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Kimberley Quest Cruises – Southern Quest
(11 days) Broome to Broome
Map of Kimberley Quest Cruises – Southern Quest

Day 1 Broome

Arrive Broome

Broome Private Transfer, Australia Wide

Airport to Hotel – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Often referred to as the pearl of North West Australia, Broome is Western Australia’s coastal gateway to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley.  It’s also home to the world-famous white sands of Cable Beach, making it one of the State’s most popular holiday resorts.

Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Accommodation in a Pool View Studio for 2 nights – Room Only

Cable Beach Road, Broome

Inclusions: Return seat in coach Broome Airport transfers.

Welcome to the magnificent Cable Beach, home of the award-winning  resort.  Reconnect, with nature, your partner, your family and yourself.  Relax and unwind with two glistening pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of three restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L’Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.  Explore Broome’s unique wonders or enjoy family fun, the Resort provides the ultimate haven for both a romantic couples retreat and a unique family escape.

Day 2 Broome

This morning is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax.

InStyle Adventures, Broome

Afternoon Best of Broome – Shared Small Group Tour

Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, sunset platter, Chinatown walking tour

Take in all the best sites of Broome with entertaining and informative commentary from your local guide.  An easy paced walking tour around historical Chinatown then touring in our comfortable air-conditioned 4WD we visit Town Beach, sight of the WWII bombing, the fascinating and moving Japanese Cemetery before venturing to Gantheaume Point, a home of the dinosaur footprints.  Enjoy drinks and a gourmet platter as the sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

Operates:

Months: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Days: Daily

Duration: 4 hours

Start: 2.00pm

Finish: after sunset

Day 3 Cape Leveque

Broome Private Transfer, Australia Wide

Hotel to Deep Water Port – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Kimberley Quest – Broome

8 Day Southern Quest – Broome to Hunter River – Shared Cruise

Double Cabin

Departs: Tuesday

Arrives: Tuesday

Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, all meals, daily excursions, a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls, a light airclaft transfer from Hunter River to Broome.

Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

Day 4 Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay

This morning will find you crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, you take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

Day 5 Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

Early morning you fish in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a Barramundi. You then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 6 Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

This morning you fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. You then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon you cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top you have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

Day 7 Langii, Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

Visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. Relax on board as you cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, you visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s. In the afternoon take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 8 Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls

Early morning you cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, you cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join your guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 9 Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay

Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a Barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon you cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax on board to another spectacular sunset as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon, while you cross Prince Frederick Harbour towards the Hunter River.

Day 10 Hunter River to Broome

In the morning you explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as you spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome by sunset where the team will transfer you to your accommodation.

Note:

– Luggage allowance is maximum of 10kg/22lbs per person in soft bags. Any excess luggage may be stored in Kimberley Quest office in Broome.

– Kimberley Quest has the right to change the itinerary, the vessel, or cancel the cruise as a result of some unexpected event or prevailing weather conditions. Cruise departure/arrival times are approximate and can vary due to tides, weather, etc.

– Please don’t arrange same day flights from Broome as unable to guarantee the arrival times.

Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Accommodation in a Pool View Studio for 1 nights – Room Only

Cable Beach Road, Broome

Inclusions: Return seat in coach Broome Airport transfers.

Welcome to the magnificent Cable Beach, home of the award-winning  resort.  Reconnect, with nature, your partner, your family and yourself.  Relax and unwind with two glistening pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of three restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L’Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.  Explore Broome’s unique wonders or enjoy family fun, the Resort provides the ultimate haven for both a romantic couples retreat and a unique family escape.

Day 11 Broome

Depart Broome

Broome Private Transfer, Australia Wide

Hotel to Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Accommodation
Broome
Cable Beach Club Resort
Cape Leveque
Kimberley Quest
Hunter River to Broome
Cable Beach Club Resort