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8 DAY KIMBERLEY CRUISE

8 DAY SOUTHERN KIMBERLEY DREAM CRUISE & FLY

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Experience the picturesque Southern Kimberley, thousands of islands, cascading waterfalls, tidal phenomena, mighty river systems and an amazing variety of marine life. Includes a scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls and a light aircraft flight over the rugged Kimberley. Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef and King Cascades are just some of the highlights you will experience over 8 wonderful days.

MV Ocean Dream is also available for private charters in the Kimberley. Please contact info@oceandreamcharters.com.au to make an enquiry.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

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CRUISE ITINERARY

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Broome, Mitchell Plateau airstrip, Hunter River Day 1

Day 1 Broome Hunter River

DAY 1

Broome, Mitchell Plateau airstrip, Hunter River

Your journey will begin with a coach transfer from your Broome accommodation to the airport at approximately 7:30am. The light aircraft flight to Mitchell Plateau will give you a wonderful aerial perspective of the unique Kimberley landscape with its vivid colours, patterns and occasional whale spotting. On arrival at the Mitchell Plateau airstrip, you will board a helicopter for a 30 minute scenic flight over the multi-tiered Mitchell Falls and land directly onto Ocean Dream’s helideck. Meet your captain, crew and fellow guests and enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared by our onboard chef. The afternoon will be spent exploring the area in our expedition tenders before a brilliant sunset with drinks and canapes.

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Hunter River, Careening BayDay 2

Day 2 Hunter River Careening Bay

DAY 2

Hunter River, Careening Bay

Fishing enthusiasts will get their chance to throw out a line in the morning or try their luck at mud crabbing in Porosus Creek. Ocean Dream will then depart for Careening Bay and visit the famous Mermaid Boab tree. Discover the history behind Lieutenant Phillip Parker King’s quest to accurately chart the Kimberley coast and the careening of his ship HMC Mermaid. Ocean Dream will then depart for Saint George Basin and anchor in Lushington Valley overnight.

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Prince Regent River – King Cascade Falls
 Day 3

Day 3 Prince Regent River

DAY 3

Prince Regent River – King Cascade Falls

Entering the Prince Regent River in the morning, it’s time to put your bathers on as Ocean Dream is manoeuvred directly under the King Cascade Falls. Feel the power of the falls from the bow of the vessel before a moderate climb up the falls for a refreshing swim in the Cascade pool. A tender excursion will take you upriver to the scenic “amphitheatre” falls and explore an ancient Bradshaw art site. Also known as Gwion Gwion, the rock art depicts human figures ornamented with accessories such as bags, tassels and headdresses and has been dated around 20,000 years old.

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Sheep Island, Camden Harbour, Slate Islands Day 4

Day 4 Sheep Island

DAY 4

Sheep Island, Camden Harbour, Slate Islands

Discover Sheep Island and the history behind the failed white settlement at Camden Harbour in 1864. Keep an eye out for ship wrecks, gravesites, and archaeological findings. Explore the Slate Islands and the myriad of wildlife species that call this sanctuary home. Enjoy a beach swim and take a walk around the incredible rock formations whilst on the lookout for turtle tracks.

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Red Cone Creek – Ruby Falls, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point Day 5

Day 5 Red Cone Creek

DAY 5

Red Cone Creek – Ruby Falls, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point

Have a go at catching a Barra or try your luck in the mangroves for some mud crabs. The crew will take you on a tender vessel excursion up Red Cone Creek for a refreshing dip at the beautiful Ruby Falls. The afternoon is spent exploring Doubtful Bay and the incredible spectacle of Montgomery Reef. Witness as 400 square kilometres of coral reef appears to rise out of the water on the falling tide, creating hundreds of cascading waterfalls as water rushes off the reef. The reef attracts an abundance of marine life including turtles, manta rays, dugongs, dolphins, crabs and fish.

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Talbot Bay – Horizontal Falls Day 6

Day 6 Talbot Bay

DAY 6

Talbot Bay – Horizontal Falls

The Horizontal Falls are one of the natural wonders of the Kimberley. Guests have the option of taking a fast boat ride through the falls and a scenic flight for an aerial view. We take a tender vessel excursion up Cyclone Creek to explore the incredible rock formations created billions of years ago. Fascinating wildlife to be observed in water and on land.

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Crocodile Creek, Silica Beach Day 7

Day 7 Crocodile Creek

DAY 7

Crocodile Creek, Silica Beach

Enjoy an expedition up Crocodile Creek and a freshwater swim in a spring fed waterhole. Take in the beautiful scenery as we cruise through Yampi Sound to Silica Beach, located on Hidden Island. Forming part of the Buccaneer Archipelago, it is named after the high content of Silica in the sand, and is a lovely place to swim and stretch your legs. This is your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise past Cape Leveque and along the Dampier Peninsula towards Broome.

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Broome Day 8

Day 8 Broome

DAY 8

Broome

Ocean Dream will arrive in Broome where we say our goodbyes. After a final delicious breakfast, a coach transfer will take guests to their Broome accommodation or the airport. Disembarkation is approximately at 8:00am.

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Broome departure Day 1

Day 1 Broome Departure

DAY 1 

Broome departure

A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your Broome accommodation around 11am and transfer you to MV Ocean Dream for a 12pm departure. Your Kimberley Wilderness journey will begin with a refreshing drink as we cruise past Cable Beach, famous for its aquamarine water, camels and beautiful sunsets. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your first gourmet dining experience and meet your fellow passengers. The vessel will continue to steam north along the Dampier Peninsula and past Cape Leveque as you sleep through the night.

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Silica Beach, Crocodile CreekDAY 2

Day 2 Silica Beach

DAY 2

Silica Beach, Crocodile Creek

Silica Beach is located on Hidden Island and forms part of the 800 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Named after the high content of Silica in the sand, the beach is a lovely place to swim and stretch your legs. Enjoy an expedition up Crocodile Creek and a freshwater swim in a spring fed waterhole. Anchorage overnight in one of the many beautiful creeks.

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Talbot Bay – Horizontal WaterfallsDAY 3

Day 3 Talbot Bay

DAY 3

Talbot Bay – Horizontal Falls

The Horizontal Falls are one of the natural wonders of the Kimberley. Guests have the option of taking a fast boat ride through the falls and a scenic flight for an aerial view. We take a tender vessel excursion up Cyclone Creek to explore the incredible rock formations created billions of years ago. Fascinating wildlife to be observed in water and on land.

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Doubtful Bay – Montgomery Reef, Raft PointDAY 4

Day 4 Doubtful Bay

DAY 4

Doubtful Bay – Montgomery Reef, Raft Point

The morning is spent exploring the Doubtful Bay and the incredible spectacle of Montgomery Reef. Witness as 400 square kilometres of coral reef appears to rise out of the water on the falling tide, creating hundreds of cascading waterfalls as the water rushes off the reef. The reef attracts an abundance of marine life including turtles, manta rays, dugongs, dolphins, crabs and fish. In the afternoon we will put on our hiking boots for a moderate climb up to the Raft Point caves to explore a well preserved collection of Wandjina rock art. Delicious canapes and drinks on the bow of Ocean Dream will top off an incredible day of adventure with a sunset you will never forget.

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Red Cone Creek – Ruby FallsDAY 5

Day 5 Red Cone Creek

DAY 5

Red Cone Creek – Ruby Falls

Fishing enthusiasts will delight in the day’s activities as the hunt for the elusive Barramundi is on. Have a go at catching a Barra or try your luck in the mangroves for some mud crabs. Later on, the crew will take you on a tender vessel excursion up Red Cone Creek for a refreshing dip at the beautiful Ruby Falls, a picturesque spot for scenic photography. Back on the vessel, the chef will prepare all freshly caught fish for a sensational seafood feast on Ocean Dream.

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Slate Islands, Sheep Island, Camden HarbourDAY 6

Day 6 Slate Islands

DAY 6

Slate Islands, Sheep Island, Camden Harbour

Explore the Slate Islands and the myriad of wildlife species that call this sanctuary home. Enjoy a beach swim and take a walk around the incredible rock formations whilst on the lookout for turtle tracks. The afternoon is spent discovering Sheep Island and the history behind the failed white settlement at Camden Harbour in 1864. Keep an eye out for ship wrecks, gravesites, and archaeological findings. Once back on the vessel, we will steam into St George Basin and the Prince Regent River.

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Prince Regent River – King Cascade Falls, Careening BayDAY 7

Day 7 Prince Regent River

DAY 7

Prince Regent River – King Cascade Falls, Careening Bay

Time to put your bathers on as Ocean Dream is manoeuvred directly under the King Cascade Falls. Feel the power of the falls from the bow of the vessel before a moderate climb up the falls for a refreshing swim in the Cascade pool. A tender excursion will take you upriver to the scenic “amphitheatre” falls before heading to Careening Bay and the famous Mermaid Boab tree. Discover the history behind Lieutenant Phillip Parker King’s quest to accurately chart the Kimberley coast. Back on board Ocean Dream we will steam into the mighty Hunter River.

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Hunter River, Mitchell Falls, arrive BroomeDAY 8

Day 8 Hunter River

DAY 8

Hunter River, Mitchell Falls, arrive Broome

Enjoy a final delicious breakfast and a scenic cruise up Porosus Creek. Say your final goodbyes as you depart from the onboard helideck and take a scenic helicopter flight over the multi-tiered Mitchell Falls. From Mitchell Plateau, you will board a light aircraft for the flight back to Broome. Arriving approximately 4pm, a coach transfer will take you to your Broome accommodation. Ocean Dream Charters recommends staying overnight in Broome in case of any unforeseen delays.

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*Due to the large tidal variations in the Kimberley, we are not always able to guarantee to keep with the planned itinerary and adjustments may be considered by the captain during the cruise. Our Wilderness Cruises are adventure based and you can expect to see and experience more than what is listed on the itinerary. Weather changes and other vessel movements will be taken into consideration to ensure an exceptional wilderness experience for our guests.

ACCOMMODATION

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

Please make a selection to reserve your cabin.

STATEROOM AVAILABILITY
Cruise
Dates
Cruise
Direction
Kimberley
$12,548 pp
Whitsunday
$12,075 pp
Rottnest
$12,548 pp
Abrolhos
$12,075 pp
Rowley Shoals
$11,025 pp
Montebello
$11,025 pp
06 - 13 AUGBroome to Mitchell PlateauBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
13 - 20 AUGMitchell Plateau to BroomeBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
21 - 28 AUGBroome to Mitchell PlateauBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
28 AUG - 04 SEPMitchell Plateau to BroomeBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
06 - 13 SEPBroome to Mitchell PlateauBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
13 - 20 SEPMitchell Plateau to BroomeBookedAVAILABLEBookedBookedBookedBooked
21 - 28 SEPBroome to Mitchell PlateauAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
29 SEP - 6 OCTMitchell Plateau to BroomeAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
STATEROOM AVAILABILITY
Cruise
Dates
Cruise
Direction
Kimberley
$13,860 pp
Whitsunday
$13,200 pp
Rottnest
$13,860 pp
Abrolhos
$13,200 pp
Rowley Shoals
$12,100 pp
Montebello
$12,100 pp
19 -26 JULBroome to Mitchell PlateauBooked
AVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEBooked
26 JUL - 02 AUGMitchell Plateau to BroomeBooked
AVAILABLEBookedAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
05 - 12 AUGBroome to Mitchell PlateauAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
12 - 19 AUGMitchell Plateau to BroomeAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
20 - 27 AUGBroome to Mitchell PlateauAVAILABLEAVAILABLEBookedAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
27 AUG - 03 SEPTMitchell Plateau to BroomeAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
04 - 11 SEPTBroome to Mitchell PlateauAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
11 - 18 SEPT Mitchell Plateau to BroomeAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
19 - 26 SEPT Broome to Mitchell PlateauAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE
26 SEPT - 03 OCTMitchell Plateau to BroomeAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLEAVAILABLE

CRUISE INCLUSIONS

CRUISE INCLUSIONS
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
  • Light aircraft flight between Mitchell Plateau and Broome.
  • All pre/post transfers between accommodation and the vessel.
  • All meals for the duration of the cruise.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks.

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Fast Boat Ride at Horizontal Waterfalls.
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over Talbot Bay, Horizontal Waterfalls.

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