by Ocean Alliance.
In the faraway north-west pocket of Australia, you will find one of the most pristine regions in the world. At ten times the size of Switzerland, the Kimberley is brimming with Australia’s best outback landscapes and wildlife. Inhabited by just over 50,000 people over 400,000km2, the region is one of the most secluded and scarcely populated in the world, and is reputed as one of Australia’s great natural wonders.
Discover a never-ending haven of turquoise waters, white sands, waterfalls, and sandstone gorges that will take your breath away. Witness landscapes that have been carved over millions of years, immersed in the diverse wildlife and serenity of the region.
A bespoke itinerary will be designed with seasonal and tidal variations in mind, and once on board your experienced crew and guides will ensure that your journey has maximum freedom and flexibility to experience the best that the Kimberley region has to offer.
DAY ONE: Broome – Talbot Bay
Your charter begins when you depart Broome with a scenic drive out to Cygnet Bay you will be then transferred via “Sealegs” to your luxury accommodation onboard the MV Anda, when a welcome aboard greeting, safety briefing and settled into cabins.
With the anchor up your journey across Kind Sound through the islands, where the spectacle of the whirlpools and overfalls are generated by the 10m plus tides can be enjoyed on the aft deck lounge.
Yampi Sound you will head out for a couple of hours on a scenic expedition in the jet boats through experiencing the diverse colours and rugged beauty if the Buccaneer Archipelago, arriving at our overnight anchorage in Talbot Bay.
DAY TWO: Talbot Bay – Raft Point
At first light we head out on the jet boats to explore Talbot Bay and the amazing rock formations of the McClarity Ranges and the exhilarating ride over the Horizontal falls.
With the MV Anda underway we steam through the narrow waterways of Talbot Bay through to our next destination of Doubtful Bay.
Upon arrival we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill where some of the finest well preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley can be found. We can then finish the day off with a spot of fishing at Raft Point.
DAY THREE: Raft Point – Kuri Bay
An early morning steam out to Montgomery Reef to observe a unique and spectacular sight of this 200km2 reef system at low tide.
Once onboard Captain Alan will navigate our ship through to Red Cone Creek, where we take the tenders to a secluded water hole for a refreshing and cooling dip amongst the water lilies.
Once back onboard we steam north to our overnight anchorage at Kuri Bay, home of what was once the largest pearl farm in the southern hemisphere.
DAY FOUR: Kuri Bay – St George Basin
Early morning your guides will collect Kimberley rock oysters for entrée.
A possible visit to the Kuri Bay land based accommodation and pearl farm tour or day continues with a nearby visit to the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of an early and ill-fated settlement (1854) of Camden Harbour.
We steam to our overnight destination of St George’s Basin.
DAY FIVE: St George Basin – Prince Regent River
For the early-birds join our guide for a fish at low tide, returning to a sumptuous breakfast, whilst cruising up the majestic Prince Regent River to our overnight anchorage, where we will board the tenders for a journey further up the river to the spectacular tiered waterfall of the King’s Cascade, and an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear waterhole surrounded by an amphitheatre of sandstone. We return once again onboard Anda to reflect on the day’s activities.
DAY SIX: Prince Regent River – Hunter River
The tenders take us to some magnificent Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw style approximately 15,000 – 20,000 +year old) art sites that depicts times of a long gone era and a scenic journey to Camp Creek birds and wildlife, where we join the Anda and cruise out of the Prince Regent River through St Georges Basin whilst enjoying the vista of Mt Waterloo and Mt Trafalgar.
In the late afternoon we visit a site that was visited by the little known Australian born explorer Captain Phillip Parker King where in 1820 he careened his vessel, a “sundowner” with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a camp fire, before returning to Anda, where we will steam to our final destination of Hunter River.
DAY SEVEN: Hunter River – Broome
Early morning we head out on the tenders for our final excursion to view the amazing high cliffs and red escarpments of the Hunter River, rare birds, crocodiles, and wildlife to behold.
The helicopter transfers from the beach at Naturalist Island an exhilarating and unforgettable scenic flight to the Mitchell Plateau over the falls and on to your fix wing aircraft for the final leg to Broome, where you will observe from the air the areas where you have traversed onboard the MV Anda and reflecting the seven remarkable days of adventure, you will be met at the airport for transfers to your final destination in Broome.
Plan your experience on board the following superyachts in Kimberley: