A big congratulations to our friends at Kimberley Quest on their achievements at the Perth Airport 2018 Western Australia Tourism Awards announced at a gala dinner in Perth on Saturday night.
Kimberley Quest was nominated in four categories at the awards and they managed to take out the top gong in the Best Tour & Transport Operator category (Gold medal), whilst also receiving recognition in the Unique Accommodation (Silver medal) and Adventure Tourism (Bronze medal) categories.
The awards capped off a big year for Kimberley Quest, after another very busy Kimberley cruising season where they continued to innovate with the launch of an exciting four day ‘Taste of the Kimberley’ cruise, ideally suited for those looking for a long weekend getaway or to sample the Kimberley cruising experience.
2019 is also shaping us as a very busy year for the team at Kimberley Quest, as they mark their 25th year of introducing guests to the wonders of the Kimberley Coast and also celebrate the 15th year of Eco Accreditation for Bushwalking, Fishing, Flora and Fauna Viewing and History and Culture.
About Kimberley Quest
Kimberley Quest II is a modern 25 metre expedition ship accommodating just 18 travellers in nine stylish cabins. Fully equipped for adventure, whilst still offering a touch of luxury, when you cruise aboard Kimberley Quest II you can rest assured that you will experience all the very best that Western Australia’s incredible Kimberley region has to offer.
You're able to choose from six outstanding itineraries, from four days all the way up to the new 21 day Beyond Adventure expedition from Darwin to Broome. See which itinerary best suits you below.
21 Day Beyond Adventure – Darwin to Broome – departs 05 March 2019 – VERY limited space available.
This is perhaps the most comprehensive Kimberley cruise ever devised and departing Darwin immediately after the wet season you will truly be in for a treat as the waterfalls will be at their magnificent best **LAST CABINS SELLING NOW**
14 Day Ultimate Quest – Broome to Wyndham and vice versa – departs March to May
The ever-popular Ultimate Quest showcases the very best of the Kimberley coast, and departing early in the season ensures that the waterfalls will still be at their best.
10 Day Adventure Quest – Broome to Broome – August & September
Adventure Quest is an extensive exploration of the southern Kimberley, visiting many unknown sights, rarely visited islands, inlets and 'secret spots'. Operating as a 'round-trip' cruise from Broome, this is a great choice for those travellers who want to experience the Southern Kimberley without having to take a light aircraft flight in one direction.
8 Day Southern Quest – Broome to Broome – June to August
The ever-popular Southern Quest takes you deep into the heart of the Southern Kimberley to icons including Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. You’ll cruise one way between Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, take an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls before returning to Broome by light aircraft.
8 Day Northern Quest - Wyndham to Broome and vice versa – departs May
Renowned for its massive gorges and river systems and extensive waterfalls, the Northern Kimberley offers an action-packed adventure. Cruising whilst the waterfalls of the far north are at their best, there’s also ample time to go in search of a barra’ or two!
4 Day Taste of the Kimberley – Broome to Broome – Departs September & October
This 'Taste of the Kimberley' showcases a fully operational Australian South Sea Pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. Cruise through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and visit icons including the incredible Horizontal Waterfalls and Montgomery Reef, Australia's largest inshore reef.
It’s not too late to book for 2019, so call our expert team today on 1800 90 20 80 for more information – or if you’re looking further ahead, we’re also now taking bookings for 2020.
Hear from travellers why the Kimberley Quest is so deserving of their recent awards:
"All staff are world class. The group size and staff ratio to guests was spot on. The delicate balance between safety and adventure was achieved. The willingness to share in a love of country was exceptional. On top of all that, the meals were deliciously decadent without being pretentious." -Nina H
"'A well-oiled machine' would describe your company!! You have a formula that is a winner so keep doing what you are. For us this has been the most magnificent, amazing, awesome experience with a group of people who love the Kimberley and have taught us so much. Also their friendliness and sense of humour made it that much better." - Judy & Glenn S
"Highly recommended - a privilege to do this journey on this customised vessel through this precious land and seascape with the best crew ever!" - Sharon & Greg
"Crew were exemplary in all respects and made every aspect a delight. The boats are magnificently outfitted. The environs were truly beautiful and the remoteness and age of the land is awe inspiring. As my first cruising experience this set the bar very high." - Ann
"The staff were great....very friendly and extremely professional. Tim's knowledge, Alex and Mitch's fishing guidance and boat manoeuvring, Josh's professionalism, Em and Ellen's cheerfulness and Brett's creativity made our week an experience never to be forgotten." - Mary
"Our expectations have been exceeded.....how wonderful this experience has been. This Quest will be recommended to all....a true bucket list experience.....Thank you staff and crew." - Debra