Sailings: 10th June, 2023 – 20th June, 2023 (reverse sailing Broome to Darwin 20th June, 2023 – 30th June, 2023); 10th July, 2023 – 20th July, 2023 (reverse sailing Broome to Darwin 20th July, 2023 – 30th July, 2023)
Visit the Ashmore Reef Marine Park, a highly protected wildlife zone in the Indian Ocean mainly accessed by scientists
A chance to fly over the incredible striped mountains of the Bungle Bungle Range
Marvel at the incredible Horizontal Falls
Delve into the rugged natural environment of the Kimberley, and experience the phenomenon of the 400-square-kilometre reef that rides with tide
11D10N Northern Australia Discovery | Luxury Cruises and Expeditions
From S$13,000 per person
based on 2 to travel
From S$13,600 for solo traveller
Port to Port – food & beverage on board cruise, cruise excursions and expedition gear – and pre/post cruise hotels where applicable
International flights and cruise pre/post-trip will be priced upon request
CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY
Day 1 – Darwin
Free & easy to explore the city at leisure.
At the appointed time, check in for your luxury expedition and enjoy the views of Darwin as you sail away into the Indian Ocean.
Day 2 – At sea
Grab the opportunity to relax and unwind in your suite or in the Observation Library, or indulge in a spa session, work out at the fitness gym or even indulge in some retail therapy.
Day 3 – Ashmore Reef
Situated 630 kilometres north of Broome and 111 kilometres south of Indonesia's Rote Island, Ashmore Reef is a wildlife sanctuary mainly accessible to research scientists. Within this highly protected zone is a treasure trove of birds and marine creatures including curlew sandpipers, green turtles and dugongs.
Day 4 – At sea
Relax and catch up with what you've been meaning to do. You may also like to check out the Connoisseur's Corner to check out the fine wines and spirits, or the cigar collection.
Day 5 – Wyndham
A small port town with fewer than a thousand inhabitants, Wyndham is the gateway to the nearby Ord River. Cruise along the peaceful and tree-lined river and look for native wildlife – eagle-eyed folks may spot freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats, short-eared rock wallabies and a variety of birds, including Mangrove Herons and Mangrove Gerygones. Or marvel at the majestic striped landforms that are the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range.
Day 6 – Koolama Bay
At Koolama Bay, embark on a Zodiac cruise to reach the King George Falls, one of the Kimberley's most magnificent natural wonders. At 80 metres tall, the twin cascades are among the highest in Australia.
Koolama Bay and the river weaving through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations are a resplendent refuge for wildlife such as saltwater crocodiles. There's also amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite.
Day 7 – Vansittart Bay (Jar Island)
Located near the northern tip of Western Australia, Vansittart Bay was named by Phillip Parker King during one of his four surveys of Northern Australia during the early 19th century. One of the highlights in this area is Aboriginal rock art – two fascinating sites showcasing the Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) and Wandjina styles of rock art can be admired.
You'll have the opportunity to go on a guided hike to a World War II site, where an almost intact wreck of an old C-53 airplane lies.
Day 8 – Hunter River Region
The Hunter River is home to an immense mangrove system surrounded by soaring red sandstone cliffs, which you'll experience intimately on a Zodiac cruise. Some of the native species here include the infamous saltwater crocodile, mudskipper and fiddler crab.
The highlight inland is the famous Mitchell Falls where four tiers of waterfalls plunge into deep pools that flow out into the mighty Mitchell River. The headwaters of the falls are cool and a dip in the fresh water is a welcome reprieve from the heat of the heartland, particularly during the warmer months.
Day 9 – Freshwater Cove, Kimberley | Montgomery Reef
Receive a traditional ochre welcome on the beach from Aboriginal guides as you arrive at Freshwater Cove, also known as Wijingarra Butt Butt, before being guided to explore sacred rock art caves. Take a closer look at the rock formations along the cove – the indigenous people believe they represent spiritual ancestors from the great Wandjina battle.
At Montgomery Reef, the amazing tidal change of up to 4 metres has to be seen to be believed. Say hello to a semi-submerged world at low tide and observe a variety of reef birds and sea creatures including turtles and manta rays.
Day 10 – Talbot Bay
Oone of the greatest natural wonders of the world awaits at Talbot Bay. The region’s tides of of up to 11 metres create an amazing spectacle when the water tries to enter or leave Poulton Creek through two very narrow openings located one behind the other in the McLarty Ranges. Water builds up faster on one side than it can flow through the gaps, leaving or entering depending on the tide, thus giving rise to the unique phenomenon of Horizontal Falls.
Day 11 - Broome
Gateway to the oldest and most elusive of all of Western Australia’s nine regions, Broome is where your Kimberley adventure begins. The ancient landscape has long held travellers spellbound: At over 65,000 years old and boasting 2,000 kilometres of coastline, the Kimberley is three times larger than England but has a population of just 35,000. Broome itself has over 84 Aboriginal communities affiliated to it, of which 78 are considered remote.
Check into your hotel and rest for the night, or make your way back to Perth.
Vessel & Suites
Room options on the Silver Explorer range from the entry-level Adventurer Suite (14-15sqm on deck 3, lowest deck) to the premium Owner's Suite (67sqm) on the top deck (deck 7), which comes with a living room and balcony. Pictured is the Vista Suite (18sqm, deck 4).
All suite guests enjoy the services of a butler.