Western Australia’s rugged and remote Kimberley Coast is one of the world’s last great Wilderness areas, and one of Western Australia’s greatest natural assets.
An area of rugged natural beauty with nearly 13,000km of coastline including islands and embayments, the Buccaneer and Bonarparte Archipelagos of the Kimberley coast boast more than 2,633 islands and an extensive system of largely fringing reefs.
As one of Australia’s fifteen listed national biodiversity hotspots, the Kimberley coast also boasts Australia’s largest inshore reef, world class seagrass meadows, extensive mangrove forests, Western Australia’s greatest diversity of corals, wild rivers, the world’s largest population of Humpback whales and important seabird breeding colonies.
Largely untouched, and accessible for the most part only by sea, the Kimberley coast is listed as amongst the top 3.7% of least impacted marine environments worldwide, with a thriving, living indigenous culture.
“Beyond all things is the sea ” Seneca
The Kimberley coast is home to Breeding Stock D, the world’s largest population of Humbpack whales which calves in our warm, tropical waters.
The Kimberley has more than 2,633 islands, mostly surrounded by fringing reefs, and important arks for nature conservation.
The Kimberley’s has 18 of Western Australia’s 27 species, and some of the largest and most pristine mangrove forests in the world.
The Kimberley has the greatest coral diversity of any area in Western Australia with 318 species, which flourish in unusual conditions..