You’ll be taken to the True North Cruise
in time for embarkation, where you can enjoy welcome cocktails before departing overnight for Yampi Sound.
After your first night on board True North, you’ll awake to the majestic Kimberley as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands, before reaching The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride, and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few have witnessed. Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to ‘land a barra’ (that’s go fishing for barramundi in English).
Fish the mouth of the Sale River for barramundi and then join the ship’s naturalists as you ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition. Enjoy a swim in your very own billabong before returning to the ultimate comfort of the True North. Next stop is Montgomery Reef, a unique eco-system where 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean. Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world, where turtles, dugong and manta rays consort.
Gaze at astounding scenery as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At Kings Cascades, the boats manoeuvre right under the falls. Go on an ‘adventure in the tender’, offering a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong.
With red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves, the Hunter River is yet another awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and exploring. Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls, and delight in a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island before an overnight cruise to Vansittart Bay.
Today there will be an opportunity to see the ‘Bradshaws’ – possibly the oldest art known to man, while a heli-picnic at Eagle Falls treats you to a sumptuous picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery.
Finally, you’ll reach The King George River. As soon as the tide is high enough, you’ll cross the sand bars at the mouth and embark upon a journey upstream to The King George Falls. Anchored at the base of the Twin Falls, climb the picturesque valleys, or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Learn about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, before taking a peaceful stroll along Tranquil Bay on your last night aboard the True North.