Colours of Kimberley
Spectacular scenery, unique land formations and dramatic sunsets, Western Australia’s Kimberley region offers all this and more.
Thanks to the amazing photography of my friend Landi Bradshaw who lives in Kununurra I want to share some of the amazing colours of the Kimberley. This is such a stunning area and Landi has a passion for the region and a real eye for taking photos that showcase the rugged beauty.
During the Australian winter from June to August when the temperatures average a warm 30 °C the Kimberley becomes a popular chance to experience the remote outback. The roads to this area are notorious with deep corrugations but many brave the rough rugged, tyre shredding roads to tick off an iconic road trip in the Australian outback.
The reward is stunning scenery and a killer sunset. One place visited by many is Australia’s largest artificial lake and home to 35,000 crocodiles, Lake Argyle.
Part of the beauty is the staggering scenery of the Kimberley landscape with boab tree silhouettes against low lying mountain ranges.
Blue skies contrasting with the greens and blues of the water and the gorges of epic proportions make a stunning backdrop.
The classic Kimberley landscape is very dry and there is often a dust haze travelling along the red, red roads.
Kununurra has a myriad of ranges, gorges and escarpments and the huge expanse of Lake Argyle. Many travellers are happy to endure the red sandy soil and varied landscape to get to countless gorges, waterfalls and swimming holes. To try and put into perspective the size of these gorges, in the photo below just above the watermark in the bottom right hand are some palms which are 20 metres tall.
Located in the Northern most region of Western Australia some truly breathtaking sunsets can be seen over Kununurra’s rugged landscape. The wet season in summer brings large volumes of rain filling the dozens of smaller streams and creeks and creating some spectacular waterfalls. Ivanhoe Crossing, where the road crosses the Ord River is a popular spot to sit in the natural spas.
The Kimberley region is very scenic and whether you winding your way through the grassy plains or checking out the fascinating rock formations you will find the beauty of this region is astounding.
I hope you enjoyed these stunning photos highlighting the Kimberley’s rugged beauty taken by and used with permission of my friend Landi Bradshaw who lives, works and has a strong passion for this beautiful area. If these images leave you wanting more, be sure to head over to Landi’s website, Instagram or Facebook page.
Have Landi’s photos inspired you to visit the Kimberley? Does this sound like a great place to explore and learn more about Australia’s great outback?
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