Australia's Kimberley: Voyage to the Outback - NEW TRIP!
Explore the Wonders Down Under on an Expedition Cruise to Australia's Wild West
Down Under, "The Kimberley" means the ultimate in wilderness. Raw and intense in its beauty, this stretch of rugged coast on the northwest flank of the Australia Outback is largely inaccessible except by sea. The vast plateau of the Kimberley runs headlong into the ocean, bearing scars of the erosive action of surf, wind and water over millennia. Rivers cut deep gorges through ochre sandstone. Waterfalls plunge over cliffs. Dazzling white sand beaches meet a transparent ocean studded with islands. A fascinating collection of wildlife is at home here, including huge primeval crocodiles. Our small ship is the ideal means to explore the complex coastline, cut by rivers and narrow inlets. Excursions by boat, Zodiac and helicopter reveal the Kimberley's wonders: the spectacular gorges and pools of Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent Nature Reserve with its astounding wildlife, desert tableaus dotted with bizarre boab trees, and the entrancing isles of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Though the Kimberley is sparsely inhabited except by wildlife, its rich human history is also on display in stunning galleries of Aboriginal rock art.
- Discover the region's intriguing wildlife, including vast seabird colonies, rock wallabies, flying foxes and giant saltwater crocodiles, one of the most ancient creatures on earth
- Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls atop the Kimberley Plateau, where we stop to swim in crystal-clear freshwater pools
- Travel by Zodiac up the Hunter River, passing mangrove estuaries and vertical sandstone cliffs to King George Falls, the highest in the Kimberley