One of the best things about the Kimberley is the seemingly endless perfect places to swim. However, it’s also croc country and the Kimberley is home to both estuarine (saltwater) and freshwater crocodiles.
Are there crocs in the Kimberley?
A saltwater crocodile on the bank of the Ord River in the Kimberley, WA. … We have two different species of crocodiles in the Kimberley, freshwater crocodiles and saltwater crocodiles. All the warnings below concern saltwater crocodiles. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles in the world (in terms of weight).
Can you swim in the ocean at Broome?
Cable Beach in Broome is safe for swimming for most of the tourist season, but not during the wet season. From November to about May, even June, the northern oceans are inhabited by Chironex box jellyfish and Irukandji. … You can read more about Irukandji here. Now to the crocodiles.
What is the best time of year to visit the Kimberley?
The best time to visit The Kimberley is from April (or the end of the wet season) to October (or start of the wet season).
Can you swim in Kununurra?
Situated approximately 30km from Kununurra is Middle Springs, best seen in the wet season. As you drive in there is a shallow but spacious waterhole where you can swim. A popular picnic location with plenty of shade makes this a family friendly spot and a common destination on the weekend for Kununurra locals.
Are there crocodiles in Fitzroy Crossing?
The Fitzroy river population of saltwater or estuarine crocodiles goes as far inland as Fitzroy Crossing, more than 300km from the coast. … The Northern Territory had four fatal crocodile attacks in 2014.
Are there crocodiles in Kununurra?
Lake Kununurra is home to hundreds of relatively harmless freshwater crocodiles but authorities said it was the first time a “saltie” had made its way into the lake in several years.
What is Broome known for?
Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a distinctive melting pot of wonderful multi-cultural mix of people. Our pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking colours attract thousands of visitors each year.
What is the best time of year to go to Broome?
The best time to visit Broome, weatherwise: April to November. The cheapest time to visit Broome: The wet season offers the best deals and the cheapest prices. To avoid the torrential rain, travel early in the peak season between March and April.
Are there crocodiles in the ocean at Port Douglas?
We see saltwater crocodiles in the wild in the Port Douglas area all the time, they are there in the rivers, lakes, and some streams. We all know about them and yet thousands of tourists and locals swim safely at the beach all year round.
Is Broome worth visiting?
Broome alone has so much to offer, so what more the whole of Western Australia. Visiting this region is honestly a refreshing break from all the cityscapes and skyscrapers that we’re already so used to seeing here in Singapore. So if you’re craving for an adventure full of true-blue wanderlust, this is the way to go.
Do you need a 4WD for Gibb River Road?
High clearance 4 wheel drives are recommended for the Gibb River Road for a reason. You can drive through the Kimberley along the sealed Great Northern Highway to get to Kununurra. But even the attractions on this road (like the Bungle Bungles) require a 4WD to enter.
How long do you need to visit Broome?
Kimberley Safari – If you are travelling to Broome because it is the starting point for a Kimberley safari that you intend to join, it is a good idea to give yourself 3-4 days in the town to relax and take in the sights before you start your exploration of what is one of the last true wilderness areas in the world.
Are there crocodiles in Lake Argyle?
Crocodiles. … Although Lake Argyle is home to the world’s largest population of Johnston River Freshwater Crocodiles, these prehistoric creatures are timid and generally considered not dangerous to humans. The locals at Lake Argyle swim in these waters and respect that this is the Crocodiles’ natuaral habitat.
Are there saltwater crocs in Lake Argyle?
There is no evidence of Saltwater Crocodiles breeding in Lake Argyle. The Locals consider the lake safe, but obviously swimming is totally at your own risk!
Are there crocodiles in the Ord River?
The lower Ord River contains a high density of salt water crocodiles.