The Kimberley region of Western Australia brings to mind epic adventures featuring rocky gorges, pristine waterfalls and swimming holes, and the creeks and rivers that carve their way through this vast landscape. The East Kimberly is accessible via Kununurra and includes El Questro Wilderness Park and Purnululu National Park (home of the Bungle Bungles). Expedition cruises with True North can also be accessed from here, as can bucket-list attractions, Mitchell Falls, King George River and Berkeley River by air. The west Kimberley region includes the coastal resort town of Broome, which is a good staging post for experiencing the Horizontal Falls, Cape Leveque, and Pearl Farms like Cygnet Bay. Luxury Kimberley cruises also travel from Broome to Kununurra and Darwin, and to the Rowley Shoals.
Featured image: King George River
The colours of the gorge walls change throughout the day and are contrasted by the lush rainforest and awesome waterfalls.
Frequently asked questions
When is the best time to visit WA?
Western Australia is a vast State with two distinct weather zones dictating the best time to visit. The northern third of the State including Broome and the Kimberley experience warm dry winters and humid wet summer months between November and March.
When is the best time to visit the Kimberley?
The top third of Western Australia including Broome and the Kimberley experiences a warm dry season from April to October and a hot humid summer wet season generally from November to March.