Set Departure - Kimberley Ultimate

True North

Cruising Australia's Top End

Kimberley Cruising

A True North cruise blends adventure, exquisite luxury and expert guiding on a number of voyages covering thousands of nautical miles aboard one of the world’s finest expedition vessels.

A range of itineraries allow guests to experience the stunning coastline and rugged landscapes of the remote Australia, whether you choose to experience nature’s mighty waterfalls, rock formations and coral reefs, discover the region’s ancient aboriginal history, fish for monster barramundi or enjoy a blend of activities on a carefully curated activity-based itinerary.

If you were to travel from Wyndham to Broome, you’d witness the might and power of the King George Falls only meters from the bow of the ship, marvel at ancient rock paintings in the caves of Jar Island, soar in a helicopter up to stunning Eagle Falls, and tussle with barramundi, mangrove jack, and giant gold-spot snapper. The Kimberley captivates travellers with its rugged landscape and billion-year old sandstone gorges, while its delightful freshwater pools and streams offer many private oasis for safe swimming and cool refreshment.

Aboard True North you’ll find a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on wall mounted screens in the ship’s lounge and the lower deck dining room offers large panoramic windows allowing guests to enjoy panoramic vistas whilst fine dining. All cabins feature stylish décor, en suite facilities and plenty of space for either king or twin beds.

True North is purpose built to access wilderness areas and explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems that larger boats cannot access. Multiple small activity boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and most cruise options feature an on-board helicopter. Daily activities can include snorkelling, diving, fishing, hiking, picnics, natural history, cultural interpretation and scenic chopper flights.

A True North expedition is not a cruise but a voyage into the depths of the Australian wilderness.

You will love

  • Small ship luxury cruising
  • Remote wilderness
  • Ancient rock art galleries
  • Montgomery Reef
  • Optional scenic helicopter flights


Please note:

This is an example 14 day itinerary. Please contact us for alternative itienraries and details of set departures.


Transfer from Kununurra to Wyndham for embarkation at 5pm. Sunset cocktails.


Explore the mighty King George and anchor at the base of Twin Falls.


Hook a mangrove jack in Drysdale or join a scenic helicopter flight to Cape Londonderry.


Marvel at Bradshaw art, claimed to be the oldest figurative paintings in the world.


Wrestle one of the greatest sports fish, the barramundi, or head to the scenic Surveyors Creek, a great place to swim – no crocs!


View Wandjina art, fish for giant trevally and savour fresh black-lip oyster direct from the source.


Explore the Roe River or take a scenic helicopter flight. This afternoon sail into Prince Frederick Harbour.


Wake in the magnificent Hunter River, a stunning system lined with mangroves. Go fishing, mud crabbing, birding or simply explore.


Sail to the mighty Prince Regent and Kings Cascades.

DAY 10

Opt for a sunrise helicopter flight, go hiking or take a dip in a refreshing billabong.

DAY 11

Visit the impressive Montgomery Reef – 140 square miles of coral that rises out of the sea with the falling tide.

DAY 12

Fish at “Three Ways” and climb to the Wandjina paintings.

DAY 13

Experience the Kimberley’s iconic ‘Horizontal Falls’ and take a thrilling tender ride.

DAY 14

Arrive to Broome and disembark.

True North - Kimberley Ultimate Cruise

13 nights / 14 days

13 nights / 14 days

2023 rates - from AUD $25,595 Ocean Class
per person twin share

2023 rates - from AUD $25,595 Ocean Class
per person twin share

START: Kununurra, Australia     |     Finish: Broome, Australia


  • Full board accommodation
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (except certain social occasions)
  • Local transfers to/from True North and port charges
  • All daily activities in the adventure boats
  • Satellite WIFI
  • Laundry services
  • government taxes


  • Domestic flights
  • Visitor Pass Fees
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Other Key Facts:

  • This itinerary is provided as example only – prevailing conditions, local arrangements and indeed, what is discovered on the day, may cause variation.
  • Helicopter flights can be purchased additional to the indicated tariff as a package or individually.
  • Maximum 32 guests on board.
  • Prices are inclusive of ensuite cabin accommodation, all meals, daily guided activities & select beverages.
  • A single supplement may apply.
  • Variety of itineraries available and multiple dates available.
  • Price is subject to change due to currency fluctuation and unforeseen changes beyond our control.

Please contact us for pricing, dates and a full itinerary.


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