The outback is an amazing and adventurous destination that most Australians dream of exploring at least once in their lifetime. This Western Australia outback special includes incredible experiences and accommodation options that will help to make your outback holiday everything you’d hoped for.
Tick the Bungle Bungles off your outback bucket list
Bungle Bungle Guided Tours offers a range of unique guided walking tours of the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, with options to suit all levels of fitness.
Experience the beauty of the enormous natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, the winding Echidna Chasm, and the cultural significance of the area to the Indigenous people.
Fly-in day tours depart from Kununurra or Warmun but if you want to stay overnight Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge is the perfect option. Situated at the southern end of Purnululu in Savannah grassland, the lodge has a freshwater swimming pool, licensed bar, open-air dining deck and indoor dining room. Enjoy hot showers in your private ensuite, hearty meals and a comfortable bed to enjoy after your day of exploring.
Let Nature envelop you in Pristine Karijini
Nestled in the heart of Karijini National Park in the remote Pilbara region of WA, Karijini Eco Retreat is a unique and ecologically sound development offering quality, comfortable tented accommodation, cabins, campsites and an alfresco restaurant and bar. Campsites are available for campers and caravans from just $20 per person, per night, with children 12 and under free. A short walking trail leads directly from the retreat into Joffre Gorge: stand at the top and you will find yourself overwhelmed by this powerful creation of nature, over 2500 million years in the making.
Contact: 08 9425 5591; karijiniecoretreat.com.au
See the Kimberley from above
To gain the greatest perspective of the amazing and diverse wilderness of WA’s Kimberley, you must take to the air with award-winning specialists Aviair and HeliSpirit.
Aviair offers tours over the famous Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine, Kimberley Coast and Mitchell Falls. Fly in air-conditioned comfort while your pilot tells you about these incredible places below.
Combine your flight with a thrilling HeliSpirit helicopter ride to view deep gorges, huge watercourses and inaccessible places up-close. HeliSpirit operates throughout the Kimberley, with options to watch the sunset from a mountain pinnacle with a glass of wine; heli-fish with experienced guides in wild rivers; or soar through gorges and touch down for a swim under a secret waterfall.
Find your outback oasis
Kimberley Experiences create unique itineraries that can include scenic flights over the Bungle Bungles, river cruises on Lake Argyle, helicopter tours at Mitchell Falls, helifishing adventures, fantastic accommodation and amazing food.
The executive-style, self-contained Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments is one of Kimberley Experience’s top choices. With one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set in tropical gardens, Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments is a relaxing oasis and the perfect base for your Kimberley adventures!
Visit the outback’s most remote gems
The ultimate way to discover the Kimberley is by private helicopter with an experienced local guide. Most of the region is inaccessible by any other means.
The private and luxurious HeliSpirit Kimberley helicopter safaris offer bucket list experiences such as standing on a mountain-top at sunset or viewing remote galleries of the oldest rock art on Earth. Our pilots know the Kimberley intimately and will ensure your experience is the best you could hope for.
Stay in the region’s best lodges and retreats: Berkeley River Lodge, Kimberley Coastal Camp and El Questro Homestead. All three are unique lodges in exquisite locations with diverse wilderness experiences.
Contact: 1800 180 085; helispirit.com.au
The heart of the Kimberley
From deep gorges and majestic mountains to thermal springs, mud and salt flats, rainforests and waterfalls, everything the Kimberley has to offer is located across the El Questro’s 700,000 acres, placing the property right at the heart of the Kimberley.
Staying at El Questro has something to complement every individual’s Kimberley experience, whether you choose a luxurious stay, a room by the river, a tented cabin nestled in the wilderness or a night under canvas at El Questro Station. Perched atop the Chamberlain Gorge and River sits El Questro Homestead, a private and exclusive oasis hosting only 18 guests at a time and delivering luxurious comfort, fine dining and a unique perspective on the Kimberley.
Contact: 1800 837 168; elquestro.com.au