Australian Beach South West

The TRUE NORTH’s partnership with Walk into Luxury will give guests on the New Year in The West itinerary opportunity to experience the signature Cape to Cape Walk.

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A feature of our summer itineraries will be the opportunity to spend some time with Cape Lodge’s award winning chef Tony Howell.

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Kimberley Fishing Guide Pete Hall

Pete Hall is almost part of the furniture. Back in the day he ran Broome’s only tackle store and his trusty sidekick was another character by the name of Brent Boswell, who just happened to be one of the TRUE NORTH’s original deckhands – but that’s another story.

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True North Impresses Again The TRUE NORTH has once again impressed on the world stage coming second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. Traveller Made is Europe’s largest travel consortium and its members represent the very best in luxury travel providers and suppliers. The group’s inaugural Brand Storytelling competition was an opportunity for leading…

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As an intrepid traveler I’m always on the lookout for off the radar, next big thing destinations.  Finding myself half the way around the world In the very midst of an essential travel related shutdown, rather than give in and beat a retreat home I made a decision to follow through with cruise plans. Prior to boarding the 36 passenger True North, possibly the only cruise vessel still sailing, I was able to experience two areas of Western Australia that should be considered in travel plans to the land down under. 

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Tegan Mackenzie has been a crew-member on the TRUE NORTH for more than 10 years! Read about Tegan’s love-affair with the TRUE NORTH and, about how she is planning to spend time away from her favourite boat.

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MasterChef delicacies Food

Fit For a King! MasterChef winning Rhys Badcock prepares one of his favourite delicacies from the Southern Safari.

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Kimberley coast on the TRUE NORTH

If you have been thinking about cruising the Kimberley coast on the TRUE NORTH – this is the best time of the year to add to your adventure and, we still have a handful of 2019 cabins available!

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Kimberley - True North Cruise

We put the “Kimberley” in Kimberley Cruising! The TRUE NORTH is an Australian Registered Vessel, custom built for the Kimberley and based locally in Broome, Western Australia. We often reference the ‘home grown’ nature of our operations but why is this important to our guests?

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Artist Jacob Shakey Butler - TRUE NORTH

West Australian artist Jacob ‘Shakey’ Butler joined the TRUE NORTH earlier this season and discovered the Kimberley’s raw beauty.

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Natural Landscape

Excitement hums throughout the TRUE NORTH this morning, it’s heli-picnic day! Adventure-Partner Stacey-Leigh Thompson shares her special day on the TRUE NORTH.

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Brian Warren caught this monster barramundi

Brian Warren caught this monster barramundi on a Kimberley Ultimate itinerary. Fishing with fishing guide Jayden Blinco, Brian landed his ‘horse’ in the upper reaches of the Prince Regent River.

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Southern Safari Coffin Bay

Fishing for the highly-prized King George whiting is a popular activity on the Southern Safari. There are many opportunities to catch yourself an ‘elbow-slapper’ on this 8-night soiree around the Eyre Peninsular. 
And the best part? Our chefs are only too happy to prepare freshly caught and delectable whiting – straight from the sea to your plate! A dining experience that practices what we preach – sustainable, organic and very Australian.

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Scuba Diving - Adventure on the TRUE NORTH

Adventure on the TRUE NORTH always includes intimate encounters with wildlife, both above and below the water. Featuring unparalleled access, a ship’s helicopter, multiple adventure boats, a ship’s biologist and often local specialist guides, the TRUE NORTH is the perfect platform for truly immersive experiences.

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The Northern Quoll

The Northern Quoll Related to the Tasmanian devil, this charismatic carnivorous marsupial once roamed most of Northern Australia. The Kimberley is now one of the quoll’s remaining strongholds and guests on the TRUE NORTH are lucky enough to visit several spots where they might be seen. Known as the bush cat or native cat in…

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Yacht Racing

Making it to the finish line can be a major achievement when it comes to blue water yacht racing. Just ask Skip Lissiman. Skip will be our special guest on the TRUE NORTH during the Sydney Rocks Blue Water Classic.

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Skip Lissiman at Museum

Sail Away This Summer! The 630 nautical mile (1,167 km) Sydney to Hobart is one of the world’s great ocean yacht races. The yachts and crew are world class and adding to the draw card – the race begins on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. The yacht that crosses the finish line first (line…

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Fishing Tales - True North

There is nothing better than a day out on the water, especially when the fish are biting! Stories about the ladies who out-fish the boys are pretty common, humorous equipment failures also come to note on a regular basis, then there are the ‘birthday fish’, the ‘monster fish’ and of course, the ones that got away! Our guides have seen and heard it all!

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Kimberley Water Falls

That’s Not A Wet Season……..This is a Wet Season! The Kimberley has recently soaked up successive low-pressure systems. Cyclone Hilda stirred things up only days after Christmas and just two weeks later Cyclone Joyce also proved to be a pretty big rain event. And then in the last week of January another tropical low brought…

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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 locations around the world to feast…

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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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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 biologists, there is nowhere in the world more exciting at the moment than Cenderawasih Bay. I…

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James Down Painting

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 Pigram Brothers and DJ Swammie. At the same time they feasted on delights prepared…

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TRUE NORTH Fishing Advantage

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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True North - Luxury Cruise

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 complete with a bar and even a helicopter!…

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