From 1 January 2018, if you are planning to visit the Mitchell Plateau in the far north west of the Kimberley, each traveller will now need an Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP).
Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks seasonal closures
The Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks will close for the wet season on Monday 27 November 2017 and will remain closed for the remainder of the season. We anticipate the parks reopening towards the end of April 2018 (access conditions allowing).
Broome has been known for the quality of the pearls it has produced for decades. Broome pearls are highly sought after due to their quality. The late Princess Diana was one who embraced pearls and she was often photographed wearing jewellery that included these wonders of the sea. Take a minute to Google’ images of her wearing a stunning array of jewellery featuring pearls.
With broad skies and few man-made structures to block the view, Broome offers several sensational ‘big sky’ viewing locations to take in a stunning sunset. With most travellers owning a smartphone with a camera, capturing a memorable sunset image is child’s play these days.
The Gibb River Road stretches for 669kms from Derby in the west to almost Kununurra in the east, of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Although there are some stretches of bitumen enroute, the mostly gravel Gibb River Road is known to adventurous travellers as one of the great drives in Australia. The remoteness and lack of communication can be daunting for less experienced travellers, so a guided day tour from Broome provides a chance to visit two of the major natural attractions.
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.