Avoid a teen scene by discovering how generation next like to spend their time off, writes Fran Molloy.
Janet Hawley discovers turtle eggs, safari tents and a flourishing indigenous trade on the Kimberley coast.
Robert Upe follows road trains and Aboriginal legend before settling into the comfort of a pearling town.
Australians are at last taking an interest in indigenous history and culture, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Lee Atkinson is no horseman but this cattle station goes easy on the guests.
Being sensitive to your environment can lead to a world of travel options, writes Louise Southerden.
Halls Creek (including the Bungle Bungles and Wolfe Creek Crater)
Fascinating outback town which is now two separate townships
Halls Creek is not the town it used to be. This is true both literally and metaphorically as, in 1948, the town was physically removed from its original site to its present location. Thus, like so many towns in the Kimberley, there are two Halls Creeks. In 1948 the town began its movement from Old Halls Creek (15 km away) to the present site. This process continued until the old township was finally abandoned in 1954. The reasons for the change of location were a combination of lack of water (people in the town still marvel at how the old timers managed to survive at the old settlement) and a rerouting of the main Derby-Kununurra Road to avoid winding through the hills around the old town.
Lake Argyle Village
Small town beside a spectacular artificial desert lake.
The Lake Argyle Village is now nothing more than a largely disused construction camp, a hotel-motel, a camping site and a few houses on the edge of one of the most beautiful dams in Australia. The fact that the dam is also Australia's largest with an area of 741 sq. km seems irrelevant when compared to the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Located 70 km from Kunnunurra and 1127 km from Broome, Lake Argyle is only a few kilometres west of the Northern Territory border.
Remote and beautiful, the Kimberley region in northwest Australia is one of the last untouched wildernesses in the world. Covering 423,000 square kilometres in Western Australia, the Kimberley is a land filled with spectacular rock formations, incredible waterfalls and fascinating Aboriginal history. The region is increasingly becoming a 'bucket list' destination for Australians - add it to yours.