130611 Kimberley Adventure

Still without the Motorhome, we ventured into the Kimberley’s region of NW West Australia today flying with Kimberley Aviation in a single engine small plane.
Leaving Broome Airport at 8:00am, one hour away to our first highlight spot, was Horizontal Falls which get their name due to the rush of the tide between two land masses. We circled a couple of times and set off across the Buccaneer Archipelago towards Cape Leveque. An outback breakfast awaited us followed by a short swim in crystal clear waters nearby.
A short 4 minute flight to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm enabled us to take a fast boat ride to the Sunday Island group to view the unique powerful giant tides squeezing through the thousands of islands in the archipelago. The whirlpools truly were powerful.
We had lunch followed by a presentation on how pearl farming works, then the sales chat with the hope we would buy a string of pearls – $16,000 for one of them. (Er, not purchased during our visit)
We touched down back at Broome at 5:00 after flying over Pender Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and the camels doing their evening walk along Cable Beach.
A truly wonderful tour, thanks to Charles our pilot and the company we had with us.

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130609 Cable Beach – without GR8L1F

As Lyn is in the top 200 Qantas Holidays consultants in Australia, she won a selection of great adventures to be taken within a 12 month period. We have chosen 5 nights at Cable Beach Resort in Broome over the Queens Birthday weekend. What a bonus. The weather is superb after some out-of season rain, some 140mm in 24 hours.
Tomorrow, we are doing a full day trip to horizontal falls with some stops along the way including Cape Leveque, cygnet bay and the Buchaneer Archipelilego.