9 Day Kimberley Cruise and Fly

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.

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.

From June to September, Odyssey travels between Broome and the Mitchell Plateau with included transfers from Mitchell Plateau to Broome.

Itineraries

Day 1:  Broome

9:00 am you will be picked up from your Broome accommodation and transferred to MV Odyssey.  Be welcomed with fellow guests and meet your Skipper and crew. While enjoying a cold drink and a light brunch we cruise northward watching the endless stretch of Cable Beach pass by. Cruising  into the night passing Cape Leveque and across King Sound.

Day 2: Buccaneer Archipelago - Horizontal Falls

Awake to a Kimberley sunrise as we travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago, consisting of more than 800 islands.
Over to Crocodile Creek where it's time to swim in a freshwater hole at the top of the waterfall. Cruise to Talbot Bay and experience the iconic Horizontal Falls with an exhilarating boat ride through the Horizontal Falls, then explore the spectacular geology and scenery of Cyclone Creek.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Talbot Bay.

Day 3: Montgomery Reef - Red Cone Creek - Ruby Falls

At Montgomery Reef we take a cruise in Homer for a closer look at the marine life turtles, dugong, crocodiles and bird life. Water cascades from the reef on a falling tide exposing a privileged glimpse of another world!

Journey to Doubtful Bay, passing  the scenic Raft Point and Steep Island arriving into Red Cone Creek.

We board “Homer” for a leisurely cruise and a refreshing swim at the beautiful Ruby Falls.

Day 4: Brecknock Harbour - Kuri Bay - Sheep Island

Today we cruise through Camden Sound to Brecknock Harbour and Kuri Bay, the location of Paspaley Pearls remote base in the Kimberley.
Over to Camden Harbour and go ashore at Sheep Island to visit the last resting place of Mary Jane Pascoe. Hear the story of the ill fated settlement of the Camden Harbour Pastoral Association. Cruise past Augustus Island to Hanover Bay for a beach walk and a bonfire before dinner.

Day 5: Prince Regent River - Kings Cascade - Cathedral Falls

The incoming tide will carry us deep into the Prince Regent River today, prepare to get wet on the bow of Odyssey as we nose into the Kings Cascade. Hike to the top of the falls for a swim in the large freshwater swimming hole. After lunch, we board Homer to view the thundering Cathedral Falls and have a refreshing dunk on the bow of Homer. Fishing in the afternoon and overnight in the Prince Regent River.

Day 6: Prince Regent River - Fishing - Camp Creek

Still within the Prince Regent River gives you an opportunity for an early morning fish before visiting the freshwater swimming holes at Camp Creek. After spending time cooling off, it’s back to Odyssey to take the outgoing tide of the Prince Regent. Watch the sunset over St George Basin while enjoying your catch for dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 7: Careening Bay

Early morning journey to Careening Bay Once there we visit the Mermaid Boab tree made famous by Philip Parker King, who charted the Kimberley waters  between 1818-1820. The carpenter  recorded their time in this area by engraving a large Boab tree with the letters ‘HMC Mermaid 1820’. We go ashore and spend time understanding the history. Later on we cruise north to your next location, Prince Frederick Harbour.

Day 8: Prince Frederick Harbour - Roe River - Porosus Creek

Boarding Homer today we explore the Roe River which will include crocodile spotting, a look at the local flora and fauna and a freshwater swim. After lunch, we try our hand at fishing from our tenders. Time to enjoy a cold beverage while our chef prepares your catch of the day for dinner on board Odyssey.  Enjoy the sunset from our secluded anchorage in Porosus Creek.

Day 9: Prince Frederick Harbour - Hunter River - Mitchell Falls

 After an early breakfast an excursion in Homer we explore the Hunter River. The Hunter presents perhaps the most spectacular river scenery in Western Australia, focusing on the flora and fauna and of course some of the largest crocodiles reside here. Back to Odyssey for an early lunch then seaplane out over the Mitchell Falls and a scenic flight returning to Broome.

Day 1: Mitchell Falls - Porosus Creek - Hunter River

 Transfer from your accommodation to Broome Airport, board your aircraft and enjoy a scenic flight over the Kimberley and Mitchell Falls. After a safety briefing, induction and lunch it’s time to explore Hunter River and Porosus Creek. Hunter River presents perhaps the most spectacular river scenery in Western Australia, Our crew will show you this areas flora and fauna focusing on the bird life and crocodiles, eyes peeled for the elusive Chestnut Rail.

Day 2: Prince Frederick Harbour - Roe River

Boarding Homer today to explore the Roe River which will include crocodile spotting, a look at the local flora and fauna and a freshwater swim. We try our hand at fishing from our tenders followed by a cold beverage and dinner to taste your fresh fish of the day while anchored in the secluded Porosus Creek.

Day 3: Careening Bay

Early morning journey to Careening Bay Once there we visit the Mermaid Boab tree made famous by Philip Parker King, who charted the Kimberley waters  between 1818-1820. The carpenter  recorded their time in this area by engraving a large Boab tree with the letters ‘HMC Mermaid 1820’. We go ashore and spend time understanding the history. We then cruise south to your next location St Georges Basin and Prince Regent River.

Day 4: Prince Regent River - Kings Cascade - Cathedral Falls

 The incoming tide  will carry us deep into the Prince Regent River today, prepare to get wet on the bow of Odyssey as we nose into the Kings Cascade. Hike to the top of the falls for a swim in the large freshwater swimming hole. After lunch, we board Homer to view the thundering Cathedral Falls and have a refreshing dunk on the bow of Homer. Fishing in the afternoon and overnight in the Prince Regent River.

Day 5: Prince Regent River - Fishing - Camp Creek

Still within the Prince Regent River gives you an opportunity for an early morning fish before visiting the freshwater swimming holes at Camp Creek. After spending time cooling off, it’s back to Odyssey to take the outgoing tide of the Prince Regent. Watch the sunset over St George Basin while enjoying your catch for dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 6:  Camden Harbour - Sheep Island - Montgomery Reef  

Over to Camden Harbour and go ashore at Sheep Island to visit the last resting place of Mary Jane Pascoe. Hear the story of the ill fated settlement of the Camden Harbour Pastoral Association. Now cruising to Montgomery Reef, we board Homer for a closer look at the marine life turtles, dugong, crocodiles and bird life. Water cascades from the reef on a falling tide exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Depart for Doubtful Bay for our anchorage at Red Cone Creek.

Day 7: Red Cone Creek - Ruby Falls

 This morning it’s  time for fishing and mud crabbing.  After lunch, we will board “Homer” for a leisurely cruise to Red Cone Creek and have a refreshing swim in the water hole above Ruby Falls. Departing Doubtful Bay we will enjoy some mud crabs on the bow of Odyssey while enjoying a spectacular Kimberley sunset over Raft Point and Steep Island.

Day 8: Buccaneer Archipelago - Talbot Bay - Silica Beach - Horizontal Falls

This morning we will take an exhilarating boat ride through the  iconic Horizontal Falls, then explore the spectacular geological and scenery of Cyclone Creek. Depart for Yampi Sound, cruising through the Buccaneer Archipelago passing Koolan and Cockatoo Islands. Soon after we spend a relaxing afternoon taking a stroll at Silica Beach before making our way past Cape Leveque, with sunset drinks on the bow.

Day 9: Broome

As we journey south this day has come all too quickly,  enjoy your  breakfast on onboard Odyssey watching the endless stretch of Cable Beach pass by. We arrive into at Port of Broome mid-morning where your courtesy bus will be waiting to transfer you to your Broome accommodation.

This is a suggested itinerary only. All our cruises are subject to change due to changing tidal movements and unpredictable weather conditions.

Light aircraft transfers are included in the cost of your cruise. For your convenience please pack luggage into soft bags which weigh no more than 12kg per person.