The Kimberley region of Western Australia boasts some of the most stunning and pristine landscapes in the world. From waterfalls to unique flora and fauna, there is something genuinely breathtaking about the Kimberley that must be seen to be believed.
While flying, driving or walking in the Kimberley will allow you to sight-see quite extensively, a Kimberley cruise is one of those things you just HAVE to do! The Kimberley region experiences some of the world’s largest tidal ranges (up to 11m) so every cruise out in the Kimberley can be completely different depending on the tide.
CHOOSE YOUR KIMBERLEY CRUISE
There are many different kinds of Kimberley cruises out there, from overnight trips to extended cruises around the region. The kinds of vessels you can choose from include luxury catamarans, aluminum fishing boats, rigged yachts, and luxury cruise liners. If you’re only in the area for a short stay then an overnight trip is just the thing for you or your travel group. Most people will opt for a longer expedition to experience as much of the Kimberley region as possible.
For a stunning Broome pearling experience, you can do a day trip sailing along Cable Beach in a pearl lugger or head out on a fishing charter to some of the best hot spots around Broome. Sunset cruises around the Kimberley are also available if you would rather explore on your own during the day and sightsee at dusk.
If you are into diving and snorkeling (or even a very keen photographer) then a cruise out to the Rowley Shoals is exactly what you need! This absolutely stunning, protected marine park is a must-see destination for anyone who loves to dive or see untouched nature at its finest. This area features the most beautiful coral formations, thousands of fish as well as sea turtles, whales and dolphins. If you love game fishing, the deeper waters outside of the Rowley Shoals are a great spot to see some marlin or sailfish!
Many of the breathtaking locations along the Kimberley Coast are only accessible by boat. There are beautiful waterfalls, rocky gorges and narrow waterways that can be accessed with most ships’ tender boats. These ‘hard to get to’ places offer the most magnificent scenery that you will not find anywhere else!
Many Kimberley cruises depart from Broome but you may also depart from Darwin, Wyndham/Kununurra or Derby depending on your chosen trip or vessel. Highlights of many Kimberley cruises include seeing the stunning waterfalls around the region: Horizontal Falls, King George Falls, Mitchell Falls, King Cascades and so many more!
With so many Kimberley cruises to choose from, this really is the sure-fire way to see the most jaw-dropping, untouched and unique wilderness Australia has to offer. What are you waiting for?