The Kimberley: The Pearl of the Western Australia

The Kimberley: The Pearl of the Western Australia

The remote and sparsely populated Kimberley region is one of the best places to experience the beauty of the Western Australia. It is home to some of the most extraordinary sights in the continent and has an abundance of water features. Art prints of the Kimberley show unique rock formations, stunning waterfalls, and brilliantly coloured beaches. Here are some of the sights that make Kimberley a photographer’s paradise.

Bungle Bungles

Purnululu National Park’s claim to fame is the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range. The range consists of beehive-shaped domes with distinctive stripes that look incredible from every angle. This extraordinary formation shows each layer of sandstone, some made darker with cyanobacterial growth. The Bungle Bungle makes for a spectacular view from the sky and is often captured in aerial photographs of the Kimberley region.

Horizontal Falls

Once described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the greatest wonders of the natural world’, the horizontal falls in Kimberley are truly a marvelous work of nature. The falls are formed around narrow gaps in the McLarty Range, where tides cause the water to build up faster on one side - eventually flowing out like a waterfall. The direction of the fall changes depending on the tide, making for an exciting phenomenon. Helicopter rides in the area allow tourists to see the horizontal falls in action and snap a picture or two.

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest man-made lake, created by the construction of the Ord River Dam. It is a popular tourist spot in Kimberley, with marine cruises offering a chance to observe freshwater crocodiles, pelicans, egrets, and several species of fish in action. The lake contains over 70 islands and has infinite scenic spots to visit and photograph.

Mitchell Falls

If breath-taking views of waterfalls are what you’re after, then Mitchell Falls will surely wow you. The waterfall is set in the remote Mitchell River National Park and requires a trek (or helicopter ride) to reach it. The four-tiered waterfall plunging into the pools surrounded by reddish rocks leads to some unforgettable views, and photo prints like Liquid Gold.


With multi-hued beaches, mangroves, migratory birds, and a rich history of pearls - Broome is the ultimate photography destination in Kimberley. White sands and red soil interact with turquoise blue waters in Roebuck Bay to form vibrant patterns and stunning abstract art prints. You may also catch the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ on Roebuck Bay, where the full moon aligns with the tidal flats to create a staircase of light. A camel ride along the white sand shore of Cable Beach and a pearling tour are among other captivating experiences in the region.

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