A cruise trip in Western Australia is an experience unlike any other. Especially if you intend to visit the untouched Kimberley area. It’s considered the world’s most unique cruising region with continual discovery and exploration. You can see stunning waterfalls, ancient cliffs and gorges as well as a whole host of wildlife. All of which can only be seen when travelling by boat over the turquoise waters. It’s not surprising that so many people want to see this region for themselves. So if you want to experience Western Australia by boat, here are some things you need to do.
Always plan ahead
As with most cruises, planning ahead is crucial and cruises in Western Australia are no different. With the region experiencing continual growth in popularity, availability is sought after. So don’t expect to get a spot on a cruise in a few weeks time. Cruises in The Kimberley area of Western Australia need to be booked 12 months in advance or more. This will ensure you get to visit during the dry season between April and October. Cruises don’t tend to run during the wet season as the weather is too hazardous and unpredictable. So the sooner you start planning your adventure here, the better. So start looking at possible cruise companies and routes you can take as soon as possible.
Stock up on seasickness medication
If this is your first cruise experience, you may not know how well you will deal with seasickness. So always stock up on suitable medication before you go. The last thing you want is to feel ill for the duration of your trip. This could stop you from experiencing the sights and the planned excursions. So even if you think you won’t need them, take some anyway. This is especially important if you are travelling on a smaller ship as they can get knocked around more. The waters are usually calm but when sailing through certain areas, you may find it gets choppy.
Invest in some suitable shoes
The shoes you decide to take with your on your Western Australia cruise need to be appropriate. There will be times when you get off the ship to explore caves, climb rock faces and enjoy hidden beaches. Even when you are swimming or paddling, you will require sensible footwear to protect your feet from sharp rocks and stones. Hiking boots are ideal for adventure activities and waterproof shoes such as Crocs will be useful when transferring from boat to land. This is known as wet landing. You should also have a pair of comfortable shoes that you can wear on board. In the dry season, the sun’s rays can make the floor of the cruise ship very hot. So shoes are a must as they can stop you getting burned.
Now you know what you have to do beforehand, there’s no stopping you from enjoying this trip to it’s fullest. It’s not a trip for the faint-hearted and will be unlike any cruise trip you’ve experienced before. But you will begin to appreciate just how beautiful this part of Australia is.