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Why you should visit the Kimberley


Exploring one of the world’s last true wilderness areas

 

The Kimberley in Western Australia’s North West is one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
A land of spectacular natural beauty, some of the region’s highlights include the pearling town of Broome, the unique beehive formations of the Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, Australia’s only Horizontal Waterfalls at Talbot Bay, the epic Gibb River
Road, Lake Arygle and many more.

 

Following the wet season from December to February, which replenishes the region’s landscape, operators will be preparing for the 2019 tourist season.

 

A self-drive, 4WD adventure on the epic Gibb River Road, spanning 660 kilometres from Derby to Kununurra, will reward visitors with gorges, waterfalls, station stays and Aboriginal experiences.

 

 

Highlights include Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Galvans Gorge, Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls, El Questro Wilderness Park and Home Valley Station.

 

Short on time? Get a bird’s eye view of the majestic landscape on the Kimberley Aerial Highway – a series of remote landing strips dotted throughout the region.

 

Explore the Bungle Bungle Range and the magnificent Lake Argyle, and fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to 800 small picturesque islands and the famous Horizontal Waterfalls.

 

A Kimberley cruising adventure will take passengers to remote crystal clear pools with dramatic waterfalls and secluded coastal retreats, while stopping to observe rare wildlife and magnificent ancient rock art, spotting giant boab trees and learning about the region’s amazing geology along the way.

 

 

On the ground, take a guided tour of the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range, a landscape of sculptured rocks and sandstone towers located in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, which covers almost 240,000 hectares of remote wilderness.

 

No trip to the Kimberley would be complete without visiting the tropical pearling town of Broome, where the outback meets the ocean.

 

One of Australia’s most multicultural and unique towns, Broome strikes the perfect balance between relaxing holiday and extraordinary adventure.

 

The locals like to call this ‘Broometime’ and all it takes is a stroll on the sands of one of its pristine beaches to set your own clock to Broome’s relaxed pace.

 

 

There are also plenty of unique experiences for those seeking all kinds of adventure:

- Witness the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon at Roebuck Bay

- Ride a camel train into an ocean sunset along pristine Cable Beach

- Marvel at ancient dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point

- Go fishing with an Aboriginal guide or on a specialist fishing charter

- Spot Australian wildlife – humpback whales, snub nose dolphins, kangaroos and birds galore

- Cruise to a pearl farm and learn how these deep sea beauties are harvested

- Catch a movie at the oldest operating outdoor picture garden in the world: Sun Pictures

- Gaze at billion-star skies with Space Gandalf, aka Greg Quicke

- Take a 4WD, helicopter or seaplane adventure day trip into true wilderness.

 

A range of events also take place around Broome and the Kimberley throughout the year with highlights including the Ord Valley Muster, Cable Beach Polo, Shinju Matsuri Festival and the Broome racing season.

 


Published: 21 February 2019


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