About the North West

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Flora and Fauna

From the huge humpback whale to the tiny endangered bilby, the rocky landscapes and turquoise coastal waters of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions support a dazzling array of animals, as well as over 2,000 species of plant.


Saltwater crocodile

Animals of the North West

Australia’s North West is home to an amazing array of mammals, from wallabies, possums, dingoes and quolls to nocturnal species like sugar gliders and the endangered bilby and bandicoot. Find out more


Green turtle

Marine Life of the North West

The waters off Australia’s North West are teaming with marine life - the reef systems of the Montebello and Mackerel Islands, Dampier Archipelago and Rowley Shoals in particular support huge numbers of corals, fish and mammals. Find out more


The rare Gouldian finch

Birds of the North West

Over 300 species of birds can be found throughout Australia’s North West, from the common corella and emus, to the rare purple crowned fairy wren Find out more


A magnificent Boab tree

Plants of the North West

The rugged landscapes of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions support over 2,000 species of plants, and from July to September wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes can be seen throughout the region. Find out more