Spread over Australia’s north-western corner, the Kimberley region is one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. Offering majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes, prolific wildlife and one of Australia’s greatest 4WD road trips, this destination combines remoteness with all the makings of a great trip- great food, luxury accommodation, and friendly locals.
Kimberley offers an abundance of national parks and waterfalls to relax in. Choose from an array of freshwater pools, eco-retreats and gorges including the popular ElQuestro Gorge, its tropical and cool atmosphere serving as a refreshing reward after a challenging hike. Other popular swimming holes include the spring-fed Fern Pool, easily-accessible Galvan’s Gorge, Bell Gorge, King Edward River, and the gorgeously tree-lined Manning Gorge.
One of the most iconic and popular holiday activities in Broome, ride the famous camel train for an hour along Cable Beach, a 22km long stretch of white sand on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Marvel at Broome’s beautiful sunset while learning a wealth of information about Australian’s camels and their history.
Fly over the Bungle Bungle Range’s unique beehive-shaped karst sandstone domes and marvel at the 350-million-year-old orange and black striped domes.
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How to get there:
Visitors can fly directly to Broome, the western edge of Kimberley, from Perth year-round. Direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Broom also exist from April to October.
Best time to go:
Recommended times include the Dry season, from April to October, as the temperature is pleasantly warm, there is little chance of rain and all roads should be open. The Kimberley’s rivers and waters will also be pumping from their recent wet season top-up during this time.