True North Kimberley Mothership

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North Star Cruises Australia is the Kimberley's longest established luxury adventure-cruise operator. True North provides the highest quality service with a guest limit of 36 and a crew of 20, to ensure personal attention to detail and excellence in service.

The True North is a purpose built vessel and has a shallow draft (2.2 metres) which allows access to the heart of the Kimberley Wilderness. Experience the destination through scenic walks, helicopter flights, culture, fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving, exploring, nature and much, much more!

The lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vistas - large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining'.


True North Example Itinerary

NIGHT 1 Your "welcome aboard" the magnificent True North is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation
is at 1700 C time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately
1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it's an overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.

DAY 1 Awake to the majestic Kimberley and savour an irresistible True North breakfast as we glide past
Cockatoo & Koolan Islands C our attentive crew will be happy to introduce the colourful histories of
both Then it's time to 'personally' introduce you to a Kimberley icon C The Horizontal Falls.

Experience the awesome power of the region's huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and
then climb aboard your airCconditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience
Then C you will have hardly had a chance to catch your breath when, for those who can't wait one
minute longer, Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to 'land a barra' Before you know it,
your first day onboard will be coming to an end C but there's still time to select a fine wine and to
enjoy a leisurely evening meal as we cruise to Doubtful Bay.

DAY 2 Three Ways presents an early morning opportunity to continue 'the hunt for the elusive
barramundi' There will also be plenty of time for exploring No Name Creek and, for a refreshing
swim at beautiful Ruby Falls After lunch the wellCpreserved Wandjina paintings of Raft Point will
intrigue before we cruise to the mouth of the Sale River and our overnight anchorage.

DAY 3 This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Fish the mouth for barra and then join
naturalists and adventurers alike as we '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. Then, you'll
probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and cruise for another Kimberley icon C
Montgomery Reef Montgomery is a unique ecoCsystem that must be seen to be believed C and see
it you will C as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes
Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world
Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all
in perspective

DAY 4 The scenery will astound and there are some 'not to be missed' fishing spots as the True North
graces the majestic Prince Regent River At Kings Cascades we manoeuvre the True North right
under the falls before yet another breathtaking helicopter flight to a picnic that you'll never forget C
True North's mouthCwatering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong C in one of the most remote
places on earth The helicopter will also be popular when the first group of intrepid explorers
returns from Jurassic Park Then we'll rejoin the True North for the infamous Captain's Party and
overnight anchorage off Camp Creek.

DAY 5 The 'early risers' will be treated to a heli flight with a difference C a 'champagne sunrise' on the top
of a mountain Then its time for more 'adventure in the tender' C a chance to stretch the laces on
your hiking boots and to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong The more adventurous will
heliCfish 'billabongs that have never been fished' and all will find their own special part of the
mighty Regent All too soon we will slowly meander downstream in time to visit one of the
Kimberley's most historic sites C Phillip Parker King's boab tree.

DAY 6 If you think the Regent was good C wait till ya' see the Hunter With stunning red cliffs set behind
rainforest and mangroves C the Hunter River is yet another awesome setting for fishing, mud
crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring It's only a short hike to Jackson Falls and there's
even more splendour from the helicopter Hopefully we'll have time for a sunset drink on
Naturaliste Island and then it's an overnight cruise to the Montague Sound.

DAY 7 Start your day with a hunt for the 'Black Lip‬ped Oyster'. Our guests might be lucky enough to keep a treasure from the sea.There are also some excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfish, giant
trevally and mackerel. In the afternoon we will explore Voltaire Passage and the many surrounding
islands. Back on board, the crew will explain the intriguing process of pearl farming. Then join us
for our pearl party Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a taste of pearl meat, whilst trying on some
exquisite collections from Linneys, Kailis and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

DAY 8 The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs Join the tenders as we head 'up
river' to the scenic Surveyors Creek. It's a great place for a swim and picnic lunch. Don't miss the
helicopter flights over the Mitchell Falls before we continue onto Vansittart Bay.

DAY 9 Today there will be another opportunity to see the "Bradshaws" C possibly the oldest art known to
man. The heliCpicnic at Eagle Falls is always a 'big hit', the tenders will be busy exploring local
beaches and creeks and, we also visit the site of a bomber that crashed during WWII. Overnight we
cruise to the Drysdale River.

DAY 10 Explore the Drysdale River and catch one of our favourite fish, the impressive mangrove jack The
tenders will head 'upCriver' on a barra expedition complete with scones and billy tea. There will
also be opportunities to indulge in some beachcombing and in the afternoon, join a scenic flight to
Cape Londonderry C the northern most point of Western Australia

DAY 11 Yet another mighty Kimberley river C The King George As soon as the tide is high enough, we'll
cross the sand bars at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista Then our journey
upstream will take us to the very 'jewel in the crown' C The King George Falls Here we anchor at
the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore Climb, or take the helicopter,
to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight Visit waterholes, swim at the crevice or just relax with a
drink whilst eating fresh oysters off the rocks Just the thought of leaving this magnificence will
inspire mutiny Visit Koolama Bay and learn about the bombing of a stateCship during WWII, then
take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the Berkeley River.

DAY 12 Start the day with a walk to one of the Kimberley's most beautiful waterholes. Then the Berkeley
River is your last chance to 'land' a barra Again, fishing and exploring opportunities unfold all day.
Then, all too soon, it will be time to take advantage of the high tide and to make for the Cambridge
Gulf C the final leg of our voyage and, our final destination C the frontier port of Wyndham

DAY 13 Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and your
crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard THE TRUE NORTH

Fishing in the Kimberlies

Fishing in the Kimberlies