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The Kimberley is considered by many people to be Australia’s last frontier and from a traveller’s and adventurer’s point of view no one knows it better than Ron and Viv Moon who first journeyed along a rough, narrow and nascent Gibb River Road in 1978.
From the west coast around historic Broome and its glorious untouched beaches, northwards along the Gibb River Road and its many gorges, to the wilderness marvels of the Mitchell Plateau and eastwards to the man-made lakes of the Ord River, there is a richness and a variety of scenery, habitat and animal life seldom matched elsewhere in Australia.
It is a region for adventure, excitement and exploration, with large areas yet to see the footprint of modern man. Nature lovers, fishermen, four wheel drive tourers and campers will revel in the wide open spaces, the sheer rugged ranges, the magnificent Aboriginal art and the pristine rivers and gem-like waterholes.
This comprehensive guide, now in its eighth edition, encompasses natural and historical information, as well as details on the major areas, Aboriginal communities and all of the towns within the Kimberley.
Comprehensive trek notes and GPS points cover the remote tracks throughout the area, giving access details to camp sites, scenic spots and places to visit. There’s detailed information on fishing spots and the best places to launch a small boat.
An exhaustive list of travel operators, guides and station accommodation and camping, along with important phone numbers, web sites and contacts make this book a must for those going to the Kimberley for the first or thirtieth time.
The authors’ knowledge of four wheel driving, travelling in remote places and their comprehensive expertise within the Kimberley is brought together in this book so that others will be more able to fully enjoy this magnificent region.
About the Authors:
Ron & Viv Moon are well recognised travel writers specialising in out of the way places and know Australia and the Kimberley intimately. Since 1978 they have travelled through and around the Kimberley, sometimes on extended remote expeditions, more than 20 times. They produced the first edition of this guidebook in 1989.
Ron was also the long time editor of 4x4 Australia magazine for 15 years and for the last 12 years has had more of a roving and exciting role as 4x4’s Editor-at-Large. Viv has had a cooking column in 4x4 Australia magazine for over 25 years and has two best selling outdoor cookbooks to her credit.
This book is just one of 14 guidebooks on outback Australia that Ron and Viv have written or contributed towards. For more information and updates on all their current guides, check out their website at: www.guidebooks.com.au.