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don't just cruise the magnificent kimberley coast - experience it!

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

The Kimberley Coast is a panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls

about the kimberley

The area attracts visitors from all over the world - but not everybody is fortunate enough to truly experience this ancient land, and even fewer aboard our adventurous Kimberley cruises.

The Kimberley Region in Western Australia is one of those ultimate destinations

The Kimberley is an ancient land and for many Australians, it’s right up there with Far North Queensland, the Top End and Tasmania. It’s just one of those mystical places that you must visit one day!

It’s far enough away to be remote but it’s still in our backyard. And it’s got the lot! Endless blue skies (the dry season is exactly that), spectacular wilderness areas and stunning scenery, ancient culture, some of Australia’s best beach experiences, great fishing, pristine coral atolls and, the whole package is wrapped up in that quintessential Australian outback experience.

Kimberley Cruises

Purpose-built to go where bigger ships cannot

Whilst others sail past – the TRUE NORTH can safely navigate the Kimberley Coast’s many shallow river systems. Our small ship cruises provide our guests with intimate access to the region’s iconic natural features.

And, our activity-based adventure cruise itineraries include tactile experiences such as hiking, fishing, mud crabbing, picnics, natural history interpretation, seeing ancient rock art belonging to the land’s traditional owners and exhilarating helicopter rides.

The Kimberley Itinerary Options

Kimberley cruises 2022 & 2023

10 night cruise Kimberley Waterfalls

Kimberley Waterfalls (10 Nights)

Broome to Wyndham / Kununurra (or reverse)
Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season! Experience the Kimberley’s renowned summer storms and spectacular light shows! Experience thundering waterfalls and swollen billabongs. And, not forgetting unexplained rock-art, extraordinary wildlife and monster barramundi!
13 night cruise Kimberley Ultimate

Kimberley Ultimate (13 Nights)

Kununurra / Wyndham to Broome
All of the Kimberley coast’s iconic attractions are included plus much, much, more and, all is enjoyed at a leisurely pace that ends with guests frequently remarking “that’s the best holiday I have ever had!” If you want not one heli-picnic but two – if you want more time for exploring, more time for fishing and, twice as many mouth-watering dining experiences – then the Kimberley Ultimate is the right TRUE NORTH adventure for you!
7 night cruise Kimberley Snapshot

Kimberley Snapshot (7 Nights)

Broome to Wyndham / Kununurra
For those pressed for time - here is the flagship Kimberley Ultimate itinerary condensed into a single week voyage! The Snapshot itinerary features several Kimberley icons including the King George Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls.
13 night cruise Coast and Coral (Extended)

Coast and Coral (Extended) (13 Nights)

Kununurra / Wyndham to Rowley Shoals to Broome
An adventure that combines the very best of two equally stunning destinations – the Kimberley coast and the Rowley Shoals! In the beginning your vista will be framed by layers of ancient geology and then your every moment will be awash in the vibrant colours of a coral wonderland. See all of the coastal icons and then immerse yourself in one of the world’s most-rare habitats!
10 night cruise Coast and Coral

Coast and Coral (10 Nights)

Broome to Kimberley to Rowley Shoals & Return
An adventure that combines the very best of two equally stunning destinations – the Kimberley coast and the Rowley Shoals! In the beginning your vista will be framed by layers of ancient geology and then your every moment will be awash in the vibrant colours of a coral wonderland. See all of the coastal icons and then immerse yourself in one of the world’s most-rare habitats!
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Visitor Pass Fee

All Kimberley itineraries include activities that are conducted on traditional lands that are  subject to access fees.

True North Adventure Cruises recognises the importance of traditional ownership and, the right to charge access fees. However, the fee structure is subject to change and can only be confirmed upon embarkation. Accordingly, a Visitor Pass Fee will be added to your ship’s account consistent with the contemporary fee structure. Please note that the charged amount will provide access to multiple traditional lands  and that access fees are paid direct to the relevant traditional owners. Please contact our sales and reservations team for more information on the Visitor  Pass Fee.

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True North Tales

Time to Book Ahead

Hear from someone who truly knows about the value of booking ahead. “Cheggers” has travelled on the TRUE NORTH more than anyone else!

True North Sails into 30 Years

True North Adventure Cruises - has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land.

The Helicopter

Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the TRUE NORTH feature an on-board helicopter! Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness!

Myles Pollard's Fishing Adventure

There is nothing better than a day out on the water, especially when the fish are biting! Fishing on-board the TRUE NORTH is a much-favoured activity both with guests who have never picked up a rod before and, with those who have "caught them all!” Our guides encourage everybody on-board to “give it a go” and the TRUE NORTH’s multiple adventure boats never fail to bring back a swag of ‘fishing tales’! Stories about the ladies who out-fish the boys are pretty common, humorous equipment failures also come to note on a regular basis, then there are the ‘birthday fish’, the ‘monster fish’ and of course, the ones that got away! Our guides have seen and heard it all! Watch the video to find out more about actor Myles Pollard's fishing adventure!

TRUE NORTH Impresses Again

The TRUE NORTH has once again impressed on the world stage coming second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. Traveller Made is Europe’s largest travel consortium and its members represent the very best in luxury travel providers and suppliers. The group’s inaugural Brand Storytelling competition was an opportunity for leading travel brand’s to showcase “the story behind their brand” and, the competition attracted entries from some of the world’s most respected travel brands. In such esteemed company, True North’s marketing team was especially pleased to receive this additional acknowledgement.

Inspiring the Master Chef

Rhys Badcock has taken on the role as TRUE NORTH's Head Chef this coming season. Winner of the 2013 Masterchef: The Professionals, Rhys' accolades also include sous chef at the award-winning Cape Lodge and working with some of the best chefs in the industry. He has a passion for using fresh, in season and local produce, in particular the delectable fish species TRUE NORTH guests catch in the Kimberley region. Hear Rhys discuss his inspirations for cooking and working on a cruise vessel, plus his favourite fish dish!

Adventure En Plein Air

West Australian artist Jacob 'Shakey' Butler joined the TRUE NORTH earlier this season and discovered the Kimberley's raw beauty. As the artist in residence, Jacob set up his canvas on remote beaches, beside freshwater billabongs and on-deck surrounded by pindan-coloured gorges. Watch the video above to hear Jacob describing how the Kimberley inspires the art of adventure.

Catriona Rowntree Talks With Craig Howson

A commonly asked question is “When is the best time to see the Kimberley?” And the answer is “The Kimberley is always at its best!” However certain times of the year can make it easier to satisfy particular interest. For example, if you would like to see plenty of whale action then departures in August and September are definitely for you! From late July humpback and southern right whales reach the Kimberley after swimming-up the west coast to reach breeding grounds in the north and it’s very common for guests to get great views of whales breaching and basking on the surface.

Kimberley Fishing Holidays

A Kimberley Wilderness Adventure with more time for fishing! Stalk elusive barramundi when conditions are at their best. Arm-wrestle giant trevally, lure smashing mackerel and ‘fine-eaters’ such as mangrove jack and fingermark. And, at the same time keep everyone in the gang happy with stunning sojourns to many of the Kimberley coast’s iconic destinations.

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The True North Experience

We curate activity-based itineraries that are designed to satisfy the world’s most discerning travellers. We specifically exclude sea-days and feature unparalleled access to stunning coastal environments and, unequalled opportunity to truly experience the destination.

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