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North West Western Australia

Western Australia's North West Region is one of the world's last great wilderness areas, which has fewer people per square kilometre than almost anywhere else on the planet. An ancient land with pure Australian bushland, wild rivers, mountains, deep gorges, and where rustic red and green colours flood the landscape. It is also home to thousands of fresh and saltwater crocodiles. These living dinosaurs inhabit the river systems which swell with torrential seasonal rains.


At a Glance

Mother Nature truly owns this landscape and those choosing to explore it are rewarded by a deep sense of connection with your own soul and this planet. Meet the local people, absorb the billion year history and simply soak up the energy.

It is not surprising then, that Baz Luhrmann's epic film "Australia", starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman was filmed here, in and around Kununurra to catch the very essence of the country.


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Western Australia regions

  • North west (you are here)
  • Perth
 

 

 
Broome

Broome


An exotic, multicultural town which is the pearling capital of the world. Home to the famous 20-mile Cable Beach where you can take a ride on a camel train while watching a tropical sunset over the milky blue water. Sample the delights of Chinatown.

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Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula


A pristine peninsula rich with Aboriginal culture and history just north of Broome with its characteristic red pindan woodland stretching along the beaches.

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Derby

Derby


On the shores of King Sound, travel along the outback river systems or travel offshore to the Recherche Archipelago and see amazing horizontal waterfalls, created by twelve metre ocean tides! Admire local Boab Trees, the town's icon.

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Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing


A small outback town where the Great Northern Highway crosses the Fitzroy River. A gateway to visit the Devonian National Parks which were once reefs under the sea.

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Karratha

Karratha


A booming mining town surrounded by dusty red desert. Gateway town to spectacular national parks nearby including Chichester-Millstream and Karijini. Local aboriginal trails and some of the oldest rock art in Australia are available.

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Kimberley

Kimberley


A tropical region in Western Australia featuring spectacular and magnificent geographic features. One of the last frontier of Australia.

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Kununurra

Kununurra


In the wet season here the atmosphere is electric with tropical thunderstorms, the rocky red and green landscape burst with colour. See wild bats, Australian birds and thousands of frogs. For fishermen, tame the Baramundi.

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Newman

Newman


A model mining town which services the largest Iron Ore mine in the world. The mineral rich soil bursts with red colour with surrounding landscape filled with outback waterfalls, waterholes and gorges. Southern gateway to Karijini National Park.

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Onslow

Onslow


A scenic sunny coastal town with a rich history, where the sun rises and sets over water.

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Port Hedland

Port Hedland


The largest city on the north coast, fuelled by the iron-ore industry and is one of the largest mineral ports in the world. See hundreds of termite mounds and discover the beauty of Karijini National Park with ancient rock art and waterfalls.

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