A local guide to the Kimberley: 7 must-see attractions

When you are looking into visiting the Kimberley, you should start with finding a local guide that will curate a tour specifically for you and what you want.

The beauty of this area is that it is for everyone. It’s suitable for families, the adventurers, the well-travelled, the hikers, the relaxers, the bird watchers and even those that have been already. No matter what your interests are, the region is filled to the brim with things see and do.

Once you arrive, you’ll realise you’re in a part of the world that is barely touched by civilisation and the nature, the colours, the landscape, the culture – it’s up there with some of the best places in the world.

So who can help you see and experience this magical place?

Outback Horizons is a family-owned and operated tour company, that creates private, tailored tours for groups of up to eight people. The tour company has been running guided tours of the Kimberley for over 15 years and they know the best places to visit and the best way to get you there in comfort and safety. So get your family and friends together and start planning your Kimberley adventure.

Based on their expert knowledge, here are the must-see attractions to see in the Kimberley – all of which can be incorporated into an Outback Horizon camping or accommodated tour.

Gibb River Road

The infamous Gibb River Road is a four-wheel driver’s dream. The stretch of road spans 660 kilometres and is the backbone of reaching the majority of the Kimberley’s renowned sights.

Outback Horizons has fully equipped, luxury, safe vehicles to get you there. You don’t need to have the 4WD experience or the setup, they have this for you. Simply enjoy the drive and get your camera ready.

A local guide to the Kimberleys: Gibb River Road
Gibb River Road

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Mitchell Plateau

The Mitchell Falls, or Punamii-Uunpuu to the Wunambal people, are some of the most spectacular in Australia. Cascading down four tiers of sandstone rock, the impressive falls are 100 metres high. You can hike up and see the ancient Aboriginal art sites on the way, or witness the extraordinary site by helicopter.

Not many other tour operators will take you to the Mitchell Plateau because frankly, the terrain is next level. However, Outback Horizons knows this is something you won’t want to miss!

Mitchell Falls
Mitchell Falls

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Lake Argyle

Have you seen a photograph of the iconic infinity pool with the beautiful quintessential Kimberley backdrop? Well, this is the place. This freshwater reservoir is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and is nestled amongst a rugged billion-year-old landscape.

Take a boat cruise of the river and enjoy the sunset over this picturesque scenery. The stark contrast of water, earth and sky, is one of the many things that makes the Kimberley so attractive.

Lake Argyle
Lake Argyle

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Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

This World Heritage-listed national park should be one of the natural wonders of the world. The unique bee-hive shaped rocks are more than 350 million years old and are a fascinating geological landmark of Western Australia.

This is perfect to experience by helicopter, scenic flight or by trekking some of the many walks. Your Outback Horizons Kimberley guide will complete the walks with you to ensure your safety.

Purnululu
Purnululu National Park

Horizontal Falls

A waterfall, that’s horizontal. It is one the most unique experiences and natural phenomenon in Australia. Known as Garaanngaddim to the local Indigenous people, the tidal flows cause waterfalls on the ebb and flow of each tide. You can experience this by boat, enjoying the thrilling strength of the sea and you can see this marvel from the sky in a helicopter.

Horizontal Falls
Horizontal Falls

Ellenbrae Station

One of the last things you would expect to find after travelling hundreds of kilometres along a dirt road is a small scone oasis. Yet, Ellenbrae Station offers just that. Scones. Delicious, with all the trimmings. Here, you’ll be welcomed by the friendliest family and get a glimpse of station life through their eyes.

El Questro

It wouldn’t be a Kimberley trip without visiting El Questro and all the incredible gorges and sites their station encompasses. From the beautiful waterfall in Emma Gorge to the tropical warm thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, El Questro has some of Kimberley’s best attractions.

There isn’t a better place in Australia to escape the chaos of daily city life than the Kimberley. If you are ready to make the Kimberley your next great adventure, reach out to the Outback Horizons team and they will personalise a journey specifically for you. You will embark on the journey of a lifetime and experience a side of the world that will reset you.

El Questro
El Questro

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