North West

The North West of Western Australia is the land that time forgot. A region of breath-taking contrasts it covers over a million square kilometres and is one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. This truly immense region captures pristine coastlines, spectacular gorge country, mega natural resource projects and huge working outback sheep and cattle stations. The two-key region in the North West are the Pilbara and Kimberly, which are vastly different from one another.

The Kimberley is three times larger than England and has a population of less than 40,000. It is spread over Australia's entire north-western corner bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami deserts in the Pilbara and stretches from Broome in the west to Kununurra in the east. A natural paradise the Kimberly features rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, stunning waterfalls, lush forest and offers an astonishing variety of flora and fauna.

The outback beach town of Broome, famous for its 22-kilometre (14-mile) long Cable Beach, and the daily camel trains that trail along it at sunset. Kununurra meaning ‘Big Water’ in Miriwoong a local Aboriginal language and is home to Lake Argyle, the Ord River, many waterfalls and huge barramundi. World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and its beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Range are also accessible from Kununurra.

Aboriginal history in the Kimberley dates back at least 40,000 years. Today there are more than 30 Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberley region, each with its own language and unique cultural practices. There are an abundance of Aboriginal experiences available in the Kimberley, from walking tours of Broome and discovering the history and culture of Country on a guided tour to exploring Aboriginal art sites and art centres.

The Pilbara is twice the size of the United Kingdom and has some of the world’s most stunning ancient natural landscapes, dating back between 3.5 and 4.3 billion years. It is a region of stark contrasts; rocky canyons lead to peaceful plunge pools in the beautiful Karijini National Park. On the spectacular Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands, turquoise waters lap white sandy beaches and untouched coral gardens abound. And yet the Pilbara is also known as the engine room of Australia, home to a massive mining industry in crude oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.

The Pilbara also features over 700 Aboriginal archaeological sites and 1,000,000 rock engravings (Petroglyphs), many dating back 30,000 years, the Burrup Peninsula is the perfect place to discover the unique art, history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Pilbara.

Explore North West

    Southern Cross Cultural Walk
    Southern Cross Cultural Walk
    Southern Cross Cultural Walk
    Southern Cross Cultural Walk

    Southern Cross Cultural Walk

    3 Hours Dampier Peninsula - ARDI, Western Australia Catch & Cook April to September
    Join Bardi-Jawi man Bolo Angus and his family on an inspirational journey through Country at Lullumb on the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Learn about Bardi-Jawi culture and experience hunting and gathering techniques passed down through more
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    Rock Art Tour, Murujuga National Park
    Rock Art Tour, Murujuga National Park
    Rock Art Tour, Murujuga National Park
    Rock Art Tour, Murujuga National Park

    Rock Art Tour, Murujuga National Park

    2 Hours Pilbara, Western Australia Rock Art Year Round
    Take a guided tour with Clinton through the Murujuga National Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art in the world and rediscover the petroglyphs (rock art) created by the Yaburrara  (Northern Ngarluma) people. The rock art has been more
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    Cable Beach Cultural Walk
    Cable Beach Cultural Walk
    Cable Beach Cultural Walk
    Cable Beach Cultural Walk

    Cable Beach Cultural Walk

    1.5 Hours Broome, Western Australia Coastal Walk Year Round
    The stunning Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia is the Yawuru Dreaming place for the Gurlibil (sea turtle). Johani Mamid is a traditional Yawuru man whose Country is located in and around Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. more
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    Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tour
    Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tour
    Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tour
    Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tour

    Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tour

    4.5 Hours Cygnet Bay, Dampier Peninsula Culture & Nature June to December
    Explore tranquil, unspoilt locations and learn about the cultural and environmental significance of this spectacular marine reserve just two hours’ drive north of Broome, on the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. The remote Kimberley coast is an untouched wilderness rich more
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    Borrgoron Culture and History Tour
    Borrgoron Culture and History Tour
    Borrgoron Culture and History Tour
    Borrgoron Culture and History Tour

    Borrgoron Culture and History Tour

    1 Hour Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia Culture & History Year Round
    Join Terry Hunter, a fourth generation pearler and proud Bardi man from the Dampier Peninsula, located 220km north of Broome in Western Australia, on an Aboriginal culture and history tour. The Bardi (land) and Jawi (island) people of the Dampier more
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    Wakaj - A Traditional Corroboree Experience
    Wakaj - A Traditional Corroboree Experience
    Wakaj - A Traditional Corroboree Experience
    Wakaj - A Traditional Corroboree Experience

    Wakaj - A Traditional Corroboree Experience

    2.5 Hours Broome, Western Australia Performance Year Round
    Experience the power of a traditional corroboree, storytelling, history, bush foods and much more with Mabu Buru Tours in Broome, Western Australia.Wakaj, meaning "The coming together of family" is a very unique Indigenous experience provided by Mabu Buru Tours and more
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    Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach
    Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach
    Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach
    Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach

    Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach

    Half Day Broome, Western Australia Culture & Nature April to October
    Join us for an unforgettable cultural immersion on Ngumbarl/Jabirr-Jabirr Country. Follow Aunty Pat Torres, a local Custodian of the area, on a 45 minute drive in your own 4 wheel drive vehicle to the northern beaches of Broome (90 minute more
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    Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour
    Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour
    Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour
    Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour

    Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour

    1.5 Hours Broome, Western Australia Culture & Nature April to October
    Join your guide Aunty Pat Torres, on a tour in Broome where she will share her passion for the intricate nature and beauty of Aboriginal culture from a woman's perspective. Teaching guests about the sacredness of the land and the more
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    Reddell Beach Women Only Tour
    Reddell Beach Women Only Tour
    Reddell Beach Women Only Tour
    Reddell Beach Women Only Tour

    Reddell Beach Women Only Tour

    2 Hours Broome, Western Australia Culture & Nature April to October
    Join Aunty Pat Torres who has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region, West Kimberley for a transformative experience. Aunty Pat is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, bush more
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    Beach to Bay Broome Tour
    Beach to Bay Broome Tour
    Beach to Bay Broome Tour
    Beach to Bay Broome Tour

    Beach to Bay Broome Tour

    2 Hours Broome, Western Australia Culture & Nature Year Round
    Join Bart Pigram, a natural entertainer on one of his unique tours of Broome and the Bay in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. See the Country and experience the Broome lifestyle from his unique perspective from the comfort of an more
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    Karijini Glamping Experience
    Karijini Glamping Experience
    Karijini Glamping Experience
    Karijini Glamping Experience

    Karijini Glamping Experience

    Full Day Karijini, Western Australia Accommodation Year Round
    A unique outback glamping experience in the heart of the spectacular Karijini National Park. Karijini Eco Retreat is one of Australia's leading ecotourism attractions and is 100% Aboriginal owned. The Park is the traditional home of the Banyjima, Kurrama and more
    from $220 per adult
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    Windjana Explorer
    Windjana Explorer
    Windjana Explorer
    Windjana Explorer

    Windjana Explorer

    Full Day The Kimberley, Western Australia Immersion & Scenic Flight April to September
    Fly on a journey of discovery exploring ancient culture, beautiful landscapes and stunning natural attractions. Fly to some of the most unique awe-inspiring locations including Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park. Air Kimberley’s passion is to connect people to the Kimberley more
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    Bungle Bungle Explorer
    Bungle Bungle Explorer
    Bungle Bungle Explorer
    Bungle Bungle Explorer

    Bungle Bungle Explorer

    Full Day The Kimberley, Western Australia Immersion & Scenic Flight April to September
    Experience the natural wonders of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park on this full day tour from Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Soar over the dramatic beehive rocks of the Bungle Bungle range on a scenic more
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    Bungle Bungle Adventure Safari
    Bungle Bungle Adventure Safari
    Bungle Bungle Adventure Safari
    Bungle Bungle Adventure Safari

    Bungle Bungle Adventure Safari

    2 Days & 1 Night The Kimberley, Western Australia Cultural Immersion April to September
    Experience the natural wonders of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park on this luxury 2 day tour from Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Enjoy aerial views of scenic flights of Geiki Gorge, the Fitzroy River and more
    from $2480 per adult
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    Night Fishing with Bundy
    Night Fishing with Bundy

    Night Fishing with Bundy

    1.5 Hours Dampier Peninsula - ARDI, Western Australia Culture & Fishing Year Round
    On Bundy's tag a long night fishing tour you will experience marine life at night. More species can be seen at night and different corals will amaze you with their beautiful colours and splashes of light. Fish for bluebone, coral more
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    Coastal Cultural Adventure Tour with Bundy
    Coastal Cultural Adventure Tour with Bundy
    Coastal Cultural Adventure Tour with Bundy
    Coastal Cultural Adventure Tour with Bundy

    Coastal Cultural Adventure Tour with Bundy

    Half Day Dampier Peninsula - ARDI, Western Australia 4WD Tag Along Year Round
    Enjoy a 4WD tag along tour with Bundy and his family on the Dampier Peninsula, 200km north of Broome. Learn about the region’s history and hear the Dreamtime stories of the Bardi people. Try your hand at spearfishing, mud crabbing more
    from $110 per adult
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