Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
Vansittart Bay is a beautifully protected large bay with numerous small islands and secluded coves, plenty of fishing opportunities for the anglers on board, a famous historical site of a WW2 allied DC3 aircraft lying forlornly in the scrub on the eastern shore of the bay makes for an interesting excursion.
At the southern end of Vansittart Bay a small bay called Rocky Cove is excellent for rock art particularly Bradshaw Art, these are possibly the oldest known to man and some good birding here also including White-lined Honeyeater.
Things to see and do
* Freshwater falls
* Rock Art
* Whole shell beach
* Jar Island
* DC3 wreck
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Cruises to the Kimberley Region can leave from Kununurra, Broome, Darwin and Wyndham.
Travel Links - There are no international scheduled flights. Broome and Kununurra have daily scheduled flights, and Derby has a few direct flights a week. Broome is the most easily accessed town, with flights from Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane and Alice Springs on the weekend. Kununurra and Derby are a bit more challenging to get to, with flights from Darwin, Broome or Perth only.
There are scheduled buses by Greyhound from Perth to Darwin, stopping at Broome, Derby and Kununurra. Keep in mind that it is an extremely long bus trip (Perth to Broome will keep you seated for more than 30 hours, and add another 30 hours to get to Darwin).