Feature National Park: North Kimberley Marine Park
The north Kimberley coast is one of the last remaining unspoilt coastlines on Earth, and is recognised as one of the world’s most ecologically diverse marine areas. Located within the west Kimberley region, North Kimberley Marine Park is the largest marine park in Western Australia, at seven times the size of Ningaloo Marine Park, and the second largest State marine park in Australia.
North Kimberley Marine Park is included in the Australian National Heritage list for nationally significant natural, Aboriginal and historical values. The extraordinary seascape of the north Kimberley and the Aboriginal culture attracts increasing numbers of tourists from around the globe. The Vision for the North Kimberley Marine Park is: A place where traditional owners Map and Parks and Wildlife work together with the wider community to create a park where the natural and cultural values are protected, respected and celebrated by all.
Marine and national parks, wildlife, scenic beauty and other natural attractions underpin a valuable and expanding nature-based tourism industry in this area. The warm tropical waters and large tidal range of the marine park also provide optimal conditions for the production of high quality pearls from the South Sea pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima) and pearling has a historical and contemporary presence in the region.
- More than 1000 islands
- Pristine and remarkable coral reefs
- King George River, twin falls
- Cape Londonderry, WA’s northernmost point
- Scenic Hunter and Roe Rivers
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