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The Ultimate Kimberley Adventure!

6th November 2017 / News Item / The Ultimate Kimberley Adventure! / Book a 3 night stay at the EL QUESTRO Homestead and a Kimberley Ultimate itinerary on the TRUE NORTH to receive the following exclusive offer!

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True North Recognised Among World’s Top Travel Experiences

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14th August 2017 / Media Release from TRUE NORTH ADVENTURE CRUISES / True North Recognised Among World’s Top Travel Experiences. Revered Adventure-Cruise Ship Listed in the Chad Clark Certified 25! The adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has been recognized as one of the world’s top experiential travel offerings at the inaugural CHAD CLARK CERTIFIED 25, a first-of-its-kind travel initiative that lists the world’s top 25 travel experiences.

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Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements

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15th August 2017 / Media Release from TRUE NORTH ADVENTURE CRUISES / Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements / The Homebody, the Deep Diver and the Beach Bum! In 2015 guests on-board the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH teamed-up with marine researchers from Conservation International and started to deploy fin-mounted satellite tags on whale sharks encountered during the ship’s Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay itinerary. And the results have proved to be quite surprising.

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The Artisan Touch!

23rd April 2017 / Media Release from the TRUE NORTH / New Guest Lounge for the True North / True North Adventure Cruises has opened a brand new guest lounge in Broome! Guests waiting to embark or having just disembarked from the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH will now be able to avail themselves to the welcoming surrounds of The Artisan’s Lounge – a meeting place for craftsmen and craftswomen of adventure!

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Huge Monsoonal Wet Hits the Kimberley

27th February 2017 / News Item / 9 News Perth / Locals call it one of the great natural wonders of the world, twice maybe three times a century, a huge monsoonal wet hits the Kimberley in our far north. This year it’s transformed the rugged ranges into giant waterfalls after one of the most extreme wet seasons ever.

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WA Jumps on to Chinese Bucket Lists

16th March 2017 / thewest.com.au / Ken Acott / WA Jumps on to Chinese Bucket Lists / Tourism WA’s top man in north Asia, Johnny Nee, says the trend is emerging as more affluent and adventurous Chinese tourists look for unique holiday experiences. More than 51,000 Chinese tourists visited WA last year — up 17.4 per cent on 2015. And while they were here, they spent $252 million — or almost $5000 each, nearly three times the national average.

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Perth a must-see tour destination in 2017

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13th February 2017 / News Item / The West Australian / Perth a must-see tour destination in 2017 / ANYONE from Perth is sure talk-up the coastal city, and it seems the rest of the world is starting to pay attention too. Lonely Planet has listed Pinky’s Eco Retreat and Beach Club on Rottnest Island as number eight on the top 10 best new openings of 2017. The article hails Rottnest as ‘a car-free island with 63 white sand beaches, snorkelling trails and the quokka’.

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Crown Towers Perth Takes Centre Stage in High End Australian Tourism Market

16th December 2016 / News Item / Crown Towers Perth Takes Centre Stage in High End Australian Tourism Market / Crown Towers Perth was officially opened last night by the Premier of Western Australia and Tourism Minister, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, cementing the arrival of Perth’s newest and most luxurious hotel. Four years in the making, Crown Towers Perth will set a new standard in the high-end tourism market – targeting the high-growth potential domestic and international luxury traveller.

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The Kimberley gets-in on the action!

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14th December 2016 / News Item / Spirit of Australia – Qantas’ in-flight magazine / Spirit of Australia – Qantas’ in-flight magazine conducted a survey earlier this year to identify their reader’s favourite Australian travel experiences. The top 5 national winners were announced in the magazine’s December issue and, 2 of the 5 winners included experiences that can be savoured on the TRUE NORTH’s Kimberley itineraries!

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Qantas to Fly Non-Stop Perth to London

Qantas Direct Flights To Australia

12th December 2016 / News Item / Qantas to Fly Non-Stop Perth to London / Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. The 14,498 kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe when it begins in March 2018.

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Even more accolades for the TRUE NORTH!

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9th December 2016 / News Item / CampdenFB / Even more accolades for the TRUE NORTH! / CampdenFB, a much-respected investment journal recently nominated its top 5 picks for Untouched Wilderness Experiences in Bespoke Luxury and, cruising the Kimberley with True North Adventure Cruises looked to be in pretty good company sitting alongside adventures in the Galapagos, The Antarctic, The Amazon and, Outer Space!

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Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Award for TRUE NORTH!

8 November 2016 / Best for Adventure Award: TRUE NORTH / Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise review site has announced its first-ever Cruise Critic Editors Picks Awards exclusively for Australian cruise operators. The awards name the best cruise lines in more than 15 categories and are featured on Cruise Critic’s dedicated Australian site.

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Back to the Barossa!

3rd October 2016 / Media release from the TRUE NORTH / Back to the Barossa! / Visits to Seppeltsfield and Magill Estate retained in TRUE NORTH itinerary! The TRUE NORTH’s 2017 Southern Safari is again set to feature the world-famous Barossa Valley. Guests on the 2016 sojourn out of Adelaide were treated to a bonus when lunch at historic Seppeltsfield and wine tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate were first added to the itinerary.

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North Star Sails Into 30 Years!

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North Star Cruises Australia – now 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 C…

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China Southern Airlines partners with SA Tourism Commission

Direct Flights to the Southern Safari! The South Australian Tourism Commission has announced that an agreement has been signed today between the SA Government and China Southern Airlines, securing direct flights between Adelaide and mainland China. The…

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NORTH STAR Founder awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

The founding director of North Star Cruises Australia, Mr Craig Howson, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to tourism in Western Australia. The award was announced in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours (June 2016). Mr H…

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Grand Landscapes – Christian Fletcher on the TRUE NORTH

King George Falls From Above - Christian Fletcher

Christian Fletcher As a landscape photographer, I’m fascinated by both the grand landscapes that are not of our own creation, and those that we have artificially created. Professional photographer Les Walkling once stated that landscapes possess our im…

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Time for some Aussie Adventure!

When making your travel plans for 2016 don’t forget to consider an adventure in Australia! Current exchange rates make an Aussie holiday a very attractive proposition and it may just be the perfect time for you to tick the majestic Kimberley coast off…

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Qantas announces new Melbourne/Broome flight

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Great news for those wishing to visit Broome this Winter from Victoria! Qantas has announced the inclusion of a third direct flight between Melbourne and Broome this year. Direct Melbourne/Broome flights re-commence on Sunday March 20, the regular Wedn…

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Memorable Events – Corporate Team Building on True North

Happy Days at King George Falls

At North Star Cruises team work is everything. We are proud of our team members and their commitment to our guests and, each other. And increasingly, we are finding that we are attracting other business leaders who are equally aware of just how importa…

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Stars of WA Tourism Shine On TRUE NORTH

Tourism WA Ambassadors on True North 2016

North Star Cruises recently assisted Tourism WA to launch the 2016 Ambassador Program on board the TRUE NORTH. Guests at the glamorous Sydney Harbour event included Richard Wilkins, Kate Ritchie, Layne Beachley, Kirk Pengilly, Joel Jackson, Lincoln Lew…

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Emirates will commence second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August

14 January 2016 Dubai, UAE – 14 January 2016: Emirates will commence a second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August this year, replacing the current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425. The second daily A380 service to Perth foll…

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Help us celebrate!

2016 is another iconic year for everyone at North Star Cruises – it is the company’s 30th anniversary! We are sure that you will agree that this is a milestone worth celebrating and it would be a great start to the year if you could help us with our qu…

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A Philanthropic Christmas!

A Philanthropic Christmas! It will soon be the end of another special year on-board the mighty TRUE NORTH. And what better way to recap than with stories from our much-loved cruise directors. Here Marese and Tegan recount experiences made possible by t…

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Spirit of the Kimberley – Andrew Tischler

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Andrew Tischler’s travels on the TRUE NORTH have changed the way he paints. In this article Andrew explains how he became involved with the TRUE NORTH and explains the profound impact of his first visit to the Kimberley…….

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Special Places

Above Receding Water - Andrew Tischler

Andrew Tischler is a landscape artist who draws together “the elements of a place”. He wants you to feel what it’s like to be in the Kimberley and he hopes that his work will encourage others to visit this special place. Here Andrew shares some of his most inspiring Kimberley paintings.

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Expedition Photography with Mark Stothard

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Mark Stothard is a ship builder and proud half owner of TRUE NORTH. In this interview Mark talks about how he came to be involved with TRUE NORTH, his passion for expedition photography and the equipment he uses on his expeditions. He also shares some…

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True North adds the Barossa to its Southern Safari!

North Star adds the Barossa to its Southern Safari!

New day one highlights to include visits to Penfolds’ Magill Estate and Seppeltsfield North Star Cruises has announced some significant upgrades to the first day of its already popular Southern Safari itinerary! The 8 night sojourn out of Adelaide has…

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The Australian – Win a TRUE NORTH Kimberley Waterfalls Cruise

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Have you always wanted to go on a TRUE NORTH cruise? Then lookout for an upcoming competition in The Australian newspaper!  Buy a copy of The Australian and you could win a 10 night Kimberley Waterfalls cruise including return domestic flights for 2 ad…

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Coastal Collaboration

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The adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has long been a floating gallery of stunning artwork. The ship’s cabins and day accommodation areas have featured the work of landscape painters such as Ingrid Windram, Jacinda Bayne, Andrew Tischler and Larry Mitch…

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Larry Mitchell – Where TRUE NORTH Takes Me

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Larry Mitchell is most famous for his landscape painting, particularly his images of the Western Australian coastline. Over the past decade Larry has been increasingly focused on the urgent need for environmental conservation. Larry talks about how his…

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Darren Jew joins PNG cruise!

Underwater photography specialist, Darren Jew, joins TRUE NORTH on a photography expedition tour this December. He recently talked to us about his passion… *Darren, you’re a 5-time Canon/AIPP Australian Prof Science, Environment and Nature Photograph…

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Darren Jew to join Archipelago Adventure!

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Darren Jew to join Archipelago Adventure! If strolling on tropical islands, snorkelling in pristine tropical waters and, revelling in the comfort of a floating boutique hotel sounds like the perfect short…

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Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River

TRUE NORTH are proud exhibition partners for this new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Myth + Magic, The Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea runs from 7 August – 1 November 2015. We attended the launch event in Canberra l…

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Perth Welcomes First Regular Airbus A380

Latest News 1st May 2015 Emirates flight EK420 lands at Perth Airport this afternoon marking the first of a regular A380 service between Perth and Dubai. Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Emirates is a lead carrier between Europe and Western Australia an…

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The Kimberley Coast – Ken Duncan & Ray Martin Photograph in Style

We had the pleasure of welcoming Ken Duncan and Ray Martin as special guests aboard TRUE NORTH in the Kimberley last year. A film crew documented the stunning beauty of the Kimberley Coast and Ken’s journey of photographing this specatcular region we c…

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TRUE NORTH Wins Eighth Gold List Award in Three Years

The adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has again won the coveted award for Best Australian Adventure Experience at Luxury Travel magazine’s annual Gold List Awards. The ship was also voted Best Luxury Cruise Ship (Small) and has now won an impressive eight Gold List awards in just 3 years. North Star Cruises Australia’s general manager, Peter Trembath, said the company’s long term loyalty to brand and, a culture of attention to detail and personal service was responsible for North Star’s consistent award-winning performance.

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Andrew Tischler to join Kimberley Ultimate Cruise!

ANDREW TISCHLER – Artist in Residence, Kimberley Ultimate 6 2015 This year’s Kimberley Ultimate Cruise will feature landscape artist Andrew Tischler. Andrew first joined the TRUE NORTH in 2010 painting enpleinair (in open air) for all to enjoy and we a…

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Jeannette Lloyd Jones – PNG Photography Exhibition

“This is Papua New Guinea & West Papua seen from the air and in the coastal villages. There are subtle references to its colonial past when plantations were growing copra and also to the Christian missions and sunken planes of WWII. But especially…

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Tourism WA to partner with Etihad Airways & Tourism Australia in East Coast US campaign

Tourism WA and Tourism Australia have partnered with Etihad Airways and Swain Destinations to launch an inaugural cooperative campaign targeting affluent long haul leisure traffic from the USA’s East Coast. The digital media campaign, which runs until…

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Kimberley Ultimate – when only the best will do!

Kimberley Ultimate

For more than 25 years North Star Cruises’ flagship adventure has been the Kimberley Ultimate Cruise! During this time the Kimberley Ultimate has also become known as one of Australia’s most exclusive holiday experiences – and for good reason! The Ulti…

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Spectacular 2015 Cruise Options

The TRUE NORTH’s most famous cruise awaits in 2015! This is where it all started – this is what North Star Cruises is most famous for! North Star pioneered adventure-cruising in the Kimberley! It is still our ‘backyard’ and nobody knows the area like w…

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The 2015 Ultimate Kimberley Package!

TRUE NORTH and EL QUESTRO Homestead present the ultimate 2015 Kimberley adventure. Combine a TRUE NORTH Kimberley cruise and EL QUESTRO Homestead stay in 2015 and receive these exclusive offers! A $250 per person onboard credit for any True North Kimbe…

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Peter FitzSimons to join the TRUE NORTH!

North Star Cruises is very pleased to announce that Peter FitzSimons will be our special guest when the New Adventures in Paradise itinerary departs Cairns on December 3. Peter is a widely-respected war historian and will bring fascinating insight to N…

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TOP 10 PNG Cruise Experiences aboard TRUE NORTH!

PNG Ocean Magazine

During November and December the mighty TRUE NORTH cruises pristine island-areas of Papua New Guinea. Encounter overwhelming hospitality and unchanged village life. Snorkel the most highly regarded coral reef in the world. Climb mountains in the ship’s…

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Encounter the Magic of PNG!

Discover the breathtaking Raja Ampat Islands and pristine PNG! The TRUE NORTH’s extended seasons in West Papua and Papua New Guinea are unique opportunity to discover world-class adventure right on Australia’s doorstep! There are once in a lifetime opp…

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Why Rowley Shoals Is A TRUE NORTH Favourite

Preparing to Dive Rowley Shoals

North Star Cruises first visited the Rowley Shoals way back in 1987. At that time very little was known about the area – the West Australian Museum had conducted a fleeting survey however virtually no one else had even heard of the place. But at first…

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Southern Safari now at Standby Prices!

Southern Safari Coastline

A Gob-Smackingly Good Safari @ Sea! Now at Standby Prices! If you’re thinking of adventure to kick-start 2014, the TRUE NORTH’s 8 night Southern Safari will satisfy both your sense of adventure and your tastebuds! With some cabins still remaining on th…

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2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Cruise Experience – The Kimberley Coast!

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Australian Travellers Choose Kimberley as Dream Destination, Best Adventure Holiday and Best Cruise Experience – December 2013 Western Australia’s Kimberley Region won Ultimate Dream Destination and Best Adventure Holiday Destination, for the second ye…

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CNN – TRUE NORTH in Top 10 World’s Most Adventurous Cruises

TRUE NORTH features in CNN’s top 10 world’s most adventurous cruises! Come see it for yourself in 2014. (CNN) — “Cruising” — the word conjures up images of overflowing buffets, arm-wrestling at the soft serve machine and death by deck quoits. But the…

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Kimberley Named No.2 in Lonely Planet List

‘Escape’ October 28, 2013 9:01PM – Perthnow.com.au It’s not surprising the Kimberley has been named in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions to visit in 2014. That’s the opinion of Tourism Council of WA chief executive Evan Hall. “It’s worth travelling a cont…

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TRUE NORTH Features On iFISH TV

TRUE NORTH features on IFISH TV with TACKLEWOLRD this Sunday 10th November! Tune in to channel ONE – Sunday 10th November 5:30pm to view the iFish team and guests aboard TRUE NORTH target Mangrove Jack in Australia’s North West, Kimberley coast. Kimber…

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Ken Duncan & Ray Martin to Cruise the Kimberley

Ken Duncan is one of Australia’s most acclaimed landscape photographers. He gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints and his art now adorns homes and offices around the world. Ray Marti…

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A Sydney Christmas Cruise With A Difference

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Christmas with a Difference! If you’re thinking of doing something different for Christmas this year, how about giving North Star Cruises the opportunity to make some very exclusive arrangements indeed! How about treating yourself to Christmas Dinner o…

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A Chance for Truly Unique Adventure

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The travel industry is awash with claims of unique experiences. But when an operator with the credentials of North Star Cruises makes the claim – it’s time to take notice! And before the year is out – it’s our claim that there will be some very unique…

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Race and Cruise! Broome Races and TRUE NORTH

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In the Starters Hands There’s something special about the Broome Races! Red dirt splashed by an azure sea. An eclectic mix of local characters thrown together with an army of enthusiastic out-of-towners! Balmy weather that seems to wrap even the most o…

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West Papua & Papua New Guinea Cruise Flyer

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Keep an eye on your ‘snail mail’ for our latest flyer! We have recently posted details of our 2013 departures in West Papua & Papua New Guinea. This season promises to be our best yet – after first visiting PNG in 2005 we have now refined our itine…

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Set Sail For PNG Island Paradise On TRUE NORTH

Home to more than 800 different cultures and the largest area of rainforest outside the Amazon, Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s last frontiers. Discover the ‘Land that Time Forgot’ on-board a TRUE NORTH adventure-cruise. It is one of the very be…

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The Kimberley Season is here!

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The monsoon is losing its thunder! Majestic falls, swollen billabongs and ravenous barramundi are left behind! The rainforest is lush and birds of every colour are calling in raucous harmony! After months of darkened skies and pounding rains – The Kimb…

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See Horizontal Falls On Kimberley Adventure Cruise

Have you previously experienced our Kimberley Gorges cruise? Then 2013 is a ‘must-do’ year for completing your exploration of the Kimberley coast. This year will be the last year that North Star offers the ‘split-cruise’ option in the Kimberley and, yo…

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Special Guest to join the Southern Safari Cruise!

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North Star Cruises is very excited to announce that Tony Parkinson, founder of the Penny’s Hill vineyard, will be joining the TRUE NORTH’s Southern Safari cruise. Make sure you mark this opportunity down as the only way to start the New Year. The South…

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Kimberley Marine Park Just Announced

True North tender at the Horizontal Falls Last week welcomed in the announcement by Premier Barnett of a proposed new coastal Kimberley marine park (and a smaller land-based National Park) surrounding the iconic Horizontal Falls. This new marine park w…

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A Sumptuous Seafood Safari!

Have you already cruised the Kimberley coast? Are you partial to the finer things in life? Well mark this one down as your next adventure on the TRUE NORTH. The Southern Safari cruise is nothing short of a seafood-lovers delight! Just some of the aquat…

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Cruise Beautiful Sydney Harbour for Christmas

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Looking for something special to do between Christmas and New Year? How about really spoiling yourself with 4 carefree nights in beautiful Sydney! Take advantage of low cost flights on Christmas Day and join the crew of the mighty TRUE NORTH in time fo…

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Treasure Hunter Hugh Edwards to Join Coral Atoll Cruise

Hugh Edwards

Hugh Edwards has been searching for underwater treasure since the 1950s. He has certainly found his fair share. Hugh has dived on ancient Roman galleys, sunken Greek cities, Chinese junks and iconic wrecks such as the Batavia and the Zuytdorp. He has a…

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Once in a Lifetime Whale Shark Encounters

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North Star Cruises has announced details of a brand new cruise in the mysterious waters of West Papua. The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay itinerary is bound to capture the attention of wildlife enthusiasts around the world. This discovery cruise was…

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Adventures in Paradise with Marine Biologist Dr Andy Lewis

Dr Andy’s latest article on our PNG experiences. One of the best things about boats, is that they take us to the places with no roads, to the wild places, where the rhythms of the tide and the weather and the seasons determine the pace of life. By my c…

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Brand New Cruise Itineraries in PNG

Continuing a reputation as Australia’s pioneers in adventure-cruising, North Star Cruises have again set the benchmark with the release of new itineraries in Papua New Guinea. During 2011 the company’s revered adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH undertook…

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Twenty-Five $1000 Heli-Packages to Celebrate 25 Years!

Twenty five years ago to this very day the original TRUE NORTH sailed into Broome for the very first time. Much has changed since then but one thing remains the same – an adventure on the TRUE NORTH is still one of the world’s most unique holidays. And…

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North Star Cruises appoints PEPR Publicity for Australian media relations

North Star Cruises has appointed PEPR Publicity to manage Australian media relations for their ‘destination experience’ the adventure cruise ship, TRUE NORTH. PEPR Publicity Director Philip Engelberts and Account Manager Laura Speirs will oversee the a…

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The Bismarck Bonanza

By onboard marine biologist Dr Andy Lewis Exploration has always been a hallmark of North Star Cruises. Owner Craig Howson pioneered the discovery of the Kimberley coast 25 years ago, and that vision still propels the TRUE NORTH, her guests and crew in…

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Jerry Hall Aboard the True North

Over 25 years the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has developed one of Australia’s most revered holiday reputations. Offering activity-based itineraries all around the Australian coastline and adjacent to the remote jungles of West Papua and Papua New…

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Artists Join Kimberley Ultimate Cruise

North Star Cruises Australia is pleased to announce that some very special guests are scheduled to embark on the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH during 2011. Jacinda Bayne is a much-lauded landscape artist and recent winner of the Mandjar Art Award. J…

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Water, Water Everywhere – Record Breaking Kimberley Wet Season

Kings Cascade Happy Days

With a record breaking wet season in progress, the True North crew are gearing up for the ultimate Kimberley Waterfall season in 2011. Andre our onboard True North naturalist stated that, “last month Kuri Bay on the Kimberley coast recorded 1395mm – th…

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Give The Ultimate Gift This Christmas

Christmas Gift Giving

Still puzzled as to what to surprise your loved ones with this Christmas – look no further because a trip onboard the TRUE NORTH in 2011 is the ultimate gift you’ve been looking for. Follow these simple steps and in no time you’ll be joining us onboard…

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Christmas in Sydney – Too Easy!

Merry Christmas

‘Jingle all the way’ aboard the True North this festive season! Have you ever discovered just how hard it is to get a hotel room in Sydney over Christmas? If you’re lucky enough to find one – you’ll also find that prices are at a premium and that minim…

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Start The New Year With A Bang!

Away We Go SS

How about kicking off the New Year with an adventure-cruise to the intriguing Eyre Peninsular? Visit the McLaren’s finest wineries and famed Kangaroo Island. Cage dive with great white sharks, explore beautiful Coffin Bay and get amongst the action at…

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TRUE NORTH Among The Beautiful Rowley Shoals

Rowley Shoals featured on Postcards

See the TRUE NORTH amongst the beautiful Rowley Shoals! The TRUE NORTH was featured on the POSTCARDS AUSTRALIA program this weekend. Enjoy exploring the remote coral atolls of the exclusive ‘Rowley Shoals’ located off Australia’s remote North West coas…

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West Papua Discoverer Cruise Opens For Bookings

True North wins record 3 Luxury Travel Awards!

North Star Cruises’ much anticipated West Papua Discoverer cruise has opened for bookings! The cruise will be an exciting blend of hidden cultural and breathtaking scenery. North Star Cruises’ general manager, Peter Trembath, explained that more ‘un-co…

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Inaugural Kimberley Photographic Workshop

North Star Cruises Australia has launched the Kimberley Photographic Workshop with renowned photographer Christian Fletcher on board a True North cruise next year. North Star has confirmed that Fletcher will join the Kimberley Wilderness Cruise departi…

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New Aircraft for Papua New Guinea Adventure Cruise

North Star announces new aircraft for PNG cruises. North Star Cruises has announced that a new aircraft will deliver guests to the True North in Papua New Guinea. The company’s Dash 8 charter aircraft will be replaced with a Convair 580. The Convair is…

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Geology Month Featuring Dr Phillip Playford

Dr Phillip Playford

In The Wake of Phillip Parker King Re-discovering the grandeur of the mighty Kimberley region of Western Australia. Phillip Parker King was one of Australia’s greatest maritime surveyors, and in a succession of arduous voyages between 1817 and 1822, he…

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One man that made a difference

All at North Star Cruises Australia are deeply saddened following the tragic death of ‘wildlife warrior’ Steve Irwin. The directors, management and staff extend their deepest sympathies to Terri, Bindi, Bob and family, to John Stainton and everyone at…

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North Star Cruise’s Launch the New “TRUE NORTH”

TRUE NORTH is Launched! On Thursday 25th November 2004, North Star Cruises Australia celebrated the launch of the company’s new adventure cruise ship, the 50m, 36 passenger “True North”. The ship will replace North Star Cruises existing 34 metre vessel…

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Rowley Shoals Full of Surprises

The TRUE NORTH has just returned from yet another awesome season at the Rowley Shoals. The season was characterized by all the usual suspects – 300 species of fish and 200 species of coral, 26oc water temp, reliable 40m vis, calm and sometimes glassy c…

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TRUE NORTH Crew Discovers Schooling Hammerheads

The TRUE NORTH dive crew can’t wait to introduce our Rowley Shoals guests to a brand new dive site – The Hardware, and not forgetting the site’s most impressive residents – large schools of hammerhead sharks. The shoals are known to support more than 3…

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THE TRUE NORTH RULES says the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin

Watch out Croc Hunter fans, here comes some serious Steve Irwin adventure! Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin recently chartered our very own TRUE NORTH and, you can see all the onboard action in two soon to be released documentaries! Whale Shark…

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