If this drab winter has got you dreaming of warm beaches and tropical getaways, we hear you loud and clear! Grey days, chilly mornings, drizzly skies… it’s no wonder our energy levels, health and moods tend to take a nose-dive this time of year. A winter getaway to somewhere sunny, even if it’s just for a week, can make a huge difference by giving you a much-needed break from the groundhog day routine plus a chance to top-up that vitamin D.
But, before you reach for those passports and book your Bali break, have you ever stopped to think about the beautiful, warm spots right here in Australia?
It’s no surprise that we’re huge fans of The Kimberley region; our founder John Foss hails from Western Australia, and Kununurra is the home of our famous Australian grown chia farms. But, you needn’t take our word for it — there are so many great reasons why a winter getaway to The Kimberley should be on your bucket list. And, with August being the dry season, there’s never been a better time to go than right now!
Need a little extra inspiration? Here are just a few of the incredible things you could be doing in The Kimberley this winter:
Discover blow-your-mind scenery
Bookended by the towns Broome and Kununurra, The Kimberley is a huge expanse of wild landscape boasting rugged coastline, palm-fringed gorges, magnificent waterfalls, shimmering deserts and desolate mountains. Whether you’re looking for lazy beach days and luxury villas or off-road adventures to tropical waterfalls, The Kimberley has something for everyone.
See the amazing Bungle Bungles
Often likened to beehives thanks to their orange and black stripes, this cluster of enormous rock domes is one of the most striking geological landmarks in Western Australia. The Bungle Bungle Range is located in the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, which is in the East Kimberley. Take a scenic helicopter flight to soak up the incredible view, or explore the park by foot and meander your way along the numerous walking tracks including the Echidna Chasm Walk and Piccaninny Creek Lookout. The park also offers several spots for overnight camping.
Road trip along ‘the Gibb’ road
Hire a 4WD in Broome or Kununurra and hit the road for one of Australia’s most epic journeys! The Gibb River Road is a 660km 4WD-only track that stretches through the middle of the Kimberley. A detour on one of the many off-shooting smaller roads will lead you to breathtaking gorges, swimming holes, camping grounds, and friendly outback stations. Along the Gib you’ll also find Aboriginal communities and conservation sanctuaries with accommodation like the Mornington Wilderness Camp.