There are many places on the map that are described as remote. Or timeless. Or “off the beaten track”. Or an “adventure of a lifetime”. But while many times you might come across the road more travelled, Australia’s Kimberley really is the whole package. Three times the size of England, bigger than Japan, this vast area at the very north of the Western Territory has been topping buckets lists for years. Almost impenetrable, the Kimberley is an explorer’s dream come true; rife with a complex network of gorges, canyons, ridges, cliffs and horizontal falls, not to mention 160-century old rock art and local Aboriginal culture, the Kimberley is both unforgiving and unforgettable. Join us on a Silversea Kimberley luxury cruise and conquer the last remaining traveller’s paradise. Read more about the Kimberley.
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.
KING GEORGE RIVER
The King George Falls is one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 80 meters (260 feet), the thundering spectacle of twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. The river weaves through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations and a parade of wildlife — carnivorous saltwater crocodiles and amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite.
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 splendours 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.
Darwin is Australia's most colourful, 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. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival.
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.
Some 300 kilometres northwest of Broome, the Rowley Shoals consists of the three reefs Imperieuse, Clerke and Mermaid. The first two reefs form the Rowley Shoals Marine Park and have sandy cays that will still be visible at high tide. Bedwell Island, a small sandy cay inside Clerke Reef, is home to one of Western Australia’s two colonies of Red-tailed Tropicbirds. Other birds nesting on the island are Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Eastern Reef-Egrets and terns.
The Kimberley is both unforgiving and unforgettable. Almost impenetrable, the region is an explorer’s dream come true; rife with a complex network of gorges, canyons, ridges, cliffs and horizontal falls, not to mention 160-century old rock art and local Aboriginal culture. Join us aboard Silver Explorer and you too could be conquering the last remaining traveller’s paradise by day, and dining on gastronomic dishes by night.
The Silversea Difference
With Silversea ultra-luxury cruises you can live the elegant lifestyle of all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruising across 900 worldwide destinations. Our smallest ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas.
Intimate Luxury Ships
Silversea’s ultra-luxury small ships are the perfect choice when it comes to your Kimberley cruise. Specifically designed for navigating the breathtaking panoramas of some of the world’s most remote destinations including the Kimberley coast, you’ll be able to visit the most off-the-beaten path locations, from small waterways to tiny ports.
From dining to butler service to Zodiac® tours, all-inclusive is standard, for a perfect combination of adventure and comfort. With the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Kimberley, we’re ready to cater to your every whim, onboard and on-shore. And with butler service for every suite and our passion for perfection in everything we do, you’ll enjoy every moment you spend with us.
Local Expedition Experts
With more experts per guest than anyone else in the industry, your Kimberley experience is the most immersive it can be. Highly- skilled across a large variety of disciplines, our Expedition Team includes renowned marine biologists, academics, historians, ornithologists and explorers that are ready to enrich your experience, both on shore and onboard.
Get to know the varied and unique wildlife right from your seat on one of our Zodiacs®, as you explore the coastline, river and creek systems. Explore a remote inlet and float beneath fascinating layered rock formations, or take in the immense silence of beaches sculpted into unusual shapes hundreds of millions of years ago.
Our brochures offer a host of itineraries for travellers that dream of discovering every destination. From snow filled plains to iconic cities, superb Grand Voyages and World Cruises, we really do offer you the world.
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