Australia’s best landscapes series: Driving in the Kimberley Region

A journey along the Gibb River Road in Australia’s Kimberley region is a true outback adventure in one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers.

Originally constructed to transport cattle from surrounding stations, this old stock route spans over 660 kilometres of unsealed road linking Derby in the west to Kununurra in the east.

The journey travels through spectacular scenery of magnificent gorges, waterfalls and rivers forged over millions of years, where you can immerse yourself in the Kimberley’s wide open spaces and experience the real outback Australian lifestyle.

Along this journey you will encounter rare and unique Australian wildlife, learn about the rich Aboriginal history of the Great North West and hear the stories of the heroic feats of early explorers and settlers. At Wyndham, you can drive down to the old township and see the ‘Port Town’ precinct along with many historic attractions.

The Gibb River Road is a rough, unforgiving road through an ancient and beautiful land. Take a couple of weeks to explore the many gorges, waterfalls and rivers that this road is famous for. The Aboriginal communities, enormous cattle stations and meeting the genuine characters of the bush make this drive a quintessential Australian experience.

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