The Kimberley captivates the traveller with its rugged landscape and billion-year old sandstone gorges, while its delightful freshwater pools and streams offer many private oases all urging to be explored. Witness the might and power of the King George Falls only meters from the bow of the ship, and then marvel at ancient rock paintings in the caves of Jar Island. Soar in the ship's helicopter up to the stunning Eagle Falls, and tussle with barramundi, mangrove jack, and giant gold-spot snapper from the comfort of the True North.
|1||Be welcomed on board the True North from the frontier town of Wyndham. Cruise overnight to the King George River.||1830|
|2||Anchor at the base of the Twin Falls on the King George River to climb or observe the top from the on board helicopter, a spectacular way to start your cruise. Learn about the history of the MV Koolama shipwreck and take a leisurely stroll at Tranquil Bay.|
|3||Cast out your rods into the Drysdale in the hope to catch an impressive magrove jack before participating in a barra expedition complete with scones and billy tea on the liner's dedicated expedition boats upstream. This afternoon allows for a scenic flight to see the northern most point of Western Australia, out to Cape Londonderry.|
|4||Take a rare opportunity to see the 'Bradshaws', a collection of sophisticated paintings found in north west Australia, claimed to be the oldest figurative paintings in the world. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a popular trip as it will have you soaring over breathtaking scenery and dining on a sumptuous five-star lunch from the top.|
|5||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.|
|6||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.|
|7||Meander down the Roe River today famous for its high crocodile count. The ship's helicopter will dramatically put all into perspective from above to show the maze of creeks and endless coastline from below. Sail into Prince Frederick Harbour this afternoon for sunset drinks on Art Island.|
|8||The Hunter River awaits this morning demonstrating an awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and simply exploring. An exhilarating hike or helicopter ride to the hidden Jackson Falls is on the agenda in the afternoon.|
|9||Visit one of Kimberley's most historic sites, Phillip Parker King's boab tree. 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 right under the falls for exploration in the nearby rainforest.|
|10||Early-risers will be treated to a champagne sunrise heli-flight with a difference this morning. Swim in another picture perfect billabong or take another compelling hike before retreating to your create own special place on the mighty Regent River.|
|11||Explore the Sale River on a classic expedition. Take a dip before you lunch as the True North will have you returning to the seas to transport you 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.|
|12||Start the day with more fishing at 'Three Ways' ahead of a short lunchtime cruise. Take a moderate climb to an extraordinary art gallery and to view the well-preserved Wandjina paintings of Raft Point.|
|13||Admire the Kimberley coastline on your way to be personally introduced to The Horizontal Falls. Take to the waters of Crocodile Creek before a gentle walk at Silica Beach. Enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands, Cape Leveque and down the Dampier Peninsula to Broome.|
|14||End your journey in Broome.||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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