The Kimberley – Australia’s greatest wilderness area – is waiting to be discovered!
WA’s Kimberley region is known for its massive wilderness areas defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, savanna country and isolated coastline – and you can experience it all on a pack-free walking holiday.
First up we have the 7-day Kimberley Explorer – Bungles, Lake Argyle and Beyond. This journey has been designed to provide a remote wilderness walking experience in the Kimberley with added touches of luxury along the way.
Enjoy Lake Argyle, located in the remote Kimberley region in the far north of Western Australia.
You’ll also visit Home Valley Station and El Questro, located in the East Kimberleys for a few nights. This area showcases an outstanding diversity of landscapes from rugged sandstone ranges to rainforest pockets, stunning gorges and palm-fringed waterholes.
One highlight is the flight into the stunning Bungles, saving 9hr of driving and seeing the Kimberley’s in all their glory from up above.
Once you land, you’ll change aircraft and experience heli-hiking into the remote Picaninny Gorge in the Purnululu National Park on foot.
And if you don’t want your walking holiday to stop try our 11-day Kimberley to Broome Explorer.
This grand journey from Kununurra to Broome explores the best walks in the Bungles, El Questro, Tunnel Creek, Mimbi Caves, Windjana Gorge and Broome. Includes a stay in Cape Leveque and a flight over Horizontal Falls and the Bucaneer Archipeligo.
If you head up to WA’s vast Kimberley region on either of our pack-free guided walks you’re going to see some of the world’s best rocks art.
Kimberley rock art is mostly painted with different kinds of ochre that bond incredibly well with the sandstone, lasting hundreds, thousands and even tens of thousands of years.
Several thousand sites have already been recorded, but it is estimated that there are tens of thousands more, mostly in rock shelters but also on flat rock expanses, on large boulders – anywhere there is a substantial body of rock.
The oldest dated rock art consists of an ochre-smeared chunk of limestone from Carpenter’s Gap in the south-west Kimberley that was found in archaeological layers dated to 41,000 years ago. Other dates suggest images were made since that time right into the present.
The sites of the rock art are very important to traditional owners in the Kimberley because they are records made by their direct ancestors. Many of the sites are considered sacred because of the ceremonies that have been carried out in those places.
The art is exciting because it demonstrates that the local Indigenous people belong to the oldest living culture on the planet. The age and detail of the art mean that there’s a lot that can be learnt from it. The art can tell the history of the land and how the culture changed over time.