Situated in the far north west of Western Australia, the Kimberley offers a year round tropical climate, breathtaking scenery and an unspoiled coastline. A diverse array of flora and fauna inhabit the land and waters, including the infamous salt water crocodile.
Most attractions are at their best from March to September, waterfalls are flowing, gorges are full, flora and fauna are at their abundant best. Ideal conditions apply for walking, exploring and experiencing one of the world’s most remote and tranquil destinations.
The Kimberley is blessed with a rich pioneering and indigenous history, offering visitors the holiday experience of a lifetime. Deep gorges, awe-inspiring water falls, the ideal climate and clear night skies bursting with stars, makes the Kimberley a land to be discovered.
We place a maximum of 20 guests on board our 24 meter custom built expedition vessel “Odyssey” so you can sit back relax in style and comfort while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Australia’s Kimberley coast. Our experienced crew are passionate about their work and pride themselves on being able to offer you a personalised holiday experience that will last a lifetime.
What’s included when you cruise the
Kimberley with Odyssey Expeditions?
Transfers between your accommodation and Odyssey for 9 and 14 day cruises. For our 9 day cruise a scenic sea plane flight betweeen Porosus Creek and Broome over the Mitchell Plateau. For our 14 day cruise, a guided bus tour that takes you to the 5 rivers lookout to start or end your Odyssey adventure.
Accommodation; A deluxe or classic style cabin with each cabin fully equipped with all linen, ample storage, a bar fridge, 240 volt power and hair dryer.
All meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas are all freshly prepared by our on board chef. Dietary requirements are catered for just let us know when booking.
Beverages, complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a range of soft drinks and juices are available at all times. Alcoholic beverages are available from the bar, all very reasonably priced.
Excursions, carried out daily and are all optional. Our crew are experienced and will inform you with their knowledge of the Kimberley and guide you safely on all excursions.
Fishing, there is an abundance of fish in the waters of the Kimberley ranging from pelagics to estuarine fish like Barramundi or Mangrove Jack. MV Odyssey is well equipped Shimano fishing equipment or if you prefer bring your own favourite rod and tackle.
On-Board Entertainment, MV Odyssey is equipped with state of the art viewing and surround sound systems. Two large plasma and LCD screens will keep you informed and entertained. Our DVD and CD library offers a large range of music, movies and documentaries for you to choose from.
Laundry service for 9, 10 and 14 day cruises, MV Odyssey is equipped with a washing machine and dryer. Day 5 or 7 of your cruise is washing day, place your laundry in the laundry bag provided and our hostess will collect it in the morning and have it returned to you clean by the evening.
First aid / Medical, All the crew of Odyssey hold a current senior first aid certificate and will assist you if a medical emergency should arise. As well as a general first aid kit MV Odyssey is also equipped with a Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) Medical Chest; the chest contains a range of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical items which enables emergency and non emergency treatment to be given. The consultation and support of the Royal Flying Doctors Service is available to Odyssey 24 hours a day via satellite phone.
What to Bring?
Pack simply and lightly for your Adventure with Odyssey, in soft bags please for easy storage. In tropical conditions, shorts and lightweight shirts are the most comfortable and loose, long sleeved shirts and long pants in a natural, lightweight fabric (e.g. cotton) offer protection against the sun. Nights are usually cool & a cool breeze will often accompany us. We dress Kimberley Casual for dinner, definitely not formal and shoes are not normally worn on-board by your choice.
The following packing list may be helpful:
- Camera with plenty of spare memory
- Personal toiletries
- Hard sole shoes that you do not mind getting wet
- Motion sickness preventative
- Any prescription drugs or vitamins
- Small Backpack (preferably waterproof) suitable to carry camera equipment
- Water bottle with large opening for ice
- Binoculars (for bird watching)
- Light summer clothing (typically around 30 degrees during the day and around 18 degrees at night)
- Fishing gear is provided on the vessel, however, keen fisher men & women might want to bring their own lures or they are available for purchase on board Odyssey