Australia’s biggest state has often been neglected by travellers in a hurry to hop straight over to the East Coast or the continent’s Red Centre. This year though, all that has changed with Qantas launching its 17-hour direct flight from London to Perth.
Western Australia’s dimensions are so vast that an adventure to the remote, northern Kimberley region can involve planes, boats and a 4WD. Fly into Broome, take a scenic helicopter ride then jump on a camel for sunset at Cable Beach. Join a road trip on the rugged, unsealed Gibb River Road to Purnululu National Park with Kimberley Wild for a true wilderness adventure. Nights in a swag bag are the best way to see the stars, and the mighty Bungle Bungles are hugely impressive from the air.
One thing’s for sure – you can’t see all of Australia’s North West in one trip, so you’ll definitely be coming back.
Scenic flight over Shark Bay World Heritage Coast
Cable Beach camel train at sunset
Aerial view of Broome’s red dirt roads
Helicopter over Purnululu National Park
Aerial view of Purnululu National Park
Windjana Gorge National Park
The Bungle Bungles from the air
Gibb River Road camping under the Milky Way
Lake Argyle in the Eastern Kimberley
Ancient Aboriginal rock art
Sunset cruise on Lake Argyle
Cathedral Gorge in Purnululu
All images: Nori Jemil.