PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • True North Adventure Cruises offers adventure cruises all around the magnificent Australian coastline and in the stunning waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
  • The True North allows a maximum of 36 guest discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels! The expedition ship is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness – we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access.
  • All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephones. The ship features several lavish vantage points including a sundeck, an observation lounge, a ship’s lounge, an alfresco bar and a sports deck.
  • We deploy comfortable adventure boats (not rubber boats) and discover wilderness in small groups. And to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.
  • The crew of the True North are generally young enthusiastic Australians which makes for a truly authentic on-board experience.
  • Experience the destination – our cruises are activity-based and extended periods at sea are specifically avoided. Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, culture, fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving, exploring, nature and much, much more! A ship’s naturalist presents entertaining interpretative sessions.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Helicopter

Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the True North feature an on-board helicopter! Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness! The ship’s helicopter helps you to climb mountains and volcanoes in air conditioned comfort. Even if you are not as spritely as you once were – the helicopter will deliver you without fuss to the most inaccessible locations. See ancient rock art without leaving your seat. Glide over impenetrable jungle and swoop on historic and cultural highlights. Take someone special on a sunrise flight or join the entire guest compliment for an unforgettable heli-picnic.



Adventure Boats

With six adventure boats (not zodiacs) accompanying the True North, guests have greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want.” The luxury of so many tenders also means that we can always allocate craft to different fishing styles and, to varying degrees of experience. Fish in comfort and receive the individual attention that the True North is famous for.



Fishing

If you’re looking for experienced and knowledgeable fishing guides look no further than the guides on-board the True North. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an ‘expert’ you will benefit from local knowledge that ensures unequalled opportunity from the remote Kimberley to untouched West Papua and, the rarely fished islands of the Eyre Peninsula. Our sailing schedule offers access to an array of species. You will be presented with convenient opportunity to do battle with some of the world’s most revered sports-fish including the iconic barramundi, the elusive mangrove jack, finger mark bream, golden snapper, jewfish, pink snapper, delectable whiting and even mighty sailfish! The True North carries a full complement of high quality fishing equipment. Rods, reels and hand lines are provided for your complimentary convenience however keen anglers are welcome to bring their own gear (6-8kg bait casting outfits are recommended). Lures are available on a replace if lost basis. Our chefs love to be a part of the fishing action – when the ‘hunters and gatherers’ return to their home away from home, they will delight in preparing your catch for lunch or dinner. And our chefs particularly enjoy mud crabbing – not only will they show you how to prepare unforgettable fare; they will also be right by your side when you do battle with these cantankerous adversaries!



Diving & Snorkelling

Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) is available for complimentary use on-board. However, bringing your own equipment is the best way to ensure a perfect fit. We recommend that divers bring an appropriate exposure suit. A short sleeve/leg wetsuit may be a good idea for snorkellers who get cold easily and a rash shirt provides excellent sun protection. Exposure suits may be available for sale on-board however we cannot guarantee that we will have your size in stock. Divers are provided with cylinders, weight belts and weights. Divers normally bring their own personal dive equipment including regulators, BCD and wetsuit. True North has limited dive equipment (BCDs, regulators and dive computers) available for hire on-board. Please confirm arrangements in advance.


Photography

The True North is the perfect platform for expedition photographers regardless of skill level – the perfect platform for those just starting out and for those who have already attained intermediate and advanced skills. The ship is also a very attractive option for professional and specialist photographers who seek exclusive access. The True North was purpose built as an adventure-cruise ship and is designed to access remote wilderness areas via coastal waters and river systems. The ship’s activity based itineraries allow guests to visit a wide variety of locations within a condensed timeframe thereby avoiding long periods of downtime that might otherwise be associated with access via land and air. On-board facility and resources enables: Underwater photography, featuring convenient site entry via the True North’s dedicated adventure boats. Terrestrial photography featuring otherwise remote and difficult to access locations. Aerial photography utilising the ship’s helicopter and on-board drone. Experienced guidance and active management of prevailing conditions. Interpretation of natural history via the ship’s biologist and naturalists. Many leading (and emerging) photographers and videographers have travelled abroad the True North to remote areas in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and, secured imagery that might have otherwise been difficult or even impossible to obtain.



Cultural Experiences

Rock Art: Discover the history and culture of the first Australians and view some of the oldest art known to mankind. The northern Kimberley is home to the controversial Bradshaw art (or Gwion Gwion) and further south see pristine examples of Wandjina art. The Traditional People of West Papua: West Papua lies at the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and has a fascinating history extending back over 40 thousand years. The True North is the perfect platform to discover the influence of Melanesians, Islamic Sultans, Dutch traders and Portuguese mariners. Meet traditional Indonesians on Banda Island and the Melanesia people on Gam and Waigeo. The Land of the Unexpected: The True North first visited untamed Papua New Guinea in 2005. Since that time we have continually refined our itineraries to ensure that they are filled with only the highest quality experiences – the highlight being countless encounters with the overwhelming hospitality of those who are fortunate to call this untouched paradise home. Witness rarely seen ceremony on the Sepik River.

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True North Adventure Cruises

True North Adventure Cruises offers adventure cruises all around the magnificent Australian coastline and in the stunning waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Your taste for adventure and our carefully crafted sailing schedule will ensure every destination is at its stunning best! Regardless of whether you are witnessing breathtaking majesty in the Kimberley, being humbled by the overwhelming hospitality of the South Pacific or, kicking up your heels in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you will be in the right place at the right time!

The True North is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness – we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access. Our itineraries specifically exclude lengthy periods at sea and feature frequent daily excursions and, an Australian crew who will uniquely chaperone your holiday experience. We deploy comfortable adventure boats (not rubber boats) and discover wilderness in small groups. And to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.

The True North allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels! Guests are able to take advantage of several lavish vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge, an alfresco bar and a sports deck. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on wall mounted screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world. A popular venue on any True North cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vistas – large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ship’s renowned fare. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephones.

The True North allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels! All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class and River Class staterooms offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds.

True North Adventure Cruises Explorer Class staterooms
True North Adventure Cruises Explorer Class bathroom

Explorer Class staterooms

Located on the upper deck – Explorer Class staterooms feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 18 square metres (193 square feet). Other features include large panoramic windows, amenities fridge, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

True North Adventure Cruises River Class Double Cabin

River Class doubles

Located on the middle deck – River Class doubles feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class. Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

True North Adventure Cruises Ocean Class Twin

Ocean Class twins

Located on the lower deck – Ocean Class twins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 square metres (129 square feet). Other features include 2 portholes, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

Modern Australian Cuisine – The platform for dining on-board the True North is sustainable, organic and very Australian cuisine. The ship’s menus are also destination inspired and feature the very best of locally sourced ingredients. Modern technique is used to showcase alongside more traditional method. The galley delivers continuously evolving dishes drawing from an array of different cuisines to ensure that each dining experience is unique to every cruise. The galley door is always open and guests on the True North are always encouraged to spend time with the chefs. You might encounter freshly prepared breakfast items like jams, marmalade, artisan honeys, or oil infused bread rolls made daily for the lunch and dinner settings. See butchery or fish mongering, jus and stock creation, curing, smoking, gently pressing and marinating with a Cryovac machine or cooking with a thermo regulated water bath. Watch them roll pasta, discuss how they prepare sashimi or simply take a photo to remind just how much you indulged whilst on-board the mighty True North.

True North Adventure Cruises Bar Lounge
True North Adventure Cruises Dining Room
True North Adventure Cruises Kitchen

Dining Room & Lounge

A popular venue on any True North cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista – large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’.

It’s not very often that you find an opportunity to accompany your chef as he or she hand-picks the evening’s fare. It’s even more-unique to stand side by side as you negotiate with an un-negotiable mud crab, or an aerial barramundi or a marauding mackerel. Hear their stories, witness skill beyond the galley and, make your own contribution to the menu. Land the catch of the day and then stay alongside as the chef demonstrates the processes involved – from the sea to your plate, a dining experience that practices what True North preach – sustainable, organic and very Australian. And the food style is to “let the fish do the talking” – only highlighting with ingredients that accentuate the natural sweetness and flavours of the fillet. Perhaps for lunch – seared barramundi, Broome mango & mud crab millet, roasted macadamias and mint salad.

True North Adventure Cruises Sundowners
True North Adventure Cruises Sundowners
True North Adventure Cruises Oysters
True North Adventure Cruises bush cooking

Sundowners

Take a seat next to a fellow-adventurer as the last of day’s light dances on a horizon never obscured. Sunset drinks with a stunning view are always a feature of a True North cruise. And here waits yet another opportunity to spend time with their masters of Australian cuisine. As the chef prepares fish in the smoker and sizzle mud-crabs in the coals – share the flavours of the day and drink-in the stunning colour of days-end. Delicate finger-mark bream smoked with Raft Point lemon grass mixed with melaleuca paper-bark and red wine oak chips. Freshly caught mud-crab baked on red gum coals and served ceviche on the beach. Then spend some time again when the chefs introduce the five component cheese board served mild through to most robust and complimented with fine Australian wine. Benefit from personal tasting notes and learn history and technique. Indulge in succulent oysters collected straight from the sea and washed down with champagne.

The ship features several lavish vantage points including a sundeck, an observation lounge, a ship’s lounge, an alfresco bar and a sports deck. We deploy comfortable adventure boats (not rubber boats) and discover wilderness in small groups. And to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter. The purpose built True North is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems – guests need only step out of their cabins to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride. Every True North itinerary features a ship’s biologist. The biologist leads a team of six guides – one for each adventure boat. When joining a shore party, you will always benefit from informative commentary concerning the culture and natural history of the featured destination. The biologist also presents entertaining interpretative sessions in the ship’s lounge.

The True North carries a full complement of high quality fishing equipment. Rods, reels and hand lines are provided for your complimentary convenience however keen anglers are welcome to bring their own gear (6-8kg bait casting outfits are recommended). Lures are available on a replace if lost basis. Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) is available for complimentary use on-board. True North has limited dive equipment (BCDs, regulators and dive computers) available for hire on-board. Divers are provided with cylinders, weight belts and weights.

True North Adventure Cruises Helicopter and adventure boats
True North Adventure Cruises Helicopter
True North Adventure Cruises adventure boats
True North Adventure Cruises adventure boat

Helicopter & Adventure Boats

The ship’s helicopter also adds a unique dimension to fishing on the True North. Heli-fishing is one of our most popular activities – fly over stunning wilderness in air-conditioned comfort to an otherwise inaccessible location! Who could pass up the opportunity to fish where perhaps no one has fished before?

With six adventure boats (not zodiacs) accompanying the True North, guests have greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want.” The luxury of so many tenders also means that we can always allocate craft to different fishing styles and, to varying degrees of experience. Fish in comfort and receive the individual attention that the True North is famous for.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Broome, Australia
Nearest Airport
Broome International Airport , Australia 
Local Currency
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time Change
GMT +10
Language
English
Best time to go
A year round destination, though temperatures drop between June and August

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