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!

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