Located in the northernmost part of Western Australia, the Kimberley region is one of the state’s nine regions, and due to its stunning natural beauty, remote location, and weather, particularly in winter when it cools down significantly, it has become one of its most famous.
One of the earliest settled parts of the Great Southern Land, the Kimberley region has a rich history, one extending back tens of thousands of years before Europeans first visited the continent and later came to call it home.
Who would be interested in walking tours of the Kimberley?
Anyone with a love of stunning natural settings, swimming, hiking, photography, and remoteness – despite its popularity, the Kimberley is one of the most sparsely populated parts of Australia and it is very easy to ‘get away from it all’. With that in mind, here’s a quick look at what an exciting, though also very relaxing, walking tour of the Kimberley could entail.
A leisurely drive from Broome on the Western Australian coast to Kununurra in the easternmost part of Western Australia, a short distance from the border with the Northern Territory. And back again!
Due to the terrain, and the fact that you won’t be spending all your time on paved roads, the vehicle in which you travel will be a 4WD of some kind, usually a comfortable 4WD bus.
As most Kimberley walking tours are designed to accommodate people of different ages and walking experience, the walks that you will go on are easy to moderate in difficulty and therefore range between one and ten kilometres in length.
Those who walk faster than others won’t be bored waiting for them to catch up – with gorgeous scenery and some of the finest freshwater swimming the country has to offer, they won’t mind at all.
You won’t be roughing it that’s for sure! On walking tours like these, comfort is not something that you will be going without and you can expect to sleep soundly at night in a spacious, luxurious tent with a comfortable mattress and hot shower to look forward to at the end of the day.
You will have your meals cooked for you as you relax by the campfire – expect to dine superbly – and not want for a thing as you take in the gorgeous surroundings and a sky that seems to come alive at night.
Tours will have a minimum of two professional guides per small group of six to thirteen people, with one driving the bus to the meeting point whilst the other(s) accompanies the group on the day walks you take through this remarkable, visually striking part of the country.
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a particularly beautiful part of Australia, one that is certainly deserving of your time for a holiday of a week or more. Don’t miss the superb experiences awaiting you on a walking tour that takes in iconic natural attractions like Cable Beach, Gibb River Road, and Purnululu National Park.