Kimberley is the northernmost of 9 regions located in Western Australia. It covers a total area of approx 423,5 km2 (163,5 ml2), which is about 3 times the size of England or twice that of Victoria, and has population of around 50,000 people (2011 census). Approx 40% of region's inhabitants are of Aboriginal descent.
- On the west Kimberley is bordered by the Indian Ocean, on the east by the Northern Territory, on the north by Timor Sea, and on the south by Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts in Pilbara region.
- The region was named to honour John Wodehouse (1826-1902), 1st Earl of Kimberley. He served as Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1870-1874 and 1880-1882.
- Kimberley consists of steep-sided ancient northwestern Australia's mountain ranges cut through with limestone and sandstone gorges and steep ridges from which much of the soil has been removed by extreme monsoonal climate.
- In BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) weather reports North Kimberley Coast is WA Border to coast's Kuri Bay section, while West Kimberley Coast runs from Kuri Bay to Wallal Downs. Large sections of the coastline from Broome to Wyndham have no road access, and helicopter or boat are the only means. Because of the isolation several tourist operations on the coastline have been named wilderness locations.
- The varied and rugged sandstone landscape homea distinctive mixture of wildlife that has been thoroughly described and mapped by the Western Australian Department of Conservation & Land Management. Across the border in Northern Territory there are similar habitats to Kimberley including the valleys of Victoria and Daly Rivers but they have been less studied.
- Kimberley region features a diverse regional economy. Tourism, mining, construction, agriculture, retail and pearling are the main contributors to region’s economic output. Broome boasts a flourishing pearling industry operating around the Kimberley coast.
Highlights: Wilderness area, Broome, King George River Falls, Kuri Bay
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Port Kimberley Coast cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kimberley Coast, Western Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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