Kimberley Kaleidoscope Fly, Cruise & Stay

Luxury Expedition Cruise

Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following an exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Darwin to Broome, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise to one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet.

In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia.

During your cruise, the magnificent bays of Vansittart and Swift will offer you exceptional panoramas, between islands, secret inlets, caves and rocky overhangs.

At Ashmore Reef, gaze out over the shades of blue of the Timor Sea off the mainland. The corals are home to extraordinary marine life in this incredibly beautiful paradise.

You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.

On the Lacepede Islands, take the time to admire the abundance of nesting birds as well as the large population of turtles residing in the lagoon.

Your ship will take you along the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.

With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.

Your ship will finally reach Dunedin, the end of your voyage.

12 Nights / 13 Days from

$12,695*^pp twin share
  • Departure date: 20 August 2024
  • ^based on a deluxe stateroom
  • FREE!* Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Darwin and ex Broome on return inc. tax

FLY FREE!* – KIMBERLEY KALEIDOSCOPE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:

  • FREE!* Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Darwin and ex Broome on return inc. tax
  • One way transfer from Darwin airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in a harbour view room in Darwin with breakfast
  • One way transfer from Darwin hotel to port
  • 10 night Kimberley 2024 expedition cruise aboard Le Laperouse from Darwin to Broome
  • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
  • Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner onboard
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) during cruise
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • Room service 24h (special selection)
  • Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
  • Port taxes
  • One way transfer from Broome port to airport
  • Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season cruise
  • Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature
  • Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art
  • Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
  • Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with 5-star service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Ship Profile & Stats
Length: 131 metres
Maiden Voyage: June 2018
Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
Officer Nationality: French
Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
Mini Bar
Flat Screen Television
Satellite Television
Ipod Players
Video on Demand
Hair Dryer
Bath Robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi

Ship Facilities
Reception Desk
Water Sports including Kayaking & Paddle-Boarding
Pool Deck
Swimming Pool
Pool Bar & Lounge
Main Lounge
Panoramic Lounge
Spa & Fitness Centre

Special Conditions
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (31Jan23). All included complimentary airfares/taxes are based on 2023 schedules and have capped pricing – variations on flight carrier/times offered may result in an additional cost. Once issued airfares are non-refundable and name changes are not permitted – cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of inquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Passports are required to travel along with comprehensive travel insurance. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 31Mar23 or until sold out/withdrawn and are subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Packages containing flights, transfers and accommodation incur different cancellation fees to cruise only bookings.

Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 31 Jan 2023 to 31 Mar 2023 or until sold out/withdrawn.