Top Tourist Attractions in Kimberley

June 5, 2015 Updated: June 5, 2015

The top tourist attractions in Kimberley offer a romantic getaway into some of the most scenic, natural wonders in Australia.  This region in the Western Australia shares borders with the Northern Territory in the east, and the Great Sandy and Tanami deserts in the south.  In the west and north, the Indian Ocean and the Timor Sea bless Kimberley with some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.

Discover the top tourist attractions in Kimberley, starting with:

Bungle Bungles.  Found in the Purnululu National Park, this massif was formed 360 million years ago by the current of the streams and rivers that flowed out of the Kimberley plateau.  The result is stunning:  dome-shaped rock formations with orange and black bands.  The Bungles wasn’t discovered until 1982.  Back then, only cattle stockmen and the local Aborigines know about this spectacular rock formation.

Beaches.  Enjoy watersports, or simply just basking in the sun in some of Kimberley’s famous beaches.  Two of the most famous beaches in Kimberley are the Cable Beach and the Cape Leveque.   Cable beach is a 22 km stretch of clean, white sands and aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.  The beach got its name from the telegraph cable between Broome and Java in 1889.  Cable Beach is also famous for the Gantheume Point, which is located in the Broome end of the beach.  Marvel at the red sandstone cliffs, or, wade in the Anastasia’s Pool.  Legend has it that the lighthouse keeper carved the pool from a stone to allow his wife to bathe in the crystal clear Indian Ocean waters.

Nearby Anastasia’s pool are 130 million year old dinosaur footprints, which can be seen during low tide.

Cape Leveque, on the other hand, is a beautiful beach off the beaten track in the Dampier Peninsula.  The travel to the beach may be quite difficult, but well worth it, with its white sand beaches and golden red cliffs.

Horizontal Falls.  One of the top tourist attractions in Kimberley isn’t exactly a waterfall.  Deep within Talbot Bay, this natural wonder is caused by intense tidal currents that get squeezed into the natural coastal gorges.  The result: a stunning horizontal waterfalls effect.

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