Outback & North West Wilderness

A Land of Contrasts

In Australia's North West you can explore the great outdoors at its very best, in one of the world's last true wilderness frontiers. Home to the famous Kimberley, this is the region that provided inspiration for the movie Australia, boasting ancient rock formations, hidden waterfalls, Aboriginal art, and horizons of rusty-red earth, in a year-round warm climate.

The southern gateway to the North West, the lovely town of Broome is home to the famous 22km streth of Cable Beach. From Broome, take a day trip out to beautiful Cape Leveque or Windjana Gorge, or journey further afield for a true Aussie outback adventure. Delve into the North West's landscape by four-wheel drive or on a cruise along inland waterways. Or catch an unforgettable birds-eye view on a scenic flight over rock formations and waterfalls.

Be led into the untamed Kununrra gateway to some of WA's most stunning natural attractions, including the famous beehive-like mounds of the Bungle Bungle Range. Trek dramatic rocky landscapes to spectacular waterfalls in Karijini National Park in the rich-red Pibara region and see ancient Aboriginal rock art at Purnululu National Park. Travel the Gibb River Road by four-wheel drive, stopping at some incredible gorges along the way, and enjoy impressive Lake Argle - a waterway large enough to be classified as an inland sea.

Insider's Tips

  1. Explore Karijini National Park: A stunning national park - explore the cool swimming holes, pristine waterfalls and the breathtaking, sheer gorges.
  2. Brilliant Bungle Bungles: This World Heritage-listed natural wonder will not fail to amaze; view from the air for a special encounter.
  3. Fine Diamonds and Pearls: Pearling and mining remain as thriving industries for the region. Visit a working pearl farm to learn about the process first hand.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Outback & North West Wilderness chapter in our online Western Australia brochure. Click here.

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