must see, must do
For those who seek the furtherst the rewards will be epic. The rugged North West is a vibrant gateway of natural beauty, described by some as the true essence of Western Australia. Here, nature has carved a land of immense beauty; it's a striking mix of enormous rock formations, cooling waterfalls and soft white-sand beaches.
Rich in Indigenous history, the region is a cultural treasure trove that is sacred to the Indigenous people of Western Australia. The Kimberley opens up a scenic wonderland, with national parks and gorges, the sweeping plaing of the Western Desert and breathtaking views of the iconic Bungle Bungle region. And the Pilbara is nature at it's most rugged and awesome – a landscape of ancient ranges and stony watercourses, of red dust and wide open spaces.
when to go?
The tropical North West is best visited in winter (June – August), after the 'wet' of the summer has finished and the humidity decreases. The weather is dry and warm during the winter and spring months, making it a perfect time to explore this region as its beauty comes to the fore. Broome's Staircase to the Moon is a great example – it is the ladder effect of the full moon's reflection over the waters of Roebuck Bay and is visible for a few days each month during the dry season from March to October. For more information about climate and weather in Australia's North West, have a look at the Bureau of Meteorolgy.
where to go?
Check out the links above for the areas in Australia's Coral Coast, or head HERE for Australia's Coral Coast maps and self-driving itineraries.