The Kimberley region, situated in the far north of WA, is seen to be one of the world’s greatest wilderness areas. Despite its size, there are only 30,000 people living across the 423,000 square kms.
It is home to the Bungle Bungle ranges and the town of Broome, the world centre for the pearling industry. Broome offers a range of activities and luxurious accommodation and is a popular tourist spot. Other towns in the region that are worth seeing include Broome, Derby, Wyndham and Kununurra.
The Pilbara is an excellent place to learn more about the Aboriginal Culture and their bond with the land. The Karjini National Park is a fantastic place to see the land talked about in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.
Towns to visit in this region includes Port Hedland, Karratha, Dampier, Onslow and Exmouth. Exmouth is the home of the Ningaloo Marine Park where you can see the massive Whale Shark and Humpback Whales.
The Gascoyne is renowned for its coastline and fishing. Perhaps its most popular feature is Monkey Mia where you can swim with the dolphins in their natural environment.
However there is also a lot of history based in the region; the HMAS Sydney was sunk along the coast during World War II and all on board were perished. It was also here that Dirk Hartog made the first landing by a white man in 1616.
Towns of interest in this area includes Coral Bay, Carnarvon, Denham, Gascoyne Junction, Mount Augustus and Tom Price. The Pinnacles Desert is also found in this area, a series of natural rock formations, best viewed at sunset.
The towns of Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie are where the Gold Rushes occurred, and they remain famous for the precious metal and the history it created. Today the towns house a variety of museums which preserve the way of life of those who came to WA's Goldfields to try their luck.