Discover Australia’s Iconic Kimberley Coastline when cruising on Le Bellot

 Cruise Duration: 7 September 2021 to 17 September 2021 

Departure Port: Darwin, Australia 

Arrival Port: Broome, Australia

Duration: 10 Nights/ 11 Days  

Ship: Le Bellot 

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Prepare to set sail for the lush and magnificent landscape that comprises the Kimberley Coastline, following this phenomenal itinerary created by Ponant Cruises. 

From Darwin to Broome, embark on an 11-day expedition cruise of a lifetime.

In one of the most charming areas of the region, you will find the Hunter River, where mangrove forests run wild,  and saltwater crocodiles reside, along with numerous species of Australian native birds.

A defining moment of this cruise will undoubtedly be the moment you sight the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, which is the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.

You will also get the opportunity to visit Collier Bay, where you get the chance to admire a stunning example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.

Your ship will take you on the journey of a lifetime along one of the most breathtaking coasts in Western Australia.

With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannahs, and calm waters, the wild lands of the Kimberley Coast never fail to  deliver on the promise of a remarkable adventure.

This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

Stopover Itinerary

Darwin (Australia)

Embarkation 07/09/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00 Departure 07/09/2021 at 18h00

Pulau Meatimiarang (Technical Stop) (Indonesia) 08/09/2021

Wyndham (Australia) 09/09/2021

King George River (Australia) 10/09/2021

Vansittart Bay (Australia) 11/09/2021

Swift Bay (Australia) 12/09/2021

Hunter River (Australia) 13/09/2021

Collier Bay (Australia) 14/09/2021

Collier Bay (Australia) 15/09/2021

Lacepede Islands (Australia) 16/09/2021

Broome (Australia)
Disembarkation 17/09/2021 at 06h00

Ship Profile

Prepare to sail away on a limited capacity yacht that houses just 92 staterooms and suites!

Le Bellot is the fifth ship in a series of newly comissioned yachts that stays true to the Ponant spirit. It personifies a unique experience that Ponant cruises are known for, where a sophisticated synthesis of refinement, intimacy, and comfort provides a stunning experience for all.

While sailing on this ship, features like environmentally-friendly equipment, luxuriously designed staterooms, sizeable suites with generously sized windows, and lounge areas that open to the exterior, helps to create an atmosphere that only guests on a limited capacity yacht will experience.Le_Bellot_2Le_Bellot_1

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  • Join our highly qualified expedition team to explore the region
  • Enjoy regular Zodiac® excursions and shore visits so that you can get close and personal to the Kimberley nature
  • Discover billion year-old landscapes and ancient rock art of bygone eras
  • Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
  • Explore pristine mangrove environments, where the worlds largest living reptile resides
  • Getting the opportunity to possibily reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter, from Hunter River
  • Witnessing unique tidal phenomena as seen at the Horizontal Falls

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In Wyndham, enjoy one of the 3 complimentary excursions (subject to availability, on a first come first served basis in chronological order of booking, please contact our travelagents):

Ord River experience: navigation on the Ord River between Kununurra and Lake Argyle. You will have the opportunity to enjoy stunning wildlife and magnificent landscapes. The tour includes a simple buffet lunch served on a riverside camp.

Bungle Bungle scenic flight: panoramic flight onboard a Cessna airplane from Kununurra to the Bungle Bungle massif. You will, in particular, fly over Diversion Dam, Carr Boyd Range or Purnululu National Park.

El Questro experience: guided by an El Questro ranger, the tour includes an exciting journey through Emma Gorge and Zebedee Thermal Springs. Take a mid-day break for lunch and end the full day with the Chamberlain River Cruise.

What’s Included?

  • 10 Night Cruise on Ponants’ new ship, Le Bellot : 07 SEP 2021
  • Luxury Balcony Stateroom Solo or Twin/Double
  • Gourmet cuisine from a choice of Restaurants & Open Bar
  • Excursions with a professional Expedition Team

If you are looking to book a trip to this stunning Australian region, please contact  Michelle or Cathy at Bucket List Travel for up to date pricing and solo traveler deals.