How do you get to Kimberley Australia?

From Perth and Port Headland, tourists can take a four-wheel drive vehicle along the Great Northern Highway to reach Broome. This route is a well-maintained national highway, but will still demand two or three days of driving to reach the Kimberley. Another major port of entry into this region is Kununurra.

Is the Kimberley safe?

The Kimberley is a hot place and dehydration is a real danger. Just how much water you should drink depends on various factors, but an average adult who is mainly just sitting around needs to drink at least 2L of water per day (that’s water, not dehydrating beverages like soft drinks, alcohol and coffee).

Where is Kimberly Australia?

northern Western Australia
Kimberley, also called The Kimberleys, plateau region of northern Western Australia, extending from the rugged northwest Indian Ocean coast south to the Fitzroy River and east to the Ord River. The plateau has an area of about 162,000 square miles (420,000 square km).

What is Kimberley Australia known for?

The Kimberley is one of Australia’s hidden treasures with an immense and complex landscape that encompasses spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, pockets of lush rainforest and an astonishing variety of wildlife. Wild and wonderful, the Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.

Why is it called the Kimberley?

The town’s pearling history can still be felt with a strong Aboriginal/Asian population. The region was named ‘The Kimberley District’ for the Earl of Kimberley, secretary for the colonies, in 1880. He also gave his name to a region in South Africa which, like the Australian Kimberley, is famous for producing diamonds.

Are there kangaroos in the Kimberley?

Although the Kimberley is among Australia’s most iconic outback landscapes, the region is missing Australia’s iconic animal, the kangaroo — specifically the red kangaroo. Graham Cobby, a geologist from Perth, noticed this phenomenon while working in the Pilbara and Kimberley.

Can you swim in the Kimberleys?

Although one of the best things about the Kimberley is the seemingly endless list of places to swim (422, 000 square kilometers means there’s no shortage!), we need to remember that this is also croc (crocodiles ?) country and the Kimberley is home to both estuarine (saltwater crocodiles) and freshwater crocodiles.

How much of Australia is desert?

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world; 70% of it is either arid or semi arid land.

What is the biggest town in the Kimberley?

The three largest towns of the Kimberley are Broome, Derby and Kununurra. Broome International Airport is a major gateway to the region in the West and the Kununurra Airport in the East.

What is the Aboriginal name for Australia?

The nations of Indigenous Australia were, and are, as separate as the nations of Europe or Africa. The Aboriginal English words ‘blackfella’ and ‘whitefella’ are used by Indigenous Australian people all over the country — some communities also use ‘yellafella’ and ‘coloured’.

Can you swim in the Kimberley Big Hole?

The experience is pretty lame, really, although it is indeed an impressively large water-filled hole. You can’t swim in it. Or even get to the edge. They’ve built a museum at the entrance.

Who started the Kimberley Process?

The Kimberley Process started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa, in May 2000, to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds’ and ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments …

Where is the Kimberley region in Western Australia?

The Kimberley is a wild and remote region in the far north of Western Australia. This website is run by locals. We live here, we love it. We know you’ll love it too.

Is there a tourism industry in the Kimberley?

Tourism is one of the Kimberley’s iconic industries, yet visitation statistics can be difficult to quantify due to the far-reaching nature of expenditure by visitors.

Is it safe to travel in the Kimberley?

Please click here for the latest news and updates in relation to Coronavirus and travel in the Kimberley, Western Australia: “This book gives you a taste of the experiences that await you in this geographical masterpiece.”

How does covid-19 affect tourism in Kimberley?

The emergence of COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted on the Kimberley region’s tourism and hospitality industries. Below are links to overnight visitor factsheets prepared by Tourism WA Strategy and research in June 2020 and based on a rolling three year average 2017/18/19.