JAMES PRICE POINT
Now we are into the 4-wheel drive territory. There are some incredible places that you can explore North of Broome if you have the right vehicle for it. James Price Point has stunning scenery, and the campsite here is often among people's favourites in all Australia. Camping for a night or two here is a great way to get deep into nature and live a much more simple lifestyle for a little while. The landscape here is like what you've seen around Broome. You have the green plant life, red rock cliffs and crystal blue water...but it's on a much grander scale.
Remember to buy a Western Australia National Parks Pass. You need it if you are looking to visit any of the incredible places spread throughout the Kimberley region. Buy your park pass here.
If you keep going further North then you'll be able to drive along the stunning coastline of the Dampier Peninsula. More stunning coastline awaits you here as you set off on an epic off-grid road trip unlike anything else. Drive along Manari Road through the Aboriginal community at Beagle Bay. Head towards the beautiful and very remote Pender Bay and then Lombadina. This is another Aboriginal Community in the Kimberly region. Along your way, there are plenty of opportunities to stop. Go fishing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and exploring the wonderful nature all around. It is a remarkable part of Australia, and up there with some of the best natural beauty you can find Down Under. If you have your heart set on visiting the Dampier Peninsular but don't have a 4WD then book onto this awesome tour from Broome.
GIBB RIVER ROAD
You may have crossed the Gibb River Road on your trip to Broome, but if you didn't then there is no better time to do it. It doesn't get much more iconic than the Gibb River Road. While you're out exploring this part of Western Australia, why not tackle it yourself? This is a true outback adventure. The Gibb River Road is one of the most unique 4WD tracks in Australia. There is a lot of vast and untouched wilderness out here, but that's what makes it such an epic Western Australia road trip. You have to plan this well and pack plenty of fuel and food, but what awaits is nature unlike anywhere else. There are breathtaking ancient gorges, remote communities and wonderful sights everywhere you look.
If you're planning on driving the Gibb River Road then it's important to know that it opens in early April and closes in early December. You will have to plan your trip around this as the road is completely inaccessible when it closes.
Cape Leveque is the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsular. If you've explored along that coast so far you will no doubt be eager to keep on going. You can expect to find more of the same stunning scenery that you'll have seen all along the picturesque drive so far. It's remote and not easy to reach but once you're there you will be grateful that you made the trip. The red cliffs that you will be familiar with will have lightened a little when you get here. It's no longer the deep red that you will have seen in Broome, but more of a golden red, and the beaches are pristine. The Beaches of Broome are beautiful, but out here in the remote Outback they are bliss.
HORIZONTAL FALLS AT TALBOT BAY
Even further than Cape Leveque is Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay. This is a marvellous place described by Sir David Attenborough as "one of the greatest natural wonders of the world". From a man who has quite literally seen the entire world, that speaks volumes! Horizontal Falls is a stunning natural phenomenon. It's where fast-moving tidal currents squeeze through two narrow gorges. This pushes the water through at an incredible speed. All of this combined is what forms the "horizontal falls". A remarkable sight which resembles a waterfall turned on its side. It's an incredible sight that will have you scratching your head in confusion as much as rubbing your eyes in disbelief.
Talbot Bay is difficult to reach, even in your own 4WD. If you are looking to visit this natural wonder then the best way is to hop on a seaplane. that you also get to marvel at it from the sky. You can take this incredible trip from Broome.