The Kimberley WA is one of the world's last great wilderness areas. Covering an expanse of nearly 423,000 square kilometres and with an estimated population of just 30,000 it has fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on Earth.
People come here to immerse themselves in the awesome landscape - and to meet the locals who they've heard are friendly, unpretentious and proud of their history.
The Kimberley has two distinct seasons - the dry and the wet. During the dry, which continues from May until October, the temperature is warm and comfortable. The wet, which extends from November until April, is characterised by heavy and short downpours in the evening or late afternoon, providing a refreshing change to the heat of the day.
Broome - The Pearl of the Kimberley
This exotic town was once the pearling capital of the world and drew its population from a range of nations whose people came on the promise of pearls and in the hope of making a fortune. Its colourful history has resulted in a multi-cultural feel.
Broome is famous for Cable Beach - all 22 kilometres of it. This is undoubtedly one of the world's most stunning beaches - a pure white band bordering a brilliant blue ocean. Just the place for lazy days and sunset camel rides.
Tour a pearl farm, or relax poolside at one of many easygoing resorts. At Gantheaume Point, near Broome, dinosaur footprints are also preserved in rock.
Get Away From it All
The rugged ranges and coastline of the Kimberley present a unique mix of seclusion and majestic scenery.
The coral atolls of the Rowley Shoals are famed for their almost untouched coral gardens and abundant marine life. Tour by sea plane and cruise boat to the Horizontal Falls - considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
The Kimberley is one of the premier four wheel drive destinations in the world. The biggest four wheel drive challenge is the Gibb River Road between Broome and Kununurra. It dissects some of the most rugged country on earth and gives access to spectacular wildlife and stunning gorges.
Various air connections can get you into the east Kimberley of WA in no time at all, and once you're there - prepare for a holiday adventure like no other.
Go Wild Kununurra
From Kununurra look for sensational barramundi fishing, scenic flights over the Mitchell Falls and the unforgettable Bungle Bungle Range at the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, or boat trips on Lake Argyle.
The lake and banks of the Ord River are home to an incredibly diverse eco system, including freshwater crocodiles, rock wallabies and hundreds of species of migratory and native birds.
Trek on foot into Purnululu's palm-fringed Piccaninny Gorge or through the fiery-red rock of the Cockburn Ranges. Head into the Carr Boyd Ranges for refreshing waterfalls or Drysdale River National Park for Aboriginal rock art.
Near Fitzroy Crossing is the mind-spinning Geikie Gorge, where the yellow, orange and grey of the steep walls mirrored in the river create a stunning picture. The Kimberley WA, one the world's last frontiers is calling you!
The Kimberley, the real star of 'Australia'
In September 2007, Western Australia welcomed filmmaking legend Baz Luhrmann and Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman to the magnificent Kimberley region to shoot scenes for Luhrmann's new movie 'Australia'.
The rich colour palette and unique landscape inspired Luhrmann to take 400 cast and crew to the remote region for more than four weeks in August and September 2007 to film the movie's pivotal scenes.
To experience the Kimberley, the real star of Australia, create an epic adventure of your own.
Comfort Adventure7 Days
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Broome Getaway7 Days
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Rugged 4WD Adventures14 Days
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