NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA WISHLIST
A visit to Australia’s North West will take you through some of the world’s most amazing untouched wilderness areas, giving you a real Australian outback experience. Covering over one million square kilometres (four times the size of the United Kingdom), North West Australia is split into two areas of breathtaking natural beauty, the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region.
The ancient landscapes of these regions are a contrast of rugged ranges, stunning gorges, pristine sandy beaches and untouched islands and reefs. Home to Karijini National Park’s ancient geological formations, Burrup Peninsula rock art, Purnululu National Park’s Bungle Bungle Range, the massive tides of the Horizontal Waterfalls and the turquoise waters of Cable Beach, you will see nature at its most spectacular.
Check out the natural phenomenon of Staircase to the Moon, Dive or snorkel on one of a hundred pristine sites, Witness turtle nesting on remote beaches, Relax on the blue clear waters and watch the dolphins and whales frolic.
Discover wildlife, birdlife and plant species you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Over 300 species of birds can be found throughout Australia’s North West, from the common corella and emus, to the rare purple crowned fairy wren. The rugged landscapes of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions support over 2,000 species of plants, and from July to September wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes can be seen throughout the region.
If you enjoy shopping you will be dazzled in Broome by the many pearl showrooms displaying beautiful pearl jewellery found in nearby waters. Argyle diamonds are much sought after around the world and Kununurra is the town to buy this stunning gem.
Dining out is also a special experience in the Pilbara and Kimberley. Whether you choose to drink cocktails overlooking an Indian Ocean sunset, dine at a fancy restaurant at a five star resort, or people watch from a sidewalk cafe, you will be surprised with what the north west has to offer.
Cultural experiences to suit all tastes and budgets can be found in the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region. Take an authentic Indigenous tour and learn about local Indigenous history and culture, hear Dreamtime stories and try bush tucker.
Stay at the exotic seaside town of Broome in the Kimberley region and sail on an old pearl lugger at sunset or ride a camel along Broome’s beautiful Cable Beach. Visit Karratha, the gateway to the beautiful Karijini National Park, and Kununurra, the gateway to the Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley. Or travel through true outback towns on a four wheel drive tour of North West Australia.
There’s so much to see and do in Broome. Stroll along the pristine white sand and swim in the clear water of Cable Beach. Visit picturesque Gantheaume Point – home of the 130 million year old dinosaur footprints and the remains of Anastasia’s Pool. Wander through Chinatown – home to fine pearl showrooms, retail outlets and sidewalk cafes. Take a sunset cruise along Cable Beach on a restored pearl lugger. Go for a leisurely camel ride along Cable Beach.
f your in the region of Derby and the Buccaneer Archipelago, Take a scenic flight, fishing trip or sea safari to the Buccaneer Archipelago, Enjoy the sunset from the jetty or take an evening walk on the tidal flats.
In Halls Creek you can Take a scenic flight over the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, Bungle Bungle Range, Check out Wolfe Creek Crater, the second largest meteorite crater in the world, Go swimming, picnicking and fishing at Sawpit Gorge, or enjoy the tranquil scenery of fresh water springs at Palm Springs or Caroline Pool
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