El Questro Homestead,
The Kimberley, WA
'There's nothing like the echo of people singing in Cathedral Gorge, the Bungle Bungles. Everyone has a go...'
Spectacular landscapes are all part of a day's work for Brian, a Tasmanian-based travel photographer. Yet he was still “caught by surprise” by the countless natural attractions of Western Australia's epic Kimberley, including the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park.
“The Kimberley is one big attraction with mile after mile of stunning landscapes. What you see from the road is enough to ensure a memorable trip,” said Brian, who had hired a 4WD and followed a 14-day coach tour from Broome to Darwin for this assignment.
Along the way he photographed a breathtaking array of landscapes, from “Broome, with its sunset camel rides and Cable Beach” to Kununurra's vast Lake Argyle. From Kununurra, Brian also discovered the beehive-like towers of the Bungle Bungles and the acoustic secrets of Cathedral Gorge. The region is also home to the colossal waterways of the Ord River and man-made Lake Argyle. Visitors can tour the Argyle Diamond Mine, where rare pink diamonds are mined, or take a scenic flight over majestic Mitchell Falls.
Further along his journey, Brian captured the craggy contours of Geikie Gorge and spent three days on “unforgettable” El Questro Wilderness Station in the East Kimberley. A working cattle station as well as a vacation destination, El Questro is a popular stopover on rugged 4WD journeys through the Kimberley, such as the Savannah Way and Gibb River Road.