Western Australia Kimberley Coast & Cairns Explorer
Your 16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy Flights to Perth Returning From Cairns
Your Pre Cruise Experience in Perth
Bonus 3 Night Stay at the Parmelia Hilton Perth or Similar
Bonus Breakfast Daily in Perth
Bonus Rottnest Island Tour
Bonus Busselton Jetty & Margaret River Tour
Your 10 Kimberley & Top End Cruise
10 Night Kimberley Coast & Top End Cruise from Fremantle Onboard Pacific Explorer in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Your Post Cruise Experience in Cairns
Bonus 3 Night Stay at the Shangri La Cairns or Similar
Bonus Breakfast Daily in Cairns
Bonus Daintree Rainforest Tour
Bonus Barrier Reef Tour
Bonus Low Deposit from $350 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
General Departure Information
$3,990 per person twin share ex Auckland
$4,189 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Set sail on 18 May 2023
Upgrade to Oceanview Stateroom from only $449 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Stateroom from only $649 per person
Day 1: Perth, Australia
Welcome to Perth! Check out the array of cuisines on offer, spend a day in the sun at Cottesloe Beach or go for a hike to see magnificent views over the city.
Day 2: Rottnest Island, Australia – Day Tour
Visit some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadejemup Lighthouse and the majestic look-out point at the rugged West End.
Day 3: Margaret River, Australia – Day Tour
Visit the iconic Busselton Jetty on your way to an indulgent day in the Margaret River region.
Day 4: Fremantle, Australia
Get ready to set sail on your 10 Night Kimberley Coast & Top End Cruise from Fremantle Onboard Pacific Explorer.
Day 5: At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.
Day 6: Exmouth, Australia
Exmouth is a small resort town on Western Australia’s North West Cape. It’s a gateway to nearby Ningaloo Marine Park with its coral reefs, colourful fish, and migratory whale sharks. Nearly surrounding Exmouth, Cape Range National Park has kangaroos, sheer cliffs, and red, rocky gorges. On the Cape’s northwest coast, Jurabi Coastal Reserve’s tidal rock pools, beaches, and seasonal nesting grounds for marine turtles.
Day 7: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 8: Kuri Bay, Australia
This lovely bay is located in the remote fjordlands of Australia’s northwest Kimberley region, some 140 miles from the nearest town of Derby. A part of the Prince Regent Nature Reserve, as well as the Kumunya Aboriginal Reserve only became accessible to the public in 2016. The bay is alive with sea life, including sharks, turtles, and saltwater crocodiles.
Day 9: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 10: Darwin, Australia
Darwin is one of the far north’s true underestimated beauties. Food and festival culture is big and there seems to always be something to do or see. Explore tropical parklands or opt for a safer way to see the native wildlife at the city’s Crocosaurus Cove! Explore the capital of Northern Territory, in particular the stunning Kakadu National Park. Home to beautiful landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, Kakadu is like nothing you’ve ever witnessed.
Day 11 – 12: At Sea
Enjoy relaxing days at sea.
Day 13: Port Douglas, Australia
A town on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland. At the base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system, and Daintree National Park. Head into town & see, Macrossan Street it’s lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Another Place to Visit is the popular Four Mile Beach.
Day 14: Cairns, Australia
Disembark your cruise and enjoy one of the finest locations in North Queensland, a city surrounded by lush rain forest, crystal clear waters, and the beautiful coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a 3 night stay.
Day 15 Barrier Reef, Australia – Day Tour
Enjoy a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef and explore this natural wonder which must be seen to be believed.
Day 16 Daintree Rainforest, Australia – Day Tour
Step foot in one of the most beautiful rainforests in the world and soak up the peace and tranquility of the area mixed with the sights and sounds of the unique wildlife that call the rainforest home.
Day 17: Cairns, Australia
Fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.
P&O – Pacific Explorer
Formerly the Dawn Princess, this ship was renovated in 2017 and renamed the Pacific Explorer. Onboard, guests will find 11 decks filled with thrilling water slides, a water park, and unique adventure activities like zip-lining, rock climbing, and the ‘walk the plank’ experience. For something more relaxing, verse your friends in an afternoon game of barefoot bowls. For exciting nightlife, be sure to visit The Bonded Store & Archie Rose distillery, Black Circus for exclusive dinner and show packages or sing along in the Blue Room with live music every night.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Choose from 12 dining options which are all included in the cruise fare, there are 3 stylish a la carte restaurants and 9 eateries onboard. The Salt Grill by celebrity chef Luke Mangan is not his only foray into food with P&O, try out one of his delicious burgers at Luke’s or visit the new 400 Gradi Pizzeria, operated by award-winning Melbourne pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco who won the Best Pizza in the World award in 2014! There is also an onboard spa and an adults-only area on the deck, ideal for couples and groups of friends to relax and unwind between ports. No matter your preference, Pacific Explorer is guaranteed to be a good time.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 18 May 2023
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.