A Vast Array of Natural Wonders
Broome is the gateway to the Kimberley, one of the most stunning and unique regions in the world.
The Kimberley is over 420,000 square kilometres – twice the size of Victoria and about three times the size of England. And within this vast area is a huge range of breathtaking sights.
Much of the Kimberley is dominated by incredible mountain ranges, where the monsoonal climate has removed most of the soil, to reveal deep cut sandstone and limestone gorges. There are a number of spectacular gorges with beautiful swimming holes and magnificent rushing waterfalls that are accessible by scenic flights or 4WD
World’s Best Beaches
Other famous, natural wonders you will find in The Kimberley are the beautiful beaches. The most recognised, being Cable Beach, stretching 23 kilometres with huge tidal rises of up to 9 metres.
Cape Leveque is also revered for its outstanding coastline and vast, unspoiled beaches. These beaches are ideal for swimming and on the Western side of the Cape you can watch the sunset. Middle Lagoon is another popular beachside destination, with turtles, whales, and fishing – and also showcases, magnificent views and sunsets.
The Iconic Red-dirt
The Kimberley is renowned for the colour of the pindan (red-soil) found only in Dampierland; the bioregion within The Kimberley. This distinctive red landscape has its own unique fauna, including wattles and eucalypts – and wildlife, such as the Agile Wallabies and Red-winged Parrots. Pindan has become iconic throughout Australia and the rest of the world – and is one of the foremost identifying features of this great region.
A Land to Astonish You
The Kimberley is also a region of surprises, with numerous sites that can only be found in this unique part of the world. One of the most stunning examples would have to be the Bungle Bungle range. Like nothing else on earth, the striped sandstone domes are over 350 million years old. Witnessing the majestic site and walking among the giant rocks is simply awe-inspiring.
Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest expanse of freshwater. The massive span of permanent freshwater was once subject to the cycles of the wet and dry seasons, but now is a wetland with a thriving new eco-system – home to over 150,000 native birds, freshwater crocodiles and a large array of fish species. Study the amazing wildlife, enjoy some of the world’s best fishing, or just cruise the lake, taking in all the natural beauty.