There’s nowhere like the Kimberley: ochre earth, bulbous boabs, hidden gorges and sapphire sea pave the way for one of Australia’s truly off-the-beaten-track adventures.
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The discovery that Western Australia houses the world’s oldest crater has shone a light on the other natural wonders in this extraordinary state…
Western Australia’s Kimberley region came in at the fifth hottest spot in the world to visit, according to The New York Times top 52 destinations for 2020.
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Would You Travel Across The World For 62 Seconds Of Science? Countdown Begins To Super-Short Eclipse; Jamie Carter; Forbes
A once-a-decade “hybrid” solar eclipse coming up in Western Australia’s North-West Cape is super-short, but it kicks-off five Antipodean total solar eclipses in just 15 years.
The Kimberley region in Western Australia offers a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience like no other.
We explore the most breathtaking places across Australia.
Happy Western Australia Day! It’s an annual reminder to check out and appreciate the beauty of this part of the world.
Traditionally celebrated on the first Monday of June, Western Australia Day commemorates the founding of the Swan River Colony, in 1829 by British colonists. Since 2011, the holiday also recognizes Aboriginal Australians as the original inhabitants of Western Australia — one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth,
Western Australia spans more than 2.5 million square kilometres – about the size of Western Europe. It represents about 1/3 of Australia’s total landmass. And there’s plenty to see — from star-studded southern hemisphere skies, to breaktaking landscapes, to glorious seascapes, to all that lives and grows in between.
Western Australia boasts one of the longest and and most scenic coastlines in the world, with lush forests and dramatic mountainous ranges. With plenty of year-round sunshine, pristine sugar sand beaches, expansive outback, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, gorgeous vineyards, and beautiful indigenous art, Western Australia has much to celebrate.
Read more from source: Exceptional Beauty of Western Australia | Western Australia Day | BeautifulNow
Earth’s wildernesses are disappearing, and not enough of them are World Heritage-listed; James Allan & James Watson; The Conversation
Earth’s last intact wilderness areas are being rapidly destroyed. More than 5 million square km of wilderness (around 10% of the total area) have been lost in the past two decades. If this continues, the consequences for both people and nature will be catastrophic.
Predominantly free of human activity, especially industrial-scale activities, large wilderness areas host a huge range of environmental values, including endangered species and ecosystems, and critical functions such as storing carbon and providing fresh water. Many indigenous people and local communities, who are often politically and economically marginalised, depend on wilderness areas and have deep cultural connections to them.
Yet despite being important and highly threatened, wilderness areas have been almost completely ignored in international environmental policy. Immediate proactive action is required to save them. The question is where such action could come from.
Containing one of the world’s most unique geological structures, the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park is something of a hidden gem only those venturing up into Australia’s remote Kimberley region really hear about!
The range’s signature banded rocks, which look like giant sandstone beehives, have been carved out over 20 million years by erosion and now stand over 200m high above the Outback plains around them.
We visited Purnululu National Park as part of our great budget 4wd trip around Australia and there was no question of this place making its way onto both our list of the most stunning National Parks in the country and one of the highlights of our first 6 months on the road.
However, before our time there we really struggled to find any detailed information about the Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle Range online.