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.
The trip was outstanding and I would have happily turned around and done it all again.Ken Mils, Western Australia - Kimberley Coast, 2016
Congratulations to all the staff who did a great job to ensure such a successful, informative and enjoyable trip. Mike was an excellent Expedition Leader. His passion for the environment really shone through.Andy Hamilton - Kimberley Coast, 2015
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