He may have been one of Australia’s biggest exports in the terms of cinema legends and his exploits were larger than life, but eat your heart out Crocodile Dundee, because the Australian Outback is not just the stuff of films and legend, but now more than ever available for anyone inclined towards adventure.
You too can experience creeks and gorges and crocodiles. Eat camp food, sleep out in a swag in remote locations, and not be bothered by humanity at large.
I fondly look back on our 12 day trip with Adventure Wild along the great Gibb River Road in north west Australia. I remember the massive ancient gorges, the iridescent glow of the Cockburn Ranges at sunset, El Questro’s awesome walks, and the huge cattle musters, all of which comes back to me now in bright cinematography.
You will find your own must-see sights and experiences. Go experience them while the Kimberley is still wild and relatively untouched.
10 Highlights from The Kimberley in North West Australia, for me, include:-
- Lily filled creeks
- Jabirus, Kingfishers and Brolgas
- Pandanus palms and huge boab trees
- Swagging and tenting under the stars
- No electronic gadgets
- Good honest camping grub
- The thermal hot springs at Zebedee Falls
- A cruise on the Ord River
- Ancient gorges that are as old as time itself
- Cattle musters
What are your favourite memories about The Outback in Western Australia? If you haven’t been, what would you like to see or experience?