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ABOUT AUSTRALIA'S NORTH WEST

Australia's North West is one of the world's last true wilderness areas and the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure. Relax on the breathtaking Cable Beach. Don't miss the Bungle Bungle Range and the rocky landscapes of Karijini National Park.


The Call of the Wild

Australia's North West is one of the world's last true wilderness areas and the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure.

Venture into red-earth country on a four wheel drive adventure, take a scenic flight over extraordinary rock formations and magnificent waterfalls, or cruise through the inland waterways that permeate the region.Lake Argyle

Not to be missed is the Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, and Lake Argyle - large enough to be classified as an inland sea.

 


Broome Let Yourself Go

Near Broome, on the west Kimberley coast, dinosaur footprints preserved in rock take you back to the dawn of time. Or simply relax on the timeless stretch of glimmering white sand called Cable Beach.

Pearling heritage runs through Broome's veins. Be thrilled by stories of the first deep sea pearl divers, explore pearl farms showcasing the modern industry, or indulge in the opportunity to buy locally made pearl jewellery.

 


Bush Adventure in Beautiful National ParksHancock Gorge, Karijini National Park

A little further south is the Pilbara - famous for its rich red earth and the rocky landscape of Karijini National Park.

Tours into the park from coastal towns can be day trips or camping expeditions. This is hiking at its best, punctuated by the occasional cooling swim in lush water holes refreshed by waterfalls.

Further inland along less-travelled roads is Ruddall River National Park. Here's the spot for four wheel drive bush adventure - camping under the stars, trailing through untouched landscapes, and soaking up the outback experience.

 


Throughout the Region

If fishing is your thing - take your pick from some of the best barramundi fishing spots in Australia located in the northern coastal areas, or head out on a boat to the pristine Dampier Archipelago off the Pilbara coast.Fern Pool, Karijini National Park

The North West region is rich in pioneer history and Australian Aboriginal culture. Dampier boasts the highest density of rock art in the world, and there are pockets throughout the Kimberley. Look out for Aboriginal art galleries for more modern works.

Mining is big business in this region. Visit some of the world's largest open cut mines and watch in wonder as the world's longest trains hurtle past.


'Australia' the Movie

Australia's North West stars in Baz Luhrmann's epic adventure 'Australia'. The Kimberley's rich colour palette and unique landscape comes alive on the big screen like you've never seen it before.

Experience the Kimberley, the real star of Australia, and create an epic adventure of your own, visit westernaustralia.com/kimberley.  


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