Tourism is one of the Kimberley’s iconic industries, yet visitation statistics can be difficult to quantify due to the far-reaching nature of expenditure by visitors.
Want to see more images from around the region? Take a look at our gallery to see the best tourist spots in the Kimberley and plan your next visit.
The following chart shows relative distances in kilometres between Kimberley towns and Perth, the State capital.
There are around 200 Indigenous communities across the Kimberley.
Often described as one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the Kimberley has an immense and complex landscape that encompasses spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, pockets of lush rainforest and an astonishing variety of wildlife. Huge turtles, predatory fresh and saltwater crocodiles share this ancient land with Australia’s unique marsupial kangaroos and wallabies. Floral treasures abound including many coloured wildflowers, waterlilies, pandanus palms, fan palms and magnificent boab trees.
The Kimberley is a vast and pristine area that is an unforgettable adventure to explore. To truly appreciate the wonders of the Kimberley region, it is best to take some time, meet the people, absorb the history and take in the natural beauty. The Kimberley comprises four local governments (further information on individual Shire websites):
Australia’s North West Tourism can provide a wealth of tourism-related information for the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. There are also a number of Visitor Centres around the region that provide further information.