The True North's thrilling wet season adventure cruise departs when the waters are running strong and the landscapes are blossoming. Experience the best of luxury cruising in the northwest of Australia on an itinerary that takes you to Kimberley's most iconic landmarks. Explore, hike, fish, swim and fly over The Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef, King Cascades, Hunter River and many more taking the ship's very own on board helicopter. This is an exciting journey certain to promise many memorable discoveries through Australian art, history, flora, fauna, stunning vistas and all in amazing company.
|1||Be welcomed aboard the True North from Broome Port before taking to the Timor Sea. Cruise overnight to the Yampi Sound.||1830|
|2||Admire the Kimberley coastline on your way to be personally introduced to both The Horizontal Falls, gliding past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands as you go. Enjoy a pleasant walk on Silica Beach before you return to the ship for a unique evening meal.|
|3||Start the day with a spot of fishing at 'Three Ways' before passing the impressive silhouette at Raft Point. Take a small hike to view the amazing Wandijina Paintings before returning to the ship. Back on board it's then off to the unique eco-system that is Montgomery Reef this afternoon. Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every sea creature imaginable can be traced from the surface or, for a better view, climb aboard the ship's helicopter.|
|4||The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. Hike, swim or take to the skies at Kings Cascade where the ship manoeuvres itself discreetly underneath the falls. Not to be missed, a helicopter ride for those returning back from what has been described as Jurassic Park!|
|5||Make haste if you want to participate in another fishing expedition this morning or to see more stunning examples of Australian rock art. Join the ship's naturalist on another expedition vessel then its time for a helicopter flight to a picnic site you'll never forget.|
|6||Visit the magnificent Hunter River today, another awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and simply exploring. An exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls is on the agenda for this afternoon via one of the ship's expedition vessels. Sailing onwards towards Prince Frederick Harbour may be a chance to catch a monster barra before sunset drinks on your own private beach.|
|7||After an early morning breakfast hunt for the black-lip oyster. Savour their unique taste direct from the rock before gliding through waters alive with the likes of queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel. In the afternoon explore Voltaire Passage and its surrounding islands, learn about pearl farming and then join the ship for a very exclusive pearl party.|
|8||Journey out on the ship's expedition boats for a swim in scenic Surveyors Creek on the way to The Mitchell River, renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs. End the day with cocktails before another unique dining experience.|
|9||Take this rare opportunity to see the 'Bradshaws' today, a collection of sophisticated paintings found in north west Australia, claimed to be the oldest figurative paintings in the world. If art isn't your thing, depart on a heli-picnic amidst breathtaking scenery at Eagle Falls or explore many a local beach or creek. Cruise overnight to Koolama Bay.|
|10||The last of the mighty Kimberley rivers is visited today - The King George. You will anchor at the base of the Twin Falls to climb or observe the top from the on board helicopter for a cruise highlight. Take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before continuing onto the port of Wyndham.|
|11||End your journey back in Wyndham.||0800|
True North accommodates just 36 guests in 18 cabins. With 20 crew attending to guests, including naturalists and experts, you can be sure of a truly unique experience. Take advantage of a number of vantage points on board, including a sundeck, forward observation lounge, a ships lounge and an alfresco bar.
True North's comfortable accommodations are in three classes. En suite Ocean Class cabins are located on the lower deck and feature two portholes and in-cabin entertainment. River Class cabins are situated on the middle deck and feature a king size bed, and large panoramic windows, whilst Explorer Class Staterooms are larger and feature a twin-vanity en suite. Modern Australian cuisine is served on board, where signature dishes may include barramundi, black-lip oysters or seasonal yellow-fin tuna.
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