An ultimate Western Australia luxury cruise itinerary
“You will encounter a unique itinerary, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.”
National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a Lifetime”
Set sail for the wild when you embark on this award wining luxury cruise company’s itinerary from Darwin to Broome. Enjoy regular Zodiac outings, or shore visits to get close to the Kimberley’s nature. With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of the Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.
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 falls in Western Australia. You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.
- 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.
- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls.
- Day 1 / Darwin
- Embarkation 07/03/2017 from 15h00 to 15h30 Departure 07/03/2017 at 16h00
- Day 2 / At sea
- Day 3 / Wyndham
- Day 4 / King George River
- Day 5 / Vansittart Bay
- Day 6 / Hunter River
- Day 7 - 8 / Raft Point / Montgomery Reef / Freshwater Cove
- Day 9 / Talbot Bay
- Day 10 / The Lacepedes
- Day 11 / Broome
- Disembark at 08h00
L’Austral creates a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape.
The best Western Australia luxury cruise
Ponant Expedition cruises take you off the beaten path, for true adventures that are both authentic and refined. For further information visit PONANT Iconic Kimberley. Departure dates from 23 July to 02 August 2017
PONANT is regularly awarded for the quality of its services and its unique cruising. The latest 2017 Best Cruise Company was awarded at the Victoires du Tourisme awards for the third year running.
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!