Coral Expeditions I
Aurora Expeditions
Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome
Cruise Line: Aurora Expeditions
Selected Sailing Date: 31 May 2019
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Cruise Description

10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.

Jump onboard Coral Expeditions I and let yourself be led by Kimberley expert Mike Cusack into a world like no other! The exotic, remote and surprising Kimberley coastline, located in Australia's North West offers unique discoveries, from ancient aboriginal rock paintings and intriguing Horizontal Waterfalls, to incredible reefs home to fascinating wildlife and powerful tidal phenomena. Australia's Kimberley Coast is a natural marvel not to be missed. Come and see it for yourself!

Day 1 - Darwin
We meet in Darwin, Northern Territory and board Coral Expeditions I for a morning departure.

Day 2 - Joseph Bonaparte Gulf
Cruise across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, first sighted by Abel Tasman in 1644, and named by French explorer Nicholas Baudin in 1803. The Gulf is a shallow inlet of the Timor Sea. We may also explore the serpentine creek system on Cox Peninsula.

Day 3 - Vansittart Bay & King George River
Vansittart Bay has many inlets, islands and protected waters that let us search for Gwion Gwion figures and WWII relics. WA's tallest waterfall, 80-meter thundering King George Falls await us on the other side of the King George River.

Day 4 - Bigge Island
Bigge Island is an important cultural landing site and is home to monjons (small rock wallabies) and ospreys. Our rock painting specialist will take you through the fascinating Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) figures.

Day 5 - Prince Regent Nature Reserve
Prince Regent Nature Reserve is where more than half of the region's bird life and mammal species thrive. The reserve boasts mangrove stands, towering red cliffs, impressive tidal currents and the famous saltwater crocodiles. In Careening Bay, a huge boab tree bears the 1820 blaze of Phillip Parker King's HMC Mermaid.

Days 6-7 Camden Sound Whale Sanctuary & Prince Regent River
We hope to be lucky enough to see humpback whales and their young in Camden Sound Whale Sanctuary. Expedition leader and Kimberley expert Mike Cusack takes us to ruins of the Kunmunya Mission, the remote settlement he and his wife Susan called home for a year, as Australia Geographic's Wilderness Couple. We'll also cruise along Prince Regent River up to the cooling King Cascade.

Days 8-9 Horizontal Waterfalls & Montgomery Reef
Photographers will revel in the 800 iron-rich islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago, stretching across azure waters. We take the time to cool off in Crocodile Creek and the adventure seekers experience the thrill of a Zodiac cruise through the powerful Horizontal Waterfalls. The marine sanctuary of Montgomery Reef is home to friendly manta rays and sharks and tidal cascades.

Day 10 Dampier Peninsula & Cacepede Islands
Today we sail pass the Dampier Peninsula and head towards the Lacepede Islands in search of seabird and turtle nesting grounds.

Day 11 Broome
Disembark Coral Expeditions I.