Renowned for its massive gorges and river systems, extensive waterfalls, World War II relics and incredible Bradshaw rock art sites, the northern Kimberley is an experience not to be missed. Exploring between Wyndham and the Mitchell River, this cruise will visit Kimberley icons such as the King George Falls, Berkeley River and the Drysdale River and many more. Enjoy refreshing swims in fresh water holes, explore historical Aboriginal art sites, fish for the elusive barramundi plus many other fish specials and view majestic gorges. This 8 day northern Kimberley cruise operates just after the wet season when the waterfalls are spectacular!

This quest also includes a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.


• Either join or depart the vessel with a thrilling and scenic helicopter ride over the spectacular Mitchell Falls, marvelling at the sight of this tiered waterfall.

• Learn the rich history of the first European settlers who explored this coastline hundreds of years ago.

• View the intriguing Bradshaw Rock Art, unique to the Northern Region of the Kimberley and dating back over 17,000 years, which is among the oldest rock art known to mankind.

• Encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley, the Drysdale. Explore the palm-studded landscape and witness many species of wildlife and bird life as well as spectacular Barramundi fishing.

• See many spectacular waterfalls in full flow including the mighty King George Falls, twin waterfalls with an 80 metre vertical drop.

• Get up close to nature and view the Kimberley's completely natural and untouched habitat that is flourishing from the recent rains.

• Throughout your cruise you will explore the land and climb above falls for unforgettable swimming adventures in crystal clear waterholes.

Your Northern Quest begins in the morning when you depart for a scenic flight up the Kimberley coast to the Mitchell Plateau. Board a helicopter and enjoy an unforgettable flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls before landing on the helipad of the Kimberley Quest II, followed by a buffet lunch at anchor. Late afternoon experience your first taste of fishing for barramundi or take a scenic tender excursion to explore the magnificent Mitchell River. There will also be time for a swim in the cool waters of Surveyors Creek.
This morning we cruise around the coastline of the Bougainville Peninsula, where dramatic black basalt cliffs contrast with lush green rainforests. We then explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art. Named after Joseph Bradshaw, the first European to record these amazing paintings in 1891. Some Bradshaw art has been dated at over 17,000 years old, which is unique to the Kimberley. There is also the opportunity to walk to the crash site of the DC3 aircraft, which crashed during World War II, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay.
Relax onboard as we cruise across Napier Broome Bay. Mid morning there is an opportunity for a beach walk to a historic Indonesian Trepang site for an insight into the lives of the early Macassan fishermen. This site stems back to the first early contact between Aboriginal tribes and the Indonesian fisherman. Late afternoon we fish the inlets and estuaries for barra, mangrove jack and we try our luck at mud-crabbing.
Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm-studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life, which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a barramundi, with many great "snags" to fish around.
Early morning cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia. We then visit Glycosmis Falls to view an unbelievable Kimberley waterfall before witnessing the survivors camp at Pangali Cove where you can enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel "Koolama" was beached in February 1942, following the attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore on orders by the ship's master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek.
At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River, for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing "shower", Kimberley style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.
Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Take an excursion with our knowledgeable guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching or try your luck at fishing. Marvel at the amphitheatre waterfalls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the saltwater meets the freshwater. Fish off the flat rocks for barramundi which are lurking in the rapids, alternatively walk to a fresh water pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Savour your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise towards Cambridge Gulf, journey through the night towards the townsite of Wyndham.
Arrive into Wyndham Port early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Board a courtesy coach at 7.30am for transfer to Kununurra (100kms), arriving at approximately 9.00am.
Whilst the published itinerary can be used as a guide, due to weather, tidal movements and the nature of cruising in the Kimberley itineraries may be subject to change. Each evening on-board your cruise the Captain will discuss the coming days planned activities and experiences and you will have the opportunity to discuss the activities and ask questions.

Double Cabin

$ 10900 AUD pp
Double Cabin
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above.* For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. *Please note, the layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.

Superior Cabin

$ 12900 AUD pp
Superior Cabin
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed and large viewing windows. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This option is well suited to guests who wish to add a little indulgence to their onboard stay.

Flybridge Cabin

$ 14300 AUD pp
Flybridge Cabin
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, as well as a large viewing window. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This is our most luxurious cabin and provides the ultimate in onboard comfort.

Kimberley Quest II

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 24 metres

Passenger Capacity: 18

Built: 2005

The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.
This custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.
Accommodating just 18 passengers and 6 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe twin, double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess.
Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley Cruise with us will exceed your expectations!

Cabin layout for Kimberley Quest II
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