Kimberley holidays provide you with the ultimate adventure in the wilderness. A captivating tableau of rugged gorges and surging waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and get out into nature.
If you’re looking for a true outback experience, take a self-drive tour in The Kimberley along the dusty Gibb River Road. This epic road trip will take you through miles and miles of untamed, arid natural scenery, including the vast El Questro Wilderness Park. Stop off at Tunnel Creek to trek through its ancient cave network, or take to the skies in an exhilarating helicopter tour.
To round off your day in style, climb up to the rocky summit of Kelly’s Knob Lookout where you can enjoy panoramic views and watch the sunset from the highest point in Kununurra.
Kimberley holidays offer a different world
With its fiery crimson cliffs, vast expanses of blue sky, and foaming white waterfalls, Kimberley and Gibb River Road holidays boast outstanding natural beauty that will transport you to another world.
Purnululu National Park’s famous Bungle Bungles are a prime example - a maze of orange and black striped mounds that looms into the sky like giant beehives. The Kimberley is also laced with miles of imposing gorges and cascading waterfalls, concealing serene plunge pools that are perfect for a swim. Some of the most impressive sights include the four-tiered Mitchell Falls, the narrow chambers of Hancock Gorge, and the panoramic view of four colossal intersecting gorges from Oxer Lookout.
Despite its wild nature and remote location, there are plenty of lavish accommodation options throughout the region – perfect for luxury holidays in Kimberley. The area is also home to thriving indigenous communities. Discover more about traditional Aboriginal arts and culture by attending exhibitions and workshops at the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, or taking local tours of significant sites.
Great sample itineraries
Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Kimberley holidays, from adventurous Gibb River Road holidays in the outback to escorted tours of Kimberley’s most dramatic gorges, caves and waterfalls.
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“Take a tour of Mimbi Caves with a local Gooniyandi guide to discover one of The Kimberley’s best-kept secrets. It’s home to a vast network of caverns and tunnels filled with marine fossils, limestone rock formations, and ancient Aboriginal rock paintings that date back thousands of years.”
“Don’t miss Sir John Gorge on the Fitzroy River, where the blazing red of the sandstone cliffs and the reflection of the sun in the water combine to create a truly spectacular sunset. Hire a canoe from the camp office for an even closer look.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Kimberley holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Every July, the vibrant and dynamic event of the Mowanjum Festival celebrates the ancestral arts and culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal communities. The festivities involve a mixture of dance, music, and storytelling performances, plus traditional workshops such as boab nut carving and ochre painting. As one of the largest cultural celebrations in Western Australia, Mowanjum Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal practices during your holiday in The Kimberley.
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