TRUE NORTH Boat Inspection
In one of the last functions for 2011, Sandra and I were invited to spend a couple of hours on this expedition type boat. The invited guests consisted of travel trade press, some travel agents and their invited VIP guests.
On boarding we were given two drink vouchers (I thought a bit chintzy) and asked to remove our footwear.
Some of the cabins I inspected spacious and comfortable but there was not a lot of outside deck area and I feel this would be taken over by smokers on board.
This boat sails around Australia but concentrates mainly on the Kimbetrley region. Its size enables it to cruise up the many rivers in the area. It has a helipad and several motorised runabouts for even closer inspections.
The crew were young and attentive but did not know the difference between sparkling wine and champagne. This boat falls short of what I would call luxury, but it would not take much to bring it up to a better standard.
PHOTO: Sandra Tiltman
(Travel Writer) with
Joost Heymeijer GM Wolgan Valley Resort