Sparkling white sandy beaches, warm tropical oceans, islands and coral reefs make the North West a haven for travellers seeking adventures on or in the water. With months of sunshine, the region truly is a water playground that offers visitors a wealth of memorable experiences.
The Pilbara coast offers world-class boating, fishing, diving and snorkelling. Should you visit in turtle nesting season, between September and April, watch out for female turtles laying their eggs and newly hatched babies scrambling to the ocean. Pristine beaches, beautiful coral gardens and abundant fish beckon you to Point Samson. There is another event on Mother Nature’s calendar that you can experience year-round - the incredible Staircase to the Moon occurs on full moon dates between March and October along the Pilbara coast.
Coastal towns in the Pilbara
Tours on the water
Take a scenic cruise through the islands of the Dampier Archipelago, go whale-spotting or join a fishing charter or snorkel tour. There's also the option to explore the Pilbara coast on extended cruises.
Coast and Beaches around Broome
The easiest access to the pristine beaches of the Kimberley Coast is in the Broome region.
Visiting the coastal towns of Derby and Wyndham is one of the easiest ways to see the incredible tidal range of the Kimberley Coast.
Kimberley Coast Fishing
The Kimberley Coast gives you the opportunity to fish from the beach for salmon, triple tail, and bluebone, or go reef fishing for rankin cod, sea perch, emperor, mackerel and tuna. Broome is Australia’s premier game fishing location. Nowhere else in the world can you experience the thrill of game fishing so close to the coastline, with record numbers of sail fish and marlin. Green and brown mud crabs thrive in the tidal mangroves and creeks. Drop your pots along the creek systems, or join a tour to hook crabs in the mangrove areas.
Day or extended fishing charters are available from May until October or for extra adventure try a heli-fishing tour!
Extended Kimberley Cruising
Experiencing the Kimberley coast’s wild beauty on a cruise adventure connects you to Australia in way that will stay with you for years to come.
Cruise by sheer rugged cliffs rising from the ocean. Stand on the bow and feel the spray of plunging and cascading waterfalls. Visit ancient rock art sites. Play castaway on island beaches. Explore magnificent gorges and pristine reefs. Catch dinner and dine on the deck under a blanket of stars. Pinch yourself in disbelief at the jaw-dropping scenery.
There’s an itinerary to suit your style and your pocket too. Choose a large or, more intimate, small cruise ship. Choose a luxury cabin or budget beach camping.
Dive the underwater spectacle of Rowley Shoals. Get the adrenalin pumping with a ride on the Horizontal Falls. Witness the tidal magic of Montgomery Reef. Wake to a chorus of birdsong from the Kimberley bush.
Extended 4WD Tours
Four wheel drive tours (4WD) take you off the beaten track with an experienced local guide, exploring stunning outback wilderness areas and remote natural attractions of Western Australia’s Kimberley and Pilbara regions.