‘We have barely any cabins left in 2019 for the inaugural Le Lapérouse season of Kimberley voyages’, says Monique Ponfoort, vice president of PONANT Asia Pacific, ‘so we have released our 2020 season for sale now to give guests a jump start on planning their Kimberley expedition in 2020’. With over 1200 kilometres of coastline and more than 2500 islands, there are only a few places along the coast that can be accessed from the land over difficult 4WD tracks.
The small luxury expedition cruise ship Le Laperouse offers Zodiac excursions to King George Falls, the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. There are no less than four air opportunities during the cruise – a helicopter flight to the four-tiered Mitchell Falls and a flight over the Bungle Bungle Range of beehive rock formations. A PONANT exclusive is the scenic flights onboard Paspaley Pearls’ vintage twin-engined amphibious Grumman G-73AT Mallard aircraft at Vansittart Bay and at Talbot Bay.