Over eleven days – in late August 2017 – we crossed the wild outback of The Kimberley, in Western Australia. At first, I’m convinced the journey is all about the road, the savannah, the red earth. Then, I am overwhelmed by the diversity of Kimberley’s landscape.
The road trip started and ended in Broome. We drove immense expanses, including the Great Northern Highway and the Iconic Gibb River Road. We set camp on top of our Land Cruiser in a few sites along the way, slept under a sky with more stars one can imagine and visited dramatic geological sites, such as the Bungle Bungles and the gorges of El Questro.
We drove about 2,000 km deep into the wild and remote outback and experienced varied sceneries, ranging from lush, tropically vegetated river gorges to vast Savannah woodlands. But it was when we boarded on a Cessna – from King Leopold Air – and flew over the Horizontal falls on the way to Cape Leveque from Broome, that we realized The Kimberly is also a marine wonderland.
We travelled to The Kimberley, Western Australia, from August 24th to September 3rd, 2017. First, we flew from Singapore to Perth with Jet Star and then from Perth to Broome with Virgin Airways. We travelled across Kimberley’s wild outback on a Land Cruiser, visiting the legendary Bungle Bungles, where we stayed at Savannah Lodge and enjoyed an extraordinary chopper flight with East Kimberley Tours. From there, we drove to El Questro, where we spent three nights and experienced another remarkable chopper flight over the Cockburn Ranges. We journeyed through the Great Northern Highway and the Gibb River Road and ended the road trip in Broome, where we stayed at the elegant McAlpine House and watched whales migrating with Broome Whale Watching. We flew from Broome to Cape Leveque with King Leopold Air.