Covering an area of approximately 423,000 square kilometers in the far north of Western Australia, the Kimberley is often described as Australia's last frontier. Whilst it may cover an area representative of roughly 17% of the continent, it is one of the least densely populated areas in the world! Famous for its majestic ranges, stunning gorges, spectacular waterfalls and dusty, cracked mud flats, it is a region of break-taking contrasts. From the stunning pearling coast of Broome in the state's West through to the rugged landforms of the East Kimberley, no two experiences are the same.
Home Valley Station is located in the East Kimberley, approximately 120km from Kununurra, along the iconic stretch of corrugated road known as the Gibb River Road. Here travellers experience a unique connection with an ancient land that is largely untouched. They discover the generous, easy-going nature of the locals, unforgettable scenery and the inspiring spirit of the region's Indigenous people.
Offering one of the most unique wilderness experiences, the Kimberley is home to vast array of interesting species of plants and animals. Don't miss these iconic sights.
A Kimberley icon! The Boab trees in the Kimberley are the only of their kind found outside of Africa and Madagascar. Unique in shape, each tree has a different character. Some of the oldest can measure over 15m in circumference. They are deciduous plants, losing all their leaves in the dry season, but they flower and fruit during the wet season, sometimes as early as October. Their flowers are creamy-white in colour and are a sight to behold!
The Kimberley is home to both salt and freshwater crocodiles, both of which are protected species. Freshwater crocodiles are common in the Kimberley, and are often seen at Windjana Gorge. These smaller, less aggressive crocodiles are usually shy and keep to themselves. The Australian saltwater crocodile however, is the largest reptile in the world, with males often growing to 6 or 7 meters, and it is their territorial behaviour that makes them one to watch out for. These huge, prehistoric beasts are often found in the Pentecost River. Please adhere to all crocodile warning signs and don't assume it is safe to swim. Bindoola Gorge and other well known gorges, rock pools and waterfalls along the Gibb River Road are safe to swim in.
Remember to bring your binoculars because you're in for a real treat when it comes to the bird-life found in the Kimberley. From black kites, red-tailed black cockatoos to rock pigeons, rainbow bee eater's and blue-winged kookaburra's there's ample to spy on any of the seven bush walks around Home Valley Station.
A fish like no other! Catching one of these game fish is high on most people's agenda on any visit to the Kimberley. Found in many creeks, rivers, billabongs, and estuaries, these fish are big with lengths over 1 metre common. Starting life as a male, they famously change gender around the age of 5 in order to produce eggs, so the larger the fish the more likely it is to be female. For this reason Barramundi have a maximum legal fishing size as well as a minimum.