The Kimberley

Its fair to say the Kimberley is our favourite part of Australia. Situated in the far north west of the country, it boasts some of the most spectacular scenery we've ever seen and has thrown a lot of things our way!

During our time here we have...

  • chased wild six metre saltwater crocodiles in a two metre tin boat
  • jumped off cliffs
  • swam in gorgeous gorge pools
  • hiked many miles
  • got stuck in the mud
  • shredded two tyres
  • been towed 200km's to civilistaion
  • drove through crocodile infested floods
  • nearly died of humidity
  • got saved by the police
  • visited a hospital
  • evacuated from the sea due to crocodiles
  • nearly got struck by lightning (twice!)
  • visited a croc farm housing some of the 'nuisance' crocodiles that have been caught
  • got chased by a bushfire
  • driven thousands of kilometres on corrugated roads unfit for tractors!
  • Got lost!

The list could go on but you get the point!

An area three times the size of England, with an estimated permanent population of 35000 (only three towns with more than 2000 inhabitants! The UK has a population of just over 65 million by the way!) it's a large, sparse, wild, rugged, beautiful,  dangerous, adventurous and remote wilderness! Always warm or hot, sometimes very hot, often humid, sometimes wet and sometimes dry, you get it all here! Gorges, coastlines, waterfalls, wildlife, orange roads, beaches, 4x4 adventures, and too many other things to mention. We've been lucky enough to visit this truly beautiful part of the world three times since we arrived in Australia back in March and we've only touched the surface!

The Kimberley climate has only two seasons, a wet and a dry. In this post you will see it in both so you can get an idea of just how much of a transformation the Kimberley goes through throughout the different times of the year.

The photos are taken on various formats, drones, phones, GoPro's and a DSLR camera. Eagle eyed viewers will notice our previous vehicle in some of the photos!

These five photographs are all taken in exactly the same place. What a difference six months makes!! The top two are only six weeks apart!!

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19/1/2017

26/6/16

26/6/16

DRY SEASON

26/6/16

WET SEASON

CROCS OF THE KIMBERLEY

This is the six metre plus crocodile we came across whilst floating on the Old river in a two metre tin boat!

and some babies in comparison! Only four metres or so!

AND A FEW OF US!

THE GIBB RIVER ROAD. ONE OF THE MOST FEARED ROADS IN THE WORLD. JUST UNDER 1000KM'S LONG OF UNPAVED ROADS AND IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE IN THE DRY SEASON! ITS ONE HELL OF AN ADVENTURE!

OBSTACLES OF THE KIMBERLEY!

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