Australia's Kimberley: Voyage to the Outback
Aboard the Coral Discoverer
May 3, 2019 ♦ Roundtrip Broome ♦ 15 DAYS
||DEPART USA/Broome, Australia:
Board your independent overnight flight to Australia, losing a day crossing the International Date Line. Arrive in Broome on Sunday, enjoy your afternoon at leisure before you gather together for a Welcome Dinner and overnight at hotel.
||Broome, Australia/Embark Coral Discoverer:
Exploring laid-back Broome; join a city tour to discover museums or botantical gardens. This afternoon embark Coral Discoverer and depart.
Scenic cruising around this ancient sandstone protuding from the mainland. Go ashore to the sparking white sands of Silica Beach. Opportunity for a guided walk or simply relax on the beach
View the amazing array of marine life that is exposed at low tide, with possible green sea turtle and shark sightings
||Prince Regent Nature Reserve/Camp Creek/Careening Bay:
The Prince Regent Nature Reserve is only accessible by sea or air, its remote, rugged landscape protect its scenery. Head up the river on a Zodiac to view the King Cascade. Camp Creek is home to estuarine crocodiles, re-tailed black cockatoos and galahs. Careening Bay hosts a boab tree with the inscription "H..M.C. Mermaid-1820", where this British Navy survey ship stayed during repairs.
||Bigge Island and Sterna Island:
Bigge Island has been sacred to Aborigines for milenia and hosts well-preserved Aboriginal paintings on the cave walls, offering a glimpse into their spiritual and historical world. This is also a great place to witness Monjon, the smallest of wallabies. Look out for a diverse number of seabirds on Sterna Island.
Visit a pearl farm, go on a walk to see examples of Wandjina and Bradshaw art
||Hunter River and Mitchell Falls:
An exhilarating helicopter flight whisks you from Hunter River to Mitchell Plateau to discover the spectacular Mitchell Falls. Freshwater pools offer a cool spot to swim. There are plenty of delightful sights at the anchorage area among the mangroves and tidal mud flats, including birds, mud skippers, crocodiles and fiddler crabs.
||Buccaneer Archipelago, Raft Point:
Consisting of more than 800 islands, the Buccaneer Archipelago offers some of the most picturesque shorelines in the world. Your daily schedule will be determined by the tides. Learn the traditions of the Worrorra people during a bush walk at Raft Point.
Witness the amazing Horizontal Waterfalls at Talbot Bay, where turning tides cause the waterfalls to reverse!
This is an important nesting spot for green sea turtles and several species of seabirds. A Zodiac cruise gets you closer to seabird colonies. The absence of city lights create a dazzling occasion for stargazing tonight from the ship's deck.
||Broome, Disembark, Sydney, USA:
Disembark in Broome with enough time for sightseeing. Transfer to Airport for your independent flight to Sydney with dinner and overnight at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. Board your independent flight to the USA on Friday, arriving the same day.