Characters of the Kimberley

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Working the mines day in and day out can get the best of us and when the  daily 'grind', pardon the pun, gets underwhelming the dreaded monotony isn't too far off. So when it's time for that coveted R&R why not get lost with some local legends from the Kimberley? 

Its rugged ranges, stunning gorges, sandy beaches and untouched islands do much to intimidate. Unfolding across 400,000 square kilometres, the most northern point of Western Australia will test your limits with its hot days, crimson dirt and overbearing presence.  As an ancient landscape the Kimberley is a veritable melting pot of wildlife, birdlife and unique plant species.

It's a world that that will shake your own and the Characters of the Kimberley competition is giving away a backstage pass for two lucky people. So forget about the cookie cutter travel schedule and do as the locals do. Enter and see the Kimberley through the eyes of its local legends!

Join indigenous tour-guide Brian Lee on a fishing trip to the crystal-clear waters of Hunter’s Creek; explore Mirima National Park's 300-million-year-old ‘mini Bungles’ with bonafide bushkid Charlie Sharpe; let nature enthusiast Ebony Murison show you how to be at one with wild dingoes or ride a beach camel train into an Indian Ocean sunset with Broome's Daryl Roberson. It's thrill-seeking exploration with your very own tour-guide!

For fly-in fly-out miners with an adventure seeking soul, the Kimberley is one of the last true wilderness areas on earth. Boasting a rich history steeped in pearling and diamond mining, FIFO workers can escape to a world afforded only to the truly lucky!

Glen Chidlow,  Australia's North West Tourism Chief Executive Officer says through the stories of four colourful characters, the travel competition aims to tell "the story of the Kimberley landscape through the eyes of its people". He adds everyone featured "has a strong connection to the Kimberley landscape as they interact with it on a daily basis."

The Kimberley is nothing new but now the secrets are out. Australia's North West Tourism hopes to inspire travellers by unlocking the stories of the area's locals legends. "Cable Beach, Lake Argyle, the Kimberley Coast and the Dampier Peninsula are just some of the iconic natural attractions in the Kimberley, which draws visitors from around the world," explains Chidlow.

The fly-in-fly out roster means that after a hard-slog you can spend up to one week in Mother Nature's untouched paradise.

To choose your own adventure, check out all four of the Kimberley Characters and vote for your favourite to win!

Enter here: http://competition.australiasnorthwest.com

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