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The Kimberley is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the West by the Indian Ocean, to the North by the Timor Sea, to the East by the Northern Territory and to the South by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts.

The Bungle Bungles

The Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most fascinating geological landmarks in Western Australia. From an aircraft, the Bungle Bungle Range is an imposing sight. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach. As you sweep further over the range, a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks. Stay in a comfortable bush safari cabin, and enjoy amazing walks through the various gorges. Our ground tours are conducted by East Kimberley Tours. Also see Parks WA..

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Kununurra

Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia, located at the eastern side of the Kimberley Region, approximately 37 km from the Northern Territory.

Untamed and adventurous, Kununurra is the gateway to some of Western Australia’s remarkable natural attractions. With sizzling red soil, wide open blue skies, and rugged bush scenery, this place will enliven your senses. Being well irrigated, it is a lush location covered in melons and flowers.

Home Valley Station

Experience a real-life working cattle station at Home Valley Station, 120 km west of Kununurra on the Gibb River Road. It offers a range of activities including fishing, boating, ancient gorge walks, bird watching, horse riding, cattle mustering and many Indigenous cultural experiences. The property has recently completed an extensive redevelopment featuring world-class tourist facilities that include the brand new Dusty Bar & Grill, two pools, and conference facilities. 

El Questro

A million acres in size, El Questro is located on the eastern perimeter of the Kimberley region and extends for approximately 80 km into the heart of the area. It boasts four major river systems where fish, birds and other wildlife congregate in freshwater springs and saltwater estuaries. Various standards of accommodation are available. 

Kimberley Coastal Camp

Established in 1994, Kimberley Coastal Camp is nestled on the pristine shores of Admiralty Gulf in the heart of the great Kimberley wilderness.

A place for the heart and soul, Kimberley Coastal Camp limits guests to just 12, creating an intimate atmosphere. It also helps to reduce the human impact on this fragile environment and ensures the area remains in the same perfect condition for generations to come. Cabin accommodation is located right on the beach, with dining in the open-air restaurant and bar. Fishing and hikes to view the amazing Bradshaw Rock Art are among the many activities available.

Faraway Bay

The Bush Camp Faraway Bay is an inviting haven, nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the turquoise Timor Sea, 280 km north-west of Kununurra.

This truly unique and remote wilderness retreat was originally opened by pioneering couple, Bruce and Robyn Ellison. Bruce discovered the stunning site in 1986 and secured a rare lease on over 28 hectares of dramatic coast, with a vision to create an isolated and unrivaled luxury bush camp. The site selected was a protected rocky outcrop with outstanding views of the Timor Sea, and close proximity to one of the region’s most iconic and picturesque waterfalls – King George Falls. Once again, cabins perched on top of the cliff provide fantastic accommodation, while dining is in the open-air restaurant and bar.

Current hosts are the entertaining ‘Tubs’ and Jules. Activities include a boat trip to King George Falls and walks to many Bradshaw Rock Art sites. 

Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque is 220 km north of Broome on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is a multi-award winning Aboriginal-owned wilderness camp. It is a beautiful, remote paradise offering a quiet place to get away from it all. Cape Leveque is a popular spot to fish, swim and snorkel, or to just sit back and relax. Accommodation is offered in bush type cabins right near the beach or more upmarket ‘glamping’ tents up on the cliff.

Broome

Broome is a postcard come to life. Located at the southern gateway to the Kimberly region of Western Australia, it is a small pearling and tourist town where the desert meets the sea. With a heritage and history unlike any other town in Australia, and characters born out of isolation and initiative, its beautiful surroundings match its remarkable story. Cable Beach Club Resort on the famous Cable Beach is a great place to make a base. Ramada's Eco Beach Resort is approximately a ten-minute flight from Broome. 

Fitzroy Crossing/Geikie Gorge

The Fitzroy Crossing straddles the Fitzroy River, 2686 km north of Perth. Today the crossing is a small settlement that services local stations and acts as a stopover destination for those exploring the rugged Kimberley and its nearby attractions of Geikie Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge, and those en-route to the Bungle Bungles Purnululu National Park, or Kununurra and Darwin.

Berkley River Lodge

The Berkeley River Lodge is nestled on the gentle curve of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf on Australia’s remote north Kimberley coast. A stone’s throw from some of the most spectacular untouched coastal wilderness on Earth, this is truly God’s country. Although the closest town, Wyndham, lies 150 km to the south-east, there is no road or trail that takes you here. The only access for the privileged few is by air and ocean.

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The memories I now carry from this air tour far exceed my dreams. To see the colours of the desert, the mountains that rise up beneath the aircraft, the rivers and coastal areas and then to land on a gravel strip far out there. The friendship and company of our group, cannot be described.
Barbara Victoria // August 2014

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