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From Rocky Cove on the shores of Vansittart Bay, where our boat lies at anchor after an overnight battering by storms, it's a steep climb into the red hills above.
Narrow rock crevices must be negotiated, spinifex-spiked slopes traversed and temperatures nudging into the sweaty thirties endured . . . Read article
Kimberley Quest is pleased to announce the winner of our $20,000 'win a cruise' competition:
Last month, I had the pleasure of a lunch at Palings Kitchen & Bar with Rhys Badcock, Masterchef Professionals Winner, hosted by Kimberley Quest's Manager, Alice Ralston and her partner Captain, Josh Bairstow. . . . Read article
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises last week showcased its Kimberley voyage offerings at an event in Sydney which featured 'Head Chef' Rhys Badcock. . . . Read article
The laconic way that the crew of the Kimberley Quest II talk about the local wildlife - including the specimens that could kill you in seconds - is indicative of their attitude to life, the Kimberley and everything. . . . Read article
The Kimberley Quest team is thrilled to announce the fantastic news that Rhys Badcock, our chef of several years, is the winner of the first Masterchef Professional Series.
We look forward to Rhys cooking us his signature dish and bringing his flavours back to the Kimberley Coast!
Rhys & Nathan will be on board the Kimberley Quest II as our chefs for this season! To find out more, read their exclusive interviews.
We are very honoured to have them as part of our team on board, their personalities and culinary talent add to everyone's experience and we are very proud of them.
MasterChef Professionals still in the ring for Sunday night's Round 7 include Rhys Badcock and Nathan Brindle, both of whom are Chefs for the luxury vessel Kimberley Quest . . . Read article
MasterChef Professional winner Rhys Badcock has said that he counted the support of his fellow crew members on board the luxury vessel Kimberley Quest as a vital strength throughout the popular culinary marathon. . . . Read article
A Kimberley Quest chef has clinched $200,000 and a round-the world trip after being crowned Australia's first Professional MasterChef. . . . Read article
MasterChef Professionals still in the ring for Sunday night's Round 7 include Rhys Badcock and Nathan Brindle, both of whom are Chefs for the luxury vessel Kimberley Quest. . . . Read article
We would like to thank Ewen Bell for his unique photography which captured during our first 10 Day Adventure Quest cruise of the year.
On the Kimberley Quest II, passengers explore the unforgettable kimberley coastline then return to the comfort of the ship to unwind . . . Read article
Operating along the vast Kimberley coastline between Broome and Wyndham, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises is a family-owned tour company catering to small groups on the majestic Kimberley Quest II.
With 18 years' experience and numerous awards in tow, the small-vessel operator aims to provide intimate, relaxing and enlightening experiences as it travels thousands of kilometres of diverse Kimberley country. . . . Read article
Sea creatures cascade off Montgomery Reef as though Noah's Ark were emptying out its tanks.
Fish, turtles and black-tipped reef sharks thrash and tumble down its flanks, to be swept away in the roaring mid-ocean channels that drain this emerging coral platform. . . . Read article
About 70 percent of the world's surface is covered in water. The total length of coastline dividing the planet's land from its sea is, very roughly, equivalent to the distance between the earth and moon. . . . Read article
Passengers of Kimberley Quest II cruise vessel and waterfall, Berkeley River, Kimberley Coast. . . . Read article
Time and light are against us as skipper Neil Harding carefully threads the tender through the narrow channels of an unnamed reef in the Bonaparte Archipelago. The Kimberley currents are notorious and the tide is retreating as fast as the vermilion sun. . . . Read article
We round the bend and the river is once again straight, with two spectacular walls of water up ahead.
The King George Falls – twin 80m plunges over ochre-coloured rock cliffs – are Western Australia's tallest. . . Read article
My Kimberley Adventure begins as I fly around the tail of a cyclone into Broome. Our scheduled flight out of Broome to join Kimberley Quest II is delayed while we wait for the blue alert to be lifted. The next morning, the weather clears and we fly to join the ship at Horizontal Falls. The flight along the coast offers a magnificent view and as we circle around the bay we can see waterfalls everywhere. . . Read article
It's a world of red rocks and big crocs, of pearls and ancient art - and catching a few barra before breakfast. "I thought I'd better see this place before I ran out of time," quips Colin, a 70-ish Queenslander, as our vessel, Kimberley Quest II, pulls out of Wyndham. . . Read article