Introducing Broome & the Kimberley
With just two opposing seasons, the Wet and the Dry, the Kimberley is a land of extremes – semi-arid plains dotted with spinifex and outback roads that flow like rivers, spectacular ranges cut by steep stony gorges and tiny pockets of tropical rainforest and tranquil waterholes. It’s these dramatic contrasts that make a trip here so compelling.
But despite the region’s many attractions – from the pristine Dampier Peninsula and splendid Cape Leveque to the magnificent gorges of Geike and Windjana and Tunnel Creek, and the rough and tumble of Gibb River Rd – there’s still no place as engaging or as full of contradictions as Broome, with its rich, ancient indigenous history and exotic 19th-century pearling past. And then there’s its present as a big outback town that plays host to amateur rodeos the same week it holds its annual cultural festival, the Shinju Matsuri, with Japanese food and dragon boat races. Then rumble along the Gibb River Rd to Derby and Kununurra where the languid pace goes best with a sweet juicy mango, or a nice cold beer.
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Broome & the Kimberley destination guides
Cape Leveque Experience
Experience the wild beauty of Western Australia on this three-day coastal tour of the Kimberley. Visit a Bardi community and learn how to rustle up some bush tucker before feasting on a traditional outback feed of billy tea and damper. Discover paradise with a stroll along white sandy Cape Leveque beach or explore the colourful sea life on a snorkelling expedition.
Kimberley Cruise Mitchell Plateau
Cruise West Australia's most spectacular and remote wilderness coastline