Australia's Iconic Kimberley
7 Jul - 17 Jul
10 Nights
9 Ports
Ponant

Australia's Iconic Kimberley

7 July - 17 July 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

7 July

Setting sail from Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Don't miss

With rugged escarpments, sites of Aboriginal art, dramatic waterfalls and huge wetlands, Kakadu National Park is truly beautiful. The iconic scenery is some of Australia’s best, and served as the backdrop to the film 'Crocodile Dundee'.

8 July

At sea

9 July

Australia: Vansittart Bay

10-12 July

Australia: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Careening Bay, Swift Bay

13 July

Australia: Hunter River & Mitchell Falls

14-15 July

Australia: Collier Bay

16 July

Australia: Lacepede Islands

17 July

Arriving in Broome

Western Australia is a closed book to many UK visitors, and those who do choose this coast often get no further than Perth and the Margaret River. For travellers by ship, however, Broome is the gateway to the extraordinary Kimberley region. But that's not all: it is also the pearling capital of Australia and boasts fantastic white sand beaches and memorable sunsets. Very relaxed nowadays, Broome was the centre of the 'pearl rush' in the 1800s, which resulted in a real melting pot of cultures here, with Japanese, Filipino and Malay influences.

Our tip

Try to visit between March and October (that works fine for Kimberley cruises). When the full moon coincides with low tide at Roebuck Bay, the illusion known as the Staircase to the Moon occurs.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Le Lyrial pool

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships that blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

These chic sisters are amongst the most stylish ships at sea, with muted natural tones, minimalist interiors and playful splashes of colour. The accommodation is flexible, with the option to combine staterooms and create expansive suites, while the restaurants deliver the sort of outstanding gastronomic experience that you would expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests (Le Boréal, Le Soléal & L'Austral) / 244 Guests (Le Lyrial)
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
  • Complimentary WiFi
More about Le Soléal

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Uluru, Australia

Visit the Red Centre

From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!

Eco Beach Resort, Broome

Where to stay in Broome

For a back to nature setting with added style, go for Eco Beach - a unique wilderness experience.

Gantheaume Point, Broome

Explore the Kimberley region

At Gantheaume Point at low tide you will see ancient dinosaur footprints – magical!

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Australia's Iconic Kimberley

7 July - 17 July 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom, Mundy Cruising

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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