The Kimberley Ultimate is simply two weeks of lavish indulgence including all of the Kimberley coast’s iconic attractions, and has been True North's flagship adventure for 30 years.

Walk into Luxury exclusive offer
Complimentary return private chauffeur airport transfers*
Western Australia
From AUD$25,595 pp
13 Night Adventure Cruise
1Overview
Overview

The Kimberley Ultimate is an all-encompassing two-week soirée along the magnificent Kimberley coast featuring a wild and beautiful panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls. Not to mention, a visit to view unexplained rock art, and sightings of extraordinary wildlife and vast amounts of barramundi.

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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury small-ship Kimberley cruising

Prince Regent National Park

King George Falls, Eagle Falls, Mitchell Falls, Horizontal Falls, King Cascade, Jackson Falls, Ruby Falls

Montgomery Reef

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

Limited availability for 2022, enquire for details. Book ahead for 2023 from $25,595 per person

  • 13 night Kimberley Ultimate Cruise staying in an Ocean Class cabin
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • All activities including expedition boat excursions and other surprises (helicopter flights available at an additional cost)

*Special offer: Book your True North cruise with Walk into Luxury for complimentary private chauffeur transfers to and from the airport (metro area limits apply)

            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey runs from Wyndham (with ground transfer from Kununurra) to Broome. Direct flights to Broome and from Kununurra are available ex Perth and some capital cities.

            Wil maps STATE WA 13 Night
            5Luxury Accommodation
            Where You'll Sleep
            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            April - August

            Note: Alternative 7 day and 10 day True North Kimberley Cruises are available between March and August, or visit Rowley Shoal’s coral atolls in September.

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1

            You'll embark on your True North Kimberley cruise from Kununurra, boarding around 5.00 pm in time for a sunset drink before setting sail at 6.30 pm. Get to know your fellow adventurers over a special dinner served shortly after leaving port for the overnight cruise to King George River.

            Included: D


            Day 2

            On your first full day you will encounter one of the Kimberley's must-see attractions, the mighty King George River and falls. Here you'll anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and find endless places to explore. Climb the gorge walls or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. A walk at Tranquil Bay is also an option this afternoon, or learn of the history of the Koolama wreck. Enjoy sunset drinks and dinner as the stars light up the Kimberley night sky.

            Included: B - L - D

            True north TWN FALLS HIKE

            Day 3

            Explore the Drysdale and fish for the impressive mangrove jack, before heading up-river for tea and scones. There's an opportunity to indulge in some beachcombing and the ship’s helicopter will visit the remote community of Kalumburu during the afternoon.

            Included: B - L - D

            True north billy tea drysdale river

            Day 4

            Take up the opportunity to visit the ‘Bradshaws’ ancient rock art site featuring some of the oldest paintings known to man. Opt for the heli-picnic at Eagle Falls for aerial views and destination lunch alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in the middle of remote far-north of Western Australia. The tenders will be busy exploring local beaches and creeks before all the guests reconvene to share tales over drinks on the deck.

            Included: B - L - D

            Day3 True North eagle falls

            Day 5

            The Mitchell River is the destination of the day, where the adventure boats head up to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim. We'll join the fishermen to hunt for the elusive barramundi and there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights over ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls. Next is a unique opportunity to sip a glass of sparkling trying on exquisite pieces of diamond and pearl jewellery, created by the artistes at Allure, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

            Included: B - L - D

            Day7 True North The Kimberley Excursion 1

            Day 6

            Wake up to views over the turquoise waters of Swift Bay and an early breakfast before a search for the black-lip oyster. Savour their unique taste direct from the rock before heading to some Wandjina galleries nearby. Keep watch over the waters to spot some light game species that inhabit this area such as queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel as you head to the picturesque Winyalkin Island for sunset drinks.

            Included: B - L - D

            True north winyalkin island

            Day 7

            The Roe River offers another great opportunity to catch barramundi as we explore a river that boasts one of the highest crocodile counts in the Kimberley. The Roe was named after the first Surveyor-General of Western Australia, John Septimus Roe. He conducted numerous expeditions along the Kimberley coast between 1829 and 1849 and the ship’s helicopter will dramatically demonstrate the maze of creeks and endless coast that the early explorers encountered. In the afternoon, sail into Prince Frederick Harbour to visit a Wandjina art site on the aptly named Art Island. The helicopter will be available to perch on one of the Kimberley’s highest peaks for sunset overlooking Prince Frederick Harbour.

            Included: B - L - D

            PRINCE FREDERICK

            Day 8

            Journey along the magnificent Hunter River today, a river system lined with red cliffs and rainforest beyond. The Hunter is about as far away from civilisation as you can get in Australia, and the area is known for its large crocodile population and mud-crabs nesting in the dense mangroves. Activities today include fishing, bird-watching, mud-crabbing and simply exploring where few have been before. We highly recommend the hike to Jackson Falls or enjoy the splendour from the helicopter. As the afternoon approaches, visit one of the Kimberley’s most historic sites, the Phillip Parker King’s boab tree.

            Included: B - L - D

            True North Kimberley Hunter River

            Day 9

            The scenery will capture you today as you cruise along the Prince Regent River before pulling up at the base of the King Cascades waterfall. View the falls as they rain down from above, before another helicopter flight to a remote spot that you’ll never forget; land alongside a crystal clear billabong for a picnic lunch.

            Included: B - L - D

            Day5 True North Kimberley King Cascade

            Day 10

            Early-risers will be treated to a heli-flight with a difference; a champagne sunrise on the top of a mountain. Then it’s time for more adventure in the tenders – a chance to hike, or take a refreshing billabong swim or perhaps you’d like to venture further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall. Later the helicopter will take to the skies once again, for a multi-stop trip to a number of remote rock art sites that are only accessible by air.

            Included: B - L - D

            True North The Kimberley Indigenous Rock Art

            Day 11

            A different but equally magical day awaits with True North cruising, with a devoted morning to exploring the Sale River. Join naturalists and adventurers alike on a classic river expedition. After lunch you'll arrive at the impressive Montgomery Reef. The reef is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed with its 140 square miles of coral reef rising out of the ocean with the ebb and flow of the tide. Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a glimpse of the world beneath the glassy surface. Turtles, dugong, manta rays and other marine life call this special ecosystem home. Helicopter and tender boat adventures are options today or just take in the views of the reef from the deck.

            Included: B - L - D

            Day6 True North Kimberley Montgomery Reef

            Day 12

            Start the day with some fishing at 'Three Ways' followed by a moderate walk to Ruby Falls; be rewarded with a refreshing swim in the large natural rock pool. Later, keen anglers will take-off on a heli fishing adventure to a secret spot where the fresh water meets the salt. As the day comes to an end, make your way to the bar lounge for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.

            Included: B - L - D

            True North Kimberley Fishing 1

            Day 13

            Today you'll reach the final icon on your cruise of the Kimberley's - Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air-conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience.

            Take a refreshing swim and walk along white sand Silica Beach or head to Whirlpool Pass, another demonstration of the Kimberley’s powerful tides.

            As your day and adventure on True North draws to a close, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers, sharing your most treasured moments in this beautiful region.

            Included: B - L - D

            True north horizontal falls heli

            Day 14

            You'll arrive into Broome this morning and farewell the crew and new friends after breakfast. Your transfer to Kununurra departs at 8.00am.

            Included: B

            An undisputed highlight is the heli-picnic at Eagle Falls, where guests lounge on tawny sand in a red-rock amphitheatre and the smell of charred lamb and rosemary wafts from the barbecue
            Feb 2020 – CondeNaste editorial on True North’s Kimberley journeys
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