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KIMBERLEY COAST 2022

Aboard the Coral Adventurer
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12 days

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23 Sept - 4 Oct

2022

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Starting from $10,990

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THE KIMBERLEY

Join Constellation Journeys on our exclusive charter of the Coral Adventurer to explore the remote Kimberley region in Western Australia and experience some of the most expansive and magnificent landscapes on earth. Turn your eyes upwards to the jagged, deep red ochre cliffs. Ride the remarkable tidal flows. Discover wildlife belonging to another time. Feel the power of the Kimberley’s cascading waterfalls and surround yourself with the silence of secluded gorges.


This Kimberley adventure offers a powerful way to reset your soul and satisfy your urge to explore without leaving Australia. And by embarking on this adventure you’ll be travelling with two Australian companies – Constellation Journeys and Coral Expeditions.

HIGHLIGHTS

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BROOME

Enjoy an included night and welcome dinner at the famous Cable Beach Club in Broome.

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BRADSHAW ROCK ART

Visit Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art.

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HORIZONTAL FALLS

Revel in the thrill of riding tidal rapids through the Horizontal Falls in a zodiac.

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BEACH PARTY

Enjoy sunset canapés and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley.

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WHALE MIGRATION

30,000 Humpback Whales make the warm Kimberley Waters their home in September.

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MONTGOMERY REEF

Discover the tidal reefs diverse marine life.

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MAP

ITINERARY

 

Expedition Note:

This itinerary is expeditionary in nature. You are travelling to a remote area and alterations to this itinerary may be necessary. Your Captain and Expedition Team will make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience. Variations may occur due to weather conditions, safety, local community requirements or other operational requirements.

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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Arrive Broome

Arrive in Broome and transfer to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort. Settle into the rhythms of this special place before a
welcome dinner with your Constellation Journeys team and fellow travellers. Speak to us if you’d like to arrive earlier and spend some additional time in Broome.

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

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Board Coral Adventurer

Enjoy an alfresco breakfast at the resort before joining one of our complimentary A La Carte options. Visit the Willie Creek Pearl
Farm, take a camel ride on Cable Beach or join our shuttle bus into Broome to explore this fascinating town before joining the Coral Adventurer.  Come together in the bar for the Captain's Welcome cocktail party for drinks before feasting on freshly prepared cuisine over dinner.

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

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Lacepede Islands

At this time of year the waters surrounding The Lacepede island group often feature large pods of whales migrating south in preparation for warmer southern months. Keep your eyes out for these magnificent mammals as you cruise through this Class A nature reserve.

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

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Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago

The Horizontal Falls are created as the ocean thunders through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. As the tide changes water is forcibly pushed through the bottleneck, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater.  

 

In the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago you’ll see evidence of massive geological forces in the ancient rock formations before concluding this remarkable day with sunset drinks at Nares Point.

TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

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Raft Point & Ruby Falls

Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbours significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries.  Find wonder and history in the ancient stories contained within the rock art. Later, a visit to Red Cone Creek offers the active an opportunity to climb up to a freshwater swimming hole overlooking Ruby Falls.

 

Other sites we may visit in Doubtful Bay include the mighty Sale River and Steep Island.

 

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

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Montgomery Reef

Get ready for a thrilling experience at Montgomery Reef as the sea rapidly recedes in a mammoth tide. The reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water, revealing the flat topped reef and leaving you breathless with wonder and excitement.

 

Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted.

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

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Prince Regent River & Kings Cascade

Running on a fault line the spectacular Prince Regent River is accessible only by sea. The area is a haven for native mammals and birds and is our access point for the magnificent King Cascade, a terraced waterfall. Falling from a considerable height and spanning a wide distance, the water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone, surrounded by grasses, mosses and ferns. It is an iconic Kimberley sight.

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

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Bigge Island & Careening Bay

Picture a harbour, dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre hued escarpments. This is a truly spectacular location. White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here and, at low tide, expansive mudflats reveal large populations of mud-skippers, mangrove crabs and even a crocodile or two.

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

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Hathways's Hideaway & Mitchell Falls

Carved through layers of sandstone Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level.  Stand and savour the serenity of this ancient landscape. Visiting Mitchell Falls is only possible by taking the optional helicopter flight (at additional cost).

 

Alternatively, explore the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway, a maze of weathered tunnels, arches and columns that was once an Aboriginal midden.

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

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Vansittart Bay & Jar Island

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically significant sites like the remarkable Jar Island Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art galleries, estimated to be around 15,000 years old. Nearby, on the Anjo Peninsula, we explore the well preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft.

MONDAY 3 OCTOBER

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King George River & Falls

Aboard a Zodiac you’ll cruise over the emerald coloured waters towards the site of King George Falls. Cast your eyes up to the vertically sided sandstone canyons cutting into the plateau where the King George River ends.  The ochre red cliffs are an iconic site of the Kimberley.

TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER

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Arrive Darwin

Enjoy breakfast on board before bidding farewell to the extraordinary crew who have become almost like family. Constellation Journeys will provide your transfer to your Darwin hotel (or the airport) or talk to us about staying longer in the Top End.

GALLERY

FARES

Prices are all inclusive, twin share per person commencing on arrival at Broome Airport on 23 September and concluding at either Darwin airport or your Darwin hotel on 4 October.


Contact us for prices for flights to join the journey in Broome and/or for pre or post journey arrangements in Broome or Darwin.

Conditions apply. 

CORAL DECK STATEROOM

From $10,990

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17 sqm. Comfortably furnished with junior king or twin bed and a porthole window.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Adventurer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$10,990

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

(A limited number of singles are available at this price)

$5,495

PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM

From $12,990

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17 sqm. Comfortably furnished with junior king or twin bed and large picture window.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Adventurer Experience

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

(A limited number of singles are available at this price)

$6,495

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$12,990

EXPLORER DECK BALCONY STATEROOM

From $17,120

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21.4 sqm. Comfortably furnished with junior king or twin bed and private balcony.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Adventurer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$17,120

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

(A limited number of singles are available at this price)

$12,840

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM

From $18,690

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21.4 sqm. Upper deck with junior king or twin bed and private balcony.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Adventurer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$18,690

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

ENQUIRE

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY SUITES

From $23,820

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55.8 sqm. Spacious lounge area, mini bar and personal coffee machine. Private balcony with an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. Unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Adventurer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$23,820

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

ENQUIRE

 
 
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READY TO ENQUIRE?

With limited space available on this unique journey we encourage you to contact us now.