Most Popular Things to see in the Kimberly Region

by Jules on April 16, 2013

The Kimberly region is a beautiful rugged and remote area located in the Western portion of Australia. The region is home to fascinating wildlife, gorgeous weather and exciting attractions. It is a fantastic place to take a holiday; therefore, if you are visiting the Kimberly region, here are the top three things to do.

1. Tunnel Creek

Tunnel Creek 2

This national park is what is left of an old reef system. It is comprised of limestone, and it contains a dark and spacious tunnel. While visiting the tunnel, some people carry torches to see in the darkness. Wearing tennis shoes is also advised. You can see waterfalls cascading over the edge, and you can see stalactites hanging from the ceiling. The tunnel also contains fish and even a harmless crocodile. You might also see bats flying around in the tavern. Pigeons Cave at Tunnel Creek was named after the famous outlaw, Jandamaura, who hid in the cave during the late 1800s. Legend has it that Jandamaura was immortal, and his spirit resided at a place near Tunnel Creek.

2. Gibbs River Road

Pentecost River

If you love nature, you musts drive along Gibbs River Road. You will see breathtaking landscape, stunning gorges and spectacular waterfalls. Before you travel the road, make sure your vehicle is in good shape and has plenty of fuel. You need to keep your speed down, or you might hit a cow that is wandering in the road. Camping is permitted in designated areas. While traveling along the road, you will pass amazing rivers, ancient rock formations and fascinating wildlife. In some areas, you can even enjoy bushwalking or swimming. While traveling on the road, you will be able to see for miles, and you will be amazed at the stunning landscape. It is truly awe-inspiring. The natural beauty of the area is unmatched. Cattle stations are available, and you can stop and learn about the history of the area. It will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

3. Barramundi Fishing

Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing

If you enjoy fishing, you must experience barramundi fishing in the Kimberly region. Barramundi fish reside in creeks, rivers and estuaries. They live in any open body of water. The fish are huge, so they need to be handled with care. Some of the places in the Kimberly region to go fishing include Willie Creek, Barred Creek, the Fitzroy River and the King River. You can easily find fishing tour guides or fishing camps or lodges. Do not forget your camera because you will want capture the moment.

Jessica Berrick an avid travel blogger travels the world for a job. Recently she used to travel the region. She highly recommends this destination if you are an outdoor person.

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