The Kimberley – one of Earth’s last true wilderness areas

Hiking through Purnululu National Park.

Almost half a million square kilometres of otherworldly adventures  

Spread over the north-western corner of Australia, and with fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on earth, is the ancient and untouched Kimberley region. Quiet but powerful. Part soulful, part magic. The Kimberley grounds you and the red dust never leaves you.

Billions of years in the making and a land of breath-taking contrasts, the Kimberley offers a spectacular range of bucket-list adventures. Its coastal and outback towns offer vastly diverse experiences, from Broome on the west coast to Kununurra in the rugged east.

Aerial View of Roebuck Bay, Broome

Gaze from an open-door helicopter at the 350 million-year-old World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. Feel the thrill of a boat cruise through the Horizontal Waterfalls or tackle one of Australia’s greatest four-wheel-drive adventures, the legendary 660-kilometre Gibb River Road.

Hiking through Purnululu National Park.

In sheer luxury, take a Kimberley expedition cruise to faraway bays, thundering waterfalls, tropical islands and coral atolls. Witness a staircase to the moon, hunt for dinosaur footprints or see an Indian Ocean sunset from the saddle of an unhurried camel.

The Kimberley offers a range of profound Aboriginal experiences with the world’s oldest living culture and the traditional custodians of this land. Explore ancient rock art galleries in remote places. Learn about the different Aboriginal language groups or hear Dreamtime stories from an Elder. Go mud crabbing or spear fishing, then camp on Country for bush tucker and medicine, campfire yarns, art, music and more.

The real beauty of the Kimberley is that it lets you be as adventurous or as laidback as you wish. You can stay in remote luxury retreats, outback stations or camp with Aboriginal custodians. Hire a four-wheel drive, soar high on a scenic flight, hike, kayak or just relax on a long boat cruise through ancient waterways.

Couple at Lake Argyle, The Kimberley

The best time to visit is during the ‘dry season’ (April to October) with its warm sunny days and cool pleasant evenings. The ‘wet season’ (November to March) can be hot and humid, with rain limiting access to some areas — but it’s also the best time to witness the thundering waterfalls, spectacular lightning shows and tropical sunsets.

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