Whether you are a dedicated bush camper or prefer to travel in style...
Destination Kimberley tells you how to get there, and back, safely!
Yes, even if you never sat in a 4WD before.
If a place can be reached in an average four wheel drive vehicle, with an average inexperienced driver, then it's covered in this book! And you'll be amazed at just how much you can cover, even without any experience...
"Your guide gave me plenty of confidence that my partner and I could do a trip on our own along the Gibb River Road."
--Damian Mills, Brisbane
Finally you can!
You can explore the Kimberley just like a local and you most certainly CAN drive the Gibb River Road.
Destination Kimberley tells you where to go, where to stay, what to see and do and how to make the most of the trip.
If you are planning a trip to the Kimberley, this guide has all the information you'll ever need.
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Putting together a trip into a remote wilderness region can be a challenging experience, especially if you are unable to get reliable advice...
"My daughter and I plan to hire a 4WD from Broome next September and drive across to Purnululu via Windjana and possibly Geikie Gorges before returning to Cape Leveque. We have no 4WD driving experience. Are we mad?! My cousin in Perth says we are... What do you think?"
We have not driven 4WD before and were told to stay on the bitumen and do hosted tours. What will we miss and can you recommend any tours so we can see those sights?"
--reader prefers to remain anonymous
I stopped counting the emails that express similar concerns and questions, and my answer is always the same:
You can explore all of the Kimberley on your own, even if you never sat in a four wheel drive before.
And if you did, well, then you will REALLY love this book. If you already enjoy four wheel driving and a bit of an adventure then I'm sure you also love to get away from the usual crowds and find the hidden gems that only the locals know about...
Hi, my name is Birgit and I'm originally from Germany. Although I have lived in Kununurra in the East Kimberley since 1994 I have not forgotten how I felt when I first arrived here.
I have also not forgotten how I felt when I came back from the east coast in 2002, as the proud new owner of my first 4WD.
It's the car that you see in all the pictures on this website, the 92 model Toyota Hilux with the blue canopy.
I still drive it. It's not fancy and it's not particularly powerful. It has cheap tyres, no special equipment, no radio or GPS.
The driver is average at best.
I've never done any extreme 4WDing, yet I've been to all the places that you read about on the website and in the guide.
It's just not as difficult as everybody makes out.
Initially I was as insecure as you are now. I had no idea what to expect and whether I was up to it. I was totally clueless about cars, especially 4WDs. In many respects I still am, yet I would not hesitate a second to take my old Hilux to any of the places I tell you about, and I'd do so on my own. It's not a problem.
After reading this guide you will know a lot more than I did when I first headed to the Bungles or the Gibb River Road. I was fine. You will be, too.
I picked them up living here, you will pick them up from the guide. For example...
It's all the planning as well!
Are you sure you know about all the places worth visiting? Wouldn't you hate to get to the end of your trip and find out about such places then?
Do you know the little campground just around the corner from Kooljaman, operated by a local Aboriginal family? And that they are happy to take you fishing and crabbing and to share their culture and bush knowledge?
There are many interesting and unusual ways to see this country, and they are rarely mentioned anywhere...
How do you fit it all in? Or rather, what can you fit in? And what should you fit in? How do you know that your itinerary will work?
I met one of my readers when they came through Kununurra last year. First she thanked me profusely for my website. It had made them change their schedule to allocate more time to the Kimberley and less to the rest of Australia. And weren't they glad they had!
Then she looked at me with a sheepish grin and confessed it still hadn't been enough. They had run out of time and had had to cancel their trip to the Mitchell Plateau. Why? The very detailed schedule she had put together did not allow for time to set up and pack up the camp every day. And the family were first time campers...
Don't let that happen to you!
Detailed insider descriptions of all places and attractions allow you to discover places that most tourists won't find. Even during peak season there are places where you can get away from the big crowds. If you know where those places are.
And by comparing your ideas to the included self drive itineraries you can make sure your schedule is realistic and doable. No stress on the road, no disappointment.
Destination Kimberley lists all the accommodation, from five star to budget, all the restaurants, and all the local tours, cruises, flights, Aboriginal experiences, horse treks, canoe hires...
But the real difference to other travel guides is that in this e-guide you get not only the name, address, phone number and a helpful description for each accommodation and tour business, you also get a direct link to their website. Everything is at your fingertips and research is A BREEZE.
Much of the Kimberley is private land and you can't just pitch your tent or set up your camper wherever you want. But there are still more than enough fabulous free bush campsites left. Locals go camping all the time and we NEVER pay any fees. And I tell you where.
In theory you could explore the whole Kimberley and not pay for accommodation once! (In reality there are too many places that are too beautiful not to stop there for a night, even if it costs a few dollars.)
Destination Kimberley is for anyone planning a self drive holiday in the Kimberley. It does not matter if you prefer to rough it or if you can afford to do it in style. It also doesn't matter if you are a 4WD virgin or if you have been the member of a 4WD club for years. If you want to drive around the Kimberley yourself, maybe with a short guided tour here and there, then you will find this book invaluable.
However, if you prefer a fully organised holiday, a hosted tour across the whole Kimberley that takes in all the big sights, or if you want someone else to make all the decisions and do all the planning, then you are better off contacting a travel agent. Destination Kimberley is for people who prefer to do most things independently and are happy to put the trip together themselves.
The biggest advantage of an e-guide is that you can download it and start reading straight away. No packaging and shipping to pay for, no waiting time.
The information in travel guide books is usually at least one year old, often older.
This e-guide is updated all the time. When I become aware of a change, I can update the relevant section in a flash. Destination Kimberley has information and prices for 2008! You also get notified of any additional updates. You will always have access to the newest information.
An e-guide combines the best of two worlds. You have all the direct links for easy online research and you have the most up to date information possible. And when you are ready to roll you simply print it out and take it with you!
Destination Kimberley costs only A$27. That's less than the average powered campsite costs you in one night. It's also only a tiny fraction of what you'd have to pay a tour guide to take you to the places I tell you about.
And I am sure you agree that information about an experience that you would have otherwise missed is priceless.
I'm not sure how many headache pills you can buy for that money, but I can guarantee you that you won't need any if you have this book!
Here's what you get for your money:
That's right, if Destination Kimberley is not for you just say so and you'll receive a quick and courteous refund. No questions asked.
(The above link allows you to pay via PayPal or with a credit card. If you are not comfortable with online payments please contact me. I will find an alternative solution for you.)
PS.: I am confident that this book will be a huge help to you, but should you really disagree, then I will refund you straight way. That's right. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If at any time within a year from buying the book you decide that you made a mistake, that the guide is not what you expected, then you just email me and I return your money instantly, no questions asked.
PPS: Still not sure if Destination Kimberley is for you? If you aren't ready to buy, click here.