The world is in a state of flux, so why would you leave Australia when the most ancient, awesome, inspiring destination is so very close?
The ancient region of the Kimberley, in north Western Australia, covers nearly 423,000 square kilometres sprinkled with majestic wildlife havens, awe-inspiring gorges, picture-perfect sweeping beaches, virgin coral atolls and behemoth waterfalls.
All this in one remote stretch which contains fewer people than almost any other square kilometer on earth!
That’s tranquility, privacy, wilderness, relaxation, adventure, nature and thrill all rolled into one. But wait, there’s more! Here are some further reasons why your next getaway should be on Aussie soil.
Seek Wonder, In Steps And In The Sky:
Step out of folklore and see the historical facts, like preserved 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints dotting the rocks at Gantheaume Point, or spy the ‘staircase to the moon’ - a spectacular silvery illusion created by the rising moon reflecting from the tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. For further heavenly spectacles, take in the spine-tingling sight of the scalding sun sinking into the incandescent Indian Ocean whilst riding a camel along Cable beach.
Dawn at Gantheaume Point
Experience Unsurpassed History And Culture:
As far as history goes, it doesn’t get much older than this region. There’s the 375 million-year-old ancient cave trail at Tunnel Creek National Park, carved by the waters flowing beneath the Napier Range, or the Purnululu National Park, which is one of the oldest known geological landmarks. You may prefer trekking a few kilometres through the traditional inhabitants of the Jaburara Aboriginal Tribe, and personally shadow the steps of their ancient culture, through to white settlement and the resources boom of the last millennium.
Purnululu National Park. Photo: Nick Rains, Tourism Australia
Break New Ground At Pristine Beaches:
The ‘beaten track’, has never proved so rugged, and getting off it, never more exhilarating. You can four-Wheel-Drive on crimson dirt roads from Broome to Cape Leveque, which have paved the way for aboriginal culture for 7000 years. Cloaked by red cliff faces and trimmed with translucent waters, this route is not only untouched - but also almost unreachable - with access via four-wheel drive or air from Broome only. Once you switch off the ignition, press snooze on the rest of the world and sleep in starlit safari-inspired style or within paper-bark cabins.
Cable Beach. Photo: Oliver Strewe, Tourism Australia
Unfurl The Beauty of Diamonds And Pearls
Pearling and mining has proved a thriving heartbeat of the Kimberley region for over a century. If you have ever wondered how it all works, plant yourself in the engine room of Australia’ extraordinary diamond and pearl region with a sail along the coast in a unique pearl lugger.
For more information and to plan your itinerary, check out www.westernaustralia.com