For many, the Kimberley is considered Australia’s final frontier. Wild and remote, it’s a massive region that is three times the size of the UK (and bigger than 75% of the world’s countries!) The raw beauty of the region must be seen to be believed. Whether you see the Kimberley by land or sea, you will leave here feeling enriched and spellbound by the raw beauty of this isolated part of Australia.

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THE KIMBERLEY IS # 5 ON THE NEW YORK TIMES’ LIST OF 52 PLACES TO GO IN 2020

The Kimberley is # 5 on the New York Times’ list of 52 places to go in 2020 … and, in fact, it’s the only Australian destination that made the list!

THE KIMBERLEY IS # 5 ON THE NEW YORK TIMES’ LIST

The New York Times’ staff have just released their annual ‘52 Place To Go’ list for 2020 and only one Australian destination made the cut. Yep, the Kimberley, Western Australia. In their short description of the Kimberley, they said “Australia’s last frontier is rich in epic landscapes and otherworldly corals”.

Number 1 on the list was Washington, USA and number 52 was Glacier National Park. Other mentions include Sicily, Uganda and Lima, Peru.

WHAT’S TO SEE IN THE KIMBERLEY?

The Kimberley was chosen because of its ‘bucket list of natural wonders’ plus ‘sustainability and the pull of history’. In their words:

“The least touristy part of Australia is now in bloom with an easier-to-reach bucket list of natural wonders: the Bungle Bungle Range in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park; the waterways of the mighty Ord River and Lake Argyle (one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere); and El Questro’s waterfalls, gorges and epic landscapes. There are new itineraries, too, including Narlijia Experiences’ history tours highlighting Aboriginal culture, and Kingfisher Tours’ outings to the unique and soon-to-close Argyle Diamond Mine. Other options include scenic flights over the Bungles and Lake Argyle, as well as Indian Ocean cruises to three untouched coral atolls in the Rowley Shoals Marine Park”. Quote from The New York Times. They also went on to highlight Chinatown’s new revitalisation, which is luring foodies into the heart of Broome.

Of course, there are so many things to see and do in the Kimberley. Our region is 3x the size of the UK and full of breathtaking natural (and some man-made) wonders. Here are a few of our favourites:

Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) by Chris White
Rowley Shoals by Jampal Williamson
Gibb River Road, by Sean Scott
Lake Argyle sunrise by Chris White
Pindan roads meet the azure sea north of Broome, by Elise Cook

What’s your favourite place in the Kimberley? Comment below!

Echidna Chasm by Chris White

MORE OF THE KIMBERLEY

Check out our list of 100 amazing things to see and do in the Kimberley in our book … ‘100 Things To See In The Kimberley’ by local tour guide Scotty Connell.

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