With ancient landscapes, majestic wilderness and some of the best Australian 4WD road trips you could imagine, if you haven’t put the Kimberley on your go to destination list yet, you will now!
To visit Western Australia’s Kimberley region is truly a once in a life opportunity.
The adventure seeking traveller will encounter breathtaking natural wonders, experience authentic Aboriginal culture and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Being the perfect destination for anyone wanting a unique fly-drive holiday, here our top reasons why all travel advisors should be selling the North West region of Western Australia to their clients.
Find out the top 7 reasons you should spend some time discovering one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
1. CAMELS AND BROOME
In the historic town of Broome, popular activities include visiting the local pearling farm, Willie Creek, searching for the dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point and witnessing the awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, Staircase to the Moon.
However, the biggest must do, is taking a serene camel ride along the iconic Cable Beach, under the orange glow of the sunset. A truly iconic Western Australian experience.
2. HORIZONTAL FALLS
Imagine a waterfall, but going horizontal (a little trippy, right?). Located in Talbout Bay, this phenomenon is created when massive tidal movements squeeze water through narrow cliff passages and these are the only two horizontal falls found on Earth.
Sir David Attenborough described it as “one of the greatest wonders of the natural world”. If that doesn’t give enough of a reason to want to see this, then nothing will.
3. AUTHENTIC ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCES
Along the Dampier Peninsula, travellers can immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture by staying with the Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation or the award-winning wilderness camp, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque.
The Kimberley also offers an Australian first with ‘Camping with Custodians’ sites, which allow self-drive travellers to stay at campsites run by Aboriginal people, located on traditional Aboriginal lands.
4. EMMA GORGE
No adventure throughout the Kimberley would be complete without a dip in the spectacular Emma Gorge.
The drawcard is the large, tranquil waterhole set at the base of a 65m high cliffs where visitors can enjoy the grace and beauty of the droplet waterfall and the trickle of the small thermal spring.
5. REMOTE LUXURY RESORTS
Discerning travellers, craving a unique and luxurious accommodation experience, will be pleasantly surprised by what the Kimberley Region has to offer.
From El Questro Homestead, accessible only by 4WD, to The Berkeley River Lodge that can only be reached by boat or seaplane, guests will find that making their way and getting to their room is only half the adventure.
Go next level by checking into the Kimberley Coastal Camp via Helicopter (the only way in or out) or Faraway Bay, which is, you guessed it, far away.
Even Chris Hemsworth has chosen the North West as his vacation location. The ‘God of Thunder’ can’t be wrong, right?
6. ZEBEDEE SPRINGS
To get full use out of your swimming costume, move onto Zebedee Springs.
By taking a short walk through prehistoric forest you can sink into one of the many welcoming thermal pools.
Mother Nature truly outdid herself when she created this relaxing oasis.
7. BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE
Covering almost 240,000 hectares, the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park is home to the famous Bungle Bungle Range.
Rising as high as 300 meters from the ground, these black and orange beehive-shaped towers make up this unusual and iconic rock formation.
Whether your travellers choose to experience ‘the Bungles’ by air or by land, it will not be an experience they will ever forget.
Although we’ve included some of the best things to do and see while in the Kimberley region, we’ve only just scratched the surface of what there is on offer for your clients to experience.
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Written by Bryce McKeon, a KARRYON contributor
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