Everyone loves the multicultural pearling port of Broome for its unique Australian architecture with Chinese and Japanese influences. Then there's the renowned Cable Beach, where you can even ride a camel over the sands.
Broome, capital of Australia's South-Sea pearl industry, has plenty of places to buy pearls, and visitors can tour of a pearl farm and a pearling museum. There is also a cemetery with headstones dedicated to the memory of some 900 Asian pearl divers.
Kununurra is the gateway to Lake Argyle, which is more like an inland sea than a lake. Freshwater crocodiles cruise beside tour boats on the Ord River, and the wetland bird life and dramatic cliff scenery are superb. Take a tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine.
Gold fever lingers at Halls Creek where prospectors still live. Visit the old mud-brick post office, or swim in nearby pools and gorges. China Wall - a long protruding quartz vein - is a local attraction. So, too, is Wolfe Creek meteorite crater.
BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE
The orange-and-black striped mounds of rock that dominate the Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, are a striking geological phenomenon. They look like giant beehives, and shelter cooling gorges, crystal-clear pools and fan palms.
GEIKIE GORGE NATIONAL PARK
Geikie Gorge National Park is part
of an ancient Devonian reef. The steep gorge walls were carved by the river
below into yellow, orange and grey murals that provide brilliant reflections on
river cruises. Watch out for a Kimberley icon: the boab tree.