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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Broome experience package included with Kimberley Coast expeditons



Expedition cruising experts Aurora Expeditions are offering a FREE Broome Experience package to travellers who book on one of their 2015 Kimberley Coast expeditions before 28 February 2015.

Valued at $700 per couple, the package will allow passengers to experience the best of Broome before or after* their Kimberley Coast cruise, enjoying some of the small coastal town's favourite highlights. Unwind at Broome's most sought after hotel, Cable Beach Hotel and Spa, before enjoying world-famous Cable Beach, beer tasting at Matso's Brewery, pearl appreciation and more on a guided half-day town tour. Full buffet breakfast and airport transfers are also included.

The package is a relaxing experience to enjoy either before or after Aurora Expeditions' unique sailing adventure along the remote coastline of the Kimberley.  On board the 44-berth Coral Princess passengers will travel between Broome and Darwin (or vice versa) enjoying panorama views of the burnt red rock, endless horizons of wild bushlands and the illuminated turquoise waters of Australia's most rugged and remote coastline. Each day is spent exploring a different landing site, learning of the ancient indigenous culture and rock painting legends, appreciating native flora and keeping watch for wildlife, including wallabies, brown boobies and, of course, the mighty croc.

Led by renowned Kimberley adventurer, Mike Cusack, and his team of naturalist and historians, this Kimberley holiday is set to be the trip of a lifetime.

New for 2015, Aurora Expeditions are offering budding artists the chance to revel in complimentary art workshops delivered by renowned Australian historian and artist, Alasdair McGregor.

Aurora Expeditions Kimberley Coast cruises will depart Broome on 15 June and 6 July 2015, and Darwin on 26 June 2015. Prices start from AU$7,590 per person, twin share.

For more information contact Aurora Expeditions on +61 2 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688, or visit www.auroraexpeditions.com.au.

*Depending on route, Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome.


Kimberley cruises with Silversea - 12-day voyage



DISCOVER THE EXOTIC ISLES OF INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA'S NORTHERN COAST WITH SILVERSEA EXPEDITIONS


Cruise across the Timor Sea to unlock the hidden treasures of Indonesia and Australia's North West with Silversea Expeditions 12 day voyage.

Departing from Benoa, Bali on 28 March 2015, Silver Discoverer embarks on an inspiring expedition through the mysterious islands of Indonesia.  Silver Discoverer stops at various islands including Sumba, where guests explore traditional villages and experience ancient rituals, and Komodo, home to the incredible Pink Beach, enabling guests to snorkel or dive with exotic sea life in their natural habitat.  The final port of call in Indonesia is Savu, where guests will experience a traditional welcome by villagers.

Beginning her journey to Australia's north western corner, Silver Discoverer crosses the Timor Sea, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy a day of leisure, indulging in Silversea's tantalising cuisines and luxurious amenities. Arriving at Wyndham, the gateway to the mesmerising World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle mountain range, guests enjoy an inclusive aerial flight over this stunning natural geological phenomenon, witnessing the unique earthy striped rock formations.

Continuing south for six days, Silver Discoverer's journey becomes a true expedition as the Captain navigates through the wild and wondrous Kimberley region. Guests have the opportunity to sight the astounding submerged world of the Montgomery Reef, encounter the ancient Aboriginal mythology and distinctive rock art paintings of Jar Island, explore the narrow weaving waterways hugged by untamed wilderness and stand amidst the breathtaking yet thunderous waterfalls at King George River and Falls. Silver Discoverer concludes her journey in Broome with guests disembarking on 9 April 2015.

Prices are per person starting from AU$11,250 in an Explorer Suite double occupancy.  Silversea Expeditions' fares include: all shore and Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader; all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus inspired by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; and all gratuities.

This voyage is subject to availability.  Terms and conditions apply.  For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com/expeditions

 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Orion last Kimberley voyages

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This is the season to embark on the most active, in-depth, and fulfilling Kimberley expedition possible. Beginning in 2016 National Geographic Orion will head out to new destinations. (More on the exciting developments to come soon.) From Darwin in the north to Broome in the west, our expedition, experts, and ship are the best equipped to help you explore. National Geographic Orion's hospitality, amenities, and ambience will reward you daily. Also, you'll come home with the best photos of your life thanks to guidance from National Geographic photographers.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Partner Airfares included in Kimberley package



Book an Aurora Expeditions 'Kimberley Coast Package' before 31 October 2014 and your partner will fly free from any Australian capital city, a saving of $700 per couple.

The 15-day package features an Aurora Expeditions 11-day Kimberley Coast voyage between Broome and Darwin aboard 44-passenger Coral Princess, plus return airfares from your nearest Australian capital city, two nights' accommodation and a sightseeing tour in both Broome and Darwin, and airport and port transfers.

This great money-saving offer is available on all three of Aurora Expeditions' 2015 Kimberley Coast cruises departing during June and July 2015 – the best time to see the Kimberley's lush waterfalls in all their glory and the arrival time for mating and calving humpback whales.

Each expedition is led by Aurora Expeditions' long-standing expedition leader, Mike Cusack, the co-author of Our Year in the Wildness, the inspirational account of 12-months living off the land in a drought-stricken West Kimberley, with his wife, Susan.

Exclusive to Aurora Expeditions voyages, Mike offers expeditioners the opportunity to join him on a 10 kilometre trek back to the place where he and Susan spent the challenging year at the Kunmunya Mission. The rock-hopping journey takes you deep into the big and powerful landscape of the Kimberley.

The voyage also includes daily shore landings via a specially-designed landing craft, the Explorer, which delivers passengers directly from the ship's deck to shore. Each day you'll explore something new such as the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings on Bigge Island, Lacepede Islands' seabird rookeries, or a thrilling Zodiac ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls.

Our expert team, including naturalist and Kimberley specialists, will interpret your surroundings as you land ashore and through lively talks on board, whilst our on board crew will wine and dine you each evening as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the Kimberley landscape from the ship's deck and lounge.

Aurora Expeditions 'Kimberley Coast Package' starts in Broome on 13 June and 4 July 2015 or in Darwin on 24 June 2015. Price (pp, twin share) starts from $9,195 for the first person, the partner price starting at $8,495. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information contact Aurora Expeditions on +61 2 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688, or visit www.auroraexpeditions.com.au.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Coral Princess unveils 20th Anniversary Kimberley Cruising Season

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Australia's small ship cruise line Coral Princess Cruises have released details of their 2015 Kimberley Expedition season, an important milestone for the company as it celebrates its 20th year exploring the remarkable Kimberley Coast since pioneering cruising in the region in 1996.  Now a bucket list trip for many Australians and a growing number of adventure cruise aficionados from around the world, Coral Princess has responded to soaring demand by opening up the 2015 expeditions for bookings well ahead of schedule.

Coral Princess operates a record 34 departures between April and October each year aboard two small ships; the state-of-the-art 72 guest Oceanic Discoverer and the newly refurbished 48 guest catamaran Coral Princess. As a 100% Australian-owned, flagged and staffed operation, Coral Princess guests avoid the need to transit an international port as part of their Kimberley itinerary and with a minimum of two landings most days Coral Princess guests will enjoy the opportunity to see more of the Kimberley and make the most of every minute of their expedition.

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The Kimberley wilderness of Western Australia is three times larger than England with a population of just 30 000. Coral Princess's 10-night voyages between Darwin and Broome cruise through one of the planet's oldest and most awe-inspiring scenery and landscapes. From the towering 80-metre King George Falls, four-tiered Mitchell Falls and the iconic King Cascades to the amazing natural phenomenon of Horizontal Falls and lesser-known highlights such as swimming beneath beautiful Ruby Falls, Coral Princess's Kimberley itinerary includes all of the icons of this spectacular coast in unrivalled style and total comfort.

2015 prices for the 10-night Kimberley cruise aboard Oceanic Discoverer start at $9,190 per person in a Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom and $7,590 per person in a Cabin category room aboard Coral Princess. Prices include all meals, lectures and services of the all-Australian expedition staff and excursions aboard a fleet of zodiacs and the unique 'Xplorer' excursion tender.

Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship expedition cruising in Australia and the South Pacific in 1984. In addition to the Kimberley expedition, the company operates year-round small ship cruises on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, along with an enthralling 11-night Cape York & Arnhem Land adventure between Cairns and Darwin. Further afield, Papua New Guinea, the Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and the Raja Ampat and Spice Islands regions of Indonesia feature in the company's exciting range of itineraries throughout the South Pacific and South East Asia.

For further information and reservations contact Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079 545 or visit www.coralprincess.com.au.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Ultimate Outback 2014 Rail Cruise Sale! From $10,999pp twin share

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Ultimate Outback Rail and Cruise package


Lead in price from $10,999 per person twin share. Inclusions are;

·         Gold Service accommodation with all onboard meals on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

·         3 nights' accommodation in Darwin at Darwin Central Hotel

·         WWII Bombing of Darwin, The Forgotten War

·         Full Day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Tour

·         10 nights onboard Oceanic Discoverer from Darwin to Broome including all onboard meals

·         3 nights' accommodation in Broome at the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

·         Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

·         $50 Sunset Bar & Grill voucher, Cable Beach
Suite 5, 339 Cambridge, Wembley WA 6014
Reservations: 1300 357 057 I Fax: 08 6314 7133
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Discover the Kimberley and Lesser Sunda Islands with Silversea

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Explore the remote Kimberley region and the Lesser Sunda Islands on this 12-day cruise from Broome to Bali on board Silversea’s Silver Discoverer.

Silver Discoverer’s voyage through this stunning part of the world will provide guests with the rare opportunity to witness the spectacular tidal change at Montgomery Reef, photograph King George’s towering twin falls and observe the unique wildlife of Komodo.

Departing Broome on 12 May 2014, guests will cruise the northernmost part of Western Australia, discovering the remote and rugged landscape of the Kimberley Coast. Heading north, Silver Discoverer will then visit Lomblem Island, Komodo and West Sumba in Indonesia before guests disembark in Benoa, Bali on 24 May 2014.

Prices are per person starting from AU$10,550 double occupancy. Silversea’s fares include all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus designed by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; and all gratuities.

For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com