Strapping in for a helicopter flight over World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, reeling in a barramundi, or diving into the cool waters of Lake Argyle...
Exploring the rugged Kimberley is synonymous with adventure and there is a range of activities for the exploratory traveller.
Reeling in a “metery” (a metre-long barramundi) is a right of passage for Kimberley residents, but catching “that big one” isn’t something only the locals can do. Abandon the 4WD and jump on board a HeliSpirit helicopter to reach remote fishing locations only accessible by air. With the flick of a lure and some patience, you could be reeling in your first barramundi in no time. Helifishing offers a bird’s-eye view of the landscape and the chance to delve deep into the wildnerness – a win-win if for Western Australia toursever there was one.
Exploring Purnululu National Park
Flying over or hiking through the National Heritage and World Heritage listed park is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with the East Kimberley landscape. Fly to the park with Aviair and stay overnight, if you like, and wake to he soft orange glow of the beehive-shaped domes. Kick off your Kimberley adventure with a hike into Echidna Chasm, with its narrowing, rock conglomerate walls and peer up at the daylight and towering palms above. There’s also a great walk along Piccanninny Creek, a winding gorge which trails deep within the park. Take an open-sided helicopter flight withHeliSpirit, which operate from within the park, before heading to the park’s natural amphitheatre - Cathedral Gorge.
Flying over Lake Argyle
Explore WA’s largest freshwater, man-made reservoir, which holds more than 20 times that of Sydney Harbour. The lake is home to freshwater crocodiles, an array of birdlife and kangaroos. It really is impossible to grasp just how large the lake is without seeing it from the air. Mark a trip to Lake Argyle on your list of Kimberley adventure tours and prepare to learn from your pilot’s commentary.
Swimming at Mitchell Falls
If you’re chasing a sense of adventure, dipping your toes in a freshwater pool at one of the furthest north locations in WA really a great way to do it. After flying over the incredible Mitchell Falls, a stunning four-tiered waterfall, your plane will land and your Aviair pilot will guide you to safest swimming spot for a refreshing dip.