Are you planning to visit the Kimberley region in 2018?
The long, dusty road from Broome to Cape Leveque on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula is well travelled by locals, tour companies, freight transporters, mail contractors and visitors. No matter how often the road is graded, the regular traffic creates ruts and corrugations in the 90kms unmade section which can be difficult to negotiate for those used to the black top.
Travellers who are traversing Australia with their cars and caravans may decide to forgo the joy of bouncing their way along the ‘track’ and take a guided tour instead.
Nowadays when it comes to researching a holiday or trip, the internet is an imperative tool for information, pictures and making travel bookings. Everything is literally at your fingertips!
The Best Of The Kimberley team are on annual travels through the Kimberley!
Visitors to Kununurra in the far north east Kimberley can choose from a number of scenic tour experiences to view some of the region’s rugged scenery. On this occasion our choice was a tour that took us to both Lake Argyle and the Ord River in a coach/cruise combination.
When you are presented with the opportunity to try something a little bit different, you have to jump on it in my opinion. Too many people stick to their same old Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot night in and out without really seeing what else is out there. It’s a darn shame if you ask me, because from wine to liqueur to food – there are so many weird and wonderful products on the market and some you may only get to try once in a lifetime.
So when I received a lovely gift from Broome last year, I was over-the-moon to try something so rare and unique. The lovely delivery man dropped off a fairly heavily rectangle box postmarked Broome. My intrigue got the better of me and I had to open it there and then at my desk in the office.
What lay before me were 4 absolutely gorgeous heart shaped glass bottles with a rather interesting looking liquid inside. Knowing who had sent me these treats, I knew the liquid would be some form of alcohol! Being a wine blogger, my liquor normally doesn’t come in this form but as mentioned – I’m always up for trying something new + I knew those heart shaped bottles would make perfect vases after the inside was consumed!
Extra Qantas Flights for Broome this 'dry' season!
Qantas announced last week the inclusion of a third direct flight between Melbourne and Perth this year. Direct flights between Melbourne and Broome re-commence on Sunday 20th March, the regular Wednesday service will start on the 4th May, and a new Friday service will be available from 3rd June. This means that during the peak months Broome will have direct flights to cities on the East Coast 5 days a week, with services to Brisbane and Sydney also set to resume in the coming months. With Broome being a gateway for visitors coming to the Kimberley, this will have flow-on benefit to the tourism sector across the region so please let your clients know. Extra
As the weather warms up in the Kimberley, some prospective visitors think that the region has closed down. Yes, the weather is getting very warm in some areas; yes, accommodation along the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles is now closed or about to close for the season, but there is still many tour operators who are still offering their tours.
Visiting Aboriginal Communities and Outstations on the Dampier Peninsula:
Broome's "Staircase to the Moon" is a natural phenomenon which is created when the full moon reflects of the rivulets of water in Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides on just a few days each month. This natural event occurs between March and October most years, but tidal influences can extend this event until November at times.