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Kimberley region features on NY Times top 5 “52 Places to Go in 2020” list

January 15, 2020

Kimberley Landscape, aerial view

Photo: Kimberley Landscape, aerial view

The New York Times revealed its list of “52 Places To Go in 2020” and the Kimberley Region ranked in the exclusive top 5, ahead of destinations such as Sicily, in Italy, Salzburg, in Austria, and the Bahamas in the Caribbean.

Located in Northwest of Western Australia, the region is usually described as one of the world’s last great wildernesses, with an immense and complex landscape that encompasses spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, pockets of lush rainforest and an astonishing variety of wildlife. The Kimberley is home to iconic attractions such as the Bungle Bungle Bungle Ranges and Lake Argyle – one of the largest freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere.

According to Tourism WA, top international markets to the region include Germany, United States of America and the United Kingdom. Among all domestic and international visitors to the region, more than 50% are drawn to the Kimberley for holiday or leisure.

The huge win for the region in 2020 is coupled with the opening of Kununurra as the eastern gateway to the Kimberley via Melbourne and new attractions such as the Broome’s Roebuck Bay Lookout, meaning increasingly positive prospects for the tourism sector in the Kimberley, with more people able to experience the region’s iconic attractions such as camel rides along Cable Beach, spectacular sunsets, and Purnululu National Park to mention a few.

For more on attractions in the Kimberley region, visit Australia Northwest Tourism.

For statistics on the region, visit our Tourism page or the Tourism WA website.

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