Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic to explore Kimberley and beyond

By AG STAFF September 2, 2022
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Delve into the ancient and extraordinary landscape of the Kimberley.

Bold, ancient and untameable, that’s the Kimberley in Western Australia’s north. Here, the ebb and flow of winding rivers, surrounded by tall fortresses of glowing red rock, carry the voices of the first Australians who are said to have arrived here more than 65,000 years ago. 

The lifeblood of the Kimberley is its mercurial waterways, which include the mind-boggling horizontal waterfalls that need to be seen to be believed and are home to some of the largest salties (saltwater crocodiles) you’ve ever seen. 

Board a zodiac for a trip through the Kimberley. Image credit: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Lindblad Expeditions

If you’ve always wanted to drink in these intoxicating sights then 2023 is your year thanks to Lindblad Expeditions’ highly acclaimed National Geographic Orion, which makes its return to Australian waters with two new itineraries – Kimberley Expedition: Australia’s Wild Northwest and Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia and Indonesia.

The thrilling 12-day Australia’s Wild Northwest expedition explores the immense landscapes of the Kimberley, from spectacular gorges and waterfalls to caves, rainforests and wildlife.

Highlights include a journey along the iconic King George River to explore its towering red rock canyon walls and the extraordinary Horizontal Waterfalls in the Buccaneer Archipelago, which are created by the rapid tidal fall on the ocean side of the cliffs. And no trip to the Kimberley is complete without a visit to the world’s largest inshore reef, Montgomery Reef, which is transformed by some of the biggest tidal changes on Earth. With only 53 outside cabins, the nimble National Geographic Orion allows access to the region’s unique wildlife, including octopuses, turtles, reef sharks and even dugongs, manta rays, dolphins and migrating humpback whales.

King George Falls, King George River, Koolama Bay,the Kimberley, northwest Australia.Image credit: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Lindblad Expeditions

Those yearning for more of this incredible landscape and its ancient human occupation will enjoy the 16-day Northwest Australia & Indonesia trip, which guides guests through the Kimberley and remote island villages of Indonesia. 

Guests will also have a rare opportunity to visit world-renowned Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to go in search of the legendary Komodo dragon and snorkel or dive remote reefs with galaxies of colourful fish at pristine Rowley Shoals. 

All Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic itineraries are carbon neutral, 100% single use plastic free, and feature a sustainable seafood and locally sourced food program led by their expert Expedition Team. Prices start from $13,940pp for Australia’s Wild Northwest and $19,520pp for Northwest Australia & Indonesia.

Learn more about these unforgettable voyages into the heart of ancient Australia at  

The Kimberley, northwest Australia. Image credit: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Lindblad Expeditions

For more information on why you should visit Kimberley on an expedition or to book your Voyage call 1300 361 012, visit or contact your travel advisor.

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