Thursday, 15 December 2011

Kimberley Expedition Cruise: 10 Nights in August 2012

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Board an idyllic Cruise along the Western Australian Coast, a part that may not be explored very often. Before departing Broome, explore the town's colourful history in the Historical Society Museum, or bathe in the clear waters aside the pristrine white sand beaches. Relax and unwind as you leave Broome, and head to Nares Point & Crocodile creek. This geological finger of sandstone protruding into the ocean provides great opportunities for Zodiac cruising and guided walks along the beach. Contrary to its name Crocodile Creek is free of crocs and perfect for swimming to escape the heat.
Experience the Horizontal Falls where, when conditions are right it is possible for a "waterfall" up to 3 metres high to form as the waters trapped on the landward side cascade out through the narrow gap to the ocean side. A flotilla of Orion's Zodiacs will take you for an exhilarating trip to witness the phenomenon of the falls. Arguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with green rainforest, mangroves and soaring red cliffs. An enormous number of shells can be found on the beach, many of which are home to hermit crabs who have taken possession of marine snail shells. This region has many crocodiles and you may be lucky enough to see them! Stop into Vansittart Bay to explore and then King George River and Falls. Whether you experience the mighty thundering of the falls early in the season, or have the chance to get up close and personal later in the year, you'll be in awe of the sight. Adventure in Wyndham, the northern most town in western Australia before docking in Jaco Island, East Timor.
Finish the cruise in Darwin. Darwin is Australia’s closest city to the equator and the gateway to the Top End. Much architecture remains from the city’s early periods, with museums, markets and an incredible diversity of restaurants to keep visitors entertained.

Cruise Operator: Orion
Vessel: MV Orion
Ports of Call: Broome, Nares Point, Talbot Bay (Horizontal Waterfalls), Montgomery Reef & Raft Point, Hunter River, Vansittart Bay, King George River and Falls, Wyndham (for Bungle Bungles), Jaco Island, Darwin.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, Aug 1 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 10-nights.
Kimberley Expedition Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Broome - Wed, Aug 1 2012 17:00
Day 2 Nares Point - Thu, Aug 2 2012 08:00 - Thu, Aug 2 2012 17:00
Day 3 Talbot Bay (Horizontal Waterfalls)-Fri, Aug 3 2012 08:00- Fri, Aug 3 2012 17:00
Day 4 Montgomery Reef & Raft Point - Sat, Aug 4 2012 08:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 17:00
Day 5 Hunter River - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 17:00
Day 6 Vansittart Bay - Mon, Aug 6 2012 08:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 17:00
Day 7 King George River and Falls - Tue, Aug 7 2012 08:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00
Day 8 Wyndham (for Bungle Bungles) - Wed, Aug 8 2012 08:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 17:00
Day 10 Jaco Island - Fri, Aug 10 2012 08:00 - Fri, Aug 10 2012 17:00
Day 11 Darwin - Sat, Aug 11 2012 09:00

About the MV Orion

Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and calibre of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion's luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. Read more about the MV Orion Here!

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