There are many ways to explore the Kimberley and its grand yet unforgiving landscape. Scenic flights make for quick and convenient sightseeing opportunities, and boat cruises provide a fantastic way to explore the rivers and coastline. However, travelling throughout the Kimberley by road is certainly the best way to experience the rugged beauty that this region has to offer.
Self-driving via campervans or four-wheel drive vehicles will leave tourists in awe of the Kimberley. Nevertheless, driving within this region is not for everyone, as the roads can be difficult in parts, and distances are usually long. Therefore, bus and coach tours are a recommended option, as passengers can literally sit back, relax and embrace the sunburned beauty of this amazing landscape.
Visitors will be able to find dozens of bus and coach tours which operate from and between the major townships of the region, including Broome, Kununurra and Wyndham. Tourists will also be able to find Kimberley tours that leave from Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. The highways leading from destinations like Darwin and Broome, such as the Victorian Highway and the Great Northern Highway, make for easy journeys into the Kimberley.
Of course, with so many different landscapes located throughout the region, Kimberley tours via buses and coaches are just as diverse. From Broome, the beautiful coastline can be explored, and areas of the western Kimberley, such as Windjana Gorge, Cape Leveque and Tunnel Creek National Park, are reachable in a day trip. If touring from Kununurra, a bus tour of the Kimberley takes passengers to some magnificent landmarks, including Mirima National Park and Purnululu’s Bungle Bungle Ranges.
Australia’s North West is one of the world’s last true wilderness areas and the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure. Relax on Broome’s breathtaking Cable Beach or remote Cape Laveque.
Since the early 1900’s, tourism became an important business for the Kimberley coastal town of Broome. Broome is a destination for visitors attracted by its warm winter climate, diverse cultural history and white sandy beaches. A concentrated effort led by Lord Alistair McAlpine to resurrect the historical charm of the town led to restoration of many of the town’s old buildings and a sound plan for Broome’s future.
Developers discovered that Broome had a wealth of available opportunities and were eager to invest in the town. Tourism is now recognised as a major industry for Broome and the entire Kimberley region.
A growing tourist destination
Venture into red-earth country on a four wheel drive adventure, take a scenic flight over extraordinary rock formations and magnificent waterfalls, or cruise through the inland waterways that permeate the region.
Not to be missed is the Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, and Lake Argyle – large enough to be classified as an inland sea.
The Kimberley region of north Western Australia has become a must see destination boasting a wide variety of environments ranging from semi desert lands, rugged ridge and coastal fringes to lush tropical micro environments alive with a wide selection of flora and fauna unique to the area.