Swallowing up one-sixth of the whole of Western Australia, the Kimberley is vast, remote and almost a world apart from anything else you’ve ever seen. Rugged red cliffs cascade with violent waterfalls; silent swimming holes lie hidden in rocky chambers; ancient rock paintings tell ancient tales, and wild and dangerous beasts lie in wait. A tour of this region is probably best suited to older children, so they can really appreciate the incredible nature of the journey.

The cruises are not cheap, but worth doing if you possibly can. The offerings range from true luxury (with a price tag to match) down to… well… regular luxury, really. westernaustralia.com

Try these: True North, National Geographic Orion, Kimberley Quest

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