Our World The Great North West

Stephen Scourfield at Python Pool in the Pilbara.
Picture: Stephen Scourfield The West Australian
Photo of Stephen Scourfield

Landscape hotspots, brilliant beaches, epic waterfalls, heritage pubs, great fishing and wildflowers. Unearth it all in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

The Great North West feels remote. The Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia have big landscapes and epic river systems.

And this has been one of the biggest wet seasons on record. At one point, Lake Argyle in the East Kimberley held 31 times the volume of Sydney harbour — 10 more than usual.

In the great drenching, waterfalls have been in full roar, and flows likely to last all dry season.

This is a great year to visit those vast landscapes of the Great North West.

The Kimberley covers nearly 425,000 sqkm, the Pilbara more than 500,000. But in what is nearly a million sqkm of the Great North West, there are probably fewer than 100,000 residents.

And you can follow the great themes of the region in the PDF version of our Great North West Magazine.

Its best beaches, national parks, sundowner spots, heritage pubs, great events and even the movies that have featured it.

I’ve travelling and writing about the Kimberley and Pilbara for more than 30 years. I’ve felt immersed in the Great North West, and I’m pleased to share its many themes.

Click here to read the full magazine.

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