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5 Things You Need to Consider When Planning Your Travels in the Kimberley

  • Posted by Rosemary on 8 February 2018

The Kimberley region of Western Australia covers an area of almost 420,000 square kilometres and a population of just 39,000 persons. 

Bungle Bungles Walking Trails

  • Posted by Rosemary on 6 February 2018

The World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia is where you will find the famous Bungle Bungle Range – a highly prized ‘bucket list’ destination for many travellers.  

Broome Cyclone Season: What You Need to Know

  • Posted by on 11 January 2018

During the many years living in Broome, we cannot recall having 2 cyclones pass by within two weeks of each other.  Whilst the memory fades with age, we can recall some the more memorable ones and near misses, or the 'big one' Cyclone Rosita in 2000, which was at the end of a very good wet season.  We have seen dozens of them pass close by without much effect on the town other some welcome, soaking rains and a few leaves and small branches down around the gardens.

New Visitor Pass Required for Mitchell Plateau

  • Posted by on 19 December 2017

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). 

Kimberley National Parks - seasonal closures

  • Posted by on 22 November 2017

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). 

It's All About Broome Pearls at Willie Creek Pearl Farm

  • Posted by on 9 November 2017

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

5 of the Best Broome Sunset Views (that are not on a camel)

  • Posted by on 9 November 2017

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.

Sample the Gorges of the Gibb River Road from Broome in a Day

  • Posted by Rosemary on 6 October 2017

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.

Broome's Staircase to the Moon dates & times for 2018

  • Posted by on 7 July 2017

Are you planning to visit the Kimberley region in 2018?

My Day on the Cape Leveque Tour – Culture, Pearls, Beauty & More!

  • Posted by on 14 March 2017

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.