The Kimberleys Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places in The Kimberleys
Star in the adventure of a lifetime in one of the world’s most amazing wilderness areas. An ancient landscape of rugged ranges and stunning gorges, pristine beaches and untouched reefs. The Broome and Kimberley region of Western Australia is a land of extraordinary contrasts, where red earth country meets the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. On the coast lie some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, rugged islands and coral atolls with an amazing variety of marine life. Venture inland to spectacular rock formations, ancient gorges, rock pools and plunging waterfalls. Not to be missed are the iconic bee hive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park.
Enjoy relaxing days on the 22 kilometre stretch of white sand known as Cable Beach in Broome, or cruise the amazing Kimberley coastline and inland waterways for a look at a part of the Kimberley only a privileged few have seen. Encounter amazing wildlife and 20,000 year old rock art or travel along one of the best four wheel driving routes in Australia, the Gibb River Road. Romance and adventure are around every corner in the magical Kimberley.
Known as the southern gateway to the Kimberley region, Broome is a town steeped in history as a pearling port and is now enriched by the multicultural atmosphere left behind. Broome has much to offer, whether it’s natural attractions or just a place to relax and enjoy warm sunny days and balmy nights.
Cable Beach is simply breathtaking, with 22 kilometres of pristine sand lapped by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Go for a swim, sail on a Pearl Lugger or go fishing, and at the end of the day, sit back and watch a magnificent Broome sunset. Explore Broome’s history with a walk through Chinatown. From the bustling hub of pearl sheds and billiard saloons in its hey day, Chinatown is now home to fine pearl showrooms, shops and sidewalk cafés.
From Broome you can explore the Buccaneer Archipelago, spectacular Kimberley gorges and Cape Leveque on the Dampier Peninsula – the perfect getaway for the adventurous traveller.
Located on the banks of Lake Kununurra and the Ord River, Kununurra is the eastern gateway to the Kimberley. Kununurra is also the perfect base to explore Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles. Take a scenic flight over the bee-hive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range or Lake Argyle, the biggest man-made lake in Australia and large enough to be considered an inland sea. Tour the Argyle Diamond Mine, the largest open-cut diamond mine in the world or visit the diamond showrooms in Kununurra.
Also accessible from Kununurra are Mitchell Plateau and a number of stations and wilderness camps along the Gibb River Road, including El Questro Wilderness Park and Home Valley Station.