The Kimberley is the northernmost region of Western Australia located entirely north of the Tropic of Capricorn which is approx. 23 degrees South. It covers an area of just over 420,000 sq km, almost identical to the size of California, with a permanent population of only 50,000 people.

Kimberley bushland and ranges

Its remote wilderness is appreciated by many tourists who criss-cross the region every year to admire its magnificent natural landmarks, such as the King Leopold Ranges, the Windjana Gorge, the Mitchell Plateau, Kununurra, Tunnel Creek, Wolf Creek Crater and the Gibb River Road. The residents are mainly involved in mining, sheep and cattle farming and tourism. Given its location, the climate is tropic with the dry, cool season ranging from April to November and the wet season from December to March.

Small bushfire area

Bushfires are common during the dry season and both larger and smaller areas can be affected.

Termite mounds

Termite mounds stud the landscape.

Boab tree Brown falcon

The magnificent boab trees can be found everywhere and the brown falcons circle around in the blue sky searching for prey.
Priscilla and Olivia grew up on a remote cattle station in the Kimberley. Aboriginal elder Ralph Green gives a tour of the Leopold Downs station, where he worked for many years.

Leopold Downs station

For more information about the Kimberley visit e.g. the Tourism Australia website.