Discover boutique hotels in the Kimberley, Australia

Areas in the Kimberley

When to go

The Kimberley has a monsoon climate, and can therefore be violent, unpredicatable and rather waterlogged during the hotter months between November and March. May is ideal.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Regular flights are available to Darwin Airport (in the neighbouring Top End region) from all major cities in Australia with Qantas (www.qantas.com.au) | Virgin Blue (www.virginblue.com.au) and Jetstar (www.jetstar.com). The international terminal is also serviced by flights from Denpasar in Bali and an assortment of other cities in Asia. From Darwin there are a couple of flights a day to Kununurra (about an hour away) with Skywest (www.skywest.com.au) or Air North (www.airnorth.com.au). Broome Airport also receives domestic and charter flights from the country’s larger cities.
  • Automobiles

    The major car hire companies have offices at Kununurra Airport, including Avis (www.avis.com.au). A 4x4 is essential for negotiating the Kimberley’s unpredictable roads and tracks.
  • Taxis

    Cabs are limited in the Kimberley, and you can forget any notions of flagging one down in the street – there aren’t many streets, for one thing. If you’re in Broome, Broome Taxis (+61 (0)8 9192 1133) will take you anywhere you need to in the city. In Kununurra, try Spud’s Taxis (+61 (0)8 9168 2553)