The Kimberley

The Kimberley information

Western Australia , Australia
Address
Extras E along Great Northern Hwy
Fax
+61 8 9193 6662
Telephone
+61 8 9193 6660
Getting there
air to Darwin or Broome
road to Kimberley
bus to Kimberley
More information
www.australiasnorthwest.com
info@australiasnorthwest.com
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Lonely Planet review

The rugged Kimberley is one of Australia's last frontiers, a little-travelled and very remote area of great rivers, oases and magnificent scenery. It's the quintessential Australian landscape of red earth, rock, gumtrees, crocodiles, wallabies and blue skies. Attractions include the spectacular gorges on the Fitzroy River and Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park.

Halls Creek is the largest town in the Kimberley. Derby, 220km (136mi) away at the mouth of the Fitzroy River, is a useful base for excursions into the area. The most popular time to visit is between April and September. Although the Wet (the rainy season in the north) offers ethereal thunderstorms and a magic carpet of wildflowers, rains make many roads impassable.