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Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
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Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre

Flynn Drive, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, 6765
Email: fxtourism@sdwk.wa.gov.au
Website: www.sdwk.wa.gov.au
9166518 Phone Number: 61 08 9191 5355
Fax Number: 61 08 9191 5085

The Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre is run by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley and is located at the entrance to Fitzroy Crossing Library and Shire Offices. The centre houses two impressive Aboriginal art galleries and is a central booking agency for all Kimberley accommodation and tours. The centre is also an agent for photo processing, BusFreight, Greyhound Australia and it has a large retail shop, with over 450 items on sale. A small but dedicated staff of three ensures that the centre is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday during the dry season (April to September inclusive). The centre is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday during the wet season (October to March). This multi-purpose building is also home to a public library with over 300 items available for short term borrowing including: books, DVD's, videos, audio tapes and local newspapers and magazines.

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Broome, Western Australia
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Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Lot 70, Cape Leveque Road, Broome, Western Australia, 6725
Email: reception@cygnetbaypearls.com.au
Website: www.cygnetbaypearls.com.au
9191333 Phone Number: 61 08 9192 4283
Fax Number: 61 08 9192 4810

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is the only operational pearl farm open to the public and is situated 200 kilometres north of Broome on the famous Cape Leveque Road, 15 kilometres from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and 50 nautical miles from the Horizontal Waterfalls. Through their pearl farm tours, visitors gain an insight into the heritage of the pearling industry as well as the Brown family, one of the pioneers of the Australian cultured pearl industry and the producers of the world's largest fine quality round pearl. Their boat tours take in the spectacular scenery of the Kimberley Coast, including the full force of the world's largest tropical tides with standing waves and whirlpools, and have been described as a 'mini Kimberley Cruise'. Accommodation is provided in eight en suite Safari Tents and three refurbished pearlers cabins, located just under one kilometre from the main farm village, reception area and restaurant. The restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during peak season, is the only licensed premises on the Dampier Peninsula and offers high quality food in a garden setting. Visitors to the farm also have the opportunity to purchase Broome pearls direct from the producer.

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Matso’s Broome Brewery and Restaurant

60 Hamersley Street, Broome, Western Australia, 6725
Email: eat@matsosbroomebrewery.com.au
Website: www.matsosbroomebrewery.com.au
9038272 Phone Number: 61 08 9193 5811
Fax Number: 61 08 9192 1995

Matso's Broome Brewery and Restaurant brings people together to enjoy craft beer, great food and fine wine. Matso's is the Kimberley's award winning microbrewery and is a true Broome treasure. Choose from their great range of award winning beers which include Hit the Toad premium lager, Monsoonal Blonde wheat beer, Smokey Bishop dark lager or Matso's famous alcoholic Ginger Beer, plus there are many more to choose from. The Kimberley lifestyle, climate and natural environment are unique and unfettered, with the objective to create beers of individuality that will reflect the region. With the knowledge and wisdom of 'Old World' brewing to draw from, and the imagination and innovation of 'New World' brewers as their inspiration, they hope to contribute to the future of Australian beer. With their own on-site custom designed brewery they endeavour to marry their menu to the beer they produce, also Broome's Asian cultural influence allows their chefs to be adventurous and creative. Relax, sit back on the veranda and enjoy breakfast, a scrumptious lunch or mouth-watering dinner, or sip a beer and nibble a bar snack, all with unlimited views over Roebuck Bay. Matso's is a must visit whilst in Broome.

Pearl Luggers, Broome, Western Australia
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Pearl Luggers

31 Dampier Terrace, Broome, Western Australia, 6725
Email: tours@williecreekpearls.com.au
Website: www.pearlluggers.com.au
9173434 Phone Number: 61 08 9192 0000

Learn of the perils of the deep, experience firsthand what made the pearl divers life so hazardous and what drove so many to put their lives at risk. See two of Broome's last remaining wooden pearling luggers; the Sam Male and DMcD. View artefacts from the early perilous days of deep sea pearl diving. View rare archival footage of the hard hat divers at work in the oceans around Broome. Indulge yourself with a taste of the exclusive pearl shell meat from the pearl oyster. Experience a heritage walk around the vessels and discover the impact pearling has had upon northern Australia. Browse their showroom for precious pearls, jewellery and unique souvenirs.

Lake Kununurra, Kununurra, Western Australia

Lake Kununurra

via Lakeview Drive, Kununurra, Western Australia, 6743
Email: info@visitkununurra.com
Website: www.visitkununurra.com
9009403 Phone Number: 61 08 9168 1177
Fax Number: 61 08 9168 2598

Go swimming, fishing, cruising, canoeing, sailing, rowing and skiing on the waters of Lake Kununurra in the East Kimberley. The Lake was formed after the completion of the Diversion Dam in Kununurra, and today harbours a variety of wildlife, with its wetland areas internationally recognised for the wonderful range of bird life they support. The waters of Lake Kununurra have also been recently re-stocked with more than 300,000 of the highly prized trophy fish - the barramundi - making it a destination for keen anglers to put their strength and endurance to the test. The 56 kilometre stretch of water from the dam wall at Lake Argyle to the Diversion Dam passes through some of the most scenic countryside in the region. So be sure to take a boat cruise and travel down Carlton Gorge with its magnificent cliffs and rock overhangs. Or enjoy magnificent waterfalls that cascade into the gorge during the wet season. You can also hire a canoe and paddle from dam to dam, camping on the riverbank overnight. Lake Kununurra fringes the township of Kununurra and extends to the Lake Argyle dam wall about a 40 minute drive from town.

Boab Prison Tree, Derby, Western Australia

Boab Prison Tree

Broome-Derby Highway, Derby, Western Australia, 6728
Email: info@derbytourism.com.au
Website: www.derbytourism.com.au
9010924 Phone Number: 61 08 9191 1426
Fax Number: 61 08 9191 1609

The massive ancient Boab Prison Tree is believed to be around 1,500 years old and sits on the outskirts of the remote northern town of Derby in Western Australia's rugged Kimberley region. The tree is an incredible 14 metres in circumference. With its hollow centre and door cut into its side, the Boab Prison Tree was once used by early police patrols as a staging point for prisoners being walked into Derby. Today, the tree is a registered Aboriginal Site and is of cultural significance to local tribes. When visiting, you can find out more about the tree and its cultural history from the Boab Prison Tree Interpretive Pavilion which is located on site. Be sure to respect cultural sensitivities and do not climb into the tree or approach too close to it. The Boab Prison Tree is seven kilometres from Derby making it an easy drive from town.

Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia

Roebuck Bay

Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia, 6725
Email: enquiries@broomevisitorcentre.com.au
Website: www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au
9009946 Phone Number: 61 08 9195 2200
Fax Number: 61 08 9192 2063

Roebuck Bay is one of Broome’s most beautiful natural attractions. The changing colours in the ebb and flow of Roebuck Bay are amazing. At low tide, the milky turquoise waters retreat to expose a horizon of mud flats. During the cooler months you can witness the Staircase to the Moon. This spectacular natural phenomenon is created the rising of a full moon reflecting off the tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. The bay is also home to some incredible wildlife including hundreds of birds, making it popular for bird watching. Roebuck Bay was named after explorer William Dampier’s vessel by the crew of the HMS Beagle who visited the bay in 1840. Roebuck Bay surrounds the town of Broome and is easily accessible by car, or tour. Broome is a two and a half hour flight from Perth.

Horizontal Waterfalls, Derby, Western Australia

Horizontal Waterfalls

Talbot Bay, via Derby, Derby, Western Australia, 6728
Email: info@derbytourism.com.au
Website: www.derbytourism.com.au
9009502 Phone Number: 61 08 9191 1426
Fax Number: 61 08 9191 1609

There are only two horizontal waterfalls on Earth and you can look wide-eyed and open-mouthed upon both of them at Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago of Australia's North West. The white waters are thrilling to ride by boat and awe-inspiring to view from the air. Join a scenic flight or sea safari to the Horizontal Waterfalls from Kooljaman in Cape Leveque, Broome or Derby to see and experience it for yourself. So, what makes the water fall sideways? These incredible natural wonders are the work of some of the largest tidal movements in the world. As the tide ebbs and flows, a huge volume of water is forced through two narrow cliff passages, creating a variation in ocean level of up to four metres and a unique waterfall effect. You'll need to base yourself in the Kimberley towns of Broome or Derby, both of which offer a good range of accommodation options and a choice of sedate or adrenalin-fuelled Horizontal Waterfalls tours.

Reddell Beach, Broome, Western Australia

Reddell Beach

Kavite Road, Broome, Western Australia, 6725
Email: enquiries@broomevisitorcentre.com.au
Website: www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au
9009886 Phone Number: 61 08 9195 2200
Fax Number: 61 08 9192 2063

Reddell Beach is a favourite beach amongst the Broome locals, with the stark contrasts of red pindan bordering the white sandy beach. Examine the unusual rock formations with their intricate erosion patterns along the pristine stretch of beach. The calm refreshing waters are ideal for swimming or paddling with the children, and the lack of crowds makes this well kept secret spot an idyllic location. Enjoy a picnic lunch or just laze about on the beach and soak up the sun. If you time your visit at high tide, you may be fortunate to witness a spectacular phenomenon when the ocean meets the pindan cliffs and the ochre colour bleeds into the normally crystal blue waters. Reddell Beach was named after Captain Reddell who was murdered by his crew onboard the brig Ethel shortly after leaving Broome on one of many trips to New Zealand transporting supplies for the pearling luggers. Reddell Beach is less than 10 minutes drive from Broome and two minutes drive to Gantheume Point where you can witness 120 million year old dinosaur footprints on the reef. Broome is a two and a half hour flight north of Perth.

Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park, Kununurra, Western Australia

Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park

Barringtonia Avenue, Kununurra, Western Australia, 6743
Email: info@visitkununurra.com
Website: parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/mirima
9028274 Phone Number: 61 08 9168 1177
Fax Number: 61 08 9168 2598

Often referred to as a mini version of the Bungle Bungle range, Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park just north of Kununurra offers bushwalking and stunning views over the East Kimberley. The park is also a significant place for the local Aboriginal Miriuwung people, who have lived in the area for thousands of years. Hike through the area and you’re likely to come across Aboriginal rock paintings, engravings and artefacts. The secluded valley harbours rugged cliffs, gullies and ridges which transform in colour to deep orange at dawn and dusk. The late afternoon is also when you’ll see birds of prey swoop majestically over the landscape. The park is home to a big variety of wildlife including many species of birds, all manner of reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes and echidna. You can see stunning views over Kununurra and the surrounding areas from a number of vantage points - bushwalking trails take you to the best spots. There’s no camping allowed in Mirima National Park but there’s plenty of accommodation available in Kununurra which is just a two minute drive away.

Information provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse