Australia's Iconic Kimberley 2020 Season

10 night cruises onboard the brand new Le Lapérouse

Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscape of The Kimberley

From Darwin to Broome or v.v, embark aboard Ponant's new Explorer Class yacht, Le Laperouse for an 11-day/10-night expedition cruise

At around two-thirds of the size of France, the Kimberley is 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 mangroves forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds. 

For bookings or more information contact a Ponant Specialist on 

1300 857 437 | email: 

or contact your local travel agent

*Prices are per person in Australian dollars and are correct as at 10 Dec 2018. Prices are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and seasonal surcharges. Prices and any bonus savings (already included in advertised price) are capacity controlled and can change at any time. Cruise taxes are included and subject to change at any time up until the sailing date and may be charged onboard. Exclusive Travel the World Shipboard Credit offer is €200 per stateroom based on twin share (€100 for singles) and is valid on new 2020 Kimberley bookings deposited between 23 October 2018 and 31 December. Not combinable with any other offer. Ponant reserves the right to apply a fuel supplement at anytime and can be charged after final payment is received. 25% deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Additional pre and/or post accommodation may be required and is at the passenger's expense. International or domestic airfares from Australia are not included in advertised prices. Change and cancellation conditions apply and will be advised at the time of booking. Lic 2TA003774

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  • Join Ponant's highly qualified local expedition team
  • 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
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls
  • In Wyndham (Darwin to Broome itinerary), enjoy one of the 3 complimentary excursions (subject to availability, on a first come first served basis in chronological order of booking).

Ponant's Explorer: Le Lapérouse

128 metres long with just 88 staterooms, each with a private balcony, 4 suites, each with a plate glass window and private terrace. Guests onboard Le Lapérouse will find all the special touches that have forged the reputation of Ponant Cruises.

The smaller capacity ship creates an intimate atmosphere, while the 110 crew members provide professional and attentive service. The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. These new stars of the Ponant fleet are fitted with movable marina platforms, enabling guests to swim and engage in other activities directly from the ship.

A submersible mini-port provides easy access to a number of nautical activities (kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, and more). You will also discover a world first on board these ships, Blue Eye, a multi-sensory underwater lounge where guests will be able to view the underwater environment surrounding the ship through large transparent glass windows while listening live to the marine world. Then at night, specially designed non-intrusive lighting will be sure to attract fascinating marine life for observation. Ponant's concept of luxury, a different way to travel.

For more information or to book, contact your local Travel Agent, complete the below form or call a Ponant Cruises Specialists on 1300 857 437

Photo Copyright: Mick Fogg, Ponant Cruises

Photo Copyright: Ponant Cruises

Photo Copyright: Michael Corbett, Ponant Cruises

Darwin to Broome or vice verse starting from:

Darwin to Broome: 8 May, 28 May, 17 June, 7 July, 27 July, 16 August, 

Broome to Darwin: 18 May, 7 June, 17 July, 6 August, 26 August

Darwin to Broome itinerary map

Broome to Darwin itinerary map

PONANT, in keeping with its pioneering spirit, is launching a world-first: Le Lapérouse will be the first cruise ship on Earth to be equipped with a multi-sensory underwater space, called Blue Eye. Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville will be the next.


$13,280*pp twin share 

$19,970*pp single occupancy

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

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. Le Lapérouse will take you along one of 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.
Deck Plan

€200 shipboard credit per stateroom for Kimberley 2020 cruises booked by 31 December 18*

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