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Broome A Darwin

AUSTRALIE & NOUVELLE-ZÉLANDE croisière d'expedition Silver Discoverer

La terre ne manque pas d'endroits magnifiques mais aucun n'est plus beau que le Kimberley. Trois fois plus grande que l'Angleterre, cette immense région abrite une incroyable variété de faune et de flore. En compagnie de nos guides experts, vous pourrez explorer la nature sauvage et comprendre les peintures rupestres aborigènes, ce qui vous donnera un aperçu complet de cette région absolument spectaculaire.
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Roughly 15,000 people live year-round in Broome perched on the edge of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The population swells to over 45,000 during the tourist season as people from all over the world are drawn to the natural splendors of the Dampier Peninsula. Broome is surrounded by lush green mangroves and mudflats along Roebuck Bay, but the interior is dry and rugged like much of the Kimberley coast. The town of Broome started up around a nascent pearling industry that attracted Japanese, Chinese, Malay and Aboriginal divers to the area in an interesting mix of cultures.

Yampi Sound and the Buccaneer Archipelago are part of an area that includes several interesting geological features and will show rock layers wildly twisted and contorted into great folds. The area is rich in minerals and open-pit mines have operated on the islands and the mainland for several decades. White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Ospreys, Common Sandpipers and Eastern Reef Egrets show that the area is rich in fish life, which in turn is an attraction for bottlenose dolphins that come to feed in the early mornings.
Adjacent to Montgomery Reef, but on the mainland, Freshwater Cove –locally known as Wijingarra Butt Butt- will offer an opportunity to see and purchase Aboriginal art. Aboriginal guides will welcome guests with a traditional ochre welcome on the beach. The rock formations that can be seen along the shore represent spiritual ancestors relating to the great Wandjina battle. Caves with rock art are found in the vicinity, but can only be visited with local guides.
Montgomery Reef, which is some 300 square kilometres in size, can show an amazing tidal change of up to 4 metres. When the tide drops, the reef seems to rise out of the water. At low tide a river is exposed that allows access to an amazing semi-submerged world. When the tide continues to ebb, Zodiacs will be used to make the way to the edge of the reef where one is surrounded by cascading waterfalls up to 3 metres high. Continuing up the river one is able to look at the abundance of reef birds and sea creatures including turtles and manta rays.
The Hunter River is home to an immense mangrove system surrounded by soaring red sandstone cliffs. Narrow mangrove channels shelter numerous bird species, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and the infamous saltwater crocodile; the most aggressive crocodile species known to man. Naturalist Island at the mouth of the river has a stunning stretch of sandy beach that makes a perfect landing site for small helicopters that can pick up visitors wishing to explore some of the Kimberley’s vast interior.
Vansittart Bay is located near the northern tip of Western Australia. The bay was named by Phillip Parker King during one of his four surveys of Northern Australia during the early 19th century. Interesting parts of the bay include Jar Island and the opportunity to view Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) and Wandjina styles of rock art. For these two different rock art styles there are two sites in close proximity.An area with an example of a more recent history is the Anjo Peninsula.
Koolama Bay is found at the mouth of the King George River. Named after the ship that had been beached here after a Japanese aerial attack during World War II, Koolama Bay is the starting point for a Zodiac cruise to reach the King George Falls, one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 260 feet (80 m), the twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. Koolama Bay and the river weaving through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations will offer a parade of wildlife —saltwater crocodiles and amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite.
Wyndham is a small settlement with the spirit of a Kimberley outback township. It was established in 1886 with the Halls Creek gold rush and sits on the Cambridge Gulf where several rivers converge. Today Wyndham has a population of roughly 900 people and operates largely as a port exporting cattle, servicing the mining industry and hosting a few small ships. For these vessels Wyndham is a gateway to the breathtaking Bungle Bungle mountain range and the nearby Ord River. The Bungle Bungle Mountains in Purnululu National Park are now a World Heritage Site.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Saumlaki is a regional capital city on the island of Yamdena, the main island of the unique Tanimbar archipelago, located in Indonesia between Papua New Guinea and the northern coast of Australia. The Tanimbar Islands have a distinct culture with still-vibrant traditions. They actively produce traditional crafts such as richly-colored ikat cloth and carved wooden statutes, and local residents still carry on their own centuries-old forms of music and dance.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival.

Voir 1 Programme(s) d’excursions à terre depuis Darwin

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Medallion Suite

38 m² (comprenant un balcon privatif)

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Veranda Suite

26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

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Vista Suite

25 m²

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View Suite

16,8 m²

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Explorer Suite

17.3m²

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inclus dans le prix de la croisière

  • Service personnalisé : le meilleur ratio personnel/passagers sur une croisière-expédition
  • Service de majordome assuré dans chaque suite (dont les suites VIP) : tous les passagers sont traités royalement
  • Possibilité de dîner sans réservation : vous prenez une table quand bon vous semble, en compagnie de qui vous voulez.
  • Boissons servies dans la suite et en plusieurs points du navire : grands crus, alcools de première qualité, cafés spéciaux, jus de fruits et sodas, sans compter les boissons déposées dans le minibar de votre suite
  • Dîners servis sur demande dans la suite ; service de chambre assuré 24 heures sur 24 à bord du Silver Explorer, et de 6h00 à 23h00 à bord du Silver Galapagos et du Silver Discoverer
  • Conférences culturelles animées par une équipe d’expéditions qualifiée
  • Excursions en bateaux pneumatiques, à terre et au large ; activités à terre encadrées par l’équipe d’expédition
  • Pourboires
  • Accès Internet illimité

Silver Discoverer

Les inconditionnels des croisières Silversea pourront désormais explorer les archipels perdus au large du vaste océan Pacifique en embarquant sur le Silver Discoverer , navire aux lignes élancées pouvant accueillir jusqu’à 116 passagers. Ce navire est la plateforme idéale depuis laquelle contempler la nature sauvage ; il abrite des suites donnant toutes vue sur l’océan et offre des ponts vraiment spacieux pour ne jamais manquer le spectacle d’une baleine sautant hors de la surface de l’eau ou d’un banc de dauphins qui nage. Le Silver Discoverer se caractérise par un faible tirant d’eau, ce qui lui permet de naviguer au plus près des côtes. Par ailleurs, il embarque une flotte de 12 bateaux pneumatiques Zodiac ainsi qu’un bateau à fond de verre. Les passagers peuvent gagner les terres difficiles d’accès et explorer tout à loisir (sous l’eau ou hors de l’eau) les zones marécageuses ainsi que les écosystèmes immergés.  

Suites

Les suites avec vue sur l’océan de Silversea comptent parmi les plus spacieuses dans l’univers des croisières. Le service de majordome est compris. Choisissez votre suite et demandez un devis. En réservant à l’avance, vous bénéficierez des meilleurs tarifs et pourrez sélectionner la suite de votre choix.

Suites

Les suites avec vue sur l’océan de Silversea comptent parmi les plus spacieuses dans l’univers des croisières. Le service de majordome est compris. Choisissez votre suite et demandez un devis. En réservant à l’avance, vous bénéficierez des meilleurs tarifs et pourrez sélectionner la suite de votre choix.

Medallion Suite

38 m² (comprenant un balcon privatif)

Liste d’attente
Veranda Suite

26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
Vista Suite

25 m²

Liste d’attente
View Suite

16,8 m²

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Explorer Suite

17.3m²

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Les tarifs sont indiqués par personne

Restaurants

Découvrez tous nos espaces à bord, où vous passerez d’agréables moments en compagnie de voyageurs partageant vos centres d’intérêt et profiterez de notre service personnalisé tout inclus.

Espaces publics

Renommées pour leur excellence culinaire et leur esprit d’innovation, les croisières de luxe Silversea proposent plusieurs options de dîner pendant les voyages, ainsi que de nombreux établissements spécialisés sur tous les bateaux de croisière.

1 Programme d’excursions à terre et 3 Hôtels

Notre programme d’excursions à terre (sur plusieurs jours, à la demi-journée, avant ou après la croisière) offre des occasions supplémentaires d’en savoir plus sur les points d’intérêts et trésors cachés des pays que vous visitez.

Pendant votre voyage, vous irez de découverte en découverte. Un programme gratuit d’excursions à terre, réservé à des petits groupes et dirigé par une équipe de guides experts, ainsi que des conférences vous permettront de découvrir en profondeur les régions que vous visiterez.

Temps forts du Voyage

Day 1 — Broome, Western Australia
Embark Silver Discoverer for this stunning Silversea Expedition — Kimberley Coast Exploration. Before departure you will take part in a mandatory safety drill.  This afternoon, meet your Expedition Team and attend a Zodiac briefing. Tonight we invite you to familiarise yourself with your new home away from home, meet some of your fellow travellers, and enjoy the first of many memorable meals in The Restaurant.

Days 2-6 — Kimberley, Western Australia
The Kimberley is famous for having one of the largest tidal ranges in the world. A flexible itinerary allows us to take advantage of this natural phenomenon. In the true spirit of expedition cruising, each day the Expedition Leader and Captain will determine our best course depending on tide, weather and sea conditions. Here are some of the places we may visit during our time in this wondrous region:

-Vansittart Bay, Kimberley, Western Australia
Early in the morning, Silver Discoverer will arrive in Vansittart Bay, near Jar Island. There we will land on a beach and will have the opportunity to see Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) and Wandjina styles of rock art. For these two rock art styles there are two different sites in close proximity. During midday, the Silver Discoverer will be repositioned to Anjo Peninsula. After lunch we will start with the second landing of the day. The site to be visited offers more recent history. After a beach landing and a short hike across a lagoon or -depending on tides- a walk around the lagoon, we will arrive at a World War II site. The almost intact wreck of an old airplane, a C-53, can be seen.
                               
-Yampi Sound, Kimberley, Western Australia
Today we can experience a difference of almost 9 meters between high and low tide. A morning Zodiac cruise along the coastline of Yampi will show rock layers wildly twisted and contorted into great folds. The area is rich in minerals and open-pit mines have operated for several decades. During the Zodiac cruise we might see the flooded mine on Koolan Island, but we will also be on the lookout for White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Ospreys, Common Sandpipers and Eastern Reef Egrets. The area is rich in fish life, which in turn is an attraction for bottlenose dolphins that come to feed here in the early mornings.

To cool off after the exploration we will head for Crocodile Creek, a hidden oasis tucked at the far end of a narrow bay lined with colourful orange cliffs of sandstone and mangrove trees. Despite the name there are supposed to be no crocodiles in the creek and a nice waterfall and natural pool invite to relax -although depending on tides you might have to climb a ladder for a few meters to get to the pool from the Zodiacs.

-Montgomery Reef, Kimberley, Western Australia
At Montgomery Reef, which is over 154 square miles in size, we can observe the amazing tidal changes that take place here. Timing of the tides is everything: low tide reveals up to 13 feet of reef exposing a river that allows access to this amazing semi-submerged world. As the tide continues to ebb, we use our Zodiacs to make our way to the edge of the reef where we are surrounded by cascading waterfalls up to 10 feet high, and continue up the river as we look at the abundance of reef birds and sea creatures including turtles and manta rays. A visit to Montgomery Reef is very tide-depending but truly a once in a lifetime experience.

-Freshwater Cove, Kimberley, Western Australia
At Freshwater Cove we will be welcomed on the beach by Aboriginal guides with a traditional ochre welcome. Immediately afterwards we will be immersed in Wandjina culture with a walk amongst the rock formations that represent spiritual ancestors, and hear the story of the great Wandjina battle. From there the walk crosses a tidal creek and makes its way through the woodland forest.  The highlight of the walk is a unique Jungurim (Boab tree) and its culturally significant carvings from long ago. On the return to the beach, we will have a look at the artists’ shelter where one can relax, share a cup of tea and damper with the artists and peruse their paintings. These paintings based on Dreamtime stories and motives are available for purchase from the artists. The farewell will be a traditional smoking ceremony on the beach at Wijingarra Butt Butt.

-Hunter River, Kimberley, Western Australia
The Hunter River is home to an immense mangrove system. Be sure to look for the image of the Indian Head in the soaring red sandstone cliffs as we set out in Zodiacs to explore the narrow mangrove channels, watching for numerous bird species and keeping an eye out for the saltwater crocodile, the most aggressive crocodile known to man.

For those wishing to explore some of the Kimberley’s vast interior an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion is on offer to see the famous Mitchell Falls where four tiers of waterfalls plunge into deep pools that flow out into the Mitchell River. The force of the falls is very much depending on seasonal rainfalls.

-King George River & Falls, Kimberley, Western Australia
The King George Falls is one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 260 feet, the twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. We drop anchor at the mouth of the river and ride Zodiacs up this waterway, weaving through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations and looking for wildlife — carnivorous saltwater crocodiles as well as the amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite. Arriving at the falls, we can cruise quite close to the base to contemplate the immensity of this spectacle — the force of the waterfall depends on seasonal rain.

Day 7 — Wyndham (Bungle Bungle), Kimberley, Western Australia
Wyndham is our gateway to the breathtaking Bungle Bungle mountain range in Purnululu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more than 350 million years, nature has shaped geological formations of giant orange and black striped domes rising out of the ground, unlike any other landscape ever seen. Today take part in an inclusive overflight for an aerial view of these glorious panoramas, as well as seeing the majestic man-made Lake Argyle and Argyle Diamond Mine area from the air.

Alternatively you can take a river cruise on the Ord River, looking for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats, short-eared rock wallabies and a variety of birds, including Mangrove Herons and Mangrove Gerygones.

Day 8 — At Sea, Cruising the Arafura Sea
A leisurely day at sea permits you to take advantage of the amenities aboard Silver Discoverer. Perhaps attend a lecture to recap the fascinating Dreamtime mythology of the Aborigines, or relax in the comfort of your suite to watch a movie on the in-suite interactive television.

Day 9 — Saumlaki, Indonesia                                                                            
Silver Discoverer will anchor close to Saumlaki, Yamdena Island, to clear into Indonesia and we will either go ashore in the town of Saumlaki or might head slightly further south to enjoy an island, its beaches and its reef to have water activities offered.

Day 10 — At Sea, Cruising the Arafura Sea
This last leisurely day at sea will give you a chance to exchange emails with fellow travelers and to attend final lectures about the natural history, wildlife and human history of the area. Our onboard Videographer/Photographer will also present the Voyage-DVD, letting you re-live the many moments of outstanding nature experiences had during this voyage “Kimberley Coast Exploration.”

Day 11 — Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

Please Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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