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True North Australia
Why we like it
- Highly-acclaimed adventure cruise ship and the only 'floating' member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia
- The majority of cabins feature large panoramic windows
- Experience adventures in surroundings akin to one of the world's most exclusive hotels
- Dining is a stylish but casual affair focused on modern Australian cuisine
- Other facilities include a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship's lounge and an alfresco bar, on board naturalists and an internet cafe
- Explore the most remote reaches of the rugged Outback
Take to the on board helicopter for the best views of your surroundings.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Multiple expedition boats give you the opportunity to do 'what you want,when you want' and most itineraries also feature an on-board helicopter for the opportunity for an exhilarating heli-picnic in a remote corner of the Outback or to head out on an overnight camping adventure. What's more, True North is purpose built for exploring the upper reaches of shallow river systems and the countless secluded beaches, bays, natural harbours and picture-perfect islands that define the Australian coastline. Dining on board is organic and quintessentially Australian with signature dishes including freshly caught reef fish, exquisite Australian lamb and barbecued shrimp.
The vast, exciting Kimberley region is one of the world's last great wildernesses. Situated in the remote far north of Western Australia, it is like nowhere else on earth: wildly beautiful landscapes of rugged mountain ranges, spectacular river gorges and majestic waterfalls.
A typical day might involve exploring a remote estuary, trying to land the evening meal, swimming in rock pools beneath towering cascades, or viewing ancient aboriginal cave paintings. The region is steeped in curious stories of legendary human endeavour - of shipwreck, survival and tragedy.
Best time to be there
All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).
Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)
17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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