Package duration: 11 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 16 July 2022
Cruise starts: 17 July 2022 from Broome
Cruise ends: 27 July 2022 into Darwin
Package ends: 27 July 2022
SAVE when you book early with PONANT:
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,415 - Current price including 10% cruise discount: $15,995*pp
Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony was $18,980 - Current price including 10% cruise discount: $16,835*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite was $25,340 - Current price including 10% cruise discount: $22,545*pp
Single PR5 Prestige Balcony was $32,980 - Current price including 10% cruise discount and reduced single supp on cruise: $28,110*
** Ask us about special savings for first time guests or past Ponant passengers! **
- Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season cruise
- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature
- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art
- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile
- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef
KIMBERLEY COLOURS 2022 Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Broome and ex Darwin on return inc. taxes
- One way transfer from Broome airport to hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in Broome
- One way transfer from Broome hotel to port
- 10 night Kimberley 2022 Expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Broome to Darwin including:
- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)
- Evening entertainment and events
- Room service 24h (special selection)
- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
- Zodiac excursions
- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
- Port taxes
- One way transfer from Darwin port to airport
10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Soleal.
Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary.
From Broome to Darwin, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.
In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.
The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.
You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.
Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.
With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, and calm waters, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.
Highlights of this cruise:
Located in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district, which is the historic city centre, and the famous Japanese Cemetery, dates back to 1896, and has a past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…
Careening Bay was named by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after his ship, HMC Mermaid, was careened there during his third voyage of discovery in 1820. King surveyed the western coast to complete the map initiated by Flinders 20 years earlier. The Mermaid had been leaking badly and King needed to find a shallow sandy bay where he could careen his boat to undertake repairs. At a high tide, on a warm September afternoon, he ran the Mermaid onto the sands. For ten days the Mermaid crew worked hard before refloating the vessel. The ship’s carpenter carved the name of the vessel and the year into a conspicuous boab tree. The famous boab tree is now 3 metres wide and National Heritage listed. A reminder of a by gone era of exploration!
King George River
The journey up the King George River is nothing short of breathtaking. The 80-metre-high sides of the gorge display varying degrees of weathering of the ancient Warton sandstone. The colours and textures of the gorge change with the light as you travel further up the river creating a continual changing scenery that is simply stunning. The journey culminates at the King George twin falls; the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80 m or 260 ft). Fed by wet season run-off the level of water cascading over the falls varies from year to year. Your Expedition Team will escort you in either the Zodiacs® or ships tenders to the foot of the twin falls, and explain all about the stunning geological formations of the canyon.
Darwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (30Jun21). All airfares/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply - collected approximately 10 months prior. Selected routing and airlines apply to package offers - any variances requested by guest will incur surcharges. Passport is required to travel on this cruise. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer ends 31Aug21 or until sold out/withdrawn. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.