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True North Kimberley Waterfalls & Berkeley River Lodge 2023

Broome - Kununurra - Kimberley Coast

Cruise the Kimberley onboard the iconic True North 

Witness the stunning waterfalls & experience nature up close

Enjoy 5 nights at Australias' most remote luxury lodge

Premium accommodation in Broome & Kununurra

From $28,999 Typically $33,000 pp twin share

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Earlybird discount available for a limited time only!

This is it – the ultimate Kimberley top end experience. Chase adventure and enjoy some of Australia’s most incredible scenery, travelling along the Kimberley coast while the waterfalls are in full flow.

Sailing on the iconic True North, guests can relax and enjoy their luxurious cabins as they float past ancient geological formations, through gorges and along the stunning coastline of the Kimberley. With the most on-shore excursions of any company, you can bet that your days will be packed full of adventure: included activities range from scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, cultural explorations, picnics and more. Here, you will get an unequalled opportunity to truly experience the destination.

The luxury doesn’t stop there – once your cruise ends, jet off to the iconic Berkeley River Lodge to enjoy five nights of all-inclusive luxury, perched atop the sand dunes of the east Kimberley overlooking the Timor Sea.

 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19

Day 1

Arrive in Broome at any time today and make your own way to Pearle Cable Beach (or similar) where you will have time at leisure for the next two full days to explore. 

Overnight: 1 Bedroom Pool Villa at Pearle Cable Beach or similar

Day 2

Broome at Leisure

Overnight: 1 Bedroom Pool Villa at Pearle Cable Beach or similar

Day 3

DEPART BROOME

Your “welcome aboard” the magnificent TRUE NORTH is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port for the overnight steam to Yampi Sound.

Day 4

Awake to the majestic Kimberley and savour an irresistible TRUE NORTH breakfast as we glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands – our attentive crew will be happy to introduce the colourful histories of both! Then it’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience! Take a refreshing swim and a walk on the squeaky white sands of Silica Beach. Before you know it, your fi rst day onboard will be coming to an end – but there’s still time to select a fi ne wine and to enjoy a leisurely evening meal as we set sail to Doubtful Bay.

Day 5

 This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale river. Join naturalists and adventurers alike as we ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition! For those who can’t wait one minute longer, the mouth of the Sale off ers the fi rst opportunity to ‘land a barra’! or, take off on a heli-fi shing adventure perhaps to where the salt meets the fresh! Enjoy lunch as we weigh anchor and cruise to another Kimberley icon – Montgomery reef! Montgomery is a unique ecosystem that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, crocodiles and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!

Day 6

 The scenery will astound and there are some not-to-be-missed fi shing spots as the TRUE NORTH graces the majestic Prince Regent River. This morning’s target species include delectable mangrove jack and fi ngermark bream. At King Cascade we will manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong, or perhaps you’d like to venture further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall. The helicopter will be popular again when the fi rst group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 7

 Be amongst the fi rst on deck and join an early morning fi shing expedition, or see some stunning rock art or join the ship’s naturalist in one of the adventure boats – and all before another breathtaking helicopter fl ight to a picnic that you’ll never forget! The TRUE NORTH’s mouthwatering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong – in one of the most remote places on earth!

Day 8

 Wake this morning in the magnifi cent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests and surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains. And, the Hunter has it all – fi shing, mud-crabbing, bird-watching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our adventure boats for a closer look, it’s only a short hike, enjoy a challenging hike to Jackson Falls and, there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick harbour and enjoy sunset drinks on picturesque Crystal Beach, enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres and watch the sun descend on another action packed day in the Kimberley

Day 9

Wake in the stunning turquoise waters of Swift Bay. No time to dally – after an early breakfast it’s time to join the ‘hunt for the black-lip oyster’. In fact – their much-talked about proportions render them not hard to fi nd at all! Savour their unique taste direct from the rock – aside from some freshly squeezed lemon, you can’t get much more a la naturale than that! There are also some excellent Wandjina galleries nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfi sh, giant trevally and mackerel. Then join us for our pearl and diamond party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Allure, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

Day 10

 The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs! The adventure boats will head up river to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fi shermen will again join the hunt for the elusive barramundi and there will be more opportunities for helicopter fl ights over ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls! Join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience

Day 11

 Today there will be an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” - ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. Vansittart Bay also has a reputation for producing monster mackerel! The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring the local beaches and creeks. Overnight we cruise to Koolama Bay

Day 12

Yet another mighty Kimberley river – The King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bars at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista. Then our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will fi nd endless places to explore. Take the helicopter to the top of the falls for another highlight. Just the thought of leaving this magnifi cence will inspire mutiny! Hear about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, then take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham

Day 13

Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and your crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH! 

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore

Overnight Kimberley Grande in Spa Suite  or similar

Day 14

This morning is at leisure in Kununurra. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to board a charter flight to Berkeley River Lodge at 2.00pm.  In one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence await. Australia's most remote mainland luxury lodge experience, only accessible by air, getting to the Berkeley River Lodge is half the adventure. Leave modern life far behind and relax into the rhythms of nature in your luxurious villa floating atop the coastal dunes.  Dedicated and experienced staff are available on-site to guide you on river cruises, 4WD tours, sunset drinks, fishing expeditions, hiking and animal watching, and skilled chefs will cater all of your meals, including a five-course degustation dinner each night.  If that's not enough, your private glass-fronted villa with the occasional seating and daybed on your deck beckons you to laze away an afternoon, then enjoy cheese platters and drinks on your balcony as the sun sets over the Timor Sea.

Day 15

Berkeley River Lodge

Enjoy the spectacular facilities offered at this luxurious lodge.  Choose to hop on a river cruise, sign up for Bush & Beach 4WD adventures or guided creek walks! 

Accommodation: Berkeley River Lodge in a Villa 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Berkeley River Lodge

Enjoy the spectacular facilities offered at this luxurious lodge.  Choose to hop on a river cruise, sign up for Bush & Beach 4WD adventures or guided creek walks! 

Accommodation: Berkeley River Lodge in a Villa 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

Berkeley River Lodge

Enjoy the spectacular facilities offered at this luxurious lodge.  Choose to hop on a river cruise, sign up for Bush & Beach 4WD adventures or guided creek walks! 

Accommodation: Berkeley River Lodge in a Villa 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

Berkeley River Lodge

Enjoy the spectacular facilities offered at this luxurious lodge.  Choose to hop on a river cruise, sign up for Bush & Beach 4WD adventures or guided creek walks! 

Accommodation: Berkeley River Lodge in a Villa 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19

 This morning after breakfast, transfer for your flight from Berkeley River back to Kununurra! This is where the tour ends, and you can fly out after 1pm today. Want to keep the adventure going? Why not extend the trip and head off to the Bungle Bungles? Ask us today!

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 10 nights on board the True North in Ocean Class
  • 2 nights at the Pearle of Cable Beach, Broome 
  • 1 night at the the Kimberley Grand Resort
  • 5 nights at the Berkeley River Lodge
  • All daily excursions in the adventure boats while onboard your cruise
  • Onboard dining, & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Satellite WIFI
  • Laundry services
  • Local transfers to/from TRUE NORTH and port charges.

Accomodation

  • 2 nights in Broome at the Pearle, Cable Beach - Pool Villa or similar 
  • 1 night at the Kimberley Grande - Spa Suite or similar 
  • 5 night at the Berkeley River Lodge - Kimberley Villa 
  • Kimberley Waterfalls True North Cruise - Ocean Class 

 

Deposit: a 20% deposit is required at the time of booking, with a further 20% deposit required one year prior to departure. 

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Scenic helicopter flights, merchandise, the Traditional Owners visitor pass fee (where applicable) and alcohol are purchased onboard additionally.

Important Notes

We must receive your online booking form within 48 hours of booking to secure this package

A driver's license is required to be taken with you to board the cruise ship. 

Insurance: All guests must have travel insurance to participate on this tour and will be required to show this prior to departure  (including Remote Area Evacuation)

Level of fitness: All participants should be in good general health, able to walk reasonable distances over sometimes uneven terrain, and stand during excursions. All guests must be able to make their own way up and down stairs in case of emergency.

Covid19 policy: Guests must have a medical check 7 days prior to boarding and a PCR Test no earlier than 72hours – results of the PCR test to be shown

Child policy (4 to 18 years): Children are not permitted on this tour package

 

Departure Dates


MAR 2023
13 th
Monday 13 Mar 2023  ‐  Friday 31 Mar 2023
APR 2023
03 rd
Monday 03 Apr 2023  ‐  Friday 21 Apr 2023
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