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The 7 Most Interesting Whale Shark Tracks from West Papua’s Bird’s Head Seascape

It’s now been just over two years since we successfully deployed the world’s first finmount satellite tags on whale sharks in Cendrawasih Bay – and with one of these original tags still transmitting, it seems a perfect time to reflect on what we’ve learned of these magnificent animals since launching Conservation International’s  tagging program with the generous support of the True North and its wonderful guests!

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Tracking Gentle Giants

Rhincodon typus can grow up to 18 metres in length and is the world’s largest fish! Despite this, little is known about these gentle giants of the sea. They may not venture near the surface for months or even years on end – only frequenting a few locat…

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Distinctively Cenderawasih

Cenderawasih Bay is adjacent to the spectacular islands of Raja Ampat and lies within the epicentre of West Papuan biodiversity. And after a two year hiatus, ship’s biologist Dr Andy Lewis is excited to be returning to the region. “For marine biologist…

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True North Adventure Cruises Turns 30!

On May 26 True North Adventure Cruises celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala event at the historic Sun Pictures in Broome.  More than 300 guests including previous guests, past and present crew and friends and family were entertained by The Pigra…

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The TRUE NORTH Fishing Advantage

“I have never been fishing before and I have never really wanted to go fishing. Now I’m hooked!” It’s not unusual to hear guests on the TRUE NORTH making similar comment – especially the ladies. And there are some pretty good reasons why this change of heart seems to happen so frequently.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Adventure – Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Fax Machine Flurry! So it was agreed. A new TRUE NORTH would need to be a much larger and more comfortable TRUE NORTH. No more dining on the deck or grabbing a beer from the esky. There would be a dedicated dining saloon, a lounge comple…

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Is This the Scariest Saltwater Crocodile Photo Ever?

Kimberley Saltwater Crocodile

One of the highlights of an adventure-cruise in the Kimberley is the opportunity to see the world’s largest reptile, the infamous saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porososus). The reason saltwater crocodiles are so well-known is that they are large and frankly, pretty scary. How scary? Well, we think that the TRUE NORTH’s photographer Oli Oldroyd might have captured the world’s scariest crocodile photo ever! Check out the picture for yourself and let us know what you think.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Adventure – Chapter Two

Chapter Two: Quality not Quantity! Back in the 80’s Broome was still very much an outback town where stifling seasonal heat encouraged the traders in Chinatown to shut their doors between the hours of 12 and 2 – a chance for others to take advantage of…

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Hidden Gems!

True-North-Southern-Safari-View-From-The-Top

You wouldn’t often imagine Gavin Graham being lost for words. The energetic ship’s master is never shy about supplementing his busy agenda with a mostly less than serious running commentary. An often staccato explanation of his immediate plan of attack…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Crew!

Tales from the True North… Catching-up with former guide, engineer and ship’s master Greg Lee Steere. When did you first join True North Adventure Cruises? I joined the original True North as a guide/engineer in 1998. My first trip was a week in the…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Adventure – Chapter One

Chapter One: Humble Beginnings. When the North Star first arrived in Broome, it was May 1987 and humble beginnings for a company that has since grown into an undisputed icon of the Australian tourism industry. Humble beginnings borne out of a desire fo…

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Australia’s Best Coastal & Aquatic Experiences

Spectacular Eagle Falls Helicopter flight!

What areas of the Australian coastline are included in the TRUE NORTH’s itineraries? The TRUE NORTH offers a variety of adventure-cruises around the Australian coast. The ship’s flagship itinerary, the Kimberley Ultimate, features the vast Kimberley co…

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The Ultimate Bucket List Cruise

True North Expedition Boat at Montgomery Reef

Why is the Kimberley Coast becoming a popular bucket list item? A lot of Australians and, increasingly more international travelers, are becoming aware that the Kimberley region is one of the last great remaining wilderness areas! And for this reason the destination has become highly aspirational.

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Paradise Found in the Louisiade Archipelago

Louisiades Beachside

TRUE NORTH’S Archipelago Adventure takes in the Louisiade Archipelago. During World War II this beautiful place was the stage for some dramatic events. Now, once again, it is a peaceful paradise. The Archipelago Adventure cruise offers the opportunity to explore this pristine environment and see some of the underwater relics of its wartime past.

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Life Changing Experiences

Sepik Soirée

The Sepik River is one of the most intriguing adventure destinations on Earth. It is part of the largest uncontaminated freshwater system in the Asia-Pacific region and a time capsule that is thousands of years old.

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Monsters of the Deep

Sydney To Hobart Race Entrant Unfurling Sail

The Sydney Rocks Blue Water Classic features intimate access to one of the world’s most challenging blue water yacht races. Read more about the infamous Sydney to Hobart here………………

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How the Rowley Shoals changed my life

Cameron Learning to Dive at Rowley Shoals

A phone call about the Rowley Shoals changed everything for North Star Cruises general manager Peter Trembath. Here he recalls meeting Craig Howson and visiting the Rowley Shoals for the first time and, the dramatic impact that first visit had on his life.

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