Sprawling across the northwest corner of Australia, the Kimberley is a vast region of breathtaking wilderness. It’s home to remote outback stations, spectacular canyons and swimming holes, as well as an abundance of wildlife.
Drive along the legendary Gibb River Road, an old cattle droving route that stretches 600 kilometers from Derby to Wyndham. It winds past dramatic red-rock gorges and crocodile-filled rivers, as well as magnificent tracts of savannah and local Aboriginal communities.
Stop at the Mornington Wilderness Camp conservation sanctuary and overnight at the spectacular El Questro Wilderness Park. This one million-acre working cattle station boasts canyons, freshwater swimming holes and Aboriginal rock art sites to explore along its bushwalking trails. Pitch a tent at one of the camping sites or splurge at the luxurious six-star lodge, The Homestead.
Another unforgettable way to experience the Kimberley is a cruise along its rugged coastline, which is dotted with more than 2,500 islands. Picnic on untouched beaches, venture inland to explore its dramatic landscapes and spot whales and dolphins frolicking in the surrounding waters.
For a completely different perspective, take a helicopter ride over the majestic canyons, gorges and rock formations of the Kimberley to get a bird’s eye view. Witness the iconic Bungle Bungles from the air and experience landscapes that are inaccessible from the ground. Some luxury cruises feature onboard helicop-ters for day expeditions, offering their guests the best of both worlds.
Broome serves as the western gateway to the Kimberley region, with daily flights available from Perth, while Kununurra is the major town on its eastern edge, with flight connections to both Perth and Darwin.