North West

A visit to Australia's North West will take you through some of the world’s most amazing untouched wilderness areas, giving you a real Australian outback experience. Covering over one million square kilometres (four times the size of the United Kingdom), North West Australia is split into two areas of breathtaking natural beauty, the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region.

The ancient landscapes of these regions are a contrast of rugged ranges, stunning gorges, pristine sandy beaches and untouched islands and reefs. They’re also home to wildlife, birdlife and plant species you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.

Cultural experiences to suit all tastes and budgets can be found in the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region. Take an authentic Indigenous tour and learn about local Indigenous history and culture, hear Dreamtime stories and try bush tucker.

Stay at the exotic seaside town of Broome in the Kimberley region and sail on an old pearl lugger at sunset or ride a camel along Broome's beautiful Cable Beach. Visit Karratha, the gateway to the beautiful Karijini National Park, and Kununurra, the gateway to the Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley. Or travel through true outback towns on a four wheel drive tour of North West Australia.

Broome is primarily a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Broome is approximately 2200 km north of Perth. The year round population of Broome is approximately 14,500 with this number tripling during tourist season. Broome is situated on a north/south peninsula and has water on both sides of the town. On the eastern shore are the waters of Roebuck Bay and west is Cable Beach.

The popular Cable Beach is situated 7 km from Broome. Cable Beach is 22.5 km long with beautiful white sand washed clean daily and the water is crystal clear turquoise. Cable Beach is home to one of Australia's most famous nudist beaches. Located directly east of Cable Beach over the dunes is Minyirr Park. Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889.

Roebuck Bay extends from the Main jetty at Port Drive to Sandy Point to west of Thangoo station. Town Beach is part of the shoreline and is popular with tourists. Roebuck Bay is of international importance for the millions of shorebirds. The Broome Bird Observatory on the northern shore of Roebuck Bay was established by Birds Australia to study these shorebirds.

Broome has a semi-arid climate and has two seasons: a dry season and a wet season. Broome's dry season is from May through November and the wet season extends from December through March. Broome has grown and diversified due to the West Australian mining boom of the 1960s, as well as the growth of the tourism industry. Broome is also one of the fastest growing towns in Australia. It is in this region you’ll be captivated by the Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle and a host of hallmark landscapes and activities.