Let’s face it – whether you’re planning a holiday for the entire family or a much needed getaway for you and your friends, another trip to the shore simply won’t cut it.

Instead, why not try to cross an epic travel experience off your bucket list in the New Year?

The Kimberley region is one of our country’s most stunning areas, but with so much to see it can be difficult to decide where to start.

Luckily for you, we’ve gone ahead and found five of the most memorable experiences to be had during your Kimberley adventure!

1. ‘Glamping’ In The Famous ‘Bungle Bungle’

A trip to the Kimberley should certainly include experiencing the bush environment and is sure to feature some aspects of ‘roughing it’ such as hiking. But there’s no reason your accommodations shouldn’t be comfortable and relaxing at the end of a long day out.

The solution: a stay at the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. The private ensuite tents offer the experience of a real bush camp and close proximity to the stunning ‘beehive shaped’ formations known as ‘Bungle Bungles’  in the World-Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, while providing amenities such as:

  •          Twin Beds
  •          Private Facilities
  •          Hot Showers
  •          Flushing Toilets
  •          Fresh Linen
  •          Doonas
  •          Fluffy Pillows

An upgrade to Superior Tents adds larger rooms and king size beds, luggage racks, bedside tables and lamps.

With your night’s stay also including a three-course dinner and cooked breakfast, there’s no better way to have the best of both worlds!

2. The Staircase To The Moon

This natural phenomenon is known worldwide – but must be seen in person to be properly appreciated.

Caused by the reflection of the full moon off the mudflats in Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide, the resulting optical illusion is that of a shimmering staircase to the moon.

Occurring between March and October, specific dates for the occurrence during 2016 are already available, allowing you to plan your visit to the town of Broome on one of the viewing days.

3. Six day Rowley Shoals diving cruise

While our coasts are rich with reefs and wildlife, few compare to the Rowley Shoals. Consisting of three reefs, this beautiful natural formation has been named one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world. Even with snorkelling that’s perfect for people who do not dive, it’ll be easy to see the 600 species of fish and 200 coral varieties in the crystal clear water.

Travelling on luxurious small group cruise vessels, to the secluded destination is the definition of a bucket list holiday adventure.

4. The Adelaide to Darwin ‘Epic self drive holiday’

This could very well be the ultimate Australian road trip. However, attempting this 21 day, 3,000km trek could appear daunting to some travellers. As for the logistics of attempting to book accommodations, that might take as long as the trip itself!

Luckily, the self-drive holiday takes care of all the necessary arrangements – allowing you to simply enjoy the adventure.

In addition to the unlimited kilometre-hire of a comfortable 4WD vehicle, the package includes accommodations of up to 3 nights in 10 locales including Port Augusta, Alice Springs and Kakadu National Park along with a guided rim walk at King’s Canyon and a Yellow Water cruise in Kakadu National Park.

5. Cable Beach sunset camel ride

While all these experiences will provide a lifetime of memories, the Cable Beach camel ride is one unlike any other. Regularly popping up on lists of things every traveller must experience, the sunset Cable Beach camel train is the most iconic image in the already iconic town of Broome.

As you ride your camel on the beach’s white sands, you’ll gaze out at the expanse of the Indian Ocean – and at low tide, be mesmerised by the reflection of the sky and the camel train itself.

Best of all, rides on these gentle giants are perfect for the entire family, with even small children able to enjoy the magic.

Do you have any other special experiences to add to this list? Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • With covid any Aussie destinations sound awesome at the moment.


  • this gives me the wanderlust so bad


  • This sounds wonderful – thanks for highlighting these.


  • It all sounds beautiful. The Kimberly range is definitely on my bucket list just need to make the time to go.


  • I would so love to have this experience, I am working my way to getting there, I am hoping to take my little one on the train from the east coast to the west coast later in the year, and I would so much love to experience all of this with her at some stage.


  • The best way to see the Kimberleys and northern W.A. is by travelling on your own in a caravan and experiencing the area for as long as you like. Five days at Port Smith just below Broome, 5 days in the Hammersley Ranges and so forth – meeting the people and seeing everything you could possibly want to see – guided tours don’t give you enough time and motels are motels anywhere.


  • Sounds absolutely sensational. I must get there someday.


  • All amazing options. I’ve only heard a couple of them and must admit I do hope to visit that part of Australia some time. Thanks for the tips.


  • What a wonderful article. I dream of seeing the Staircase to the Moon. It sounds breathtaking. I had not heard of this before.


  • Definitely a destination I must take my little boy to see. Absolutely gorgeous.


  • i always wanted to visit this area from when i was a kid :)


  • I have always wanted to visit the Kimberleys! Right back in the old Malcolm Douglas days. Such beautiful part of the country!


  • Thanks – looks and sounds incredible. Well and truly on the bucket list – the Kimberley looks spectacular.


  • Definitely mm the bucket list along with so many other places. Thankyou for the tips on where to head to first, I love the idea of Glamping.

    • Glamping does indeed sound pretty good.


  • The scenery is spectacular but you have to be able to cope with the intense heat. Most of those who live up there have the airconditioning on constantly. I personally know I can’t medically cope with the heat like I used to. Even though I drink a lot of water I still get the shakes if I get too hot.


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