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  • Happy Days at King George Falls

    Memorable Events – Corporate Team Building on True North

    At North Star Cruises team work is everything. We are proud of our team members and their commitment to our guests and, each other. And increasingly, we are finding that we are attracting other business leaders who are equally aware of ...

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  • Tourism WA Ambassadors on True North 2016

    Stars of WA Tourism Shine On TRUE NORTH

    North Star Cruises Australia recently assisted Tourism WA to launch the 2016 Ambassador Program on board the TRUE NORTH. Guests at the glamorous Sydney Harbour event included Richard Wilkins, Kate Ritchie, Layne Beachley, Kirk Pengil ...

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  • Emirates will commence second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August

    14 January 2016 Dubai, UAE - 14 January 2016: Emirates will commence a second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August this year, replacing the current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425. The second daily A380 se ...

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  • Help us celebrate!

    2016 is another iconic year for everyone at North Star Cruises – it is the company’s 30th anniversary! We are sure that you will agree that this is a milestone worth celebrating and it would be a great start to the year if you could ...

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  • A Philanthropic Christmas!

    A Philanthropic Christmas! It will soon be the end of another special year on-board the mighty TRUE NORTH. And what better way to recap than with stories from our much-loved cruise directors. Here Marese and Tegan recount experiences ...

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  • Above Receding Water - Andrew Tischler

    Spirit of the Kimberley – Andrew Tischler

    Andrew Tischler is a landscape artist whose work is designed to inspire emotions. His travels on the TRUE NORTH in the Kimberley have changed his approach to painting and his colour palette. In this article Andrew shares some of his favouri ...

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  • Twin Falls - Andrew Tischler

    Andrew Tischler’s Kimberley Waterfalls

    Andrew Tischler is a landscape artist. He draws together the elements of a place to create a painting designed to inspire emotions. He wants you to feel what it's like to be in the Kimberley wilderness. Andrew's Kimberley waterfall painting ...

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  • Montgomery Reds - Mark Stothard

    Expedition Photography with Mark Stothard

    Mark Stothard is a ship builder and proud half owner of TRUE NORTH. In this interview Mark talks about how he came to be involved with TRUE NORTH, his passion for expedition photography and the equipment he uses on his expeditions. He also ...

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  • North Star adds the Barossa to its Southern Safari!

    15th October 2015 New day one highlights to include visits to Penfolds' Magill Estate and Seppeltsfield North Star Cruises Australia has announced some significant upgrades to the first day of its already popular Southern Safari itine ...

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  • The Australian – Win a TRUE NORTH Kimberley Waterfalls Cruise

    Have you always wanted to go on a TRUE NORTH cruise?  Then lookout for an upcoming competition in The Australian newspaper!  Buy a copy of The Australian and you could win a 10 night Kimberley Waterfalls cruise including return do ...

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  • Larry Mitchell - Kris Village

    Larry Mitchell’s Paintings for Coastal Conservation

    Larry Mitchell is not just a world famous landscape painter. He is also a man on a mission to get people thinking and talking about the urgent need to address global warming. Larry uses his art to record the impact of change on vulnerable c ...

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  • Larry Mitchell Pilbara Island

    Larry Mitchell – Where TRUE NORTH Takes Me

    Larry Mitchell is most famous for his landscape painting, particularly his images of the Western Australian coastline. Over the past decade Larry has been increasingly focused on the urgent need for environmental conservation. Larry talks ...

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  • Darren Jew joins PNG cruise!

    Underwater photography specialist, Darren Jew, joins TRUE NORTH on a photography expedition tour this December. He recently talked to us about his passion... *Darren, you’re a 5-time Canon/AIPP Australian Prof Science, Environmen ...

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  • Darren Jew to join Archipelago Adventure!

    DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Darren Jew to join Archipelago Adventure! If strolling on tropical islands, snorkelling in pristine tropical waters and, revelling in the comfort of a floating boutique hotel sounds like ...

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  • Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River

    TRUE NORTH are proud exhibition partners for this new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Myth + Magic, The Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea runs from 7 August – 1 November 2015. We attended the launch e ...

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  • Perth Welcomes First Regular Airbus A380

    Latest News 1st May 2015 Emirates flight EK420 lands at Perth Airport this afternoon marking the first of a regular A380 service between Perth and Dubai. Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Emirates is a lead carrier between Europe an ...

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  • The Kimberley Coast – Ken Duncan & Ray Martin Photograph in Style

    We had the pleasure of welcoming Ken Duncan and Ray Martin as special guests aboard TRUE NORTH in the Kimberley last year. A film crew documented the stunning beauty of the Kimberley Coast and Ken's journey of photographing this specatcul ...

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  • TRUE NORTH Wins Eighth Gold List Award in Three Years

    2nd APRIL 2015 TRUE NORTH WINS EIGHTH GOLD LIST AWARD IN THREE YEARS 2015 Best Australian Adventure Experience 2015 Best Luxury Cruise Ship (Small) The adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has again won the coveted award for Best Aus ...

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  • Andrew Tischler to join Kimberley Ultimate Cruise!

    ANDREW TISCHLER - Artist in Residence, Kimberley Ultimate 6 2015 This year's Kimberley Ultimate Cruise will feature landscape artist Andrew Tischler. Andrew first joined the TRUE NORTH in 2010 painting enpleinair (in open air) for ...

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  • Jeannette Lloyd Jones – PNG Photography Exhibition

    "This is Papua New Guinea & West Papua seen from the air and in the coastal villages. There are subtle references to its colonial past when plantations were growing copra and also to the Christian missions and sunken planes of WWII. ...

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  • Tourism WA to partner with Etihad Airways & Tourism Australia in East Coast US campaign

    Tourism WA and Tourism Australia have partnered with Etihad Airways and Swain Destinations to launch an inaugural cooperative campaign targeting affluent long haul leisure traffic from the USA's East Coast. The digital media campaign ...

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  • Kimberley Ultimate – when only the best will do!

    For more than 25 years North Star Cruises’ flagship adventure has been the Kimberley Ultimate Cruise! During this time the Kimberley Ultimate has also become known as one of Australia’s most exclusive holiday experiences – and ...

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  • Spectacular 2015 Cruise Options

    The TRUE NORTH's most famous cruise awaits in 2015! This is where it all started – this is what North Star Cruises is most famous for! North Star pioneered adventure-cruising in the Kimberley! It is still our ‘backyard’ and nobo ...

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  • The 2015 Ultimate Kimberley Package!

    TRUE NORTH and EL QUESTRO Homestead present the ultimate 2015 Kimberley adventure. Combine a TRUE NORTH Kimberley cruise and EL QUESTRO Homestead stay in 2015 and receive these exclusive offers! A $250 per person onboard credit f ...

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  • Peter FitzSimons to join the TRUE NORTH!

    North Star Cruises is very pleased to announce that Peter FitzSimons will be our special guest when the New Adventures in Paradise itinerary departs Cairns on December 3. Peter is a widely-respected war historian and will bring fascinat ...

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  • TOP 10 PNG Cruise Experiences aboard TRUE NORTH!

    During November and December the mighty TRUE NORTH cruises pristine island-areas of Papua New Guinea. Encounter overwhelming hospitality and unchanged village life. Snorkel the most highly regarded coral reef in the world. Climb mountains i ...

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  • Encounter the Magic of PNG!

    Discover the breathtaking Raja Ampat Islands and pristine PNG! The TRUE NORTH’s extended seasons in West Papua and Papua New Guinea are unique opportunity to discover world-class adventure right on Australia’s doorstep! There are ...

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  • Preparing to Dive Rowley Shoals

    Why Rowley Shoals Is A TRUE NORTH Favourite

    North Star Cruises first visited the Rowley Shoals way back in 1987. At that time very little was known about the area – the West Australian Museum had conducted a fleeting survey however virtually no one else had even heard of the pla ...

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  • Southern Safari now at Standby Prices!

    A Gob-Smackingly Good Safari @ Sea! Now at Standby Prices! If you’re thinking of adventure to kick-start 2014, the TRUE NORTH’s 8 night Southern Safari will satisfy both your sense of adventure and your taste ...

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  • Kimberley Gorges King George Falls

    2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Cruise Experience – The Kimberley Coast!

    Australian Travellers Choose Kimberley as Dream Destination, Best Adventure Holiday and Best Cruise Experience - December 2013 Western Australia’s Kimberley Region won Ultimate Dream Destination and Best Adventure Holiday Destination ...

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  • CNN – TRUE NORTH in Top 10 World’s Most Adventurous Cruises

    TRUE NORTH features in CNN's top 10 world's most adventurous cruises! Come see it for yourself in 2014. (CNN) -- "Cruising" -- the word conjures up images of overflowing buffets, arm-wrestling at the soft serve machine and death by de ...

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  • Kimberley Named No.2 in Lonely Planet List

    'Escape' October 28, 2013 9:01PM - Perthnow.com.au It's not surprising the Kimberley has been named in Lonely Planet's top 10 regions to visit in 2014. That's the opinion of Tourism Council of WA chief executive Evan Hall. "It's wo ...

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  • TRUE NORTH Features On iFISH TV

    TRUE NORTH features on IFISH TV with TACKLEWOLRD this Sunday 10th November! Tune in to channel ONE - Sunday 10th November 5:30pm to view the iFish team and guests aboard TRUE NORTH target Mangrove Jack in Australia's North West, Kimberley c ...

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  • Ken Duncan & Ray Martin to Cruise the Kimberley

    Ken Duncan is one of Australia's most acclaimed landscape photographers. He gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints and his art now adorns homes and offices around the w ...

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  • Christmas Gift Giving

    A Sydney Christmas Cruise With A Difference

    Christmas with a Difference! If you’re thinking of doing something different for Christmas this year, how about giving North Star Cruises the opportunity to make some very exclusive arrangements indeed! How about treating yourself t ...

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  • West Papua

    A Chance for Truly Unique Adventure

    The travel industry is awash with claims of unique experiences. But when an operator with the credentials of North Star Cruises makes the claim – it’s time to take notice! And before the year is out – it’s our claim that there w ...

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  • Race and Cruise! Broome Races and TRUE NORTH

    In the Starters Hands There’s something special about the Broome Races! Red dirt splashed by an azure sea. An eclectic mix of local characters thrown together with an army of enthusiastic out-of-towners! Balmy weather that seems ...

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  • Sepik Soiree Cruise Aboard True North 2

    West Papua & Papua New Guinea Cruise Flyer

    Keep an eye on your ‘snail mail’ for our latest flyer! We have recently posted details of our 2013 departures in West Papua & Papua New Guinea. This season promises to be our best yet – after first visiting PNG in 2005 we ha ...

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  • Set Sail For PNG Island Paradise On TRUE NORTH

    Home to more than 800 different cultures and the largest area of rainforest outside the Amazon, Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s last frontiers. Discover the ‘Land that Time Forgot’ on-board a TRUE NORTH adventure-cruise. It i ...

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  • Melaluka Mega St

    The Kimberley Season is here!

    The monsoon is losing its thunder! Majestic falls, swollen billabongs and ravenous barramundi are left behind! The rainforest is lush and birds of every colour are calling in raucous harmony! After months of darkened skies and ...

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  • See Horizontal Falls On Kimberley Adventure Cruise

    Have you previously experienced our Kimberley Gorges cruise? Then 2013 is a ‘must-do’ year for completing your exploration of the Kimberley coast. This year will be the last year that North Star offers the ‘split-cruise’ option i ...

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  • Away We Go SS

    Special Guest to join the Southern Safari Cruise!

    North Star Cruises is very excited to announce that Tony Parkinson, founder of the Penny's Hill vineyard, will be joining the TRUE NORTH’s Southern Safari cruise. Make sure you mark this opportunity down as the only way to start the New ...

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  • Kimberley Marine Park Just Announced

    Last week welcomed in the announcement by Premier Barnett of a proposed new coastal Kimberley marine park (and a smaller land-based National Park) surrounding the iconic Horizontal Falls. This new marine park will also be included as ...

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  • A Sumptuous Seafood Safari!

    Have you already cruised the Kimberley coast? Are you partial to the finer things in life? Well mark this one down as your next adventure on the TRUE NORTH. The Southern Safari cruise is nothing short of a seafood-lovers delight! J ...

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  • Out my Cabin Window

    Cruise Beautiful Sydney Harbour for Christmas

    Looking for something special to do between Christmas and New Year? How about really spoiling yourself with 4 carefree nights in beautiful Sydney! Take advantage of low cost flights on Christmas Day and join the crew of the mighty T ...

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  • Hugh Edwards

    Treasure Hunter Hugh Edwards to Join Coral Atoll Cruise

    Hugh Edwards has been searching for underwater treasure since the 1950s. He has certainly found his fair share. Hugh has dived on ancient Roman galleys, sunken Greek cities, Chinese junks and iconic wrecks such as the Batavia and the Zuytd ...

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  • Whaleshark Ron

    Once in a Lifetime Whale Shark Encounters

    North Star Cruises Australia has announced details of a brand new cruise in the mysterious waters of West Papua. The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay itinerary is bound to capture the attention of wildlife enthusiasts around the world. ...

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  • Adventures in Paradise with Marine Biologist Dr Andy Lewis

    Dr Andy's latest article on our PNG experiences. One of the best things about boats, is that they take us to the places with no roads, to the wild places, where the rhythms of the tide and the weather and the seasons determine the pace o ...

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  • Brand New Cruise Itineraries in PNG

    Continuing a reputation as Australia’s pioneers in adventure-cruising, North Star Cruises have again set the benchmark with the release of new itineraries in Papua New Guinea. During 2011 the company’s revered adventure-cruise sh ...

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  • Twenty-Five $1000 Heli-Packages to Celebrate 25 Years!

    Twenty five years ago to this very day the original TRUE NORTH sailed into Broome for the very first time. Much has changed since then but one thing remains the same – an adventure on the TRUE NORTH is still one of the world’s most uni ...

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  • North Star Cruises appoints PEPR Publicity for Australian media relations

    North Star Cruises has appointed PEPR Publicity to manage Australian media relations for their ‘destination experience’ the adventure cruise ship, TRUE NORTH. PEPR Publicity Director Philip Engelberts and Account Manager Laura Speirs ...

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  • The Bismarck Bonanza

    By onboard marine biologist Dr Andy Lewis Exploration has always been a hallmark of North Star Cruises. Owner Craig Howson pioneered the discovery of the Kimberley coast 25 years ago, and that vision still propels the TRUE NORTH, her gue ...

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  • Jerry Hall Aboard the True North

    Over 25 years the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has developed one of Australia’s most revered holiday reputations. Offering activity-based itineraries all around the Australian coastline and adjacent to the remote jungles of West Pa ...

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  • Artists Join Kimberley Ultimate Cruise

    North Star Cruises Australia is pleased to announce that some very special guests are scheduled to embark on the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH during 2011. Jacinda Bayne is a much-lauded landscape artist and recent winner of the Mandj ...

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  • Kings Cascade Happy Days

    Water, Water Everywhere – Record Breaking Kimberley Wet Season

    With a record breaking wet season in progress, the True North crew are gearing up for the ultimate Kimberley Waterfall season in 2011. Andre our onboard True North naturalist stated that, “last month Kuri Bay on the Kimberley coast ...

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  • Christmas Gift Giving

    Give The Ultimate Gift This Christmas

    Still puzzled as to what to surprise your loved ones with this Christmas – look no further because a trip onboard the TRUE NORTH in 2011 is the ultimate gift you’ve been looking for. Follow these simple steps and in no time you ...

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  • Merry Christmas

    Christmas in Sydney – Too Easy!

    'Jingle all the way' aboard the True North this festive season! Have you ever discovered just how hard it is to get a hotel room in Sydney over Christmas? If you’re lucky enough to find one – you’ll also find that prices are at ...

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  • Away We Go SS

    Start The New Year With A Bang!

    How about kicking off the New Year with an adventure-cruise to the intriguing Eyre Peninsular? Visit the McLaren’s finest wineries and famed Kangaroo Island. Cage dive with great white sharks, explore beautiful Coffin Bay and get among ...

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  • Rowley Shoals featured on Postcards

    TRUE NORTH Among The Beautiful Rowley Shoals

    See the TRUE NORTH amongst the beautiful Rowley Shoals! The TRUE NORTH was featured on the POSTCARDS AUSTRALIA program this weekend. Enjoy exploring the remote coral atolls of the exclusive ‘Rowley Shoals’ located off Aust ...

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  • True North wins record 3 Luxury Travel Awards!

    West Papua Discoverer Ceruise Opens For Bookings

    North Star Cruises’ much anticipated West Papua Discoverer cruise has opened for bookings! The cruise will be an exciting blend of hidden cultural and breathtaking scenery. North Star’s general manager, Peter Trembath, explained t ...

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  • Inaugural Kimberley Photographic Workshop

    North Star Cruises Australia has launched the Kimberley Photographic Workshop with renowned photographer Christian Fletcher on board a True North cruise next year. North Star has confirmed that Fletcher will join the Kimberley Wilderness ...

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  • New Aircraft for Papua New Guinea Adventure Cruise

    North Star announces new aircraft for PNG cruises. North Star Cruises has announced that a new aircraft will deliver guests to the True North in Papua New Guinea. The company’s Dash 8 charter aircraft will be replaced with a Convair ...

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  • Dr Phillip Playford

    Geology Month Featuring Dr Phillip Playford

    In The Wake of Phillip Parker King Re-discovering the grandeur of the mighty Kimberley region of Western Australia. Phillip Parker King was one of Australia’s greatest maritime surveyors, and in a succession of arduous voyages betw ...

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  • One man that made a difference

    All at North Star Cruises Australia are deeply saddened following the tragic death of 'wildlife warrior' Steve Irwin. The directors, management and staff extend their deepest sympathies to Terri, Bindi, Bob and family, to John Stainton a ...

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  • North Star Cruise’s Launch the New “TRUE NORTH”

    TRUE NORTH is Launched! On Thursday 25th November 2004, North Star Cruises Australia celebrated the launch of the company’s new adventure cruise ship, the 50m, 36 passenger "True North". The ship will replace North Star Cruises existi ...

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  • Rowley Shoals Full of Surprises

    The TRUE NORTH has just returned from yet another awesome season at the Rowley Shoals. The season was characterized by all the usual suspects - 300 species of fish and 200 species of coral, 26oc water temp, reliable 40m vis, calm and so ...

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  • TRUE NORTH Crew Discovers Schooling Hammerheads

    The TRUE NORTH dive crew can’t wait to introduce our Rowley Shoals guests to a brand new dive site - The Hardware, and not forgetting the site’s most impressive residents – large schools of hammerhead sharks. The shoals are known t ...

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  • THE TRUE NORTH RULES says the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin

    Watch out Croc Hunter fans, here comes some serious Steve Irwin adventure! Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin recently chartered our very own TRUE NORTH and, you can see all the onboard action in two soon to be released documenta ...

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