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Broome and the trip up

Welcome to part one of our photo posts, highlighting the amazing time we had over 5 weeks in the Kimberley. If you want to see the next post, you can find it here – Off to Cape Leveque.

If you are chasing a complete, free, online guide to travelling the Kimberley, check out this – The ultimate guide to the Kimberley.

At 3AM on May 2, 2015, we got into our fully loaded 80 series Land Cruiser and headed north. The start of our holiday was Broome, but we had planned to stop at Newman for a night, before doing the remaining 11 hours the following day.

On the way to Newman

Stopped for a quick break

Newman to Broome

Newman to Port Hedland is a very scenic drive

Early morning drives

Certainly a change from driving around Perth

Perth to Broome

The sun just about to show its face

Some big loads heading north

We passed a number of big road trains on the way up

Port Hedland mining

The mining in Port Hedland was pretty incredible

A little accident with the Gopro

The GoPro got hit by a giant bug

Cable Beach Caravan Park

After two long days of driving, we were pretty happy to set up camp at Cable Beach Caravan Park

Heading out to Gantheaume Point

Off to Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point by 4WD

A truly remarkable place

Gantheaume Point Broome

Nothing beats the access a 4WD gives you

Broome Boating

A nifty boat just around the corner

Broomes Town beach

Broome’s town beach

Broome Town Beach

The bluest water you will ever see

Replacing the axle oil seal

Replacing a leaking axle seal in the car park

Malcolm douglas Crocodile park

Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

Broome Crocodiles

They love the algae

Crocodile Park Broome

Our tour guide getting really excited

Broome Giant Crocodile

They’ve got some mammoth crocodiles here

Malcolm Douglas dingo

A dingo at the crocodile park (in it’s own enclosure of course!)

Cable Beach car park

Cable beach car park

Cable beach 4WD

Possibly the best thing about Broome; 4WD access directly onto Cable beach!

Driving onto Cable Beach

Heading down for the sunset with some fish and chips

Broome Camels

The camels in Broome

Broome Cable Beach

Massive tides means a huge beach to drive on

Cable Beach 4WD sunset

Loving the way the water sits on the sand

Fishing at 80 mile

Fishing at 80 mile beach

80 mile beach shells

80 mile beach shell collection

Perfect beach sunsets

More beautiful sunsets

Our 80 at 80 mile

Our 80 has taken us to some truly special places

From here, we headed up to Cape Leveque, another magical place in the Kimberley. You can see the photos in our next post at Cape Leveque. From there, we hit the Gibb River road, and then Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles.

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