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What to Expect in the Kimberley Region

August 27, 2021
Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay

The Kimberley’s is a remote location in Western Australia spanning a total of 420, 000 square kilometres. The vast remoteness resulted in a largely undisturbed landscape, this truly spectacular location is perfect way to immerse yourself in the Australian landscape and explore its rich history. The Kimberly Region offers a huge variety of diverse outback landscapes, sunning beaches, giving people the opportunity to enjoy diving and snorkelling amongst the marine life. From lush landscapes, from amazing gorges to beautiful waterfalls, rainforests and sandy desserts, huge cliff faces amongst mountain ranges and tiny islands off the beautiful Kimberley coastline.

Seasons

The Kimberly has a distinct wet and dry season unlike our traditional winter or summer. The dry season is the most popular time of year for people to visit, as you will be welcomed by clear skies, warm but comfortable days and almost no rain, the weather during the dry season is more stable and allows for the whole of the Kimberly region to be explored.

The wet season is hot and humid, often accompanied by thunderstorms and in some years monsoon like rains. The wet season can be spectacular as the rivers, gorges and bodies of water are full and teaming with wildlife. Still an amazing time to visit the Kimberley.

Nature, Landscape and Wildlife

The Kimberley area is one of the most geologically, ecologically, and biologically diverse regions in the country and is one of the biggest untouched natural areas left in both Australia and around the world. The amazing and unusual Boab trees can also be found in the remote Kimberly region, with its unique wide bases and thin neck, this remarkable tree can be found along the Gibb River Road, Broom and Cable beach.

The Kimberly region is seen as a refuge for threatened and endangered animals from the ocean and coastal regions, through to the vast inland. You may be lucky enough to see humpback whales, dugongs, marine turtles, sharks, dolphins and endangered birdlife. This unique part of Australia is also home to many other native animals including dingoes, wallaby’s, bilbies and many reptiles.

Aerial view of Western Beach, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Aboriginal Culture in the Kimberley

Not only is the Kimberley region home to diverse natural beauty and landscapes, but the region is also culturally rich experiences. Australian indigenous people who are traditional custodians of the land, will always have an incredibly strong connection to the local community and country. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people make up about 41% of the population in the Kimberly Region and are highly regarded and involved in protecting the history, culture and preservation of the land, ecosystems, and scared rock art.

The region is known for its vast amounts of ancient rock art, beautifully painted on sandstone depicting stories and song lines that have been passed down through generations. Some of the best locations to experience this wonderfully rich rock art is Mitchell Plateau, Kimberly Coastline, including Vansittart Bay, and Eagle Falls, as well as sites along the Gibb River Road.

Luxury in the Kimberley

This beautiful remote location can be explored in luxury from helicopter tours, cruises, and boutique accommodation, often a tour is the best way to do the Kimberley if you want a luxury experience – all the hard work done for you, you just experience and enjoy your holiday. Take half day helicopter flights from Broome and see the beauty of the costal Kimberly from above including the famous Horizontal Falls, Cockatoo Island, Buccaneer Archipelago which consists of thousands of ting rock islands on the crystal blue water.

You can also take a flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle Ranges. Take luxury cruises to truly experience the Kimberly and everything it has to offer, with different cruises offering both short and longer trips you can explore pockets of the area like the King George Falls and the Hunter River, Broome and is able to take you to many places only accessible by boat, you’ll get the chance to see untouched and largely unseen rock art and indigenous locations.

There is amazing luxury accommodation while exploring the region, there are options like the Kimberly Coastal Camp located right on the ocean in the far north of the Kimberly region. El Questro Homestead located in the heart of regional Kimberly is an exclusive and luxury retreat sitting on the Chamberlain River. You can book into these beautiful places, often guided tours have bookings in place so this can be a great way to explore the area and stay in luxury accommodation.

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