Situated to the north of the region of Western Australia, the Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas – covering an area twice the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of just 40,000. Some of the rarest flora and fauna have made their home in the Kimberley. You will be able to witness fascinating geological formations, glittering waterways, and a list of wildlife that consists of nine species of wallabies, camels, echidnas and monitor lizards.
Kimberley is considered so precious to Australia that it was recently awarded a National Heritage listing. Due to the scale of this area, you will want plenty of time to fully explore this vast wilderness. The town of Broome is likely to be your first destination, and one of the first landmarks is the amazing Prison Boab, a 1,500-year-old hollow tree once used by early police patrols in the area.
Explore the remote UNESCO World Heritage Site of Purnululu, an untouched area which was explored for the first time in 1987. A short walk between the towering red walls of the Bungle Bungle Range will take you to Cathedral Gorge – a huge natural amphitheatre.
A river cruise can carry you to areas inaccessible by vehicle, providing the opportunity to visit a range of idyllic white sand islands and beautiful bays. One of the many highlights includes a visit to the Lacapede Islands, one of Australia’s most significant green turtle breeding grounds.