Highlights

  • Explore the Kimberley wilderness in small-ship luxury
  • Indulge with wine tastings in Margaret River
  • Showcase the best of Australian fine dining throughout
  • Begin with a stay among Perth’s beaches and heritage
  • Walk one of Australia’s greatest routes with a private guide

Showcase the wild beauty of the Kimberley on a small-ship, luxury cruise, enjoying a full spread of included excursions. You’ll dive with turtles, trek to hidden waterfalls and take in thousand-year-old rock art, returning each day to fine-dining indulgence. It’s all prefixed with a luxury stay among the church spires of beach-fringed Perth and an impossibly scenic road trip to Margaret River. Here, you’ll be treated to wine tastings, private guided walks and, yes, more gourmet fineries.


Days 1 – 2

Depart UK

Start your trip in style with a complimentary chauffeur transfer to the airport where you’ll enjoy private-lounge access before your flight.


Days 3 – 4

Perth: a city of culture and beaches

You’ll be met, on arrival, by a private driver who’ll bring you to your luxury accommodation. Housed in a 19th-century redbrick building and host to handcrafted furniture, it’s the ideal welcome to the Perth’s historic centre. Here, stately buildings rub shoulders with giant skyscrapers – great glass-and-steel sentinels to the city’s superb botanic parks, zoo and aquarium. Then, in between relaxing on its golden beaches, find time to take in the excellent art galleries and restaurant scene of Northbridge, the city’s cultural epicentre.

Stay: COMO The Treasury

Breakfast included

Kings Park, Perth

Kings Park, Perth

Pool, COMO The Treasury

Pool, COMO The Treasury


Day 5

Road trip to Margaret River

Picking up your hire car, you’ll make the scenic drive down the coast, sweeping along secluded bays and white-sand beaches. Perhaps pause at one of its quaint seaside towns for lunch before arriving at your country-house accommodation – a Luxury Lodge of Australia. Set on its very own vineyard, it’s ideally positioned for tasting tours of the local viticulture, paired perfectly with a full spread of spa treatments.

Stay: Cape Lodge

Breakfast included

Boranup Karee Forest, Caves Road, Margaret River, Western Australia

Road near Margaret River


Days 6 – 7

Of wines, walks and fine dining

Over the next two days you’ll settle into a suite of included, culinary experiences. Begin each morning with a gourmet breakfast before enjoying a pair of private guided walks between the wild coastlines and native forests of the Cape to Cape Track – one of Australia’s Great Walks. You’ll even pause for an indulgent picnic and a five-course, wine-paired lunch at one of the region’s finest vineyards. Your culinary education will then continue each evening, with a three-course dinner served lakeside at your lodge’s award-winning restaurant and a harvest platter, presented in the intimacy of your own room. It’s all washed down with a local vintage, of course.

Stay: Cape Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Couple in a vineyard, Margaret River

A Margaret River vineyard

Dining, Cape Lodge

Dining, Cape Lodge

Cape to Cape track

Cape to Cape track


Day 8

North to Broome

After a last hearty breakfast, retrace your steps with the drive back north. Passing along dramatic coastal jags, you’ll arrive at Perth, dropping your car off at the airport to board your short flight hop to Broome. Clinging to a strand of ochre rock, its creeks and glittering views of the Indian Ocean are the spectacular backdrop to your spa-resort accommodation. Set right on the beach, you’ll arrive by private transfer. 

Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Breakfast included

Camels at Cable Beach, Broome

Camels at Cable Beach, Broome


Day 9

All aboard small-ship luxury

Today, following an included transfer, you’ll board the True North – a bijou ship whose 36 privileged passengers are hosted by sleekly contemporary cabins, sun lounges and full-board fine dining. With opportunities to chat and even fish with the chef throughout, you’ll learn of the fresher-than-fresh ingredients that inform the likes of salmon roe and corn-fed pancetta. An expedition team packed full of doctorate biologists will also lead you on a spread of included excursions, ranging from adventure-boat cruises to diving and snorkelling. There’s even the option to make use of the onboard helicopter.

Stay: True North

Breakfast & Dinner included

The True North

The True North

Dining, True North

Dining, True North

Helicopter, True North

Helicopter, True North


Days 10 – 12

Of waterfalls and technicolour reefs

After a first night at sea, you’ll have nearly a week to explore the majestic Kimberley wilderness. Your first port of call is the Horizontal Falls, whose awesome tidal power is showcased by a tender-boat trip or helicopter flight, followed by your first fishing expedition. Then, cruising along the winding Sale River, you’ll have the chance for a billabong swim before a snorkel excursions introduces you to the turtles, dugong and rays of the Montgomery Reef. Then, after a trip under the mighty waterfalls of Kings Cascades, a hike and swim will showcase the best of its Jurassic Park landscape.

Stay: True North

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Kings Cascades, True North

The True North at Kings Cascades

Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay

Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay


Days 13 – 15

Rainforests, rock art and rivers

Stunning red cliffs, fringed by rainforests and mangroves, characterise your cruise along Hunter River – the setting for fishing, birdwatching and mud crabbing expeditions. Hikes also bring you to hidden waterfalls before you end the day with sunset drinks on a remote island. The following morning, you’ll be treated to some of the world’s oldest rock art – the millennia-old Bradshaws – before enjoying a heli-picnic or tender cruise among the region’s beaches and creeks. On your final day onboard, you’ll journey up the King George River to its eponymous waterfall, climbing up to its summit for sweeping views.

Stay: True North

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

The True North, Kimberly

Tender boat excursion

The Bradshaws, Kimberley

The Bradshaws

Kimberly, True North

Beach landing


Days 16 – 17

Depart for UK

Arriving into the frontier port of Wyndham, you’ll be met by an included transfer to be brought on to next-door Kununurra. From here, you’ll board your overnight flight back to the UK, where you’ll be met by a private chauffeur for your journey home. 

Breakfast included


"The Kimberley is so remote that much of it is only accessible by sea. That’s why I’ve put together this cruise itinerary, bringing you between cragged coastlines, dramatic gorges and plunging waterfalls that simply wouldn’t be accessible by road. And, there’s no better operator in the region than True North. I’ve paired it all with a trip into Margaret River, home to Australia’s largest number of premium boutique wineries. Many don’t even export overseas, so you’ll enjoy a truly exclusive experience that’s showcased across fine-dining meals and vineyard tastings."

Esther Ward

Destination Specialist

Guide price from £10,940 pp incl. flights

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