Western Australia, Australia
At a Glance
True North pioneered luxury adventure-cruising along the Kimberley coast more than 25 years ago
True North is the only Kimberley adventure vessel that travels with a full-time helicopter
All cabins feature en-suites, in-cabin entertainment and private satellite telephones
True North is purpose built to access remote wilderness areas, exploring the upper reaches of shallow river systems
Multiple smaller expedition boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want”
Best time to Visit
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The Northern Territory’s Top End has a very distinct wet season between December and March, and although this can be spectacular in terms of wildlife the build up to the rains can be uncomfortably humid. “The Dry” is from May to October when days are mild, nights are cool and humidity is low’ it is a time of sunshine and fresh breezes.
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A cruise on True North has long been regarded as one of Australia’s most outstanding and revered adventure experiences, through the wild and wonderful landscapes of one of earth's most outstanding areas of natural beauty.
Cruises are activity based and designed for the most discerning traveler wanting to ‘experience the destination’ in some of Australia’s most remote and hard to access coastal regions. The ship welcomes just 36 guests and, an Australian crew uniquely chaperones your every experience ensuring their renowned reputation for attention to detail.
True North’s flagship “Kimberley Wilderness Cruise” is a 6 or 13 night panorama of spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls, islands and rugged coastline. True North has been designed to go where no other ship can go, with high levels of comfort and style. All cabins are spacious and feature modern décor and en-suite facilities. Daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkeling, cultural visits, picnics, flora, bird and wildlife watching, diving, exploring and much more…
Multiple expedition vessels or ‘tenders’ take you in small groups to experience the wilderness ‘up close’ and, the luxury of having numerous tenders means that everyone onboard has greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want”.
Most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter opening up a whole range of options from scenic flights and heli-picnics to overnight camping adventures. Discover virtually unseen and untouched parts of Australia.
In Australia’s far northwest, the Kimberley is an ancient landform of rugged ranges with deep, spectacular gorges and pristine sandy beaches that fringe the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Mighty river systems produce thundering waterfalls during the wet season and pockets of lush rainforest can be found. The area has fewer people per square kilometer than almost any other place on earth but is home to a huge variety and quantity of wildlife.
Located on the lower deck – Ocean Class cabins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 square meters. River Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class. Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone. The luxurious Explorer Class cabins on the upper deck feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 15 square meters with large large panoramic windows.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay aboard True North. However, there are no specific childcare facilities available.
Modern Australian cuisine is featured and dining is a stylish but casual affair. Daily Hors d’oeuvres are served in the ship’s lounge - keep an eye out for succulent oysters (which you almost certainly helped to collect) and sashimi caught just hours before. Signature dining includes freshly caught barramundi - a revered sport fish possibly caught with your very own hands, or perhaps aged Angus or delicate Wagyu beef, or exquisite Australian lamb. 'Heli-picnics' are an unforgettable way to enjoy a quintessential Aussie barbecue, featuring a wide variety of seafood including freshly caught reef fish, local king prawns, squid, pearl meat and smoked salmon.
Try your hand at fishing from a boat or even a helicopter. With six expedition vessels accompanying the True North, guests have greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want.” The luxury of so many dedicated expedition boats means that they can always allocate craft to different activities, from scenic walks, helicopter flights and fishing, to snorkeling, picnics, diving, exploring, nature and much, much more.
Location & directions
Western Australia, Australia
The True North journeys around the remote and hard to access coastal regions of Australia’s far northwest. The Kimberley is an ancient landform of rugged ranges with deep, spectacular gorges and pristine sandy beaches that fringe the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
How to get there
The signature Kimberley Wilderness Cruise departs from Broome, or the return leg, from Wyndham with guest pickup in Kununurra. Other North Star cruises on the True North depart from several capital cities and regional centers.
Major carriers including Qantas and Virgin provide convenient access to all departure points.