Kimberley Shore Excursions
Dissected by tidal rivers, the ancient geology of this timeless land features startling red rock gorges, prehistoric rock paintings, tumbling waterfalls and an incredible variety of plant and animal life. Our unique Kimberley Coast voyages focus on the most spectacular sites between Broome and Darwin, stopping at seldom-visited sites and allowing time to work around powerful tides to optimise landing opportunities.
Each of our shore excursions are optional and the choice to go ashore is completely up to you.
Here are some of the places you might explore on our cruises to the Kimberley:
We cruise through the deep channels of this marine wonderland, watching as powerful outgoing tides form hundreds of noisy waterfalls exposing vast lagoons and sandstone islets. Keep watch for dolphins, dugongs and turtles.
The stunning blue sky and sea merge along the white-sand fringe of these wildlife-rich islands – they are breeding grounds for green turtles, lesser frigatebirds, brown boobies and crested terns.
Home to Wandjina rock paintings, rich birdlife and boab trees, as well as tremendous views to Steep Island and beyond.
We explore wild landscape on Bonaparte Archipelago’s largest island, and view Wandjina figures and “first-contact” art by the Wunambal people.
Prince Frederick Harbour
We cruise the Hunter River’s aqua blue waterways, exposing pockets of emerald rainforests, mangroves and soaring red cliffs.
Prince Regent River
This arrow-straight river runs for 80 km, deep into the Kimberley. Our excursion craft whisks us past sunning saltwater crocodiles into eucalypt woodlands and mangrove stands alive with birds.
This bay is beautifully protected, with numerous islands and secluded coves. We visit DC3 ruins from WW2 and excellent Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock paintings.
The trip was outstanding and I would have happily turned around and done it all again.Ken M., Western Australia - Kimberley Coast, 2016
This was the realisation of a long held dream of seeing the Kimberley Coastal/River regions. That the trip exceeded expectations is thanks entirely to Aurora's planning and personnel.Richard G., Kimberley Coast, 2015
I could not speak more highly of Chris and Alasdair. Their knowledge and experience was wonderful and I don't think other tours could match them. A wonderful experience for us all.Tim L., Australia - Kimberley Coast, 2016