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The Kimberley Region - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Broome
• Derby
• Fitzroy Crossing
• Gibb River Road
• Halls Creek
• Kununurra
• Lake Argyle
• Wyndham
 
Other towns, villages and localities in the Kimberley include:
• Camballin • Conservation Park • Devonian Reef Conservation Park • Drysdale River National Park • Durack
• King Leopold Ranges • Mount Hardman • Mueller Ranges • Prince Nature Reserve • St George Ranges
• Tunnel Creek National Park • Willare
Kimberley region, Western AustraliaThe Kimberley region is fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Timor Sea to the north and west, the Great Sandy Desert to the south, Tanami Desert to the south east and the Northern Territory border to the east. The region covers approximately 423,000 square km, making it almost twice the size of the state of Victoria. It includes four Local Government Areas: Shire of Broome, Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, Shire of Halls Creek and the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

The major towns in the Kimberley region are Broome, Kununurra, Derby, Halls Creek, Wyndham and Fitzroy Crossing. These towns are important support and service centres for the many smaller communities that surround them. The largest town in the Kimberley is Halls Creek or you can make Derby, 220 km away at the mouth of the Fitzroy River as your base for travelling into the area.

This northern-most region of Western Australia, the Kimberley offers a rugged adventure to a remote area of rivers and magnificent landscape. Here you can find red soil, rocks, gum trees and blue skies. Immerse yourselves in the spectacular gorges on the Fitzroy River, Wolfe Creek meteorite crater, the Gibb River Road and Bunge Bungle National Park. Enjoy the company of freshwater crocodiles, wallaroos and the rare black-footed wallaby.

The Kimberley region enjoys a climate broadly divided into ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ seasons. The most popular period to visit is between April and September, but there is nothing like being there in the Wet (the rainy season in the north), which offers ethereal thunderstorms, although rains make many watercourses impassable, closing a number of access roads to many attractions.

The build up to the ‘wet’ is usually around October and November, as temperatures soar and the atmosphere becomes hot and humid. The ‘wet’ can start early in December, although January is when the rains normally come, creating cascading waterfalls and filling local swimming holes.

The dry season presents warm and balmy, tropical, idyllic conditions enjoyed by residents and increasing numbers of visitors. The tropical summer season or ‘wet’ includes variable weather systems ranging from longer hot and dry periods to monsoonal rains and tropical storms. June to July tend to be the coolest months

Check out our listing of Kimberley accommodation and Broome accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Broome Tourist Bureau

Kimberley Tourism Association
PO Box 554, BROOME WA 6725
Ph: 08 9193 6660
Email
Web: www.kimberleytourism.com

Western Australia Visitor Centre
Suite 1, Corner Dampier & Napier Terrace
BROOME WA 6725
Ph: 08 9193 6122
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North West Tourism
BROOME WA 6725
Ph: +61 8 9193 6660
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Australia's North West region covers over a million square kilometres, encompassing the Kimberley and Pilbara regions, from Onslow in the south to Kununurra in the north eastern corner of Western Australia. Australia's North West Tourism is the main marketing body for tourism industry in the North West.

Click here to view maps of the Kimberley region.

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The Kimberley Region Attractions

Broome
• Located at the south western tip of the Kimberley region, and once the pearling capital of the world, is the town of Broome. Called the ‘Pearl of the North’ and often referred to as the southern gateway to the wilderness region of the Kimberley, it is located on a peninsula with the Indian Ocean to the west and Roebuck Bay to the south east.
Dampier Peninsula
• Located on the west side of the Kimberley.
Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park
• World Heritage listed national park on the east side of the Kimberley.
 
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