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Into the wild: Continue the Kimberley adventure in Australia

2017-10-03By Grant Streeter

Having discovered the greatest show on Earth by journeying from Cygnet Bay to the majestic Mitchell Falls on board 42 metre Anda, Boat International_'s travel editor_ Sophia Wilson feels that just one week of exploring the Kimberley isn't enough.

Here Anda guide Grant Streeters reveals the best way to continue the journey up this 7,000 mile coastline, taking in the waterfalls and wildlife between Mitchell River and Wyndham. Anda is available to charter with Ocean Alliance.

Day Eight: Mitchell River

Vansittart Bay. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Janelle Lugge.

After returning from an exhilarating helicopter ride over Mitchell Falls, take Anda’s tenders to explore the Mitchell River – renowned for big barramundi and even bigger crocodiles. Enjoy a dip in the elevated emerald waters of Surveyors Creek, which are thankfully crocodile free. Back on board, Anda will make her way north to an overnight anchorage in Vansittart Bay.

Day Nine: Vansittart Bay

Bradshaw rock art, the Kimberley. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / robert mcgillivray.

Before the heat gets up, discover new frontiers and walk across the salt flat on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of a Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In the afternoon take the tenders to visit Bradshaw rock art sites in the cliffs.

Day Ten: Drysdale River

The Drysdale River. Picture courtesy of Facebook.com / The Gibb River Road - Kimberley, Western Australia.

Awake off the stunning landscape of the mouth of the Drysdale River. After breakfast enjoy a tender excursion to witness crocodiles and flying foxes and later watch the sunset from a deserted beach.

Day Eleven: Glycosmis Falls

The Glycosmis Falls. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Faraway Bay.

An early morning cruise past Cape Londonderry, the northernmost point of mainland Western Australia, to Glycosmis Falls, where water thunders into the sea. Then you can explore the Lost City with its stunning art sites.

Day Twelve: King George River

King George River from top of King George Falls, Kimberley coast, Australia. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Graeme Snow.

At sunrise head out on tenders at high tide for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure along the majestic, cathedral-like gorge of the King George River. Approach the twin King George Falls, which have an uninterrupted vertical drop of more than 80 metres, and head underneath for a refreshing shower, Kimberley style.

Day Thirteen: Berkeley River

Casuarina Creek, Berkeley River, Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / theonetruepath.

In the early morning Anda will head up to the mouth of the Berkeley River. Depart on tenders to take in waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments or fish off the flat rocks for barramundi. Savour a last night under the Kimberley’s carpet of stars while you cruise down the Cambridge Gulf towards Wyndham.

Day Fourteen: Wyndham

Explorer yacht Anda in the Kimberley (stock photo). Picture courtesy of Anda Ocean Adventures.

Arrive into the port in the early morning, say farewell to the crew and take a private flight from Wyndham to Darwin International Airport.

Hero picture courtesy of Anda Ocean Adventures.

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