The Kimberley Region

A region of breathtaking contrasts, the Kimberley is located in the far Northwest of Western Australia. From the stunning pearling coast of Broome in the state's West through to the rugged landforms of the East Kimberley, no two experiences are the same.

The Kimberley region covers and area of approximately 423,000 square kilometres and is one of the least densely populated areas in the world. The Kimberley's land area, three times the size of England, is one sixth of the state's total area. A population of 33,028 lives in the Kimberley. Broome, Derby and Kununurra are the most significant centres. Home Valley Station is located in the East Kimberley - 120km from Kununurra, 643km from Derby.

The Kimberley is experiencing strong population growth fostered by the improved viability of a diverse range of industries. Agriculture and horticulture associated with the Ord Irrigation District has grown rapidly, capitalising on out of season southern domestic markets and newly acquired international markets. Diamond, lead and zinc mining have provided valuable income and employment for people living in and out of the region. Exploration activity is increasing, especially associated with the search for oil in the Timor Sea to the North.

Over 50 percent of the Kimberley is held under pastoral lease. Cattle numbers have decreased since the early 80s. Cropped area has increased due to an increase of irrigated land.

The Kimberley's unique and spectacular natural environment is attracting an increasing number of tourists to the region. It is here travellers experience a unique connection with an ancient land largely untouched. Discover the generous and easy-going nature of the locals, unforgettable scenery, and the inspiring spirit of the region's Indigenous people. You may even discover a little about yourself.

The Kimberley Aerial Highway - a network of outback airstrips - provides visitors with access to many of the region’s remote and awe-inspiring natural attractions and accommodation.