The Kimberley is home to less than 30,000 people, yet it is three times the size of England. It features sandstone gorges, dramatic coastlines, powerful waterfalls, and natural wonders, so it can be not very easy to pack in all the attractions. So, here are some of the must-visit attractions for the best Kimberley tours.
Broome is one of the top tourist destinations in Western Australia and is home to several must-visit sights, including Cable Beach. You can take an evening camel ride along the beautiful white sands, take in a spectacular sunset, or enjoy a romantic stroll. Broome is also home to Roebuck Bay, the SSJG Heritage Centre, and the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. If you time your visit correctly, you can even witness the Staircase to the Moon, an ethereal phenomenon only visible in winter at full Moon.
The Bungle Bungles
The Bungle Bungle range is a unique set of sandstone domes that are beehive-shaped and striped in orange and black. The Bungle Bungles were “discovered” in 1983, but have been around for approximately 350 million years. The discovery of the Bungle Bungles led to the establishment of the Purnululu National Park in 1987, and in 2003, it was declared a World Heritage Site. There are several ways to see the Bungle Bungles, but one of the best is a scenic flight at dawn or sunset where the elegant colors look even more spectacular.
This lake is the largest human-made, freshwater reservoir. You can take a half-day cruise at Lake Argyle that provides a swim stop or enjoy a sunset cruise to see the color changes. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard or even hire a dingy at the lake, be aware that Lake Argyle also has the largest population of Johnston River freshwater crocodiles in the world. However, this species considered to be harmless to humans.
According to Sir David Attenborough, Horizontal Falls is one of the world’s “greatest natural wonders.” It features one of the most significant tidal changes in the world, with the crazy currents pushing water through the tight parallel gorges to create this fantastic natural spectacle — Horizontal Falls located in Talbot Bay within the Buccaneer Archipelago, a range of approximately 800 isolated islands. You can visit the attraction by seaplane or boat tour.
Sitting at the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula, Cape Leveque features rugged red cliffs that look stunning against the turquoise waters and white sands. You can experience Cape Leveque through Kooljaman, where you can enjoy wilderness camping with low impact accommodation, self-guided walks, and lots of activities.
The Kimberley is packed with phenomenal sights and attractions that need to be seen to believe. From stunning beaches to dramatic waterfalls, there are lots to pack into your visit. If you are considering visiting the region, be sure to speak to us. At Broome Kimberley and Beyond, we offer access to the best Kimberley tours and would be delighted to help you plan your dream break.