Pioneer operator True North Adventure Cruises is preparing for no less than its 32nd season in the awe-inspiring Kimberley region of Western Australia in 2019.
The Kimberley Coast is renowned for its wilderness qualities, stunning scenery, vibrant Indigenous culture and some of the best fishing action on the planet. And True North Adventure Cruises is equally revered for introducing all in ultimate style.
The company first offered adventure cruises along the Kimberley coast back in 1987, and since then the mantlepiece has been adorned with many awards and accolades. But the company has never lost its lust for breaking the mould, and the soon-to-commence 2019 Kimberley Season will spawn a brand-new version of what is already tried and proven.
The old favourites are back: the 10-night Kimberley Waterfalls will still be a big hit with those who can’t resist nature’s majesty, the seven-night Snapshot is the perfect answer for time-poor adventurers, and the 13-night Kimberley Ultimate looks destined to forever be the company’s flagship offering. However, it’s a tantalising mix of the Kimberley Coast and another favoured destination, the Rowley Shoals, that has everyone talking.
The 13-night Coast and Coral will kick off on the Kimberley Coast and those lucky enough to be aboard the 750-tonne True North will savour all the icons, including the King George Falls, Mitchell Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River and Montgomery Reef. Then it’s just an overnight steam to the magnificent Rowleys and more than 300 square kilometres of pristine coral playground.
Both destinations have been longstanding favourites with both guest and crew, but this is the first time that True North Adventure Cruises has offered an opportunity to experience the Kimberley Coast and the Rowley Shoals in a single itinerary.
“It’s going to be another big year in the Kimberley,” reports True North’s Sales Manager, Stacey Newton. “Sales interest in all our Kimberley products has been pleasing again, and the new Coast and Coral itinerary is proving to be a favourite. Although we still have good availability on our more established itineraries, there are only a handful of cabins left on the Coast and Coral.”
The first Kimberley Waterfalls itinerary departs Broome on 21 March, while the maiden Coast and Coral will embark in the frontier port of Wyndham on 24 August.