FAQs

How long would you recommend I plan for to see the highlights of The Kimberley?

At least 2 weeks if you are driving, but you can see a lot in one week on an air safari and get to out of the way places.

What clothing and footwear would you recommend?

Shoes: Sturdy rubber soled walking shoes, ones that can get wet and will dry out quickly. Some slip on casual “thongs” or sandals for getting to and from bathrooms or swimming pools. A pair of “going out” shoes/sandals – no heels please ladies!

I’ve heard The Kimberley has two distinct seasons. When is the best time of year to visit?

Between April and September the roads are open and you can access most destinations. The waterfall season in February and March is stunning, but you need to be flexible with your time as sometimes flooding causes road closures.

Should I be concerned about insects or wildlife when I’m travelling through The Kimberley?

Not concerned, but be aware. Don’t swim in saltwater rivers, check signs for crocodiles or stingers. Always walk with a torch at night, shake out your shoes before you put them on if you’ve left them for a while.

I’m interested in the ancestral history and heritage of the area. Can you connect me with an indigenous guide?

Absolutely yes! It’s a wonderful experience to connect with the traditional owners and there are lots of opportunities to do so.

When travelling by car through the Outback, what do I need to be mindful of?

Don’t drive fast, take your time. Move off the road for large roadtrains, they can’t get off the sealed parts. Be aware that animals stray onto the road especially at the ends of the day and at night. Carry an extra spare tyre, plan your refueling stops, carry emergency food and water (some cans of food and muesli bars is sufficient).

What essential items should I bring on my Kimberley adventure?

A small day pack for hands free walking, broad brimmed hat, water bottle/s, sunscreen, light weight cotton clothing, walking shoes, bathers, sarong, camera, torch.

Are there any prohibited or restricted items I am unable to bring into Western Australia (eg. Fruit or vegetables).

No fruit, vegetables, honey, flowers or plant materials are permitted into WA.

**Please beware Quarantine Areas are in place covering a 50km radius from both the Kununurra post office and Wyndham post office for citrus canker until 18 May 2019. This means you cannot take citrus fruit, citrus plants or plant materials outside of the Quarantine Areas. For more information visit agric.wa.gov.au/citruscanker