Western Australia Kimberley Region
Outback Photo Gallery
The Western Australia Kimberley region is the favourite playground of many Australian nature and travel photographers. It's easy to see why.
The Kimberley is a dramatic landscape of intense colours.
Vast plains, huge tidal rivers, rugged ranges, spectacular waterfalls and gorges... I have yet to meet a tourist who isn't spellbound by the beauty of this area.
Western Australia Kimberley Region 1
The heart of the Kimberley
You can see what I mean by the intense colours of this region. I took this picture on the Tableland Track.
The rocks in the background are the very last part of the King Leopold Ranges, a rugged mountain range dissected by gorges and waterfalls, and the Tableland Track climbs right through the ranges. A very memorable drive, and a rough one, too.
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View of the Cockburn Ranges
Don't venture there unless you have a detailed map! (We are familiar enough with the region to find our way home even if there is no track...)
The King River Road connects the Victoria Highway (from Kununurra to Wyndham) with the Gibb River Road near the Pentecost River Crossing.
The hills in the background are the beginnings of the Cockburn Ranges, a magnificent mountain range that can be seen in many commercial photos of the Gibb River Road.
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View over Lake Argyle
What makes the Kimberley such a special region in the harsh Australian Outback is the water. Rivers, gorges, creeks and waterfalls... But also this man made natural wonder.
Lake Argyle is only a one hour drive from Kununurra. The dam was built in 1971 to supply water to the farms around Kununurra. Today the huge lake is a big tourist attractions and a paradise for bird watchers.
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Sunset over Lake Argyle
The only way to appreciate the vast dimensions of Lake Argyle would be a scenic flight. Any photos of it can only capture a very small part.
At full flood level during the wet season the lake covers 2100 sq km, 18 times the area of Sydney harbour...
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This is typical Kimberley Country. Rugged rocks, sparse vegetation, and of course a crystal clear rock pool with a small waterfall. The photo was taken in the middle of the day, hence no colours...
The picture shows one of the pools above a main pool called "Harry's Hole", situated between Kununurra and Halls Creek. Harry's Hole is a popular swimming and camping spot with the locals. It doesn't see too many tourists as it is hard to find, and the drive is not easy.
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The road you see here isn't flooded. That's how it's meant to be.
People love to come down here in the afternoon to sit in the water with a beer, and to throw in a lure and catch some barramundi for dinner.
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A familiar picture: red, porous, layered sandstone characterises much of the Kimberley region.