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Le Laperouse Review

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MUST DO TRIP WITH PONANT

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand
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oziekev007
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
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Ord River from the dam.
Ord River bird life.
Fresh water crock sunbaking on the Ord River.
King George River 80 meters high gorge.
Inside the gorge on the King George River.
Le Laperouse at rest on the King George River.
Mitchell Falls scenic helicopter flight.
Mitchell Falls.
View over the Hunter River.
Freshwater Cove Worrorra peoples art.
Freshwater Cove Worrarra peoples art.
Talbot Bay, Horizontal Waterfalls.
Worrarra peoples cave art.
Le Laperouse at rest in Raft Point.
Green Turtle coming over Montgomery Reef.
Montgomery Reef starting to emerge.
Land appearing on Montgomery Reef.
1.5 meters in 45 minutes with the changing tide on Montgomery Reef.
Lacepede Islands bird life.
Whale at the side of our ship on the Kimberley coast.
In front of our ship.
Making a splash at the front of our ship.
Whale on the ships side.
Le Laperouse being surrounded by 7 whales.
Great show for the last cruise day.

Having sailed twice before with Ponant on expedition cruises the choice for our cruise to the Kimberley was easy to make as we knew first hand the type of cruise that we would be joining. Ponant are a little expensive compared to some other operators in the Kimberley area, however the quality with Ponant is always the same and they spare nothing to allow each person to enjoy the most out of the adventure. In Wyndham you have the choice of 3 excursions (included in the cruise price),a cruise undertaking the remarkable Ord river wildlife, a scenic flight over the east Kimberley including the Bungle Bungle Range or a day exploring El Questro station including Emma George and Zebedee Springs. We chose the Ord river which is supplied by a Ponant contractor and is a fantastic day seeing all the wild life and the water system of the river. Each day we enjoyed 2 different Zodiacs trips offered by the very experienced Expedition team which allowed us to get up close to some of the most amazing sights on earth. We will never forget the King George River, Vansittart Bay, Hunter River , Mitchell Falls, Collier Bay ( Horizontal Waterfalls), Talbot Bay (Montgomery Reef),Lacepede Islands or the amazing day trips to view and learn about the first nations people and the cave art work and way of life.

Cabin Review

Cabin Grand Deluxe Suite

This is a very large cabin for the size of ship and comes with a very large outside deck comlete with deck furniture.

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Wyndham

Ord River not to be missed

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