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.

Flying over the turquoise waters of Broome

After a few minutes flying, the Horizontal Falls come into focus as the aircraft drops to 500 feet

The phenomenon of the tides pouring through the two gaps in the McLarty Range is one of the most extraordinary natural events

After circling the Horizontal Falls for a couple of loops, we head towards the Buccaneer Archipelago

The extraordinary Buccaneer Archipelago

A flight to remember

The remoteness of the place is beyond comprehension

Flying over Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque: Wild beaches with crocodiles in one of the most pristine environments on earth

Red coloured cliffs at Cape Leveque in Western Australia

Beyond pristine and wild beaches washed by cobalt blue waters, Cape Leveque is a magical Aboriginal land, where one can experience the genuine Aboriginal way of life

Remarkable flight with King Leopold Air

Watching Humpback whales migrating from Antarctica to Western Australia with “Broome Whale Watching.”

Back in Broome enjoying one of the most spectacular sunsets in Cable Beach

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.