Exploring The Wilderness In Kimberley

29 Jan

Wilderness In Kimberley

Kimberley is that amazing combination of exotic coast and incredible interior. This area is like a beckoning light to adrenaline junkies worldwide, who make a rush to Kimberly to explore its captivating coastline and conquer Australia’s last frontier.

Discover The Delights Of Mitchell Plateau

Sign up for an expedition-style cruise and follow the remarkable coastline between Broome and the Mitchell Plateau. The Mitchell Plateau at Kimberly’s northwest tip comprises of varied and magnificent landscapes. There are open woodlands, lush rainforests, and the Mitchell Falls cascading in its glorious four tiers amidst the stunning surroundings.

Discover the Buccaneer Archipelago

The Buccaneer Archipelago is a set of horizontal waterfalls, also known as the ‘Thousand Islands’. Incredible 11-metre tides create these Horizontal Waterfalls. You can get here by small plane, or via a fishing charter boat. There are many deserted beaches here for a nice solo swim.

Visit the King Cascades

Sign up for a cruise on the Prince Regent River and stand in awe in front of the tiered waterfalls of King Cascades. View the Montgomery Reef rising out of the ocean at the Lacepede Islands when the tides go out and come back again when the tides come in. Take the time to explore the rare and ancient Aboriginal rock art in remote areas.

Explore The Flora and Fauna

Kimberley has a mix of open savanna woodland where huge boab trees and low bloodwoods dominate. The wetter areas boast of stringybark and eucalypts trees. River banks have vine forests while mangroves flourish in the flat coasts of river estuaries. Observe huge saltwater crocodiles in the wild and mammals such as the Northern Quoll, bilby, Golden-Backed Tree Rat, Pale Field Rat and Golden Bandicoot. Birdwatchers will love the Pacific Koel, Purple-crowned Fairywren, the Channel-billed Cuckoo and the endangered Gouldian Finch that flourish here.

Go On A 4WD Kimberly Adventure

Follow the Cape Leveque Road and enjoy the community life and the many secluded beaches along the way. Visit the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community’s Sacred Heart Church to view the unbelievable pearl shell altar. Look for mud crabs in the mangroves near Mudunn during low tide. Take a glass-bottomed boat tour at Kooljaman and try your hand at spear fishing. At Lombadina, follow a local guide along the ancient footprint path. Enjoy mud crabbing, kayaking, whale watching, shore fishing, birdwatching and bushwalking activities.

Enjoy Fishing At Derbi

Derbi has several excellent locations where you can catch yourself some perfect huge cod, salmon, groper, mulloway, sharks, barramundi, golden grunter, cat fish, cherabun and mud crabs. Head out to Pelican Pool, Langi Crossing, Willare Bridge, The Wharf, Telegraph Pool, or Fitzroy River for fishing.

Explore Fitzroy Crossing

Visit Fitzroy Crossing on the banks of the powerful Fitzroy River. This old town was built in 1897, and has a history that’s very significant to Kimberly. There are many eateries and stays here, along with caravan parks and camping grounds. Hire a local guide and cruise over to Geikie Gorge for an impromptu lesson on how to find and cook bush tucker foods, traditional customs and medicine.

Explore Kimberly’s Amazing National Parks

Take the 660 kilometer Gibb River Road to experience Australia’s most classic outback drive. Stay at the Windjana Gorge camp site and visit the Windjana Gorge National Park from there. Visit the stunning Tunnel Creek National Parks with an aboriginal guide. You’ll be told the story of the famous aboriginal outlaw Jandamara (Pigeon), in the Bunuba Aboriginal language. Take the time to visit one of Australia’s biggest cave systems, the Mimbi Caves. Also visit the El Questro Wilderness Park, fishing for barramundi at Jack’s Waterhole while passing. Swim at the famous Durack River crossing swimming spot. Enjoy El Questro Wilderness Park’s guided nature experiences and the Zebedee Springs thermal ponds.

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