• Sydney Australia - credit Jackie Appleton
    Sydney Australia - credit Jackie Appleton

Holiday to Broome & The Kimberleys

This wild and remote region of Western Australia lends itself to a four-wheel drive trip, with unpaved roads, untouched wilderness and stunning scenery. The best time to go is in Australia’s winter, between May and October; temperatures are more moderate with low or no rainfall, meaning warm days and clear nights.

Summary

Broome & The Kimberleys

This wild and remote region in the northern part of Western Australia lends itself to a four-wheel drive trip, with unpaved roads, untouched wilderness and stunning scenery. The best time to go is in Australia’s winter, between May and October; temperatures are more moderate with low or no rainfall, meaning warm days and clear nights.

Day 1: Arrive Broome
Day 3: Fitzroy Crossing
Day 5: Halls Creek
Day 7: Kununurra
Day 9: Home Valley
Day 12: Mount Elizabeth Station
Day 13: Mount Hart
Day 14: Windjana Gorge National Park
Day 15: Derby
Day 17: Broome

Description

Description

The best time to go is in Australia’s winter, between May and October; temperatures are more moderate with low or no rainfall, meaning warm days and clear nights.

Day 1: Arrive Broome
Arrive into Broome, the ‘Pearl of the North’, for a 2 night stay. Broome began as a pearling port in the late 1880’s, and has developed into a charming seaside town that still produces some of the world’s finest pearls. Visit Cable Beach; comprised of 22 km of beautiful sand with warm Indian Ocean waters edging it. At nearby Roebuck Bay, between March and October when conditions are just right, the magical illusion of the Staircase to the Moon can be witnessed.

Day 3: Fitzroy Crossing
Collect a hire car this morning and drive the sealed road to the typical outback Australian town of Fitzroy Crossing. From here, explore Geikie Gorge National Park; an impressive waterway with abundant wildlife, soaring weathered cliffs and caves with ancient rock art.

Day 5: Halls Creek
Continue on the sealed road to Halls Creek – the first place in Western Australia to discover gold. Halls Creek is a bustling town, and is the gateway to both the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park Bungle Bungle Range, which is best seen on a scenic flight, and the Wolfe Creek Crater – formed when a giant meteorite crashed into the earth thousands of years ago.

Day 7: Kununurra
Head to Kununurra today, continuing along the sealed road. Close to the border with the Northern Territory, this township is located on the banks of the Ord River and is a hub for agriculture and mining. Take a cruise on Lake Argyle, explore Mirima National Park or fish for Barramundi on the Ord River.

Day 9: Home Valley
Begin the journey along the unsealed Gibb River Road today – the reason you need a four-wheel drive! Your destination today is Home Valley Station, an outback oasis at the foot of the spectacular Cockburn Range. A working cattle station with indigenous owners, Home Valley Station offers a wide array of activities and tours, as well as nightly campfire entertainment.

Day 12: Mount Elizabeth Station
Continue along the Gibb River Road to Mount Elizabeth for a two-night stay. Explore the plentiful waterholes, and their surrounding Aboriginal rock art.

Day 13: Mount Hart
Drive west, stopping en route at one of the many waterholes for a dip, and on to Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge. Located within the King Leopold Conservation Park alongside the Barker River, the Mt Matthew, Annie and Yellow-man gorges are only a short drive away.

Day 14: Windjana Gorge National Park
Head to the Windjana Gorge National Park for an overnight stay, and take a trip to explore spectacular Tunnel Creek.

Day 15: Derby
Complete the final section of the Gibb River Road today, arriving into the town of Derby, located on King Sound, for a two-night stay. From here, take a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls – a massive tidal water movement rushing through small gaps in high cliffs to form a horizontal waterfall, or to the Buccaneer Archipelago – a thousand rugged islands with beautiful beaches, rainforest and mangroves.

Day 17: Broome
Return to Broome for your onward or homeward flight.

Photographs courtesy of Australia Tourism

Broome      Kimberley Waterfalls

Kununurra      Purnululu National Park

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