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13 Days | Uncover The Kimberley with SCENIC | Includes Flights

Broome - Lacepede Islands - Horizontal Falls - Montgomery Reef - Ashmore Reef - King George River - Darwin

Return Domestic Economy Class Airfares from Melbourne or Sydney

10 Nights ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruising on Scenic Eclipse II in a Deluxe Verandah Suite

Pre and post-accommodation in Broome and Darwin

Butler service, incredible dining & beverages, included activities & much more!

From $15,299 Typically $21,599 Include flight pp Twin Share

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Description


Join this LUXURIOUS program taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Kimberley region with SCENIC, including pre and post accommodation as well as Flights!

Embark on an unparalleled Discovery Voyage aboard the opulent 6-star ultra-luxury vessel, the Scenic Eclipse II, as it transcends the boundaries of exploration, immersing you even further into the awe-inspiring wonders of this magnificent land. Unveil the secrets of the Kimberley region, a realm of untouched beauty and remote treasures that remain hidden from the casual observer. Immerse yourself in the pristine allure of secluded islands, witness the breathtaking spectacle of native birdlife, explore concealed reefs teeming with a kaleidoscope of vibrant marine life, and delve into the ancient spiritual heritage of the traditional landowners.


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Led by the expertise of the Scenic Discovery Team, this extraordinary journey unveils the Kimberley's unseen richness, offering an intimate connection to the heart of your homeland. Our indigenous experts will guide you on a profound exploration, fostering a deeper appreciation for the vast and diverse landscapes that define this remarkable terrain. This once-in-a-lifetime experience seamlessly combines the epitome of ultra-luxury with the thrill of captivating exploration, ensuring that every moment aboard the Scenic Eclipse II is a celebration of discovery and indulgence.

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

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Day 1

Arrive into Broome

Broome is a beach resort town in western Australia’s Kimberley region. Along its Indian Ocean coastline, the white sands of 22km-long Cable Beach offer a dramatic backdrop for sunset camel rides. At Gantheaume Point nearby, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks during low tide. Broome’s historic Chinatown overlooks Roebuck Bay, a jumping-off point for cruises to local pearl farms.

Accommodation: Pearle Broome in a Guest Room

Meals: None

Day 2

Broome - Board your Scenic Cruise

Welcome aboard ultra-luxurious Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht. Settle into your spacious suite and enjoy the first destination of this incredible journey. 

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

 

Meals: Dinner

Day 3

Lacepede Islands

The stunning coast of Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve was named by French explorer Baudin in 1801 to commemorate his naturalist compatriot, Count Lacepede. In the past, Macassan boats used for fishing trepang (sea cucumbers) frequented these islands, but today they are an important nesting site for green turtles, and home to large colonies of lesser frigate birds and brown boobies.

Your expert Discovery Team will take you on an exhilarating Zodiac discovery excursion, weather permitting.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4

Buccaneer Archipelago

Overnight, your Discovery Yacht will cruise across the mouth of King Sound into the Buccaneer Archipelago. This spectacular maze of more than 800 islands is jaw-dropping for its vivid colours: iron-rich red rock, green pockets of lush rainforest, striking turquoise ocean and pristine white beaches. Enjoy the picturesque scenery while you relax onboard in ultra-luxury.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5

Talbot Bay - Horizontal Falls

Talbot Bay’s spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls is a natural wonder to tick off your Australian bucket list. This phenomenon is caused by a unique combination of geology and massive tidal surges.

If time and tides permit, you may have the opportunity to go through these fascinating falls and around the narrow waterways of Talbot Bay in a Zodiac. Later, choose to embark on a challenging 9.5 kilometre walk into the Kimberley’s remote wilderness.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6

Montgomery Reef - Raft Point

Magically rising out of the sea at low tide, Montgomery Reef is a transient landscape of coral reef and waterfalls rich with marine life. Green turtles often swim in the narrow corridors of coral around the edge of the reef, so keep your eyes peeled.

Take a Zodiac cruise with your expert Discovery Team around the waterfalls and try to spot manta rays, dolphins, black-tipped reef sharks or dugongs. You will also visit Raft Point, an imposing bluff in the middle of Doubtful Bay, home to an impressive indigenous rock art gallery.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7

Bigge Island - Lowe Rocks

Bigge Island is a haunting place of great silence where you’ll gain a true sense of the antiquity of our country. Rise early this morning to see the renowned Wandjina (Kaiara or Sea Wandjina) spirit paintings whose origins remain shrouded in mystery and controversy. Time and weather permitting, you can walk to the far side of the island to view the unique Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings.

Immerse yourself in the local culture during a traditional smoking ceremony, followed by tea with local indigenous artists.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8

Hunter River

Located in Prince Regent National Park, the Hunter River is flanked by pockets of rainforest, vast swathes of mangroves and soaring red cliffs. Explore this magical waterway, which is said to have the highest proportion of saltwater crocodiles in the Kimberley.

Pending on the tide levels, we plan to explore the stunning surroundings by Zodiac. Admire sandstone cliffs, pristine mangrove forests and inlets of Prince Frederick Sound, Porosus Creek, Hunter and, or Row Rives.  Keep your eyes open for some of the large saltwater crocodiles that make these waters their home; in the air, be on the lookout for ospreys while you soak in this natural wonderland hardly touched by man.

Later you’ll have the optional opportunity to venture further into the outback to Mitchell Falls on a helicopter^ excursion. See the dramatic four-tiered waterfall that has been carved out over millennia. Its deep emerald pools contrast with the rugged red sandstone of the Mitchell Plateau, creating a mesmerising oasis. 

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 9

Ashmore Reef

Enjoy a relaxing morning at sea. Scenic Eclipse II will position itself off this stunning marine sanctuary in Ashmore Reef while all three islands of the reef are uninhabited, they are home to an abundance of life. The reef is internationally recognized for more than 40 species of sea birds that flock here, along with an array of underwater wonders.

This stop will provide you with a welcome opportunity to swim, snorkel or enjoy a Zodiac cruise.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 10

Vansittart Bay

An overnight journey onboard your luxurious Discovery Yacht brings you into the protected Vansittart Bay. Today Scenic Eclipse II will stop just off Jar Island, located in the southwest corner of the bay.

Following a Zodiac ride to a small beach, step ashore for a hike to view the ancient and mysterious Gwion Gwion rock paintings, one of the two major regional rock arts and very specific for this part of the Kimberley’s; possibly dating back some 15,000 to 20,000 years.
 

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 11

King George River

At 112 kilometres long and with a sheer drop of 100 metres, the thundering twin falls of King George River is an unforgettable experience. Make your way along the river’s tranquil waters, through towering gorges – home to Brahminy kites, egrets, and kingfishers.  As your zodiac weaves past the spectacular 80-meter-high sandstone cliffs and mangrove forests look out for crocodiles basking in the sun. The river is of high cultural significance to the Balangagarra people, with the falls representing the male and female Wunkurr rainbow serpent.

If tides are favourable, a Zodiac discovery excursion of the river may be available.

Accommodation: Scenic Eclipse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 
Day 12

Darwin

Your unforgettable Discovery Voyage comes to an end today; it is time to bid farewell to your friendly crew and new friends.

On disembarkation, make your way to Mindil Beach Resort. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to discover the city of Darwin.

Accommodation: Mindil Beach Resort Darwin

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13

Darwin  Your Home City

Today its time to check out from your accommodation and make your way to the airport for your return flight home. We trust you have enjoyed your Luxurious time away in the Top End!

Meals: None

 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Domestic Economy Class Airfares from Melbourne or Sydney. For other Capital Cities, please enquire with our Customer Service Team

Broome

  • 1 Night at Pearle Broome in a Guest Room with breakfast

On board your Scenic Cruise

  • Accommodation in a Category D Deluxe Verandah Suite (upgrades available)
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences
  • All-inclusive beverages
  • All-inclusive dining (up to ten different all-inclusive dining experiences)
  • All-inclusive wellness, including the Spa Sanctuary, plunge pools, gym, yoga studio, sauna and more
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Luxury suites: all featuring a private verandah and separate lounge area
  • Butler service: everything from nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service

Darwin

  • 1 Night at Mindil Beach Resort Darwin in a Garden Room with breakfast

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers where not mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses

Important Information

Upgrade: Want to upgrade? No worries. Get in touch with our team today and we will be happy to assist.

Passport: You must have a passport with 6 months validity on this cruise.

Single supplement: Please contact us for a single supplement quotation.

Health & Vaccinations: To travel on this cruise all passengers must be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.

About the Scenic Eclipse II: In 2019, the launch of Scenic Eclipse, The World's First Discovery Yachts™, set the benchmark in ultra-luxury ocean cruising. Now, we invite you to experience a new era of expedition cruising with the arrival of Scenic Eclipse II.  Combining innovative design and state-of-the-art technology with unrivalled discovery. Enjoy enhanced ultra-luxury spaces, new culinary experiences and unmatched exploration as you soar above by helicopter.

Departure Dates


MAY 2024
19 th
Sunday 19 May 2024  ‐  Friday 31 May 2024
Surcharge
+ $1,000 p.p
AUG 2024
07 th
Wednesday 07 Aug 2024  ‐  Monday 19 Aug 2024
AUG 2024
27 th
Tuesday 27 Aug 2024  ‐  Sunday 08 Sep 2024
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