Trip reference number: 8093

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Wildlife Of Kimberley & Bamurru Plains

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The towering waterfalls, rugged outback, Aboriginal art and plentiful wildlife make the Kimberley Coast quite unique, and the best way to explore is to sail from Darwin and Broome aboard a small ship.

Starting out from Darwin, this exceptional trip opens with a stay at a luxury lodge on the edge of Kakadu National Park, renowned for its teeming wildlife. This is followed by a ten-day cruise aboard a comfortable expedition vessel along the deeply indented coastline of the Kimberley region, to take in its immense natural beauty and considerable animal and bird life. The experience concludes with an opportunity to relax and wind down at an exclusive ecolodge on the idyllic coast south of Broome. 

Join the Coral Expeditions II to discover all the iconic spots of the Kimberley Coast. In the north, discover the majestic King George River with its towering 80-metre twin falls and the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) Paintings of Bigge Island. Explore the Mitchell Plateau and cruise the Kimberley's ‘big' rivers before experiencing beautiful King Cascades, remarkable Montgomery Reef and the amazing natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in the south.

This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of Australia's pioneering past. Travel ashore to view the world's oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) paintings and soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. With two landings most days, you will enjoy more opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the Kimberley. Aboard the unique ‘Explorer' excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable zodiacs, and with the expert local knowledge of experienced guides, you are assured of making the most of every minute of your expedition, and do it all in total comfort and unrivalled style.

Read about travel consultant Chris Smith's trip to Australia's Northern Territory

Suggested itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: In flight
  3. Day 3: Arrive Darwin
  4. Day 4: Fly to Bamurru
  5. Days 5-6: Explore Kakadu National Park
  6. Day 7: Fly to Darwin
  7. Day 8: Depart on11-day Kimberley cruise
  8. Day 9: Cruise: King George River & Falls
  9. Day 10: Cruise: Vansittart Bay & Jar Island
  10. Day 11: Cruise: Hathaway’s Hideaway & Mitchell Falls
  11. Day 12: Cruise: Bigge Island & Careening Bay
  12. Day 13: Cruise: Prince Regent River & King Cascades
  13. Day 14: Cruise: Montgomery Reef & Doubtful Bay
  14. Day 15: Cruise: Kuri Bay, Raft Point & Ruby Falls
  15. Day 16: Cruise: Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago
  16. Day 17: Cruise: Lacepede Islands
  17. Day 18: Disembark in Broome; city tour & transfer to the south coast
  18. Day 19: Optional whale watching trip, guided birding bush walk
  19. Day 20: Optional guided birding bush walk & other activities
  20. Day 21: Transfer to Broome & depart
  21. Day 22: Arrive UK
  • Available*: May to Sep
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £8,595 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £7,345 pp
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trip
    • Culture
    • Nature drive
    • Panga ride
    • Photography
    • Swimming
    • Walking

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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