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The Kimberley

Regarded by many as the most beautiful part of Australia, the Kimberley is a long way from anywhere - including Perth - but well worth the long drive. Covering an area almost twice the size of Victoria, the remote and sparsely populated Kimberley has an allure and mystique that adventurous travellers find hard to resist.

One of the region's most notable qualities is its diversity of landforms and habitat types. Most Australians will know of the Bungle Bungle, whose remarkable beehive landscapes have been entered on the World Heritage List. You can explore much of the Kimberley's diversity by following the Gibb River Road and its various detours. This iconic overland route offers a unique outback motoring experience that'll take you across the Kimberley's often rugged heart.

Much of the Kimberley's coast, with its tall cliffs and white sandy beaches, is relatively inaccessible unless you're travelling by boat or helicopter but you can 4WD to Cape Leveque for some magnificent coastal scenery.

The Kimberley's wet season runs from the beginning of October to the end of April, but the majority of the rain falls between mid-December to mid-March. The main tourist season coincides with the southern winter holidays, so if you want to avoid the crowds consider the shoulder periods of May or September.

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