The Kimberley, Western Australia
Guide to the Kimberley
- Getting to the Kimberley
- When to visit
An ancient landscape covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, the Kimberley is one of the world's most precious wilderness regions.
Three times larger than England and with a population of less than 40,000, the Kimberley region – spread over Australia's entire north-western corner – is one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. Here you'll find prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes and several outback stations, as well as one of Australia's greatest 4WD road trips. Despite the area's remoteness, it's also a place of great food, luxury accommodation, friendly locals and one of the most romantic beach towns on Earth.
Flying into the Kimberley is the quickest and easiest way to travel. The two main airports are:
- Broome Airport (BME), located less than 1km (0.6mi) from the centre of Broome
- East Kimberley regional airport, also known as Kununurra airport (KNX). located 3km (2mi) from Kununurra’s town centre
- Both airports service domestic flights from Perth and Darwin all year round, with Brisbane and Sydney direct flights during the dry season (April to September)
If you are looking for an adventure, there are plenty of great road trips leading to and throughout the region.
Winter is the best time to visit The Kimberley region as it almost guarantees blue skies, perfect weather, and thriving towns. However, if you are visiting during the summer, you will witness the natural landscape come alive with teeming waterfalls and local wildlife, with the bonus of escaping the crowds. It's important to note that some tour operators may close during summer, so be sure to check availability.
- High season: Winter (June to August)
- Low season: Summer (December to February)
- Don’t miss: The annual humpback whale migration (June to November)