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Discover the Kimberley Coastline -Darwin to Broome

This deal expires on 31st May 2024
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What's Included

Australia’s Kimberley Coast is one of the world’s most rugged, remote, and untouched wilderness regions, a vast and ancient land dotted with fat boabs, tropical oases and thundering waterfalls. Mesmerising paprika-coloured shores set against the azure Indian Ocean are intensified during vivid sunsets, which you’ll enjoy in 6-star ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse II.

⚓ Only 228 guests for an exclusive small-ship experience
⚓ Spacious all-verandah 6-star luxury suite accommodation
⚓ Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio
⚓ Up to 10 dining experiences from casual to fine dining
⚓ The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, all day, every day
⚓ Indulgent 550m² Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio
⚓ Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
⚓ Personalised and exclusive excursion experiences

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
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Day 1
10th Aug 2025
Darwin

Arrive in Darwin, the Northern Territory’s tropical capital ...

Arrive in Darwin, the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city.

Welcome aboard. Settle into your spacious ultra-luxury verandah suite on board Scenic Eclipse II. Butler service will assist with unpacking and guide you through the pillow menu. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the unsurpassed amenities that include nine bars and lounges, up to 10 dining experiences from casual to fine dining, the expansive Senses Spa and the state-of-the-art theatre, just to name a few. Explore the length of Scenic Eclipse II. The open-bridge policy means your Captain will welcome you in the operational centre anytime during your voyage. Toast the beginning of your journey with a glass of French champagne at Lumière or a cocktail at the open-air Sky Bar.

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Day 2
11th Aug 2025
King George River

Scenic Eclipse II sails from the Timor Sea to north of the King ...

Scenic Eclipse II sails from the Timor Sea to north of the King George River. The only way to access the 100-metre-wide King George Falls, the highest twin waterfalls in Western Australia, is on water or by air. With her sleek, yacht-shaped design, Scenic Eclipse II was custom-built to access such remote locations. Binoculars are provided in every suite to take with you on your Discovery excursions, so you can get a closer look at the amazing wildlife.

Discovery: Take a roundtrip on a Zodiac for a breathtaking close-up of the falls, weaving past spectacular 80-metre-high sandstone cliffs and mangroves where you might spot a sunning crocodile or birdlife such as ospreys, falcons, egrets, and kingfishers. April and May are when the falls are at their most thunderous and, weather and tides permitting, our Discovery Team could take you close enough for a natural shower. With two helicopters^ available, you may have the option for a scenic flight^ for an aerial appreciation of one of Western Australia’s most astounding spectacles.

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Day 3
12th Aug 2025
Vansittart Bay

After an overnight journey on board your luxurious Disc ...

After an overnight journey on board your luxurious Discovery Yacht, you’ll stop at the sheltered and secluded Vansittart Bay, a place of significant indigenous cultural history. Fitted with state-of-the-art GPS Dynamic Positioning system, Scenic Eclipse II will be held in position close to Jar Island in the bay’s southwest pocket, negating the need to drop anchor on ecologically sensitive seabeds. Board a Zodiac for a transfer to a small sandy beach to explore the area with the expert Discovery Team.

Discovery: The Discovery Team will accompany you on a hike to see what’s regarded as the oldest art gallery on earth, dating back more than 20,000 years to the last ice age. The ancient and mysterious Gwion is the oldest rock art known to man and one of two primary art forms found in the Kimberley. ‘Tattooed’ into the rock rather than painted, the art depicts detailed, symmetrical, and mystical figures adorned with tassels, delicate jewellery, and elaborate headdresses.

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Day 4
13th Aug 2025
Ashmore Reef

The morning is yours. Book a Senses Spa treatment, a ...

The morning is yours. Book a Senses Spa treatment, a Yoga or Pilates session, plunge into the vitality pools, or simply relax and enjoy 6-star ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse II. The afternoon is for exploring one of Australia’s most remote marine parks, Ashmore Reef. The three islands of the reef are uninhabited yet home to an abundance of bird and sea life. Internationally recognised, each year around 100,000 seabirds from 40 different species flock to the reef to breed. Underwater, find hard and soft corals, giant clams, sea sponges, green turtles, dugongs, crabs and about 500 species of fish in the reef. After the day’s exploration, settle in at one of the nine bars and lounges to enjoy a beverage of choice. Relish France’s finest at Lumière Champagne Bar or indulge in over 100 varieties of aged whiskey at the Scenic Lounge Bar. Scenic’s truly all- inclusive philosophy means you can leave your wallet in your suite’s safe and simply relax and indulge.

Discovery: The wealth of sea life coupled with underwater visibility make for wonderful snorkelling and swimming. Take a Zodiac cruise with the Discovery Team around the reef or talk to the expert team about a possible scenic helicopter^ flight for a bird’s eye view of the astonishing colours of land, sea, and reef.

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Day 5
14th Aug 2025
Hunter River

Today, Scenic Eclipse II glides through York Sound to the m ...

Today, Scenic Eclipse II glides through York Sound to the mouth of the Hunter River, the staging point for an unforgettable helicopter excursion^ to Mitchell Falls. The thrilling flight^ is a true wilderness ride with jaw-dropping panoramas of wild escarpments, tropical rainforests and the thundering four-tiered Mitchell Falls carved out over millennia. Look out for ospreys and saltwater crocodiles as you soar over the prehistoric landscape akin to Jurassic Park. You have time to explore the area on foot, and, if you wish, take a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools formed by the falls. Back onboard, watch Mother Nature’s magnificent show as the sun sets, cocktail in hand. The sky awash with pastel colours blending shades of apricot, pink and dusty blue until finally dark, then linger longer underneath a blanket of a trillion sparkling stars.

Discovery: Tides permitting, the Zodiacs can take you past towering sandstone cliffs, pristine mangrove forests and iconic landscapes such as Prince Frederick Sound, Porosus Creek and Hunter and Row Rivers.

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Day 6
15th Aug 2025
Bigge Island

After a leisurely overnight cruise, wake-up slowly. Whi ...

After a leisurely overnight cruise, wake-up slowly. While Scenic Eclipse II sails toward Bigge Island, perhaps stretch in the expansive wellness facilities with a mindful Yoga or Pilates session or step it up with an invigorating session at the fully equipped POWER:Gym. Bigge Island, the second largest island in the Bonaparte Archipelago, is just 6km from the mainland. Being devoid of feral animals, it has allowed native wildlife to flourish. You may see a Monjon rock wallaby, the smallest of the kangaroo group, the northern quoll, sea turtles and crocodiles.

Discovery: Take a hike along rocky and scenic paths and visit caves to see well-preserved rock art by the Wunambal people depicting first contact with Europeans.

Tides and timings permitting, a stop at Careening Bay in the Prince Regent National Park is where you may view the famous Mermaid Tree, an enormous boab on which the ship’s crew of the HMC Mermaid carved the words of the ship and year, 1820.

There are saltwater and freshwater crocodiles in the Kimberley area, so please exercise caution and heed all advice and warning signs from the expert Discovery Team and local guides.

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Day 7
16th Aug 2025
Montgomery Reef

Wake to completely new vista at Montgomery Reef, the wo ...

Wake to completely new vista at Montgomery Reef, the world’s largest inshore reef that boasts some of the earth’s biggest tidal changes reaching up to 14 metres (46 feet). As the tides rise or fall, both soft and hard coral are exposed, falling below sea level to create a remarkable spectacle you’ll explore by Zodiac. If the timing is perfect, discover thousands of small waterfalls cascading down the reef and see incredible marine life including sea turtles, octopi, sharks, rays, dolphins and more. In the evening, share stories of croc-spotting with new friends over an aperitif or meal in one of Scenic Eclipse II’s 10 truly all-inclusive dining experiences.

Discovery: Join the Discovery Team on a Zodiac cruise to Montgomery Reef. Conditions permitting, the Zodiac will transfer you to a sand bank for a swim just off the reef.

Scenic Eclipse II then sails into the calm waters of Doubtful Sound for mangrove forest exploration in search of saltwater crocodiles. An alternate stop is the scenic Raft Point where you’ll see two majestic bluffs, boab trees, and after a 45-minute uphill hike, some of the Wandjina Aboriginal rock art gallery.

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Day 8
17th Aug 2025
Talbot Bay Horizontal Falls

Talbot Bay’s spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls is a natura ...

Talbot Bay’s spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls is a natural wonder to tick off your Australian bucket list. This phenomenon is caused by a unique combination of geology and massive tidal surges.

Discovery: If time and tides permit, you may have the opportunity to go through these fascinating falls and around the narrow waterways of Talbot Bay in a Zodiac. Later, choose to embark on a challenging 9.5 kilometre walk into the Kimberley’s remote wilderness.

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Day 9
18th Aug 2025
Buccaneer Archhipelago

Cruise overnight to the mouth of King Sound and into th ...

Cruise overnight to the mouth of King Sound and into the spectacular maze of the Buccaneer Archipelago. About 1,000 tiny islands make up this jaw-dropping paradise that’s a kaleidoscope of vivid colours from iron-rich red rock to verdant pockets of lush rainforest, bright turquoise tropical sea, and alabaster beaches. One highlight during this full day is the exploration of Whirlpool Passage; 8-metre tides (26-feet) swirl as they are pushed through a narrow channel between two islands, adding a thrill to your transit. Rest assured, the state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse II is fitted with custom-built oversized zero speed stabilisers that are50% larger than those of other ships, providing greater stability as it navigates through the roughest waters.

Discovery: Surrounding creeks and inlets offer additional opportunities for Zodiac expeditions, including a possible visit to Koolan Island, the site of an open pit mine that produces some of the highest-grade iron ore in Australia, best viewed overhead on a potential helicopter^ flight. Within Yampi Sound, past the multi-coloured sandstone folding, beautiful beaches beckon for a refreshing dip. The entire region is teeming with marine and bird life.

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Day 10
19th Aug 2025
Lacepede Islands

A special visit awaits you today on this chain of ...

A special visit awaits you today on this chain of four flat coral islands, home to tens of thousands of seabirds with over 50 bird species including red-chested frigate birds, crested terns, pelicans, and speckled ruddy turnstones. Having eradicated the rats in 1986, these treeless islands are once again a wildlife haven. It’s a significant nesting site for an estimated 18,000 pairs of brown footed boobies, possibly the largest colony in the world, and 20,000 roseate terns have been recorded on the A-class Nature Reserve. Further, it’s Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for green turtles and where thousands of humpback whales come to calve. Frequent sightings are possible between July and September when an estimated 40,000 humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and Western Australia. As this is your last evening on board, gather with new friends in one of the nine bars and lounges, or make a reservation for an intimate dinner with only up to 8 guests at the Night Market @ Koko’s.

Discovery: The Discovery Team will transfer you on Zodiac ashore for a snorkel, swim or a beach walk following the trail of local crabs.

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Day 11
20th Aug 2025
Broome, Australia

Your unforgettable voyage concludes today. Enjoy your final ...

Your unforgettable voyage concludes today. Enjoy your final morning in the ultra-luxury of Scenic Eclipse II, and take the chance to reflect on the rare and incredible experiences and the remarkable places you’ve visited, some of which very few have been before. Take comfort knowing you’ve created a bank of memories which will last a lifetime. Bid farewell to your friendly crew and new friends as you disembark in Broome.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above.

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YOUR SHIP - The Scenic Eclipse II

Following the extraordinary interest in our soon-to-launch 6-star Scenic Eclipse, we are proud to announce our ocean fleet will add a second ship.

Launching in 2020, this sister ship plans to embark on her maiden voyage from Athens to Lisbon, before her debut season sailing to the European and Russian Arctic – including the White Sea and Northwest Passage – as well as Antarctica.

Cruising the Northwest Passage is the ultimate in polar exploration, and as one of the most remote destinations in the world, it is well suited to discovery by Scenic’s fleet of 6-star luxury meets expedition ships.

The new ship will be of similar design, including 114 all-verandah suites, nine restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a luxurious Spa Sanctuary, separate fitness areas and indoor, outdoor and plunge pools, as well as a marina deck, helicopters and a submarine.

Description

Following the extraordinary interest in our soon-to-launch 6-star Scenic Eclipse, we are proud to announce our ocean fleet will add a second ship.

Launching in 2020, this sister ship plans to embark on her maiden voyage from Athens to Lisbon, before her debut season sailing to the European and Russian Arctic – including the White Sea and Northwest Passage – as well as Antarctica.

Cruising the Northwest Passage is the ultimate in polar exploration, and as one of the most remote destinations in the world, it is well suited to discovery by Scenic’s fleet of 6-star luxury meets expedition ships.

The new ship will be of similar design, including 114 all-verandah suites, nine restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a luxurious Spa Sanctuary, separate fitness areas and indoor, outdoor and plunge pools, as well as a marina deck, helicopters and a submarine.

Other

Elevator
Epicure
Observation Terrace
Onboard Helicopter
Wheel House

Relaxation

Plunge Pool
Spa
The Sanctuary(adults only)

Recreational

Indoor Pool
Library
Outdoor Pool

Food and Drink

Azure Bar & Cafe
Yacht Club

Fitness

Fitness Center
Gym
Pilates
Yoga

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Verandah Suites provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities. Private Verandah Luxury king size Scenic Slumber Bed Separate sleep zone Separate lounge area En-suite bathroom with shower and vanity Luxury bathroom amenities Hypoallergenic air purification system Butler service Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service In-suite beverage service In-suite dining service Full mini bar re-stocked daily Personalised butler bar featuring illy coffee and specialty teas (replenished daily) HDTV and Bose sound system

Important Notice

* Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.  This package expires on 31 May 2024. Prices are correct as of 1 May 2024. The above information has been obtained from the relevant suppliers and should be considered and indicative guide only as to the prices that may be available for these products. Cruiseabout cannot guarantee that any particular product will still be available at the following prices, or for your exact dates of travel.  At the time of making your booking, prices may differ to the price displayed on the website. Please contact your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor to obtain the latest up to date information regarding applicable prices, fees and charges, taxes, availability, blackout dates (such as school holidays), seasonal surcharges and other terms and conditions which may apply.

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