16 days in Kimberley Region Itinerary

16 days in Kimberley Region Itinerary

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16 days in Kimberley Region Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  4​h
1
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Derby
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Talbot Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Purnululu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Darwin

4
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Visiting El Questro Wilderness Park and Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Emma Gorge and Ord River. Go for a jaunt from Kununurra to Wyndham to see Five Rivers Lookout about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout, see human ingenuity at work at Ord River Diversion Dam, and take in the exciting artwork at Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kununurra road trip site .

Darwin to Kununurra is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kununurra when traveling from Darwin in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Five Rivers Lookout
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©

5
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nature & Wildlife Tours and Catholic Diocese of Broome. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Broome journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Norval Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Manning Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, then take a leisurely stroll along Derby Jetty & Wharf, and finally take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Galvans Gorge, then take in the exciting artwork at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Wharfingers House Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Derby Goal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Derby trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Broome to Derby takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Talbot Bay.

Things to do in Derby

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Manning Gorge
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Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Manning Gorge ©
Manning Gorge
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree

1
night
Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls.

You can plan Talbot Bay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Derby to Talbot Bay with the Route module. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Talbot Bay

Parks Nature
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Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls

1
day
Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mimbi Caves and then take in breathtaking views at Geikie Gorge National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fitzroy Crossing trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Talbot Bay to Fitzroy Crossing with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Parks Nature
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

1
night
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Purnululu National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Bungle Bungles Range.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Purnululu National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fitzroy Crossing to Purnululu National Park takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park
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