The Kimberley Region, Western Australia represents one of the planet's remaining wilderness areas. Situated on the northern part of the country, the 432,000 square kilometre expanse features varied topography that ranges from the coasts of the Indian Ocean and Timor Sea to two southern deserts and steep mountain ranges in between. The dramatic location served as the spectacular backdrop for the 2007 movie “Australia,” which starred Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Climate wise, the Kimberley experiences two seasons, dry and wet. The dry season lasts from May till October and offers warm but comfortable temperatures. The wet season spans from November through April. During this time, the heat of late afternoons and early evenings are often interrupted by heavy but short downpours.
Once considered the pearl capital of the world, Broome offers the chance to learn about the past and present history of the pearl industry. The expansive 22 kilometres of Cable Beach also greatly add to the lure of the destination as the pure white sands contrast with the bright blue ocean. Relax in the sun, take a romantic sunset stroll or indulge in the unique experience of a camel ride along the coast.
Embark on a 4WD adventure on Gibb River Road and observe native wildlife and an array of geographical features that include impressive tree lined gorges. Journey to the Purnululu National Park where the unusual Bungle Bungle Range remains one of the main attractions. Gaze upon spectacular cascading waterfalls and the lush vegetation of the area.
Make a trip to the Drysdale National Park and trek through the varied eco-systems of the region that include rainforests filled with wildlife. Be on the lookout for the array of ancient Aboriginal rock art, which includes the Bradshaw paintings estimated to being almost 20,000 years old. Fish for barramundi in the rivers or explore the Geikie Gorge, renowned for its steep grey, orange and yellow coloured walls that reflect in the river water for an unforgettable display.