Kimberley Coast in Western Australia is one of the most beautiful yet undiscovered regions in the world. Remote and rugged, Kimberley Coast is a land of excitement and intrigue and should be on every adventure seeker’s bucket list. In a 2016 poll, the region was voted as ‘Australia’s Top Destination to Experience’, and it is not difficult to see why. Here travellers can experience Australia in its most raw and natural form, which makes it a drawcard for adventure travellers all over the world. Here are our top reasons why you should start planning your Kimberley cruise today.
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Visit Horizontal Falls
The spectacular Horizontal Falls is so named because the water flows horizontally instead of vertically, making it a must-see during your trip to the Kimberley Coast. The science behind this is simple – the seawater builds faster on one side of the gaps rather than the other, which creates a waterfall up to 5 metres high. The direction of the falls changes with the tide, creating vast tidal pools. This extraordinary experience can be enjoyed from a small boat, or if you really want to splurge, get a bird’s eye view from a helicopter.
Explore Montgomery Reef
Continuing with the waterfall theme, Montgomery Reef covers about 400 square kilometres and a length of about 80 kilometres. The area experiences tidal movements up to 11 metres, and during this time visitors may be able to spot an amazing variety of migratory birds and marine life that call this area its home, including mantra rays, crocodiles, dugongs, and reef sharks, to name a few. Again, travellers can explore the reef by helicopter for the most rewarding experience.
Raft Point or Manning Peak
Viewing spots like Raft Point or Manning Peak provide travellers with some of the most breathtaking views of the Kimberley Coast. It is like being on top of the world, visitors like nothing more than taking in their surroundings coupled with some drinks or even a picnic.
Fishing for Barramundi
For all avid anglers out there, the Kimberley Coast is a dream destination as you may be able to catch that ever elusive barramundi. Fishing expeditions are popular options in this region as the waterways are packed with marine life. For those wallflowers out there, you will still be able to enjoy the excitement that surrounds you as watching someone catch their dream fish is indeed a thrilling experience.
Gaze at the Stars in Kimberley
While you’re in the depth of the wilderness, don’t forget to look up at the night sky. The Kimberley sky littered with millions of twinkling stars that you have to see to believe. Settle down, look at the stars and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature after dark.
King George Falls Hike
All adventure seekers visiting Kimberley will want to partake in the steep but short hike to the top of the King George Falls. Once on top, you will witness one of the most photographed regions in Australia, with many visitors scurrying to capture this special moment in time.