Kimberley Quest II, Southern Cruise ex Hunter River to Broome – 29 Jun 2021

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From its foundations in 1994 as a pilot boat for Broome Port, Kimberley Quest has grown into a multi-award winning, luxury Kimberley cruise company operating extended wilderness expeditions along the magnificent Kimberley coast.

Kimberley Quest is a dynamic and thriving business that has remained dedicated to providing all guests with an unforgettable experience. Whilst having operated now for over 20 years, the company still succeeds in exciting all those that step aboard and extends its passion for the Kimberley to all its guests.

With a strong sense of guest-focus and quality service, at the core of the business, Kimberley Quest looks forward to their adventure ahead.

The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre vessel that has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline, its custom design allows us to visit areas many other Kimberley cruises simply cannot reach. Whilst on board guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. Cruising with a maximum of 18 guests our personalised service and attention to every detail means you will enjoy the amazing surrounds in complete comfort and luxury.

There are a range of Kimberley tours available, your daily cruise adventures feature a myriad of activities. Leaving the mother-ship in our custom-built tender vessels you will set out exploring the untouched river systems, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art and fishing the tidal creeks as well as discovering the in-depth history of the area, viewing the rugged cliffs, caves, waterfalls and gorges, spotting wildlife, taking refreshing dips in secluded waterholes and much more!

The Kimberley is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets, extensive waterfalls, pristine beaches and unforgettable scenery that will take your breath away. The team at Kimberley Quest will convey their passion for this ancient land, forging the sights and sounds of the Kimberley into your memory forever.

The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows.

For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds.

Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.

A small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.

Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery.

Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Note: The queen size bed in this cabin is accessible from both sides.

Kimberley Quest II - Lower Deck

Kimberley Quest II - Main Deck

Kimberley Quest II - Top Deck

The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.

Our 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 7 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 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!

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 24m
  • Maiden Voyage: 2005
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 18
  • Crew Nationality: Australian
  • Officer Nationality: Australian
  • Dining Staff Nationality: Australian
  • Ship Registration: Australia

Ship Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • State of the art communications and Navigation systems
  • Fresh desalinated water
  • Tenders
  • Sun Deck
  • Helipad
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Laundry
  • Main Lounge and Dining Area


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
29 Jun '21
Hunter River, West Australia
ex Scenic flight from Broome
30 Jun '21
Careening Bay, Western Australia
30 Jun '21
Prince Regent River, Western Australia
01 Jul '21
Prince Regent River, Western Australia
02 Jul '21
Kuri Bay, Western Australia
03 Jul '21
Sale River, Western Australia
04 Jul '21
Montgomery Reef, Western Australia
04 Jul '21
Talbot Bay, Western Australia
05 Jul '21 At sea    
06 Jul '21
Cape Leveque, Western Australia
06 Jul '21
Broome, Western Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night Kimberley Experience Cruise sailing from Hunter River to Broome aboard Kimberley Quest. This holiday begins with a scenic flight from Broome.

The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre fully air conditioned expedition vessels equipped with helipads. The vessel has been custom built for the remote Kimberley region, enabling it to explore estuaries and river systems inaccessible to larger boats. The vessel has the luxury of all private en-suite cabins, several deck areas for relaxation, sightseeing and alfresco dining. The talented chefs offer a diverse range of cuisine, incorporating some of the best local produce.

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: Broome – Hunter River
Your Southern 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 take a scenic tender excursion to view the amazing high red escarpments and wildlife of which makes the Hunter River so special.

DAY 2: Careening Bay, Prince Regent River, Camp Creek
This morning we visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydro-graphic survey off the Australian coastline. We then cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Take an excursion to Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway, lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for a refreshing swim.

DAY 3: Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Gorge
Early morning we cruise to the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Price Regent River which is renowned for big barramundi and threadfin salmon.

DAY 4: Camden Harbour, Kuri Bay, Langii
At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. Late afternoon we visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the “Petrified Warriors‟. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle, afterwards enjoy a swim in the pristine ocean.

DAY 5: Raft Point, Sale River, Doubtful Bay
This morning we cruise to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill, here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. As the sun begins to set, we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon.

DAY 6: Red Cone Creek, Montgomery Reef, Collier Bay
Take a tender excursion to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or join our guides to try your luck at mud-crabbing. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Late afternoon try your luck at barramundi fishing in Collier Bay or alternatively relax onboard and take in the beautiful scenery.

DAY 7: Talbot Bay, Dugong Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago
Cruise to Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Join a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations. Cool off with a refreshing swim in Dugong Bay, followed by a scenic tender excursion. In the afternoon we cross the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago towards Cape Leveque at sunset, as we journey through the night towards Broome.

DAY 8: Cape Leveque – Broome
Arrive into Broome early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.00am.

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