Why early season is a stunning time to cruise the Kimberley
See the wild and remote Kimberley region at its most beautiful with a March or April voyage past waterfalls and gorges.
As the wet season gradually gives way to the dry, the Kimberley region comes alive with thundering waterfalls, blooming wildflowers and dramatic sunsets. March and April is a magical time of year to be on the coast. While the local tourist season doesn’t begin in earnest until May, cruising before the crowds arrive is well worth braving the humidity.
The Great Escape Charter Company has been cruising the waters of Australia’s North West for more than 20 years, and its eight-night Waterfall Safari is an annual highlight. This itinerary – the first of the season – takes place only once a year to showcase the spectacular waterfalls between Broome and Wyndham, right when they are flowing at their best after the regenerating rains. This late-March voyage is a real photographer’s delight, and offers fantastic opportunities to capture the Kimberley in all its glory.
Kings of the Kimberley
April and May is still considered early season and an advantageous time to cruise the Northern Kimberley. The six- or seven-night Kings of the Kimberley Northern Gorges itinerary is designed to take advantage of the rainwater-fed waterfalls at the top end of the Kimberley Coast, between Wyndham and the Mitchell Plateau. The landscapes are grand: river systems, gorges and waterfalls. This is also an ideal trip for those interested in seeing the Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art, which is more prevalent in this northern area.
With a fully air-conditioned vessel and plenty of opportunities to go swimming and cool off, The Great Escape Charter Company makes it easy to experience the Kimberley at its most beautiful.
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