Majestic canyons, prolific wildlife, freshwater swimming holes and outback stations; the Kimberley region of Australia is something else. Three times the size of England, with a population of just 40,000, this part of the country has become known as one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. Despite its vast remoteness, it certainly doesn’t lack in great food, friendly locals, luxury experiences and romantic beach towns.
In a state that takes up almost one-third of Australia, knowing where to start your Kimberley adventure can have you scratching your head. Below, we’ve put together the must’s that need to be included in the ultimate guide to the Kimberleys, Western Australia.
Enjoy All The Beauty That Broome Has to Offer
Warm sunshine and sea-salty air; Broome is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations where outback and beach combine to create a one-of-a-kind laid back atmosphere. Enjoy a camel ride along Cable Beach as the sun sets, sample some locally-brewed mango beer at Matso’s brewery or shop for locally grown pearls.
Cruise the Ord River
Traversing the eastern Kimberley region for 650km, the Ord River is one of Australia’s most scenic and significant waterways. Surrounded by towering red rocks, the river’s ecosystem is rich in wildlife, birdlife and fish, and offers a stunning sunset view of Lake Kununurra.
See the Bungle Bungles
Explore the UNESCO listed Purnululu National Park and the dramatic beehive formations of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. There are several options for experiencing the Bungle Bungles, but for the best view, take to the skies on a scenic flight from nearby Kununurra.
Sleep under the stars in El Questro
A natural playground filled with majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes, walking trails, Aboriginal rock art and jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain ranges, El Questro Station has to be seen to be believed. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape at the Emma Gorge Resort, where you’ll sleep under a blanket of stars in your own safari-style tent.
Explore the Fitzroy Crossing
Set on the banks of the Fitzroy River, Fitzroy Crossing is what you imagine when you think of an Outback town. Rich in wildlife, flora and fauna, the region is also rich in history and heritage and is home to many cultural sites, including the Geikie Gorge. Embark on a cruise through the Gorge, and learn all about the history and geology of the area, all while admiring the sheer white and grey walls that the Gorge is well known for.
Interested in experiencing all that the Kimberley’s has to offer? Get in touch with us today and ask about the Globus 10-day ‘Contrasts of the Kimberley’ tour.