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Explore the natural beauty of Australias North West

The pearling capital of Broome makes a breath-taking base for exploring the Kimberley region in Aust..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Travel , at April 3, 2019

The pearling capital of Broome makes a breath-taking base for exploring the Kimberley region in Australias North West

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Broome, the western gateway to the Kimberley region, is where all Australias North West adventures should begin. Its where silhouetted trains of camels on Cable Beach take glowing sunsets to a new level, coveted South Sea pearls are commercially cultured and harvested and, at low tide on certain dates between March and October, a natural illusion known as Staircase to the Moon appears at Roebuck Bay.

The theme of natural beauty prevails over the Kimberley, a wilderness complete with national parks, awe-inspiring rock formations and gorges and springs.

In Purnululu national park visitors will come across the curious Bungle Bungle Range, which is an area dotted with domes of red rock 350 million years in the making – their beauty has earned the area Unesco World Heritage status. Meanwhile, Karijini national park is a hotspot for hiking, with ancient gorges and adventure tours that take visitors to what feels like the centre of the Earth.

Road to adventure

Road to adventure

Taking the Gibb River Road will introduce visitors to even more magnificent scenery and aboriginal communities. Aboriginal guides provide a fascinating insight into the land and its traditional stories, as well as the chance to learn native ingredients and bushcraft. Plus, aboriginal rock art is on display throughout Australias North West, with Kununurra being a great place to start the search.

If guests are keen to explore the Kimberleys coastline, one sight to make a beeline for is Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay. The natural phenomenon is caused by fast-moving tidal currents and can be seen from the water or from the air.

Peak season in Australias North West runs from June to August, so its a good idea to book early for holidaymakers visiting in these months. There is a great range of accommodation to choose from, with eco-retreats, indulgent resorts, luxury lodges, stations stays, campsites and hostels to suit all budgets. The secluded El Questro Homestead is worth noting for its luxurious ambience, views of the Chamberlain Gorge and alfresco dining – the perfect way to relax after a day of Australian adventures.

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Gold Medals Perth & the Kimberley itinerary includes:

  • Five nights, room only, at five-star hotel Pan Pacific Perth
  • Day tours from Perth, including a Swan Valley gourmet wine cruise, Elizabeth Quay walking tour and a swimming with wild dolphins tour
  • One free night in Perth
  • Flight from Perth to Broome
  • Broome to the Bungles APT tour, spanning six days and five nights on a full-board basis
  • Airport transfers

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