Discover The Kimberley

An icon of Outback adventure, the legendary 660 kilometre dirt track offers access to an abundance of unique experiences.

Covering an area three times the size of England, but with fewer people per kilometre than almost any other place on the planet, the region is a true wilderness frontier.  

Quintessentially Australian, The Kimberley comprises an immense and complex landscape, made up of sweeping desert plains, rust orange earth, ancient monoliths and sparkling cobalt beaches. 

The region’s southern gateway, Broome is a great starting point from which to discover its vast treasures. The quaint pearling town witnesses the desert meet the sea, with remarkable ancient history, breathtaking natural wonders and myriad of things to see and do. 

Tour a pearl farm. Walk Cable Beach’s pure white sands. Explore the 130-million-years-old dinosaur footprints and red sandstone cliffs of Gantheaume Point. Marvel at the moon as it reflects on the North West’s shiny mudflats, creating the spectacle of the Staircase to the Moon.

The beauty of The Kimberley is not just restricted to the coast. Take the famous Gibb River Road inland from neighbouring township Derby to dissect some of Earth’s most rugged terrain. 

An icon of Outback adventure, the legendary 660 kilometre dirt track offers access to an abundance of unique experiences. View captivating geological formations like Manning Gorge, Lennard Gorge, Bell Gorge and King Leopold Ranges, plus learn about local culture and meet genuine characters of the Australian bush with a visit to a cattle station or an aboriginal community.

Further east, the stunning World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park offers The Kimberley’s most dramatic backdrop. Covering almost 2400 square kilometres, the untamed environment represents Australia at its most primal.  The star of the park is the 350-million-years-old Bungle Bungle Rangecaptivating, orange and black striped beehive-like giant domes that rise out of the ground to create a bewildering landscape.

While The Kimberley is aflush with spectacular scenery year round, the best time to visit is during the dry season (May to October), when temperatures are warm and comfortable and rainfall is low. 

Awaken your senses with scenery like no other place on Earth, discover The Kimberley. 

Words by Alice Nash - Published 2 September 2013
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 15,000
Area 55,795 km2
Time Zone GMT +8
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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