North Star Cruises Australia

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The multi-awarded North Star Cruises Australia offers adventure-cruises in the Kimberley aboard the True North, allowing discerning adventures to experience wilderness in surrounds more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels!

North Star Cruises Australia is the Kimberley’s longest established adventure cruise operator. They have accumulated a wealth of knowledge that enables crew members to deliver ‘whole of life’ experiences that are second to none!

As winner of both state and national tourism awards, North Star is an undisputed market leader, offering a suite of itineraries.

Their 50 metre vessel the True North is in a ‘class of its own’, featuring state of the art technology and the ultimate in comfort and style. Six tender vessels ensure you can experience wilderness up close and in small groups. The luxury of numerous tenders means different activities can be accommodated simultaneously, ensuring everybody onboard can do ‘what they want, when they want’!

And to add yet another dimension to adventure, the True North is the only Kimberley vessel that features an onboard helicopter! With the ability to carry six passengers in air-conditioned comfort, the helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur, fish billabongs and to truly discover Western Australia!


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From $8495 to $22995

Today the Kimberley remains one of the world’s truly unique wilderness areas – a wild and beautiful panorama of rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls.

Their 50 metre vessel “True North” is in a class of its own featuring state of the art technology and the ultimate in comfort and style. Departing from Broome or Wyndham, True North can accommodate up to 36 passengers in a choice of cabin styles.

An open-air bar is the perfect venue for a sunset cocktail and a gourmet chef prepares fine meals served in a spacious and fully air-conditioned dining lounge.

Six tender vessels ensure that passengers can experience the Kimberley “up close” and in small groups. The True North sails complete with its very own helicopter! The helicopter provides unique opportunities to witness grandeur and can carry six passengers in air-conditioned comfort.

Cruises are conducted between March and September when you can expect warm days, mild nights and little chance of rain. Activities are almost exclusively confined to calm water and protected anchorages. A relatively low-moderate level of exertion is required and the True North’s legendary crew is always on hand to assist.

From $8995 to $13995

A voyage of discovery aboard the “True North” from Fremantle to the fabulous Ningaloo Reef.

You will visit the Houtman Abrolhos whose islands and surrounding waters are rich in natural history. Shark Bay – a ‘World Heritage’ marine environment where you will have opportunities to swim on the deserted beaches of Dirk Hartog Island. Other destinations include Quobba Point and Gnarloo.

They stop at Coral Bay where as soon as you step onto the brilliant white beach you will see fish and corals within metres of the shoreline.

Their spotter plane will hopefully locate the Ningaloo Marine Parks’ most famous resident – the awesome whale shark! Swimming with these harmless giants is a once in a lifetime experience.

In between ‘mind-blowing’ whale shark encounters they’ll also squeeze in some light game fishing for the tenacious mackerel and visit the ruins of a whaling station.

Awake at your very own island paradise – the Monte Bellos! A rarely visited chain of 108 islands featuring some of the best fishing action on the West Australian coast!

Early morning disembarkation in the resort town of Exmouth for connecting flights to Perth and, they are already looking forward to welcoming you back onboard!

From $4495 to $6995

A Rowley Shoals cruise focused on snorkelling / diving, fishing and simply relaxing amidst a breathtaking coral habitat!

Due west of the pearling port of Broome – three pristine coral atolls tower vertically in 400 metres of water to create “the world’s last great underwater wilderness”. A showcase of more than 600 species of fish such as hump-back whales, manta rays, schooling hammerhead sharks, potato cod and other large reef species and more than 200 species of exaggerated corals. An inviting water temperature of 26 degrees and reliable 40 metre visibility waits.

The purpose built True North, state-of the-art dive platform features luxury cabin accommodation, fine dining, an open deck bar, motion stabilisers, multiple dive tenders and a dedicated ‘dive deck’ complete with nitrox facilities and direct access to the water.

Experience True North’s unequalled comfort; experience an array of diving environs including lagoons, canyons, snorkel drifts, night dives and sheer outer wall reefs. Experience swimming pool like conditions 300 kilometres from the nearest land. Experience total isolation with no other boats in sight and an uninterrupted night sky filled with the stars of the southern hemisphere – experience the Rowley Shoals – the world’s last great underwater wilderness!

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