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Australia's North West is a land of extraordinary contrasts, where the red rocky landscapes of the outback meet the bright turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
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Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together; on a peninsula not more than 15km long, here rests the town of Broome.
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Welcome to Yawuru Land... a message from the Traditional Owners of Broome
Ngaji gurrjin marnja ngarr-ngu nyamba buru yawuru-any nilwal Rubibi ngarra-ngu gulbulan banugab-gungab- yanbangub – gularrgab
The Yawuru people, the Traditional Owners and Custodians, welcome you to Broome. A welcoming of people onto country is culturally important to Yawuru people to sustain Mabujunu Liyarn (Good Feeling) between both visitors and Traditional Owners. Our land is very ancient and covers vast areas from Wirkinmirre (WillieCreek) in the north: south through Minyirr (Broome) and east past Mangalagun (Crab Creek) and south to Warrawan (Barn Hill). We trust that you will all have a great time and enjoy the unique cultural diversity Broome has to offer. We further wish those visitors a safe journey in their future travels. Garlia! (see you soon)
Broome - An Introduction
Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together; on a peninsula not more than 15km long, here rests the town of Broome. Often referred to as the southern gateway to the Kimberley, this tropical seaside town simply oozes charm and character. Yet it’s not just the spectacular setting, warm winter days and balmy summer nights that make Broome a ‘one of a kind’ holiday destination.
Originally founded in the late 1880’s as a pearling port, Broome boasts a multicultural population lured here by the promise of finding their fortunes. Koepanger, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, European and Aboriginal cultures have all blended to create a captivatingly welcoming and colourful personality that is the heart and soul of Broome. If you like to unwind, Broome is your ideal holiday destination. Stroll on the world famous CableBeach, home to an abundance of sea life, dotted with pindan cliffs, where the desert meets the ocean. Long renowned as one of the world’s best beaches CableBeach takes its name from the Submarine Telegraph Cable that was laid in 1889, connecting Broome to Java, and becoming the main form of communication between Broome and the rest of the world. Today, it is a popular location to relax in the sun, go for a swim, sail on a pearl lugger, go fishing or just watch the tide go out and enjoy a magnificent sunset.
Wander through Chinatown and enjoy the contradiction of Broome, where historical buildings stand side by side with the architecture of the modern world. Among the modern pearl and art galleries, the infrastructures of the past subtly remind you of a day gone by, where pearling masters were celebrated and pearl luggers lined the shores of RoebuckBay. If you take the time to explore, you’ll discover that Broome is rich in history and ethnic influence of the many cultures that have reached Broome’s shores. The architecture is not the only aspect of Broome influenced by cultural diversity. Why not treat your taste buds to the electric east meets west cuisine, or perhaps Italian is more your fare? Whether its just sitting back and watching the world go by in a sidewalk café, enjoying a handcrafted beer at the end of a busy day, or perhaps, sipping a cocktail whilst the sun sets, we’re sure you’ll find something to please your palate.
Whether this is your first trip to Broome or you are a seasoned visitor, give the staff at the Broome Visitor Centre a call. We will be happy to help you organise anything from car hire, to accommodation and tours throughout the Kimberley area. The Broome Visitor Centre offers a free booking service, so take the stress out of your stay and let us plan your holiday for you. It’s as easy as calling 08 9195 2200 or booking online 24/7.
Broome...let yourself go
Beyond the boab trees of Derby, the pioneer town of the Kimberley, you'll discover adventures on land and sea.
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Beyond the boab trees of Derby, the pioneer town of the Kimberley, you'll discover adventures on land and sea. The country around Derby is rich with them, but there are other riches to discover beyond the boabs, where the giant northern tides rush in to meet outback adventure. Explore the Gibb River Road, the awesome Horizontal Waterfall and the Buccaneer Archipelago or explore the rich history of the "oldest" town in the Kimberley.
The Derby Visitor Centre can tell you all there is to know about Derby including 'things to see and do' tours to experience, explore the history or just sit back and relax. The Derby Visitor Centre offers a free booking service for all tours and accommodation, both in Derby and the rest of Australia's Northwest. Check with the Derby Visitor Centre for direct flight bookings Derby (Curtin) to Perth or Virgin Blue Flights.
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Kimberley Coast Cruises run 7 Day Kimberley Charters on MV Melantre. Experience the surreal beauty of this ancient landscape with an intimate group of 8 plus 3 crew. Perfect for family and friends.
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The Kimberley is one of the world's most precious wilderness regions. From the colour of the sunsets and sunrises, to the enormous and almost surreal beauty of this ancient landscape … every day cruising the Kimberley is an amazing experience. See a staggering array of wildlife, the spectacle of Montgomery Reef, ancient Wandjina rock art and the breathe taking beauty of the Horizontal Falls.
Sleeping up to 8 guests, our vessel is small but comfortable with all the mod-cons needed to enjoy the adventure.Book a twin share cabin or book the whole vessel for your own private group.
- Pickup from your accommodation in Broome.
- Scenic flight to Cygnet Bay.
- Pearl farm tour.
- 7 Day cruise aboard MV Melantre
- All meals and drinks (non-alcoholic)
- Shore excursions
- Fishing, sunsets, wildlife!
Prices start at ONLY $4,600 per person twin share!
See natural wonders and rugged ridges and be awed by the magnificent Lake Argyle. From diamonds to barramundi, Kununurra has it all.
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Welcome to the East Kimberley Top Four Natural Wonders. The East Kimberley is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, places to explore, places to be amazed and places in which just to lose yourself and let the world go by.
Gibb River Road
The Gibb River Road takes the traveller through the heart of the Kimberley and to some of the most remote areas of the world, so it is important to plan your trip, take your time and please ensure your vehicles are properly prepared and you carry the appropriate spares. The Gibb River Road, the Kalumburu Road and the Port Warrender Road to the Mitchell Plateau are recommended four wheel drive only and any trailer / van must be specifically built as off road.
Lake Argyle / Ord Valley
The 1960's and 70's were the defining decades that saw enormous development in the East Kimberley region with the construction of the Diversion Dam and Argyle Dam. Argyle Dam is the largest man made water storage structure in the Southern hemisphere and holds, in water volume, the equivalent of 22 Sydney Harbours. The Diversion Dam and Lake Argyle provide the water supply for the Ord Irrigation scheme, a scheme of enormous agricultural potential. Today in the Valley the major crops are Sugar cane, Mangoes, a wide variety of melons, Sandlewood and seed crops.
The Lakes and waterways created by the completion of the two dams provide a wide range of leisure and recreational uses to locals and visitors alike from water skiing, fishing, canoeing and boating and also numerous tourist operators offer an extensive variety of tours, cruises and accommodation options. Try your luck at fishing, do a bit of "croc" spotting or simply let the world float by. The Kununurra Visitor Centre can advise on all there is to see and do while enjoying the lakes and rivers in the region.
Bungle Bungles / Purnululu
The Bungle Bungle Range that make up Purnululu National Park are renowned for the striking sandstone domes, striped with orange and grey bands. Purnululu is the name given to the area by the local Kija people. The area covers nearly 240,000 hectares. The unusual sandstone and conglomerate rock structures are estimated to be 350 million years old. The Bungle Bungle Ranges were world heritage listed in 2003 and has established itself as an iconic Western Australia 'must see'.
The Park has numerous walks and places of interest, with two camping grounds for those wishing to extend their stay and take the time to experience all that this unique part of the world has to offer. Numerous tours and accommodation options are available from within the Park and can be arranged at the Kununurra Visitor Centre. All visitors are required to purchase a Park Entry permit from either the Kununurra Visitor Centre or the CALM Ranger station located within the Park. An entry fee and camping fee apply.
Argyle Diamonds are the largest diamond producing mine in the world and in conjunction with a local Kununurra tour operator offer ground tours of the mine on a fly in basis only. The 4 hour tour takes you through the mine site including the open cut, the various diamond extraction and processing stages, the mine control facility, an diamond display room and to top it off, lunch is provided at the mine mess area which is more like a restaurant. Argyle Diamonds play a major role in the Kununurra community with support and sponsorship of various East Kimberley events.
* Scenic Flights in the East Kimberley
* Mitchell Falls
* Natures Window
* The Bluff
If an adrenalin rush is what gets you going, here is a selection of adventure activities in the East Kimberley that will get your heart pumping and your pulse racing.
Rock Climbing and Abseiling
Experience the thrill of hanging off a rope high above the ground, or forget the rope and just participate in some rock climbing. The East Kimberley has some of Western Australia's best rock climbing and abseiling locations so if this form of hair raising activity is for you, contact the Kununurra Visitor Centre and let us organise a professional guide to get you out there onto the rock face.
Take a two or three day canoe trip from the Lake Argyle Dam Wall down the 55 kilometres into Lake Kununurra. Camp at night under a million star studded night sky and be in awe of the sheer rock walls of Carlton Gorge. Take a cooling swim or even catch a sooty grunter or barramundi. While paddling at your leisure, introduce yourself to the local flora and fauna that call the river home - fresh water crocodile, fruit bats, wallabies and an array of bird life too numerous to mention. The Kununurra Visitor Centre will be only too happy to book a canoe or two for you, or if you wish, bring your own.
Fishing and Boating
Just imagine you're in a boat anchored off a snag in the Ord River watching a majestic sea eagle wheeling overhead while dreaming of catching that once in a life time trophy size Barramundi. All of a sudden there is a solid hit on the bait and a huge whopping barra clears the water and shakes his head in defiance of being hooked. The barra pulls hard in one direction and you pull hard in the other as a dramatic struggle between fish and man is played out over the next ten minutes. Love fishing? Give the friendly staff at the
Kununurra Visitor Centre a call and we can book you on that trip of a life time. The East Kimberley has a whole range of fishing options and some of the best professional fishing guides to take you where the big barra are. Might even get your face on a photo like this one.
Bush Walking and Trekking
The rugged ranges surrounding Kununurra offer a wide variety of bush walking options. Organised tours are available for those who wish to go that little bit further for that little bit longer guided by knowledgable, well trained and professional guides. For the walker who wants to get totally away from it all, the remote areas of the Berkeley River, The King George Falls and Mitchell Plateau offer adventure bushwalking into areas considered some of the remotest in Western Australia. Experience thousands of years old Aboriginal rock art sites, walk into huge waterfalls or stand above the rugged Kimberley coast. The Kununurra Visitor Centre is only too happy to advise you of your options and we can book your once in a life time adventure bushwalk for you.
Helicopter and Floatplane flights
There is a sudden rise in your pulse rate as the chopper lifts off the ground and speeds off into the big beyond. Experiencing the Bungle Bungle Ranges from a doorless chopper definitely gives you that 'flying by the seat of your pants' feeling and is a fantastic way to see the amazing Purnululu landscape laid out before you.
Taking off from the water by floatplane is another experience altogether - the rest of the flight over lakes, rivers and ranges is the extra bonus of the flight. For all your East Kimberley flight bookings call the Kununurra Visitor Centre.