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The Kimberley in Australia is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, with iconic outback landscapes and undiscovered secrets billions of years in the making.

Covering nearly 423,000 square kilometres in north WA, with a population of less than 40,000 people, it’s here you’ll encounter some of the most extraordinary outback adventures in Australia. Discover ancient gorge country, vast cattle stations, pristine castaway beaches, one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth and the world’s only horizontal waterfalls.

How to get there

The exotic pearling port of Broome and the heart of the Kimberley outback, Kununurra, are the two main hubs offering the perfect base for your wilderness adventure. You can fly direct from most Australian cities, or plan an epic road trip. See How to get to the North West for details.

Key attractions

Cable Beach, Broome

Watch the sun setting over 22 kilometres of pristine white sand while catching a ride on a camel train. Read more....

Staircase to the Moon, Broome

As the full moon rises it creates a staircase effect that makes for a truly original scene. Read More....
Gibb River Road  

Gibb River Road

An iconic 4WD outback adventure through the heart of the Kimberley. Read More....
Bungle Bungle Range  

Bungle Bungle Range

One of the world's best kept secrets is around 350 million years old. Read More....
Gyorn Gyorn Paintings  

Gyorn Gyorn Paintings

Some of the world's oldest art, by one of the world's oldest living cultures. Read more...
Sheer 100-metre walls make this one of the Kimberley’s most stunning gorges. Read More....

The Horizontal Waterfalls

There are only two horizontal waterfalls on Earth and you’ll encounter them both here. Read More....
Lake Argyle  

Lake Argyle

A man-made lake 20 times the size of Sydney Harbour and teeming with wildlife. Read More....

Rowley Shoals

Out-of-this-world snorkelling and diving experiences, with 233 varieties of coral and 688 species of fish. Read More....
Buccaneer Archipelago  

Buccaneer Archipelago 

Cruise 1,000 untouched islands and ride the world’s only horizontal waterfalls. Read More....

Dampier Peninsular and Cape Leveque

Discover world-class fishing and immerse yourself in one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth. Read More....

Suggested Itineraries

Comfort Adventure 

Comfort Adventure

7 Days

The rugged ranges and coastline of the eastern North West region is one of the world's last true wilderness areas, with some parts still truly isolated even today. View More

Broome Getaway 

Broome Getaway

7 Days

Broome's Cable Beach is arguably Western Australia's most famous coastal paradise, drawing visitors back time and again. View More

Rugged 4WD Adventures 

Rugged 4WD Adventures

14 Days

Explore spectacular landscapes, isolated lakes, lazy rivers and white, sandy beaches that may never have seen a footprint on them. View More


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Each year Lonely Planet chooses 10 regions they believe to be the most extraordinary to visit. And this year, they’ve selected Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

Expansive, ancient, and like nowhere else in the world.
This film takes in one of the world's last true wilderness areas, the Kimberley.


The Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra is Western Australia's biggest outback celebration. Over 10 days, it showcases the extraordinary diversity, talent and culture of the Kimberley communities. Find out more.​



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