Kimberley Snapshot (7 Nights) Broome to Wyndham / Kununurra
Kimberley Ultimate (13 Nights) Kununurra / Wyndham to Broome
Coast and Coral (10 Nights) Broome to Kimberley to Rowley Shoals to Wyndham / Kununurra
Coast and Coral (Extended) (13 Nights) Kununurra / Wyndham to Rowley Shoals to Broome
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Indonesia & West Papua

Voyages of discovery – opportunity to experience remarkable culture, history and nature!

about indonesia & west papua

The Raja Ampats and nearby islands of the Indonesian Archipelago are a melting pot of culture, history and nature.

The TRUE NORTH offers unparalleled access to a region that is fast becoming one of the most-talked about destinations on the plane

See what others don’t get to see!

Our activity-based itineraries provide unequalled opportunity to discover the influence of Melanesians, Islamic Sultans, Portuguese mariners and Dutch traders.

Meet traditional Indonesians on Banda Island and the Melanesian people of Gam and Waigeo.

See the dragons on Komodo and swim with the whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay.

All whilst surrounded in comfort and style.

Indonesia & West Papua Itineraries

Indonesia & West Papua cruises 2021

12 night cruise Raja Ampat Explorer

Raja Ampat Explorer (12 Nights)

Darwin / Ambon to Biak and Return
Explore a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago consisting of more than 1500 islands, cays and shoals. See the exotic Wilson’s bird of paradise, cross the equator and take part in a manta ray convention! Snorkel through caves and take guided walks through the jungle! Perhaps it doesn’t get any better than this!
7 night cruise The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay

The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay (7 Nights)

Darwin to Cenderawasih Bay and Return
West Papua is the last frontier of the Indo-Pacific and deep in the heart of this flourishing equatorial wilderness is a biodiversity hotspot – Cenderawasih Bay. See the biggest fish in the world interacting with local fishermen and then snorkel with these gentle leviathans for hours enjoying countless breath-taking encounters.
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Jul. 19, 2021

Tourism WA Announces $100 Off Flights

A Tourism WA initiative with Webjet is providing $100 off flights from Perth to Broome and Kununurra. The discount is also available on flights between Broome and Kununurra.

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Mar. 15, 2021

The bucket list honeymoon on the high seas

If you’re planning to honeymoon at home this year – an adventure on the TRUE NORTH will deliver some serious rock star moments in your own backyard.

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Mar. 15, 2021

The cruising compass points ‘true north’ for barefoot luxury

It’s my first cruise since the outbreak of Covid-19 and I’m more concerned about my feet than my hands. There’s a barefoot policy aboard True North, Western Australia’s high-end adventure vess...

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True North Tales

True North Sails into 30 Years

True North Adventure Cruises - has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land.

The Helicopter

Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the TRUE NORTH feature an on-board helicopter! Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness!

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 travel brand’s to showcase “the story behind their brand” and, the competition attracted entries from some of the world’s most respected travel brands. In such esteemed company, True North’s marketing team was especially pleased to receive this additional acknowledgement.

Catriona Rowntree Talks With Craig Howson

A commonly asked question is “When is the best time to see the Kimberley?” And the answer is “The Kimberley is always at its best!” However certain times of the year can make it easier to satisfy particular interest. For example, if you would like to see plenty of whale action then departures in August and September are definitely for you! From late July humpback and southern right whales reach the Kimberley after swimming-up the west coast to reach breeding grounds in the north and it’s very common for guests to get great views of whales breaching and basking on the surface.

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 on seasonal abundances of plankton, krill or coral and fish spawn. One such location is Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua. Although whale sharks are generally thought t

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The True North Experience

We curate activity-based itineraries that are designed to satisfy the world’s most discerning travellers. We specifically exclude sea-days and feature unparalleled access to stunning coastal environments and, unequalled opportunity to truly experience the destination.

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