Special to Sun Life Magazine – March 2016
By Phil Kennedy / Aussie World Travel
I am so glad you asked!
ON a recent trip to Western Australia’s North West Kimberley region I was so close to my Aquatic Northwest Dream – yet I will undoubtedly return for my “trip of a lifetime,” yes, the Bucket List Experience!” You see, I was in Broome for a few glorious days on a travel mission to learn. And I discovered that this exotic multinational town with its captivating & romantic pearling history is the gateway to MY BUCKET LIST adventure.
First, I must paint you a picture of amazing beauty (not that I can do this justice). Yes, there are some places left on mother earth that are larger than life, The Kimberley is one such place. One of the world’s last great wilderness areas covers an astonishing 423,000 square kilometers (more than 163,000 square miles), a rough & rugged, but breathtakingly beautiful place of jagged mountain ranges, spectacular waterfalls, serene billabongs, ancient rock art galleries & wild uninhabited places.
The Kimberley is best accessed through one of:
- The Aerial Highway: A network of outback airstrips – provides you access to many of the region’s remote & awe-inspiring natural attractions & accommodation
- A combination of unforgettable cruising & Kimberley land touring
- Wilderness Lodges for the self-drive enthusiast with lots of time to explore
- We come now to my BUCKET LIST – luxury TRUE NORTH Adventure Cruising!
It was while I was in Broome riding “Mission”, my mount for this glorious sunset Cable Beach Camel ride, when I determined to return one day & head into the wilderness via the unimaginable beauty of these turquoise waters for yet another “Mission”. This Mission, an adventure we will call TRUE NORTH, a purpose built small cruiser limited to 36 guests & an Aussie crew of 20 unique chaperones. Designed to cruise into the inner reaches of the wilderness gorges. They promise me an activity based – no extended periods at sea – scenic walks in the wilderness – fishing – snorkeling – diving – heli flights – picnics & cultural events, that is “as you wish Sir, Anchors aweigh”.
Carrying 6 expedition boats – no one misses out. TRUE NORTH is undoubtedly TRUE LUXURY – TRUE AQUATIC EXPERIENCES – TRUE FARE.
Really, there is nothing like TRUE NORTH’S Australia!
“Are you ready to set your sails with me into the very heart of TRUE wilderness”?
So what’s on your bucket list now?