About Australia's North West

Australia's North West is one of the world's last true wilderness areas and home to the Kimberley - the inspiration for 'Australia' the movie.

If fishing is your thing - take your pick from some of the best barramundi fishing spots in Australia located in the northern coastal areas, or head out on a boat to the pristine Dampier Archipelago off the Pilbara coast.

The North West region is rich in pioneer history and Australian Aboriginal culture. Dampier boasts the highest density of rock art in the world, and there are pockets throughout the Kimberley. Look out for Aboriginal art galleries for more modern works.

Mining is big business in this region. Visit some of the world's largest open cut mines and watch in wonder as the world's longest trains hurtle past.

The seaside town of Broome forms the southern gateway to this spectacular region and offers up breathtaking Cable Beach - a 22km stretch of soft white sand and warm turquoise waters.

From Broome, venture into red-earth country and experience an authentic Aussie outback adventure by four wheel drive, take a scenic flight over extraordinary rock formations and magnificent waterfalls, or cruise through the inland waterways that permeate the region.

Highlights of Australia's North West include the Bungle Bungle Range, the rocky landscapes of Karijini National Park, the many ancient gorges featured along the Gibb River Road, and Lake Argyle - a mass of water large enough to be classified as an inland sea. 

For more information about what Western Australia has to offer you, please visit www.westernaustralia.com.

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