A coastline of rugged ochre rocks and dense bushlands hides a land of ancient cultures and natural treasures.
Stretching to the northwest, an intricate maze of coral reefs, rocky islands and mangrove-fringed rivers forms one of Australia’s most exotic wilderness areas – the Kimberley Coast.
A maritime frontier explored by Maccassan fisherman, Arab, Chinese and Dutch traders and European explorers, the Kimberley’s ancient coastline is a dynamic world of 11-metre tides that create standing waves and giant whirlpools or expose kilometres of mudflats. The massive tide’s ebb and flow dictates our movements; our inquisitiveness may lead us in unexpected directions.
The Kimberley coast is home to primitive plants and the ancient and most feared predator, the saltwater crocodile. It also boasts dancing jabirus, stoic boab trees and the beautiful Kimberley rose. Protected by vast tracts of bull spinifex and broken ‘hard rock’ country, the coast can be a harsh place, slow to reveal its hidden treasures.
Read on to discover more about the breathtaking Kimberley.
Staff and crew were all exceptionally good. Mike Cusack a wonderful expedition leader - knowledgeable (amazingly about so many things) and very helpful and communicative.Ian MacDonald, Australia - Kimberley Coast, 2016
This was the realisation of a long held dream of seeing the Kimberley Coastal/River regions. That the trip exceeded expectations is thanks entirely to Aurora's planning and personnel.Richard Grono, Kimberley Coast, 2015
I could not speak more highly of Mike, Chris and Alasdair. Their knowledge and experience was wonderful and I don't think other tours could match them. A wonderful experience for us all.Tim Van Leeuwen, Australia - Kimberley Coast, 2016