This vast remote area – three times larger than England – is one of the wildest parts of Australia. Visit to experience what makes the country truly unique: the wildlife, the outback, and the incredible landscapes.
What To Do
The Kimberley is quite literally too big to do it all. But luckily, we have compiled the highlights so you can plan the perfect trip.
The Bungle Bungles
Be amazed by the incredible rock formations of the Bungle Bungles, in Purnululu National Park. Shaped like enormous beehives, these rocks formed over 350 million years ago. The best way to take in the wonder is on a scenic helicopter flight.
This natural phenomenon is best experienced up close. Take an exhilarating boat ride through the narrow gap of this waterway, where rapids spill out through the twin gaps of the rock. Then, cruise at a more gentle pace across the blue waters of Talbot Bay.
Beach Camel Ride
A quintessential northern Australian activity is riding a camel along the beach. Explore the beautiful scenery of Cable Beach in Broome with sunset rides taking in the incredible views.
Gibb River Road
This 600-kilometre road trip is not for the faint hearted, but it is a must-have for any four wheel drive enthusiast. Explore the amazing landscapes of the wilderness, crossing rivers and taking in the red rock of the Kimberley.
King George Falls
The highest twin falls in Western Australia are a sight to behold from the water or the air. Helicopter flights and cruises are available, allowing you to get up close and experience the power of the water gushing over the ancient red cliffs.
Purchase Fresh Pearls
Broome was born on the back of the discovery of pearls in the surrounding ocean. Visit the historic Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to learn about these precious gemstones and try some for yourself.
Broome Historical Museum
If you’re interested in the history of the area, make sure you visit this small museum. Run entirely be a group of devoted volunteers, it’s full of artifacts, photography and remnants from Broome’s pearling past. The Sailmaker’s Shed offers a glimpse into what seafaring used to look like. Admission is $12.
How to Get Here
Broome is the best launching pad for a trip in the Kimberley. Domestic flights run from most Australian capital cities. If you’re feeling adventurous, the drive from Perth in the south is over 2000 kilometres. A four-wheel drive car is required.
Things To Know
There are many accommodation options in the Kimberley, ranging from budget camping grounds to luxurious villas. Bookings ahead of time are highly recommended.
The Kimberley experiences a wet and a dry season. The wet season generally lasts from November to April, with heavy rainfall and flooding. However, during this time the waterfalls are at their most magnificent.
The dry season lasts from April to October and features warm days and clear skies. Most tours and accommodation will be available year-round.
Your favourite food and drink options may be more expensive in this remote part of the world. When travelling on a budget, try to buy groceries and make some meals yourself.