Package Duration: 13 nights Fly-Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 26th May 2021 - from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth
Cruise Starts: 28th May 2021 - from Darwin
Cruise Ends: 6th June 2021 - in Broome
Package Ends: 8th June 2021 - at your original home city
EXPLORER IN THE KIMBERLEY Fly-Cruise & Stay package includes:
- FREE Economy class airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Darwin and return from Broome, inc tax
- FREE One way transfer from Darwin airport to Darwin hotel
- FREE - exclusive - 2 night pre-cruise hotel stay
- FREE One way transfer from Darwin hotel to Darwin port
- 9 night small ship expedition aboard Silver Explorer cruise from Darwin to Broome including:
• Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
• Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
• Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
• Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
• In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
• Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
• Enrichment lecturers, acclaimed chefs and destination consultants
• Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
• Gratuities always included in your fare
• Unlimited FREE WiFi
• Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
- FREE One way transfer from Broome port to Broome hotel
- FREE - exclusive - 2 night post-cruise hotel stay Broome
- FREE transfer from Broome hotel to Broome airport
9 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Silver Explorer.
Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.
Highlights of this cruise:
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, it is a cosmopolitan yet casual city, named after the naturalist Charles Darwin. East of Darwin, the Kakadu National Park is famous for its stunning Aboriginal rock art and its abundance of bush wildlife.
Darwin's parks, harbor, and tropical climate make it lovely for strolling during the Dry. The city heart is the Smith Street pedestrian mall. One street over is the Mitchell Street Tourist Precinct, with backpacker lodges, cheap eateries, and souvenir stores. Two streets away is the harbor front Esplanade. In the old Wharf area, a walk from town, are a couple of tourist attractions, a jetty popular with fishermen, and a working dock. Cullen Bay Marina is a hub for restaurants, cafes, and expensive boats; it's about a 25-minute walk northwest of town. Northwest of town is Fannie Bay, where you'll find the Botanic Gardens, sailing club, golf course, museum and art gallery, and casino.
The Hunter River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The headwaters of the river rise below Donkins Hill then flow in a South westerly direction until the river discharges into Prince Frederick Harbour then York Sound and the Indian Ocean. The river has two spectacular waterfalls, the Hunter Falls and Donkin Falls, both of which drop 90 metres (295 ft). Also a large and unique rock formation can be found at the mouth of the river.
The Hunter river is lined with green rainforest, mangroves and soaring red cliffs. To the north, Mt Anderson rises to an impressive 480 metres. Additional activities include fishing, mud crabbing and bird-watching.
Montgomery Reef is located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. It is Australia’s largest inshore reef at more than 400 km². The reef is subject to unusual tidal movements. When the tide is out vast lagoons, sandstone islets and a central mangrove island are revealed. The outward movement of the tide forms a loud torrent of water, creating a river cutting through the reef and hundreds of cascading waterfalls. At low tide more than four metres of reef can be exposed.
Montgomery Reef offers a stunning array of marine life. Here you may see whales, dolphins, dugong, turtles, manta rays and the black tipped reef shark cruising along the reef ledges.
Talbot Bay is located in the Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is best known as the location of the Horizontal Falls, also called Horizontal Waterfalls. This is a natural phenomenon, which despite the name, the Horizontal Falls aren't actual waterfalls but a very fast moving tidal flow between two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range located in Talbot Bay.
On a slack tide it is possible to drive boats through the two gaps to the bay behind. The tides in this area have a 10 metre variation which occurs over six and a half hours from low tide to high tide and vice versa. The effect of the waterfalls is created by the tide building up in front of the gaps faster than it can flow through them and there can be a four metre high waterfall between the bays.
Broome is an historical pearling town situated in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It is developing as a tourist resort, popular with Australians, in the dry season (from May to September).
In the dry months the weather is ideal. It has sunny days with temperatures around 30C and balmy evenings and nights when the temperature falls to the low twenties.
The town is situated on the Indian Ocean and the main beach, Cable Beach, is a beautiful expanse of golden sand. The sunsets on Cable Beach are magnificent and can be enjoyed on the beach or from one of the restaurants on the esplanade.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (01Dec20). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Included free airfares/taxes have strict cancellation/change fees which apply. Selected routing and airlines apply to package offers - any variances requested by guest will incur surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 25Feb21 and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Package cancellation terms and conditions vary from cruise-only due to hotel, airfare and transfer components.