Kimberley Attractions – A ‘Must Do’ Guide to the Kimberley

Attractions and experiences in The Kimberley are as diverse and extensive as the region itself. With an area bigger than most countries there’s a lot of ground to cover, and a trip to The Kimberley is best spread over a number of weeks to enjoy everything it has to offer.

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From vast gorges to ancient rock sites, cascading waterfalls and awe-inspiring waterways, rugged coastlines and hidden beaches, The Kimberley region draws on its natural assets to deliver an abundance of attractions, connected by outback tracks and iconic roadways.

If you’re travelling to a timeframe it’s worthwhile planning your itinerary around the many Kimberley experiences to maximise your trip. To give you a taste of the breadth of what’s on offer from east to west, the following guide offers a snapshot of ‘must do’ attractions across the amazing Kimberley.

Top Kimberley Attractions and Experiences

  • Take a camel ride at sunset at Broome’s Cable Beach: The historic beachside town of Broome offers plenty to see and do. Hunt for dinosaur tracks, visit Chinatown, explore the local pearl farms, and browse the markets.
  • Visit the Bungle Bungles at Purnululu National Park: The spectacular Bungle Bungle range is renowned for its orange-and-black striped sandstone domes, and is one of the Kimberley’s best loved-attractions.
  • Drive the Gibb River Road: The ultimate outback 4WD adventure, this 660 kilometer road showcases the vast beauty of The Kimberley. Check in at Windjana Gorge National Park, one million acre El Questro Wilderness Park and various other stations to bushwalk, boat through gorges or horse trek.
  • Explore indigenous rock painting sites: From Wandjina style art to the mysterious Bradshaw rock paintings, you’ll find various sites throughout The Kimberley to view ancient imagery steeped in Dreamtime mythology.
  • Visit Cape Leveque: The remote Dampier Peninsula and Cape in the far north is home to some of the world’s most stunning and secluded beaches.
  • Trek to Mitchell Falls: Located on the breathtaking Mitchell Plateau, you can hike to spectacular Mitchell Falls, neighbouring waterfalls and rock pools.
  • Stay and play at Lake Argyle: The ‘Jewel of The Kimberley,’ Australia’s second largest freshwater reservoir is a hub of discovery and exploration. Boasting an exhaustive list of attractions, experiences and accommodation, the highlights of Lake Argyle are best enjoyed over a number of days.

Lake Argyle – ‘Must do’ attractions, activities and accommodation

2013 evening shot Carlisle Rogers (Cropped)Enjoying a pivotal position between the Northern Territory and the East Kimberley,

Lake Argyle Resort and Caravan Park is the number one layover stop for self-driving explorers.

Maximising its natural assets, Lake Argyle’s accommodation has been designed to merge with the spectacular Kimberley backdrop. It’s not unusual for beguiled visitors to stay additional nights, choosing from well-equipped camp and caravan sites, ensuited studio rooms and cabins, or indulging in a lake view villa for the ultimate Lake Argyle experience.

Relax in tranquility or chase adventure? Lake Argyle’s unspoiled wilderness won’t disappoint:

  • Bushwalking: The best way to take in the views and get up close and personal with native flora, fauna and birdlife is by foot on one of the lake’s many hiking trails.
  • Mountain Biking: Ride the five kilometer Rotary Lake Argyle Mountain Bike Track for adventure and exercise.
  • Infinity Pool: Lake Argyle’s spectacular infinity pool is a tranquil, refreshing retreat after a day’s exploration. With transcendent views across the lake, a dip in the infinity pool is an experience itself.
  • The Lake: Lake Argyle’s calm waters, 70 islands and secluded coves are ideal for canoeing, fishing, swimming, water sports, or launching your own boat.
  • Unforgettable Sunsets: A Lake Argyle sunset is an extraordinary wonder that should be experienced two ways – once from the infinity pool, and once from a boat on the lake.

To help plan your holiday around the ‘must do’ attractions of The Kimberley contact us for a great overview of how to start or end your trip, or to directly book a Kimberley day trip, tour or accommodation experience.