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The Kimberley is one of the world's last great wilderness regions. It covers an expanse of nearly 423,000 square kilometre (three times the size of England) with a population of only 25,000 people.
It is situated in the far north west of Western Australia and it's immense and ancient landform encompasses rugged ranges and spectacular gorges, cascading waterfalls, mighty rivers and complex cave systems.

Kununurra is the gateway to the Kimberley and its famous Purnululu National Park with its outstanding Bungle Bungle massif. It is a picturesque and modern town, established in 1960 as the centre for the Ord River Irrigation project. The town has become the major administrative centre for the East Kimberley, servicing farmers, pastoralists and the rapidly developing tourism and mining industries. With a resident population of around 6,000 it is one of the biggest towns in the Kimberley.

 

Manning Gorge - Click for Larger

GIBB RIVER ROAD LINKS
Birdwood Downs Station
Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge

Charnley River Station

Mt Barnett Roadhouse

Mt Elizabeth Station

Home Valley Homestead Station

El Questro

Emma Gorge Resort

Diggers Rest Station


Drysdale River Station

Faraway Bay

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures


                                                                                                                                                                                               

EAST KIMBERLEY

DERBY WEST KIMBERLEY

   
Kununurra Visitor Centre

Derby Visitor Centre

   
Accommodation Accommodation
Kimberleyland Holiday Park Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park Derby
Country Club Hotel King Sound Resort

Hotel Kununurra

Boab Inn Derby

Ivanhoe Village Caravan Resort Kimberley Cottages
Kona Lakeside Tourist Park Spinifex Hotel

Kununurra Backpackers

Goldsworthy Connections

Lake Argyle Resort

All Travel Accommodation
Lakeside Resort West Kimberley Lodge
Lakeview Apartments  
All Seasons Kununurra  
Big Boab Budget International  

Parry Creek Farm Tourist Resort

Argyle Kimberley Resort

 
   
Tours & Attractions Tours & Attractions
Lake Argyle Cruises One Tide Charters
East Kimberley Tours West Kimberley Tours
Kun Backpackers Adventure Centre Windjana Tours
Slingair Heliwork WA Big Barra's One Stop Shop / Tours
Alligator Airways Buccaneer Sea Safaris
Go Wild Adventure Tours Bushtrack Safaris

Macka's Barra Camp

Unreel Aventure Safaris
Triple J Tours  
Ultimate Adventures Barra Fishing  
Hoochery Distillery & Run Shop  
   

KIMBERLEY REGION

Kimberley Development Commission
Ord River Cucurbit Growers
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Shire of Derby West Kimberley
 

TOURISM LINKS

Tourism Western Australia

WA Tourism Awards

Tourism Top End

Katherine Region Tourist Association

Active Safaris Backpacker Tours Western Australia

Travel Australia with AusEmade



The Boab Tree
The Aboriginal legend has it that the boab tree was once a tall, proud but arrogant aristocrat of the plant world. It flaunted its proud and graceful shape among the spindly trees of the arid terrain. "How remarkable and how superior I am, " it seemed to say. This made all the other trees feel miserable. The Gods, not happy with this, bewitched the seeds of this vain tree. Then its seedlings began growing upside down. The bark developed folds and instead of growing tall it became grotesque and squat. However, the Boab was not deprived of all good features. As the wet season approaches, masses of flowers and foliage arrive providing man and animal with shelter. The roots may provide water for the parched traveler and the rich seedpods were on the menu of the Aborigines.

 

Manning Gorge - Click for Larger

 

 

 

 

The Kimberley's stark colours

 

 

 

 

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