Vast, remote and awesome. The northern most corner of Western Australia, known as the Kimberley, is a sacred place where ancient indigenous culture links with country in harsh, jaw dropping landscapes carved out by mother nature over eons.
Across this wide brown land, the Kimberley is a true “Outback experience”. As diverse as it is large, covering 423,517 square kilometres from the seaside town of Broome, a melting pot of cultures made famous for pearl diving, it reaches across the dry dusty dunes of the Great Sandy Dessert, 660 kilometres along the unsealed Gibb River Road, through the region’s heart towards Kununurra. Traversing the awesome King Leopold Ranges and the spectacular Windjana Gorge to reach the distinctive zig zagged coastline of the Indian Ocean.
There are so many iconic Kimberley experiences that you could spend months in the region and not scratch the surface. By air, sea or 4WD, explore the beehive shaped sandstone formations of the Bungle Bungles; the amazing Horizontal Falls; visit the famous cattle station of Bullo River; fish for monster barramundi, or navigate the thousands of islands along the Kimberley coastline. Best seen by boat, the area is literally bursting with Australian native flora and fauna. Protected in the many river inlets and billabongs, nesting sea birds, green turtles, rare rough-scaled pythons and crocodiles thrive.
You’ll be inspired by this pristine environment where the striking natural colours of rich red earth, white sandy beaches, the clear turquoise ocean and deep blue sky collide. Make sure you spend at least one night under the Southern stars of the Milky Way which shines like diamonds in the dark night – it will quite literally take your breath way. And, if you plan to visit Broome at a full moon you may even be lucky enough to see the ‘the Staircase to the Moon’, an amazing natural phenomenon on Roebuck Bay.
Noteworthy: There are only two seasons in the Kimberley, the wet and the dry. During the wet season, much of the area is inaccessible due to flooding. Cruising season is May through to September, so plan a year in advance to make your date with Kimberley.
Luxury Bound loves: Remote, dramatic landscapes that need to be seen to be believed. A camera can’t do justice to the spectacular views.