Amazing seasons

The north Kimberley is a national biodiversity hotspot with 16 fish, 10 frog, 31 reptiles, 6 mammals and 2 bird species and a staggering 230 plant species found nowhere else in the world. Most of the region is dominated by tropical savanna vegetation, however there are patches of rainforest that contain around 25% of the flora in the Kimberley.

The Kimberley Coast is the most coral diverse area in Western Australia, experiencing 11 metre tides. It supports significant populations of turtles, dugong, humpback whales, sea snakes and fish.

January

Flora

Gubinge in fruit.

Wildlife

Marine turtles nesting on sandy beaches; saltwater crocodiles nesting in tidal estuaries.

February

Flora

Gubinge in fruit.

Wildlife

Marine turtles nesting on sandy beaches; saltwater crocodiles nesting in tidal estuaries.

Environment

Waterfalls in full flow.

March

Flora

Gubinge in fruit.

Wildlife

Marine turtles nesting on sandy beaches.

Environment

'King' spring tides occur at new moon and full moon; waterfalls in full flow.

April

Flora

Golden Myrtle (Xanthostemon paradoxus) in full flower (golden/yellow).

Wildlife

Migratory waders depart for Siberia.

Environment

Waterfalls in full flow.

May

Flora

Many Acacias in full flower (yellow); Boab trees shed leaves; Cannonball Mangroves turn orange and gold

Wildlife

Migratory waders depart for Siberia; Sea Eagles begin nesting.

Environment

Bushfires signal dry season is beginning.

June

Flora

Pandanus spiralis fruits are ripe (bright red); Many Acacias in full flower (yellow); Woollybutts in flower (scarlet); Cannonball Mangroves have autumn-coloured leaves.

Wildlife

Threadfin Salmon come in with south-easterly wind.

July

Flora

Kimberley Rose (scarlet) and Kapok (yellow) flower while leafless; Kimberley Heather or Turket Bush in full flower (mauve).

Wildlife

Humpback whales are mating and calving; Sea Eagles are nesting and Ospreys begin nesting; Threadfin Salmon come in with south-easterly wind.

August

Flora

Bauhinia or Jigal Tree in full flower; Kimberley Rose (scarlet) and Kapok (yellow) flower while leafless.

Wildlife

Humpback whales have newborn calves; Sea Eagle and Osprey chicks hatch; Threadfin Salmon come in with south-easterly wind.

September

Flora

Bombox trees flowering (scarlet).

Wildlife

Humpback whales migrating south; Migratory waders return from Siberia; Osprey chicks are ready to fly.

Environment

'King' spring tides occur at new moon and full moon.

October

Flora

Boabs come back into new leaf.

Wildlife

Last Humpback whales head south; Marine Turtles nesting on sandy beaches; Freshwater crocodiles laying eggs in sandbanks of rivers; Brolgas congregate on coastal plains.

November

Flora

Boabs in full flower (fragrant, white).

Wildlife

Marine Turtles nesting on sandy beaches; Freshwater crocodiles laying eggs in sandbanks of rivers; Brolgas congregate on coastal plains.

December

Flora

Gubinge in fruit; Boabs in full flower (fragrant, white).

Wildlife

Marine turtles nesting on sandy beaches; Brolgas congregate on coastal plains.

Beyond Adventure

 

Ultimate Quest

 

Adventure Quest

 

Southern Quest

 

Northern Quest

 

Taste of the Kimberley

 

Fishing Expeditions