Top then things to do in the Kimberley
Broome and Kununurra are also the perfect starting points for a Kimberley holiday adventure.
Top ten things to do in the Kimberley:
- Discover the region’s stunning natural beauty and unique attractions such as the unique beehive dome formations of the Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park - believed to be 350 million years in the making, Australia’s only Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay, and the 1,000 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago.
- Cruise the extraordinary Lake Argyle – the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere - and the mighty Ord River; both home to freshwater crocodiles, fish, rock wallabies and over 250 species of birds.
- Travel the Kimberley’s iconic Gibb River Road, one of Australia’s classic four-wheel-drive adventures. Spanning 660 kilometres from Kununurra to Derby, the epic drive cuts through some of the most rugged country on earth and provides access to waterfalls, stunning red gorges, as well as El Questro and Home Valley Station.
- The Kimberley is one of the best destinations in Australia to have an authentic Aboriginal experience. Visitors can take guided tours and discover ancient rock art, go mud crabbing and spear fishing, try local bush tucker, and hear Dreamtime stories, and visit local art galleries such as the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts centre in Kununurra.
- Just a short drive from Kununurra town, explore the ‘mini-Bungles’ of the Mirima National Park, climb Kelly’s Knob lookout for 360 degree views of Kununurra, or visit local attractions such as Ivanhoe Crossing and WA’s oldest continuously operating still, the Hoochery Distillery.
- Experience the ultimate fishing adventure along the many lakes, rivers and creeks in the region. Hire a boat, fish from the land or join a tour and attempt to catch a prized Barramundi. Looking for a true adventure experience? Join a heli-fishing tour to access some of the region’s most remote fishing spots.
- Visit the tropical pearling town of Broome, where the outback meets the ocean. A unique meld of cultures and cuisines, visitors will find themselves stepping into ‘Broome-time’ – the name locals give to the relaxed and laidback feeling of the town. Famous for its pristine white sands, aquamarine waters and red pindan cliffs, a trip to Broome isn’t complete without a camel ride along the iconic Cable Beach whilst watching an Indian Ocean sunset.
- Discover the famous gems of the region, home to the world-renowned Kimberley diamonds – including the rare and sought-after pink diamond – and the Australian South Sea pearl. Visit the pearl showrooms lining the streets of Chinatown in Broome, or learn about the famous pearling industry on a pearl farm tour to Willie Creek or Cygnet Bay. In Kununurra, visitors can step inside Kimberley Fine Diamonds to marvel at the incredible natural gem stones, and the master jewellers at work.
- Take in the wonders of the Kimberley coastline on a Kimberley cruising adventure. Visit remote waterfalls and freshwater swimming holes, view Aboriginal rock art, picnic on white sandy beaches, spot giant boab trees and local wildlife, whilst learning about the region’s amazing geology.
- To experience the culture of the Kimberley, time your visit with one the region’s annual events such as the multi-award-winning Ord Valley Muster, the Lake Argyle Swim, Shinju Matsuri Festival, Taste of Broome and the Broome racing season.