The Kimberley is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth with iconic outback landscapes and undiscovered secrets billions of years in the making.
Covering nearly 423,000 square kms in north Western Australia, the Kimberley has fewer people per square km than almost any other place on Earth. Accessed by the gateways of Broome and Darwin, this vast and ancient frontier is known for spectacular gorge country, enormous cattle stations, a striking coastline with towering waterfalls, and one of the oldest known surviving cultures.
If that is not enough to fascinate you, the Kimberley is home to one of the world’s best-kept secrets, the Bungle Bungle Range. Until the early 1980s, the multi-coloured dome-shaped formation was known only to local Aboriginal people. It is now, as it has been for 350 million years, an extraordinary sight that captures the imagination of locals and travellers alike.
A journey through the remote Kimberley region uncovers a number of Australia’s acclaimed natural jewels. Visit El Questro Wilderness Park, a million-acre cattle station in the heart of the wilderness, which reveals timeless landscapes as far as the eye can see. At its heart, verdant Zebedee Springs promises a soak in natural thermal pools, fringed by Livistona palms. While a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge's towering serenity is truly memorable.
The stunning Mitchell Plateau is one of the Kimberley's best-loved landmarks with its spectacular four-tiered Mitchell Falls. Hidden in these surrounds are some of the best examples of Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art. Nearby, there’s more to explore with the glittering cascades of Little Mertens Falls and Big Mertens Falls.