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True North Cruises

One of the world’s finest adventure cruises, the True North offers outstanding comfort and uninterrupted vistas as it plies the dramatic coastline of Australia.

Renowned as one of Australia’s most outstanding and revered adventure tourism experiences, the True North is an ‘adventure platform’ purpose-built to access areas larger ships cannot, encouraging guests to get off the ship itself and out to explore some of the most remote and inaccessible coastal regions in the country.

The True North and True North II vessels function as floating boutique hotels, catering to just a few exclusive guests. Stylish décor, comfortable cabins with ensuite facilities, in-house entertainment, satellite telephones and talented on-board chefs offer a five-star hotel experience.

While best known for its flagship Kimberley adventure cruises, True North’s considered design and outstanding beauty is perfectly adaptable to all kinds of waters. The True North also explores Western Australia’s entire coastline stretching from Ningaloo to Albany with dedicated itineraries to the Rowley Shoals, Montebello Islands, and more; South Australia’s rugged and seafood-rich Eyre Peninsula; Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef during the End of Year holiday season; and to international waters in Indonesia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea.

Authentic, luxurious and uncontrived, True North delivers you to the heart of the wilderness with its considered design, fleet of adventure boats and accompanying ship helicopter, allowing guests to explore different regions and activities ranging from scenic walks, cultural excursions, fishing, diving, and snorkelling, picnics and beyond in Australia’s most inaccessible and breathtaking natural areas.

True North offers two custom-built mono-hull adventure cruise ships – the True North and True North II. Both provide the same renowned adventure cruise experience with outstanding crew, renowned dining, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

The crew of the True North are passionate about sharing the experience with you by providing assistance, interpretation, and genuine company. They are on-hand to facilitate your experience both on and off-board the ship with demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge for the landscape.

Custom-built to provide unparalleled access to wilderness, True North’s vessels enable guests to comfortably engage in activities directly off the main deck – ranging from pulling up directly alongside cascading waterfalls and snorkelling amongst pristine fringing coral reef straight off deck.

Each ship operates with their own fleet of dedicated adventure boats – 20’ runabouts providing ample seating and flexibility to both stand-up and walk around when not in motion, providing comfort, practicality and safety while exploring remote waters with activities such as photography, fishing, snorkelling, and diving.


One of the world’s most exclusive hotels, the 50-metre True North is a floating boutique hotel and adventure cruise ship offers a cruising speed of 14 knots.

18 cabins cater to 36 total guests, with all cabins featuring stylish décor, ensuite facilities, large viewing windows, in-house entertainment, and satellite telephones. Spread across three decks, 10 cabin types offers king size double beds that can be converted into singles, while 8 cabin types are equipped with roomy single beds.

This vessel offers lavish vantage points across three levels, including a sundeck, forward observation lounge, ship’s lounge with wall-mounted screens presenting interpretative information, alfresco bar, sports deck, and lower deck dining room. Each offers panoramic views and ensures you’ll never miss a moment, whether you’re dining, relaxing, or preparing to explore afield.


Delivering a more intimate experience, the True North II is the original purpose-built mono-hull adventure cruise ship, now refurbished and returned to Australian waters. This 34-metre adventure cruise ship offers a cruising speed of 12 knots, with large viewing windows and portholes across the vessel.

11 cabins cater to 22 total guests, each with an ensuite or private facilities with in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. 8 cabins offer queen-size double beds and 3 offer roomy, bunk-configured single beds.

This vessel offers a combined saloon and lounge, dining saloon with a stunning ‘boardroom’ setting, sundeck, outdoor bar deck, and dedicated sports deck, offering a comfortable and stylish True North experience featuring multiple daily activities, revered onboard dining, and unparalleled access to the landscapes.

True North offers a varied program of departures all over the country, each with their range of tactile experiences.

Kimberley Wilderness

Spread across a vast stretch of North-Western Australia, the Kimberley is a panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges, and majestic waterfalls. A range of itineraries offer intimate access to shallow bays and river systems and the region’s icons including ancient Wandjina rock art, Montgomery Reef, King George Falls, and much more.

Australian Coastline

With more than 25,000 kilometres of spectacular coastline to discover, True North ventures across the coast of Western Australia ranging from wild waters to still, coral-fringed reefs, beautiful Sydney Harbour and Great Barrier Reef over Christmas and New Year, the rugged coastline of the seafood-rich Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, and more.

Indonesia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea

Outside of Australian waters, the True North offers expeditions to the Raja Ampats and nearby islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, as well as the untouched paradise of Papua New Guinea for guests to discover an incredible melting pot of culture, history, nature, and hospitality.

Kimberley Ultimate

The ultimate Kimberley cruise experience taking you from Kununurra to Broome, this flagship experience offers two outstanding weeks in some of Australia’s most inaccessible and breathtaking wilderness areas. Discover all of the Kimberley coast’s iconic attractions, including King George Falls, the Drysdale River’s outstanding fishing opportunities, Wandjina rock art, Mitchell River, Montgomery Reef and Horizontal Falls, while enjoying a range of tactile experiences like hiking, barramundi fishing, mud crabbing, picnics, natural history interpretation, helicopter rides, and more.

Coral Atoll Cruise (Rowley Shoals)

Just an overnight cruise from Broome rests a pristine coral reef with exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life, and stunning underwater clarity rarely visited by other travellers – the Rowley Shoals. This charter offers guided underwater tours led by a marine biologist and team of underwater naturalists over five incredible nights.

Other Charters

The True North offers a select departure schedule across other regions including the entire span of Western Australia, South Australia, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and internationally to Indonesia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea. For the truly luxurious, the True North can be chartered on a private basis and can offer completely customised voyages with unique itineraries.

True North cruise schedules change annually and vary depending on location, itinerary, and vessel used. For further details or to make an enquiry, please contact our Travel Designers.

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