Friday, February 10, 2017

Silversea Expeditions to the Kimberley Reveal Australia's Best Kept Secret

Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea is featuring exceptional opportunities this year for adventure enthusiasts to explore Australia's amazing Kimberley Coast. The natural vistas of the country's isolated northwest region have been enhanced by the wettest December on record. Seven times greater than normal, as recorded in Broome, the unusual rainfall will power the most spectacular waterfalls ever to plunge down the region's gorges, which can be witnessed on any of five mostly 10-day voyages aboard Silver Discoverer, sailing between Darwin and Broome.

For the duration of Silversea's expedition cruises along the Kimberley coastline from March to May 2017, the famous King George Falls and Talbot Bay's Horizontal Falls will thunder more spectacularly than ever before. The twin cascades of King George Falls are among Australia's highest, plunging over 262 feet. At Talbot Bay, the region's tides of nearly 36 feet create an amazing spectacle. And depending on whether the tides are ebbing or flowing, Silversea guests can experience an exhilarating Zodiac ride through the Horizontal Falls. An optional helicopter flightseeing excursion is also available to observe the dazzling four-tiered Mitchell Falls.

"We purposely schedule our expeditions to the Kimberley Coast at the end of the wet season, when the waterfalls are in full flow," said Conrad Combrink, Silversea's global head of expedition planning and strategic development. "With December's extraordinary rainfall, the region's magnificent waterfalls will be on peak display this year, and we're very pleased to offer our guests this rare opportunity to witness nature at its most majestic."

With its landscape of striking contrasts, the Kimberley Coast offers travelers a kaleidoscope of images—from white sand beaches and glistening turquoise waters filled with colorful marine life to towering red-hued sandstone cliffs and captivating, ancient rock art paintings. Its incredible untouched wilderness offers nature lovers the chance to observe a variety of bird species, including white-bellied sea eagles, ospreys, Brahminy kites and peregrine falcons. And the dramatic tiger-striped Bungle Bungle mountain range is perfect for aerial exploration on a complimentary Silversea excursion.

The freshly refurbished Silver Discoverer offers a comfortable, intimate and convivial onboard lifestyle where guests can feel at home as they explore these secluded realms. They will enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and free Wi-Fi. In true Silversea Expeditions style, guests will be enriched by an onboard program of destination lectures, photo presentations and daily recaps. Exploratory Zodiac excursions and interactive walks ashore, led by experts in their field—marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists, are complimentary.

Departure dates for the 2017 Kimberley expeditions are March 26, April 6, April 16, April 26, and May 6.For complete details, visit

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