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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Broome & The Kimberley Holidays: NEW 2012 Kimberley Snapshot Exclusive

Broome & The Kimberley Holidays are pleased to release a unique NEW Kimberley Cruise package offer for the 2012 Kimberley Waterfall Season.

Your holiday begins at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa in a Villa; totally luxurious and private with your own butler service and plunge pool. Join the True North cruising the pristine Kimberley coast from Broome to Wyndham. Highlights include King George Falls, the Hunter River, Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls. Arrive into Kununurra, the heart of the East Kimberley, the perfect base to explore the region including the Bungle Bungles.

This unique 10 night package includes:
·         2 night's accommodation in a Villa at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
·         BONUS in the Villas – breakfast daily, private airport transfers, afternoon canap├ęs & butler service
·         Lunch & Beer Tasting Experience at Matso's Broome Brewery
·         7 night Kimberley Snapshot Cruise, Broome to Wyndham with True North
·         All onboard meals, transfers, scheduled tender excursions
·         BONUS night at Pinctada Kimberley Grande in Kununurra
10 nights from $9, 979* per person

Cruising the Kimberley coast in comfort

James Shrimpton AAP

The 120-tonne coastal cruiser Kimberley Quest II is not much bigger than one of 18 lifeboats aboard the world's largest passenger ship, the 252,282-tonne Allure of the Seas.

But we'd bet that the 25-metre-long KQ2's 18 passengers (maximum) sailing the Kimberley coast of Western Australia would have at least as good a time - in a different way - as the 6,300 or so aboard her 360m-long "big sister" plying the western Caribbean.

No crowded lounges, restaurants and swimming pools here, no stage shows, no casinos, no bingo and no long queues to go ashore - no making new friends the first day out then never seeing them again.

KQ2's voyages between Broome and Wyndham include expeditions by custom-built tenders and on bush tracks into the Kimberley Coast wilderness, a colourful and historic area of craggy rocks, waterfalls, exotic birds and animal life - and ancient rock art.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Rowley Shoals - the "bucket list" dive experience

Greetings from sunny Broome! We hope this finds you well and enjoying a great year so far, and a lovely start to Spring.

We're already beginning to wind up our wilderness adventure cruises along the Kimberley Coast for the season and before we know it we'll be heading west again, to visit the breathtaking underwater jewel of the Kimberley, the Rowley Shoals.

In Sydney during the Australian Tourism Exchange this year we heard from many international diving tour organisers who all agreed the Rowley Shoals is a dream destination for diving fanatics worldwide. It continues to be highly protected by the Department of Environment and Conservation, and as there are only a few tour operators allowed access to the Rowley Shoals, it is a highly sought after dive destination.

These three coral atolls lying west of Broome are home to a mesmerizing 688 species of fish and 233 varieties of coral. With visibility between 40-60 metres, warm tropical waters, and variety of dive environments including sheer walls, caves, lagoons, drift channels and spectacular coral gardens, the Rowley Shoals are a true paradise for snorkelers and divers alike.

The short season runs between the end of October and the start of December each year, and we have 3 dive and snorkel adventures in our 2011 season schedule.
Special Last-Minute offer on remaining availability

As we are now just 5 weeks away from our Rowley Shoals season starting, we have released our special last-minute offers on all remaining availability.

The offer includes 30% off the full fare price of both Horizon View Staterooms and Panoramic View Staterooms, and a nights stay at Broome's new 5 star The Pinctada Resort post-cruise.

The 5 night dive and snorkel adventure is now reduced to $2, 885 per person twin share in a Horizon View Stateroom, and the 7 night dive and snorkel adventure is now reduced to $3, 990 per person in a Horizon View Stateroom.

Please email us or call us on 08 9193 5983 for more information or to make a booking.

Specially scheduled dive & snorkel adventure... bring the kids!

This year The Great Escape Charter Company welcomes all children to the Rowley Shoals for a specially scheduled family dive and snorkel adventure.

In addition to the stunning sites for children to snorkel at, a swag of other fun activities are planned for children including skurfing, boat bombies, fishing, and visiting the stunning white sands of Bedwell Island. You can be sure there will be plenty of additional entertainment onboard from the fun and friendly crew, and on-screen entertainment with kids movies in the evening. After that the adults get the run of the boat!

Call us on (08) 9193 5983 to make a reservation, or email us for more information and prices.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Broome & The Kimberley Holidays: NEW 2012 Kimberley Cruising offer

Broome & The Kimberley Holidays, specialist wholesale travel company, are thrilled to present an exclusive NEW package offer cruising with Kimberley Quest II in 2012.

Kimberley Quest II is a boutique vessel specializing in unique wilderness expeditions along the vast coastline of the Kimberley between Broome and Wyndham. Accommodating just 18 passengers, Kimberley Quest II can get closer to the waterfalls and attractions that big cruise ships cannot, allowing guests a more intimate experience with wildlife and the breathtaking natural surroundings.

Book your Kimberley Cruise before 31 January 2012 and receive 20% Savings! 

This EXCLUSIVE offer also includes:

·         Return flights to Broome with Virgin Australia

·         2 night's accommodation in a Garden View Studio Room at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa including full cooked breakfast

·         7 night/8 day Kimberley  Southern Adventure Quest cruise aboard Kimberley Quest II

·         BONUS lunch experience for 2 at Matso's Broome Brewery overlooking Roebuck Bay

$7518pp* ex Perth
$7778pp* ex Adelaide
$7818pp* ex Melbourne & Sydney
$7856pp* ex Brisbane
* Must be booked before 31 January 2012

20% savings are also available on Kimberley Quest's 14 Day and 10 Day itineraries and prices are available on application.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Coral Princess Cruises releases Kimberley 'Waterfall Season" Savings

Australia's pioneer of small-ship expedition cruising Coral Princess Cruises is offering 'Waterfall Season" specials of between 15 and 25 per cent off normal prices on their 10-night Kimberley Coast expeditions. The savings are valid on April 2012 departures aboard their state-of-the-art 72 passenger small ship Oceanic Discoverer or the intimate 35 metre catamaran Coral Princess.  The release of the special coincides with the launch of Coral Princess's new 2012/13 Kimberley and Cape York and Arnhem Land expedition cruise brochure.
The Kimberley wilderness of Western Australia is three times larger than England with a population of just 30 000. Coral Princess's voyages between Darwin and Broome cruise through one of the planet's oldest and most awe-inspiring scenery and landscapes. Exploring the Kimberley Coast in April, immediately following the 'wet season', affords guests the unique opportunity to experience the region's spectacular waterfalls in their full grandeur. 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.
Oceanic Discoverer
Waterfall Season prices for the 10-night Kimberley cruise aboard Oceanic Discoverer start at $6,517.50 per person for Coral Princess Cruises past guests (25% off) and $7,386.50 for first time travellers (15% off) in a Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom. Special prices aboard Coral Princess start at $5,242.50 for past guests and $5,941.50 for first time travellers in a Cabin category room. The reduced 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. The discounts apply to all new bookings on April 2012 departures and are available until 31 December 2011 or until sold out.  
Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship expedition cruising on the Kimberley Coast in 1996 and has 34 departures scheduled across the 2012 season, which runs between April and October. 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, a guideline applying to foreign owned and flagged operators in the region. 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.
For further information and reservations contact Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079 545 or visit