The Kimberley is a striking landscape of red cliffs, rivers, mangroves, creeks and outback desert that comprises one-sixth of Australia’s landmass. From camel rides on Cable Beach in Broome to cruising up to the King George Falls, hiking Manning Gorge, canoeing on the Ord River, or exploring the unusual orange and black domes of the Bungle Bungle range, the Kimberley is one of the world’s great remote adventures, however you choose to take it on.
Length of Trip : Depending if you're self driving, cruising, or on a tour, you can easily spend a week or two in the Kimberley.
Depends on your choice of accommodation and activities.
Best time to go : Dry season is April to October.
Wheelchair friendly : Might prove challenging given the rugged terrain, best contact a tour operator.
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat :
A wide range of choices depending where you are. Here's the top rated list from Trip Advisor.
Where to Stay :
Ranges from bush camping to $2500-a night luxury at the exclusive El Questro Homestead.
Getting There :
There are regular flights to Broome International Airport from Darwin, Perth and Port Headland. Flights from Brisbane and Sydney are only offered during the dry season. There are also flights to Kununurra Airport from Darwin and Perth. Driving the Gibb River Road should only be done with a rugged, four wheel drive vehicle.
Note from Robin :
Lots to do up here, from the iconic sunset camel ride on Cable Beach to tackling the Gibb, one of the world’s great remote road trips. Pull up to puffed-up boab trees, hike to Manning Gorge, spot crocodiles in Windjana Gorge National Park, boat along the Ord River, Lake Argyl, or take a helicopter or horse ride. The eastern agricultural town of Kununurra services Purnululu National Park, more popularly known as the Bungle Bungle range.