Serendipitous Sailing

Jul 05, 2021
There are some of us who readily welcome change, born with an ability to redirect on a dime, thriving on spontaneous travel experiences, and embracing decisions made with both discernment and excitement on a whim. For those looking to placate the complexities of interstate border restrictions and replace the mundane with an adventure of a lifetime, take note! There are still some windows of opportunity in Western Australia to sail away in spontaneity and serendipity with a last minute booking on board the luxurious True North.
 
The Kimberley Snapshot (7 days)

The Kimberley Snapshot sailing journey condenses their flagship itinerary into a single week voyage and features several Kimberley icons including the King George Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls.

Your first night aboard True North is in the pearling port of Broome. Embark at 1700 – cocktails and dinner with your fellow adventurers before leaving port for the overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.

Awake to the majestic Kimberley on your first day aboard True North as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands before meeting a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience. Take a refreshing swim and then walk on the squeaky white sands of Silica Beach. Or join one of the adventure boats on a sightseeing expedition to Whirlpool Pass, an aptly named further demonstration of the Kimberley’s powerful tides. Finish the day with a selection of fine wine and a leisurely evening meal as you cruise to Doubtful Bay.

The second morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Join naturalists and adventurers alike as you ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition or get stuck into the first opportunity to ‘land a barra’! Or, take-off for a heli-fishing adventure to a rarely fished spot where the fresh meets the salt!

After lunch, explore Montgomery Reef – a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed. 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes as water cascades from the reef, exposing a privileged glimpse of another world. Turtles, dugong, crocodiles and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective.

Day 3 scenery will astound and there are some not-to-be-missed fishing spots as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. This morning’s target species include delectable mangrove jack and fingermark bream. At King Cascade, the True North is manoeuvred right under the falls, going where few can. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong, or perhaps you’d like to venture further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall. 

Day 4 has more in store on the Hunter River, with stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves – yet another iconic setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring. Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and spectacular views from the helicopter. Time permitting, wind down with a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island before an overnight cruise to Vansittart Bay.

On day 5, there is an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture and are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. Vansittart Bay also has a reputation for producing monster mackerel. Heli-picnic at Eagle Falls to enjoy lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring the local beaches and creeks. Overnight cruise to Koolama Bay.

Day 6 takes to the King George river, where the journey upstream will take you to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Anchored at the base of the Twin Falls, there are endless places to explore. Climb, or take the helicopter, to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Learn about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, then take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.

Day 7 sees your courtesy coach arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and you can start preparing for your next spontaneous adventure.

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