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Further north, you’ll hit Broome, known as the town where the desert meets the sea. Originally founded as a pearling port in the 1880s, today Broome is a popular tourist spot that acts as a gateway to The Kimberley. There’s an abundance of unique experiences in the Broome area – where else can you watch an orange sunset while riding a camel on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world?
Before making your way inland to Fitzroy Crossing, we’d recommend ticking Horizontal Falls off your bucket list. This spectacular natural phenomenon is as unique as it is beautiful. In Talbot Bay, you can witness the falls yourself with on a scenic flight, or, if you’re in need of an adrenaline rush, take to the water and experience the falls on a thrilling boat tour.
Located on the Great Northern Highway, Fitzroy Crossing is the perfect place to base yourself to soak up the beauty of the Devonian National Parks.
As you head closer to the Northern Territory border, be sure to stop by the World–Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range, just over 100 kilometres from the town of Halls Creek.
Located just 42 kilometres from the Northern Territory border is Kunurara. This is the perfect vantage point to explore the East Kimberly, with scenic flights over the Bungle Bungle Range on offer and Mitchell Falls 520 kilometres up the road.
Located 470 kilometres from the Western Australia border, Katherine acts as a gateway to Nitmiluk National Park and the awe-inspiring Katherine Gorge. The jaw-dropping scenery of this area is best viewed from the air, and there are plenty of scenic flight tours available so you can witness the beauty first hand. Also known for it’s camping, bushwalking and swimming opportunities, there’s heaps of adventure waiting for you in the national park.
Heading north-west for the final leg of your journey, you’ll pass by Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage–listed site known for its beauty and cultural significance. Home to the Bininj/Mungguy people for more than 65,000 years, the park’s rock art provides a glimpse into one of the oldest human records on earth.
Back on the road and in around three hours you’ll find yourself in the tropical state capital. After all that driving you’ll be happy to unwind in this laidback city!