Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness

11 Days
Darwin to Broome
From (AUD)
$ 18,740
Dates & Pricing

2021 Darwin > Broome

The Wonders of the Kimberley

Embark on an immersive voyage to one of the most stunning and rugged parts of the globe, on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™. Our expert Discovery Team will take you on a journey into the Northern Territory’s Top End and remote Kimberley region to reveal exotic natural wonders you never knew existed in your homeland.
On this unforgettable Discovery Voyage, you will marvel at an ancient landscape of vivid contrasting colours, navigate gushing waterfalls on a Zodiac, travel past sunning saltwater crocodiles, spot endangered green sea turtles, walk among an incredible variety of native flora, and get to know the traditional owners of our ancient land. After a day of discovery, unwind in the ultra-luxury on board your Discovery Yacht, and enjoy truly all-inclusive indulgence. Disclaimer - Subject to regulatory approval to operate
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101O
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Darwin
Return City:
Broome

Selected Itinerary

 
 

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Darwin

    Welcome on board ultra-luxurious Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™.  Settle into your spacious suite and enjoy the first destination of this incredible journey.  Darwin is the tropical capital city of the Northern Territory.  It has a vast, diverse and captivating history, from its World War II survival stories, to the bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracy, set against the backdrop of its sparkling harbour.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Day at sea

    Enjoy a leisurely day at sea to take advantage of the luxurious on board facilities. Relax on your private terrace or verandah and enjoy personalised butler service, revitalise your mind, body and soul in the luxurious 550m2 Senses Spa with a massage, take a class at the POWER: Yoga and Pilates Studio, or learn about Australia’s history, flora and fauna from your expert Discovery Team who will be sharing their unrivalled expertise through enrichment programs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Today is another day at sea. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with new friends at one of the many bars, soak in one of the Scandinavian-inspired outdoor vitality pools, take in the view through the on board Swarovski telescopes in the Observation Lounge, and savour culinary delights with up to 10 truly all-inclusive world-class dining experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - King George River

    At 112 kilometres long, time spent at King George River and its thundering twin falls is an unforgettable experience. Make your way along the river’s tranquil waters, through towering gorges – home to Brahminy kites, egrets, and kingfishers – and marvel at the sheer 100-metre drop of King George Falls.

    Discovery

    If tides are favourable, a Zodiac discovery excursion of the river may be available.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Hunter River & Mitchell Falls

    Located in Prince Regent National Park, the Hunter River is an aqua blue highway flanked by pockets of emerald rainforests, vast swathes of mangroves and soaring red cliffs. Explore this magical waterway, which is said to have the highest proportion of saltwater crocodiles in the Kimberley.

    Later you’ll have the opportunity to venture further into the Kimberley outback to Mitchell Falls, a dramatic four-tiered waterfall that has been carved out over millennia. Its deep emerald pools contrast with the rugged red sandstone of the Mitchell Plateau, creating a mesmerising oasis. View the breathtaking Mitchell Falls from the air during a ride in one of our two on board helicopters^.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bigge Island & Low Rocks

    Bigge Island is a haunting place of great silence where you’ll gain a true sense of the antiquity of our country. Rise early this morning to see the renowned Wandjina (Kaiara or Sea Wandjina) spirit paintings whose origins remain shrouded in mystery and controversy. Time and weather permitting, you can walk to the far side of the island to view the unique Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings.

    Discovery

    Immerse yourself in the local culture during a traditional smoking ceremony followed by tea with local indigenous artists.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Montgomery Reef & Raft Point

    Magically rising out of the sea at low tide, Montgomery Reef is a transient landscape of coral reef and waterfalls rich with marine life. Green turtles often swim in the narrow corridors of coral around the edge of the reef, so keep your eyes peeled.

    Discovery

    Take a Zodiac cruise with your expert Discovery Team around the waterfalls and maybe even spot manta rays, dolphins, black-tipped reef sharks or dugongs.

    You will also visit Raft Point, an imposing bluff in the middle of Doubtful Bay, home to an impressive indigenous rock art gallery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Talbot Bay & Horizontal Falls

    Talbot Bay’s spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls is a natural wonder to add to your Australian bucket list. This phenomenon – which, incredibly, is still relatively unknown – is caused by a combination of geology and tides.

    Discovery

    If time and tides permit, your expert Discovery Team may be able to take you right through the fascinating falls and around the narrow waterways of Talbot Bay in the Zodiac. Later, choose to embark on a challenging 9.5 kilometre walk into the Kimberley’s remote wilderness.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Buccaneer Archipelago

    Overnight, your Discovery Yacht will cruise across the mouth of King Sound into the famous Buccaneer Archipelago. This spectacular maze of more than 800 islands is jaw-dropping for its vivid colours: iron-rich red rock, lush green pockets of rainforest, striking turquoise ocean and pristine white beaches. Enjoy the picturesque scenery while you relax on board in ultra-luxury.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve

    The stunning coast of Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve was named by French explorer Baudin in 1801 to commemorate his naturalist compatriot, Count Lacepede. In the past, Macassan boats used for fishing trepang (sea cucumbers) frequented these islands, but today they are an important nesting site for green turtles, and home to large colonies of lesser frigate birds and Brown Boobies.

    Discovery

    Your expert Discovery Team will take you on an exhilarating Zodiac discovery excursion, weather permitting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Broome

    Your unforgettable Discovery Voyage comes to an end today. Bid farewell to your friendly crew and new friends. 

    ^Helicopters and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions,medical approval and weather and tidal conditions.

    The advertised itineraries (Itinerary) are subject to the grant of Australian and international regulatory approvals for operations within Australian territorial waters. If final regulatory approvals  are granted, Scenic Eclipse and the Itinerary will still be subject to any Federal, State or Local government restrictions based on current pandemic protocols. These may include travel restrictions, quarantine regulations and border closures. In those circumstances, we may need to cancel or alter all or part of the Itinerary, either prior to or once the voyage has begun. Alteration of the Itinerary may include (without limitation) substituting or removing ports of call and shore excursions; delaying or bringing forward the commencement of all or any part of the Itinerary; reducing or extending the duration of all or any part of the Itinerary. Our terms and conditions contain the parties’ rights in the event that any of these protocols or restrictions are introduced, or regulatory approvals are not obtained.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Witness Horizontal Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and cruise through the narrow passage of rushing white water in Zodiacs.
  • Visit Raft Point and see the fascinating Wandjina rock paintings that introduces the dreamtime character Namarali and tells of the great rock cod chase, as well as rich birdlife, boab trees and tremendous views to Steep Island and beyond.
  • Marvel at the sheer 100-metre drop of King George Falls.
  • Learn from the expert Discovery Team on board and as they take you on Zodiac excursions.

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • Only up to 228 guests on board
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day
  • Up to 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability