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
- 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.
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