Kimberley Cruises - Expeditions to The Kimberley Coast

For more information on our expeditions, including dates, number of days, itinerary, activities and what to bring, please click on the expedition names below.

EXPEDITIONS 2015
EXPEDITIONS 2016

Join us on our Kimberley Adventure!

If thrilling adventure and breathtaking experiences are calling your name, our action-packed Kimberley cruises are what you have been waiting for! From skirting through waves and whirlpools to climbing the flooded valley above the Horizontal Waterfall, from admiring the ancient and fascinating rock paintings to hiking past baob trees, Aurora Expeditions' Kimberley cruises offer fun and excitement for all ages.

Our Kimberley expeditions will take you into Australia’s North West – one of the country’s best kept secrets. We’ll cruise the Kimberley’s maze of nearly 3000 islands along the coast between Broome and Darwin, landing daily to explore its natural beauty and attractions, including sprawling landscapes, beautiful gorges and lush waterfalls

Key highlights of our Kimberley cruises include the Lacepede Islands, the spectacular Montogomery Reef, Bigge Island, and the majestic 80-metre King Georges Falls, the tallest waterfall in Western Australia.

Book your Kimberley holiday today for the adventure of a lifetime!

JOIN OUR KIMBERLEY EXPERTS

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Be led by legendary Kimberley adventurer, Mike Cusack, one-half of Australian Geographic’s first ‘wilderness couple’ who spent a year in 1987 living off the land in the wilds of the Kimberley outback. Mike has been leading our Kimberley cruises for 16 years and offers a special insight into one of Australia’s least visited areas, where his intimate knowledge reveals the secrets of this ancient and forgotten land.

DAILY LANDINGS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Let our guides show you some of the most fascinating parts of this remote coastline! See ancient Aboriginal sites, cool off in waterholes, Zodiac through the Horizontal Falls, and witness the abundant bird and marine life. Each Kimberley expedition offers landings and cruises from our purpose-built landing craft, the Explorer, which carries all 44 passengers and is boarded at deck level, allowing easy access from ship to shore.

ABORIGINAL CULTURE

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A true highlight of this expedition is the powerful and ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw/Gwion Gwion rock paintings, thought to be over 4000 years old. Our Kimberley shore tours allow you to immerse yourself in these significant cultural sites as our onboard experts uncover the ancient myths and traditions of this truly unique and special culture.

FREE ARTIST WORKSHOP

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New to our program in 2015 is a complimentary Artist Workshop. Delivered by experienced artist and author Alasdair McGregor, you’ll learn some tips and tricks t help you capture the stunning colours of the Kimberley landscape. Open to all levels, we invite you to bring your paper, pens, pencils and paints, to create your very own piece of Kimberley artwork.

OUR SHIP - CORAL PRINCESS

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Beautifully refurbished in 2012, Coral Princess is a 35-metre, 44-passenger catamaran. Equipped with a small convivial bar, an open dining room, a dedicated lecture/lounge room and zodiacs for shore excursions, it has earned a fine reputation while operating in the waters of Far North Queensland and now, the Kimberley. Each cabin features an ensuite and window for the ultimate comfort experience.

KUNMUNYA WILDERNESS WALK

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Exclusive to Aurora Expeditions is the opportunity to join leader Mike Cusack on the ‘Kunmunya Wilderness Walk’, and be part of his yearly pilgrimage to where he once lived as part of his year in the Kimberley region. The optional 9.5 km, or nine hour, rock-hopping journey is an inspirational and authentic bush experience, and one of the best ways to discover the true heart of the Kimberley.

 

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Aurora Expeditions is proud to be an accredited Australian tourism operator.

For more information on the Kimberley visit our Kimberley Wiki page.

 
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