Ecruising.travel has a series of 10-night fly/cruises later this year aboard the boutique expedition ship Orion along one of Australia's "last frontiers," taking guests from Darwin to Broome with such unique diversities as flight-seeing the world-famous Bungle Bungle ranges, getting up-close to Australia's most spectacular waterfalls, and wetting the line for reef and feisty surface fish.
The packages represent savings from 30- to almost 50-per cent on ecruising's five sailings on May 11, June 20, July 20, August 9 and September 6 – and also include a free hotel night in the historic pearling town of Broome post-cruise.
After departing Darwin, Orion visits Jaco Island, Wyndham for the Bungle Bungles, King George River and Falls, Vansittart Bay, the Hunter River for the Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef and Raft Point, Talbot Bay for the unique Horizontal Waterfalls, Cape Leveque and the Lacepedes and Broome.
Regional expert lecturers and onboard expedition leaders escort guests on shore excursions, while there are kayaks and snorkelling equipment for when Orion is at anchor, and the opportunity to bottom fish for Golden Snapper, Parrot Fish and Rock Cod, or troll for Trevally and Queen Fish.
Return air from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, all onboard gourmet dining, entertainment and educational programs are included in the price that starts from $9449pp twin-share – or from $8999 for those who've sailed previously on Orion; gratuities are neither required nor expected.
For full details phone 1300 369 848 or visit www.ecruising.travel