Visit the Kimberleys on a culture rich cruise aboard Orion

A Zodiac from the Orion expedition cruise ship at King George Falls.
A Zodiac from the Orion expedition cruise ship at King George Falls. Nick Rains

ABORIGINAL rock art up to 50,000 years old and outback scenery featured in Baz Luhrmann's epic 2008 film Australia will feature in a special Art of the Kimberley expedition cruise aboard the five-star Orion this August.

An exclusive 13-day fly/cruise package has been released by Cruise Express including free domestic flights from any Australian capital city, two nights' accommodation with breakfast in Darwin before the cruise, the 10-night cruise aboard Orion and shore excursions including a helicopter tour of spectacular King George Falls and a light- plane flight over the rugged Bungle Bungle Ranges.

The holiday package begins on August 14, with a flight to Darwin for a two-night stay including free time to explore the city's growing arts scene in Parap where Aboriginal artists use new forms to showcase timeless Dreaming legends as well as social and political issues.

The package is available from $9300 per person, twin-share, or from $12,900 for solo passengers.

Pampered by 75 crew, Orion's 100 passengers enjoy gourmet meals, deluxe accommodation, an outdoor café, boutique, library and a sun deck with a spa.

For bookings, call Cruise Express on 1300 766 537 or visit the website at


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