Kimberley Travel Guide

Larger than 75 percent of the countries in the world and with a population of fewer than 40,000, the Kimberley region is Australia's last frontier. Remote and severely beautiful, it's hemmed in by impenetrable coastline and unforgiving deserts that surround palm-fringed gorges, thundering waterfalls, desolate mountains and vast plains, meaning thoroughbred explorers will find plenty of adventures.

A holiday in the destination could take travellers to Western Australia's World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, which features the famous beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles. Or visitors could venture to the magnificent Mitchell River National Park and the beautiful waterways of Danggu Geike Gorge National Park.

Those looking to unwind should try Broome's iconic Cable Beach (one of the world's best), or some of the region's coastal and outback towns. Visitors will also find a variety of cruise options.

Culture lovers should note that more than 30 Aboriginal tribes remain in the Kimberley region, each with its own language and many with unique cultural practices.