Kimberley Experiences and Attractions

Cruise huge Lake Argyle and see tides taller than a building in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Four wheel drive the Gibb River Road past gorges and mighty rivers, or follow the red-dirt track from Broome to the remote Dampier Peninsula. Welcome to the Kimberley - a world of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and golden beaches. Kimberley Experiences and Attractions
Kimberley Experiences and Attractions
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Kimberley Experiences and Attractions

Be awe inspired by the experiences and attractions that await you in the magnificent Kimberley.

Ride a camel at sunset down Broome’s Cable Beach and soar over the towers of the Bungle Bungle Ranges.

Cruise huge Lake Argyle and see tides taller than a building in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Four wheel drive the Gibb River Road past gorges and mighty rivers, or follow the red-dirt track from Broome to the remote Dampier Peninsula. Welcome to the Kimberley - a world of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and golden beaches.

Cable Beach Resort Broome

With 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand and turquoise water, Broome's Cable Beach is justifiably world famous and the ideal place to go swimming and watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean on a tropical night. Laze in the sunshine, hire a jet ski, take a boat cruise or enjoy the quintessential Broome experience - a camel ride at sunset on Cable Beach. The only resort in Broome located right on Cable Beach is the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The resort is a unique blend of cultural influences and architecture. Set amongst magnificent gardens, is a range of accommodation options including private villas and luxury suites complete with a private butler. There are two swimming pools - one reserved solely for adults. Relax in the spa or the meditative ‘Buddha Sanctuary’. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the four distinctively different restaurants and bars.

Eco Beach Resort, WA. © Eco Beach Resort

Eco Beach Resort, WA

Eco Beach Resort

One of the world’s most remarkable destinations, Eco Beach is a unique eco resort set in a pristine landscape a one hour drive south of Broome. Accommodation is provided through a variety of beautifully appointed, self-sustaining eco villas and safari-style eco tents. The centrepiece of the retreat is Jack’s Bar on the ocean front featuring a restaurant and pool deck with an alluring infinity pool. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and culinary delights while taking in the breathtaking views of one of the finest stretches of coastline in the world. Unwind with yoga sessions or a massage. Activities include nature walks, indigenous tours, kayaking, game fishing, beach fishing and bird watching. Jack’s Creek brims with marine life while the beach provides a haven for nesting turtles (in season). Eco Beach Resort can be reached by shuttle bus, four wheel drive, sail, power boat or helicopter.

Karijini Eco Retreat

The Karijini Eco Retreat is a unique site offering quality accommodation and facilities in the Karijini National Park in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Karijini Eco Retreat is 100 per cent owned by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation. It offers 40 furnished deluxe eco tents with en suite bathrooms, set against the rugged outback setting. A well stocked bar and a permanent licensed outback alfresco restaurant offers quality Australian cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Packed picnic lunches can be provided for your day of adventure. Karijini National Park is located around a three day drive north of Perth.

Diggers Rest Station, Wyndham, WA

Diggers Rest Station, Wyndham, WA

Diggers Rest

Digger's Rest Station offers outback hospitality in the midst of the magnificent Kimberley. You can bed down in the air-conditioned bunkhouse, enjoy the spectacular views of the Cockburn Ranges from one of the bush huts, or set up camp around the old stone homestead. Sit back on one of the wide verandas or take part in station life. The property is a working cattle station, so it is a perfect location for an authentic Australian experience. The nearby King River and surrounds are ideal for bird watching and bushwalking. Kimberley Pursuits at Digger's Rest Station allows guests to experience the Kimberley by horseback. Choose from two to eleven day treks, taking in the extraordinary scenery as you follow the river systems and old stock routes used by drovers. Or if you prefer take in the scenery with the trail rides around Digger’s Rest.

El Questro

Set amongst a million acres of a working cattle station, El Questro Wilderness Park is one of the world's most unique holiday destinations, providing a truly Australian holiday experience. There are three styles of accommodation offered: The El Questro Homestead; Emma Gorge Resort and The Station. The exclusive luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to the surrounding rugged landscape. Catering to discerning guests, it provides the highest standards of service and cuisine. Guests are encouraged to choose from a selection of dining locations, from a private cliff top to the homestead's spacious verandahs, all served under a glittering canopy of stars. Go barramundi fishing, set out on a horse trek, or explore remote areas by helicopter that only a lucky few have ever seen. Decorated with modern pieces set against rustic authentic Australian furnishings, the homestead is the perfect place to appreciate the Kimberley’s untamed beauty.

Emma Gorge Campsite, El Questro Station, East Kimberley, WA

Emma Gorge Campsite, El Questro Station, East Kimberley, WA

Emma Gorge Resort

Hidden within the fiery red Cockburn Ranges is the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort. Stay in comfort and style, while still close to nature. Enjoy fresh local produce served in the open air of the restaurants' spacious verandas. Take a walk to Emma Gorge itself past butterfly-filled trees and vines to a huge turquoise waterhole, perfect for swimming, and the ideal setting for a relaxing massage under the permanent droplet waterfalls. The Station is the central hub of El Questro Wilderness Park offering two types of accommodation. Air conditioned bungalows overlook the Pentecost River and are ideal for couples or a family holiday in the Kimberley. Choose to camp close to the heart of the Station facilities or one of the secluded private campsites. Relax on the riverbank, swim in the tranquil swimming hole and in the evenings enjoy the best freshly made cuisine at the Steakhouse restaurant.

Faraway Bay Bush Camp

The Bush Camp at Faraway Baystyle cabins. The Bush Camp is reached by light aircraft from Kununurra, then by four wheel drive. Wake up each morning to the sound of birdsong and enjoy breakfast in the open air ‘Eagle Lodge’, perfect for lounging, dining and daydreaming. Sample five-star cuisine, explore the surrounding wilderness, take a cruise to the towering King George Falls, laze the day away on untouched beaches, go fishing or swim in the natural pools, learn about bush tucker and discover ancient rock art. Remote and secluded, you will soon understand why it is called Faraway Bay.

Home Valley Station, Kununurra, East Kimberley, WA. © Tourism Western Australia

Home Valley Station, Kununurra, East Kimberley, WA

Home Valley Station

Home Valley Station prides itself on providing the ultimate Australian outback experience. It offers a range of accommodation options to suit all preferences - from those who prefer a rugged outback adventure with a twist of luxury, to those seeking a more intimate experience. The spacious Grass Castles on Bindoola Creek are lavishly appointed, providing the ultimate in outback lodging. Homestead guesthouse rooms provide a comfortable retreat and are perfect for couples and families. The safari-style eco tents, located in a quiet bush setting, will impress those seeking to connect with nature. Those wishing to roll out a swag under the stars can enjoy the Gibb River Road's best camping facilities at their Homestead Campground; or the picture perfect Pentecost River Bush Camp. Home Valley Station is 120 kilometres from Kununurra along the Gibb River Road. Guests can also fly directly to Home Valley Station, landing at the private airstrip.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsular, Kooljaman is a remote and multi award-winning wilderness camp that takes you close to nature in simple yet comfortable style. Owned by the Aboriginal communities of Djarindjin and One Arm Point, Kooljaman is a place where you can link to a rich indigenous heritage stretching back thousands of years.  Spend a day with an Aboriginal family swimming, snorkelling, reef walking and exploring old mission ruins. Deluxe safari-style tented cabins come complete with private ensuites and glorious views of the beach, or you can opt for charming authentic paper bark cabins or beach shelters for camping. Dine on a gourmet barbeque delivered to your veranda by your own personal ‘bush butler’, or on the verandah at Dinka’s, their seasonal restaurant (April to October). Access to Kooljaman is either by 4WD or by air. The camp has a private airstrip on site.

Pink Argyle Diamond, Kimberley Fine Diamonds Shop, Kununurra, WA. © Tourism Western Australia

Pink Argyle Diamond, Kimberley Fine Diamonds Shop, Kununurra, WA

Argyle Diamonds

Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s largest supplier of diamonds, producing around 30 million carats each year from its operation in the rugged East Kimberley region. Argyle Diamonds are found in a range of colours, including white, champagne and pink. Argyle is the world’s primary source of rare pink diamonds, which have become the company’s signature stone. See the various diamond extraction and processing stages on a tour, then visit the village store where Argyle souvenirs and Argyle diamond jewellery can be purchased. Slingair operate scenic flights and helicopter tours from Kununurra which visit Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle ranges, Lake Argyle and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Departures from El Questro or Home Valley are also available. Note: Children under 12 are not permitted on site at the mine.

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