NEWS — Riviera owners experience the Kimberley

News - Riviera Owners Experience The Kimberley

The rich, red, rugged terrain and remoteness of the Kimberley, WA, will take Riviera owners on an adventure to remember onboard the Orion cruise ship next year.

Riviera Syndication director Sharon Russell is organising the annual trip and said the remoteness of the Kimberley and its famous saltwater crocodiles made it a daunting location for Riviera owners to cruise to on their own boats, but the untouched, natural beauty of the region is high on their wish-list of places to see.

Onboard the 103m expedition yacht Orion, Riviera Syndication said they can experience the Kimberley in five-star luxury and with the guidance of skilled tour operators.

“The time of year that we have chosen, the Kimberley will be in full flood… the waterfalls will be the best that we can see them at that time of year,” said Sharon. “It’s a 10-night cruise from Darwin to Broome. There will be the opportunity for people to explore the Kimberley each day in a high-speed rubber ducky.”

The cruise departs on April 25, 2011, with the 10-day cruise departing from Darwin and concluding in Broome.
It includes a scenic flight over the ancient Bungle Bungle ranges and Purnululu National Park as well as daily tours of the rivers and waterfalls.

“Riviera owners enjoy doing these things because they are with likeminded people, they all talk about boats and they love a bit of adventure and luxury,” said Sharon.

“We host these annual trips so that our owners can explore places they wouldn’t normally explore in five-star comfort with experience people.

“We have also found that after these tips our owners have formed strong friendships and will often fly to visit each other.

“Orion’s catchcry is ‘A path less travelled’ and that’s how I see our owners — they like to go out on their boats and find somewhere different, a path less travelled,” she said.

In the past, Riviera Syndication said it has hosted trips to Egypt, the Greek Islands, Anzac Cove in Turkey, and the Americas Cup in Spain.

“We have taken our owners to many destinations and experiences from cruising the Nile and seeing the pyramids to being the lead boat out for the Kiwis in the finals of the America’s Cup in Spain,” Sharon said.

Riviera Syndication said it has managed to organised a 15 per cent discount for Riviera owners who wish to explore the Kimberley onboard the Orion but places are limited as the ship can only take 50 couples.

Register your interest before September 4 by contacting Sharon at Riviera Syndication, phone (07) 3890 2902.

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Photo: The 103m expedition yacht Orion.