Kimberley, North West

The rugged and spectacular Kimberley coast of Australia's north-west is truly one of the world's last great wilderness areas. Remote and defiant, her many secrets have been retained from all but a select few. Vast stretches of rusty cliffs are punctuated by plunging waterfalls, powdery white beaches and lush patches of rainforest. Countless fresh water creeks soothe the thirsty landscape, where a refreshing swim in your own secluded, spa-pool is a moment to be savored for life.

Watchful crocodiles preside over the mangroves where eagles, jabiru and kingfishers fly. Massive seabird colonies thrive in splendid isolation and thousands of nesting sea turtles landscape the beaches of offshore Islands. The Kimberley wilderness is Australia's last remaining native mammal stronghold, where rock wallabies, echidnas, quolls and possums decorate the river sand with their tracks and mighty humpback whales revel in their tropical sanctuary.

Wise, reticent Boab trees stand guard throughout the landscape, giving the still bush its personality. The Kimberley landscape has been used as a canvas by Aboriginal artists for the past 40,000 years. Shrouded in mystery, dynamic Bradshaw figures are companion to the vibrant and sometimes shocking style of the Wandjina, in hundreds of rock art sites along the coast. Nearly every Bay and Island tell a compelling story of the struggle of early explorers, pioneers and pearlers.

The phenomenal power and rhythm of the Kimberley's twelve meter tides have given birth to several unique spectacles. The Horizontal Waterfalls; are a living, breathing wonder, where the rampant tide is funneled through two, narrow sandstone gorges creating tidal rapids with a sharp drop of up to four meters. The enigmatic Montgomery Reef is plundered by the tide twice daily, rising five meters out of the ocean at low tide and producing a wall of cascades in the middle of the ocean.

For the fisherman, the sea is alive with opportunity. Prized Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Spanish Mackerel are prolific and the catch of the day has never tasted better than with a side of freshly caught Kimberley mud crabs and juicy black-lipped oysters. Hike up to an inland waterfall, take a thrilling helicopter flight to a secret oasis, shoot the tidal rapids in our trusty tenders or just relax with a drink on the bow and take in the glorious scenery.

Rugged Kimberley Port Smith Beach at Sunset Spectacular Sunset Reflections of Kimberley Aboriginal Painting Kimberley Kimberley Rigge Island The Kimberley Rose Unusual Sandstone Pinnacles at Low Water The Kings Cascades Kimberley The Flat topped Mount Trafalgar The Ephemeral Leichardt's Grasshopper Furious Tides at the Horizontal Waterfalls Artwork of a bygone era fills these caves Images of Kimberley The Bungle Bungles Leonard River Gorge Rainbow at the King George Falls The Great Sandy Desert Winyalkan Island, Western Australia Gantheaume Point, Kimberley King George River, WA Broome, Roebuck Bay, Western Australia Sweet Lips, Australia

Australian Charter Yachts

We are able to offer extended Kimberley wilderness cruises aboard two superbly appointed luxury vessels. For more detailed information about each vessel, including a slide show and prices click on the link below:

Name Length Currency Max Min
True North 50 Meter LOA AU$ 28,995 21,995
MV Mustique 106ft LOA AU$ 92,000 92,000

Kimberley Yacht Charter Map

Base Name: Kimberley

Port Name: Kimberley