Escape north this winter

Windjana Gorge

Winter is here and its cold outside, but if you are looking to beat the chill you don’t have to go far.

With winter temperatures averaging in the low 30s, rugged ranges, thundering waterfalls, pristine beaches and a wilderness millions of years in the making, the Kimberley region’s national parks are a winning winter getaway.

National parks in the Kimberley are among some of the largest, remote and most breathtaking wilderness areas in Australia.

Step into the Kimberley’s national parks this winter and witness other-worldly landscapes and extraordinary natural attractions:

  • Explore the 350-million-year-old beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. The Bungle Bungles, 300km south of Kununurra, are one of the world’s best kept secrets, remaining hidden from the outside world until 1983.
  • Discover fascinating fossils in the towering walls of the 3.5km Windjana Gorge. Camp-out under the stars or immerse yourself in over 20,000 years of Indigenous culture.
  • Descend 750 metres into the darkest depths of Tunnel Creek National Park, home to WA’s oldest cave system.
  • Visit the second largest crater in the world at Wolfe Creek. The meteorite crater is 800m across and almost circular.
  • Take in the spectacular, 80m falls at Mitchell River National Park. A biologically diverse park that is home to the Livistona palm – they grow up to 18m tall and can be up to 300 years old.
Manning Gorge

The Kimberley is home to many vast, remote and truly spectacular national parks. Limestone caves, plunging gorges, a 300,000-year-old crater and dazzling world heritage listed geological landmarks are just some of the one-of-a-kind attractions waiting to be experienced.

Being the dry season, winter is the best time to visit the Kimberley – some would say the only time – with many roads flooded during summer. It also the cheapest its ever been to head north, with flights from Perth to Broome starting from $199 each way.

Find out more about how to explore the amazing parks in our north at australiasnorthwest.com

 

Sources: https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/; https://www.westernaustralia.com; https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au