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Join Heritage Expeditions for an exhilarating, in-depth exploration of Australia's renowned Kimberley Coast, and experience one of the world's most pristine and untouched wildernesses aboard the luxurious 140-guest expedition ship, Heritage Adventurer.

Western Australia's wild and remote coastline, which spans over 400,000 square kilometres, is a natural masterpiece. It features towering, iron-tinged red cliffs, torrential waterfalls, azure waters, hidden coves and caves, secluded white sand beaches, magnificent reefs, and rare and endangered wildlife. This stunning landscape is interwoven with Indigenous customs, deep connections to ancient lands, and a rich history.

Best explored by expedition vessel, cruises around Kimberley offer an intimate and immersive experience of this rugged wilderness, where nature's grandeur is truly awe-inspiring. Highlights of this voyage include the unforgettable sight of King George Falls, plunging 80m down 2,000-million-year-old towering cliffs, outdoor galleries displaying ancient Aboriginal rock art of the Gwion Gwion and Wandjina people, World War II relics, early explorer history, and an optional helicopter excursion to Mitchell Falls.

Discover an unparalleled ancient landscape as your expedition cruise takes you through the unspoiled beauty of Australia's iconic Kimberley. Experience the magnificent scale of this remarkable region by ship and Zodiac on an unforgettable Australian adventure.

Highlights

  • An unforgettable cruise exploring Australia's iconic Kimberley Coast
  • Visit the world's largest inshore reef system at Montgomery Reef
  • Witness the fascinating, remarkably well-preserved wreckage of a World War II Douglas Skytrooper
  • Visit one of the world's most pristine mangrove systems
  • 27 June 2025 departure offers guests the opportunity to travel with Australian travel photographer Ewen Bell

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin, Australia
Day 2: King George River
Day 3: Vansittart Bay
Day 4: Ashmore Reef
Day 5: Bigge Island & Careening Bay
Day 6: Swift Bay
Day 7: Hunter River
Days 8 & 9: Collier Bay
Day 10: Lacepede Islands
Day 11: Broome
 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Darwin, Australia

Embark Heritage Adventurer in the afternoon at Darwin Port, Australia’s 'northern gateway,' renowned for its glittering harbour, World War II history, and enviable tropical outdoor lifestyle. Upon arrival, the captain and expedition team will greet you and escort you to your cabin. You'll have time to settle in and get acquainted with the ship. You'll also be introduced to your expedition team who will outline your voyage plans. You're invited to join the expedition team in the Observation Lounge and on the Observation Deck as your ship sets sail for the Kimberley. Note: some voyages operate in reverse.

Day 2 - King George River
Day 3 - Vansittart Bay
Day 4 - Ashmore Reef
Day 5 - Bigge Island & Careening Bay
Day 6 - Swift Bay
Day 7 - Hunter River
Days 8 & 9 - Collier Bay
Day 10 - Lacepede Islands
Day 11 - Broome

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We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.