Kimberley Driving Distances

In the Kimberley driving distances are huge, no matter where you go.

Actually, it is a loooong drive to get to the Kimberley in the first place, no matter where in Australia you start from...

The driving distances in the Kimberley are vast.Driving on a typical Kimberley road

Many people choose to fly instead.

For all the Kimberley driving distances in miles and kilometres see the lists and the tables below.

(Use the numbers for guidance only, sometimes different route options exist, leading to slightly different driving distances.)

Driving Distances To The Kimberley

Driving distances coming from the west:

  • from Perth to Broome: 2415 km (1500 miles)
  • from Port Hedland to Broome: 615 km (382 miles)

Driving distances if you are arriving from the east:

  • from Darwin to Kununurra: 820 km (510 miles)
  • from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Kununurra: 795 km (494 miles)
  • from Katherine to Kununurra: 510 km (317 miles)
  • from Alice Springs to Kununurra: 1726 km (1072 miles)
  • from Three Ways Roadhouse to Kununurra: 1186 km (737 miles)

And to drive all the way across the Kimberley from Perth to Darwin, the two nearest international airports, you will be on the road for 4345 km or 2700 miles. (It is a magnificent drive all the way, if you have a few months to really enjoy it.)

By the way, every kilometre of the above drives is sealed.

There are some shortcuts, but then you will be driving on unsealed roads as shown in the pictures, or worse.

Driving Distances Across The Kimberley

Driving towards Halls Creek in the KimberleyDriving towards Halls Creek in the Kimberley

The driving distances in the tables are shown in kilometres. Use the calculator at the bottom of the page to convert them into miles.

The first table shows Kimberley Australia driving distances via the Great Northern Highway:

  Broome Derby Fitzroy Crossing Halls Creek Kununurra Wyndham
Broome    220  396  686  1044  1055
Derby  220    258  548  906  909
Fitzroy Crossing  396  258    290  648  659
Halls Creek  686  548  290    358  369
Kununurra  1044  906  648  358    101
Wyndham  1055  909  659  369  101  

The second table shows Kimberly driving distances via the famous Gibb River Road.

Keep in mind that the Gibb River Road is unsealed. Certain distances are shorter, but it will take you a lot longer to get there! The idea behind driving the Gibb River Road is not to get somewhere fast, but to enjoy a spectacular drive through one of the world's most beautiful and remote regions.

  Kununurra El Questro Kalumburu Mount Barnett Windjana Gorge Derby
Kununurra    86  560  407  608  712
El Qestro  86    474  321  522  626
Kalumburu  560  474    373  574  678
Mount Barnett  407  321  373    201  305
Windjana Gorge  608  522  574  201    144
Derby  712  626  678  305  144  

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