodiac for a ride through the falls.
13 Kuri Bay, Raft Point, Ruby Falls
Cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board the 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)
14 Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay
Experience a truly spectacular moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide falls. Stretching over 300 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean, 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, manta rays and reef sharks. Later, make sure to have your camera at the ready as you cruise through the dramatic and rugged sea cliffs at Doubtful Bay. (B/L/D)
15 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. Look out for saltwater crocodiles gliding through the opaque water. 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 almost 200 years. Learn about the ship and crew who left their mark in the iconic 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.
16 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 critters like 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)
17 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: This evening, pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean while you savour a delicious gourmet Australian beach barbecue.
18 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
View the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane that crashed at Vansittart Bay during World War II in 1945. 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)
19 King George River, Tranquil Bay
Jump aboard the Xplorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River. After your Insider Experience, 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. Towering 80 metres above the water and reminiscent of an outdoor cathedral, the twin falls are one of the Kimberley's most spectacular attractions.
20 Depart Darwin
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Stay at Emma Gorge Resort in El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Indulge in a gourmet dinner at El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Board a Zodiac and cruise to the base of King George Falls
  • Indulge in canapes and drinks at sunset
  • Discover the terraced rock formations of King Cascades
  • Ride through Horizontal Falls aboard an inflatable Zodiac
Trip Inclusions
  • Airport and ship transfers
  • 10 nights cruising the Kimberley aboard Coral Adventurer
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director and Driver
Included Meals
  • 46 meals - 19 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 17 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Price is for land only. Flights not included
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Please note days 12-15 are unescorted
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries, especially in remote locations

Deck Plans

Coral Deck (Level 1)

Cabin Types

Stateroom  Stateroom Layout  
  • 17sqm / 183sq ft
  • Furnished with a junior King-size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included
  • A compact en suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage

Prices & Dates

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Trip Notes
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