Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And now for something completely different! Kangaroo Island, SA

kangaroo islandKangaroo Island! Can't get to the Kimberley this year but want to plan a holiday a little closer to home? Consider Kangaroo Island, South Australia! Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island, covering 4,500 sq.km. Over one-third is conservation land while the coast, with its beaches, cliffs, shipwrecks, lighthouses and marine parks runs for some 540kms. The wildlife and birdlife is a nature lover's paradise.

September-November is a wonderful time to see the spectacular array of wildflowers, birds and mammals. There are approximately 40 endemic floral species found on KI.

Kangaroo Island produces high-quality dairy products, pure honey, fine seafood, marron, olive oil and premium wines.

Getting there is easy! Self-drive from Adelaide takes about 2 hours, then take your vehicle on the 45 minute ferry crossing from Cape Jervis, or fly from Adelaide Airport directly to Kingscote, then hire a vehicle or join a guided tour.

Kangaroo Island offers a range of accommodation styles to suit your requirements and budget. Self-drive package of 1 night's twin share hotel accommodation, return ferry transfers for own vehicle and 2 passengers from $249 per person.

Discover why Kangaroo Island is on the 'must do' list of Australia's international visitors. Contact Best Of Kangaroo Island about a self-drive itinerary or range of guided tours.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

5 Kimberley Quick Facts

Wolfe Creek meteorite crater 1. The Kimberley region of Western Australia covers an area of 421,451 sq kms which is twice the size of the State of Victoria and 3 times the size of England.

2. The estimated resident population of the Kimberley in 2006 was just over 33,000. That 1 person for every 12.77 sq kms!!

3. In Devonian times (375-350 million years ago) a large part of the Kimberley was covered by a warm shallow sea with fringing coral reefs.

4. There are currently 8 National Parks, 1 Conservation Park and 1 Marine Park in the Kimberley to explore!

5. Wolfe Creek meteorite crater in the East Kimberley is the second largest crater in the world. The crater is 880 metres across and almost circular.

There is so much to explore in the Kimberley. Contact Best Of The Kimberley to arrange your personalised Kimberley discovery adventure!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Romantic beach sunset - by helicopter

kimberley helicopter tour The views of Broome and the coastlines of Roebuck Bay and the Dampier Peninsula are superb. Long stretches of white, sandy beaches, tidal inlets and clear waters.

There is no better way to experience this beautful scenery that with the freedom of the wind in your hair as you fly along with the doors off your helicopter (or on!).

Gaze upon the changing colours of the sun and search for marine life before landing on your own private beach. Explore, swim or soak up the peace and quiet while you enjoy a 5-star hors d'ouvres hamper as the sun sets. (BYO wine).

Perfect romantic finale to your holiday or honeymoon. $495 per person. Includes hotel transfers & hamper. Contact Best Of The Kimberley for details of a range of helicopter flights or to book your helicopter adventure.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cruise the Kimberley coast in 2009 - book now!

Explore the unforgettable Kimberley wilderness in 2009 aboard a luxury, purpose-built cruise vessel. Best Of The Kimberley recommends small group cruises where guests can truly enjoy a very personal experience discovering the wonders of the remarkable Kimberley coastline.
Swim in remote, crystal clear rock pools under delightful waterfalls.

Collect succulent oysters, search for giant mudcrabs and fish for barramundi...all prepared for you by experienced chefs. Not only will you visit historic sites of early explorations but also the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) Art and ancient rock paintings.

The Kimberley coastline is full of surprises - from breathtaking coastal scenery, massive tidal movements, amazing marine life, magical sunrises and sunsets, star-filled night skies, flora and fauna.

There will be a cruise vessel and itinerary to suit you. Contact Best Of The Kimberleyto discuss your Kimberley cruising dreams.