Western Australia's hidden treasures: have you seen them all?

Western Australia is regarded by many as Australia’s final frontier. It’s a region of incomprehensible distances, meagre populations, and above all, breathtaking beauty.

AAT Kings runs a wide range of Guided Holidays and Short Breaks that delve into the heart of this beautiful state, showcasing its indigenous culture, natural landscapes and staggering scale.

Carolyn, Travel Director for AAT Kings in Western Australia, would like to introduce us to her favourite hidden treasures in the beautiful Kimberley; the essential places we should all someday take the time to visit.


Emma Gorge

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One of my favourite aspects of our AAT Kings’ Guided Holidays in Western Australia is spending two nights “glamping” in the outback at Emma Gorge.

Nothing beats watching the sun go down at this stunning spot with glasses of champagne in hand and a cheese platter (seasoned with a little Kimberley dust of course) before enjoying a dinner under the stars with new found friends.

There are no TVs, no radios and no phones to disturb the peace and you can really get back to nature and be totally uninterrupted. Sheer heaven!


The Ord River Cruise

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If someone asked me to describe my job, I think I would them tell that I was a storyteller; it is this love for telling stories which fuels my fascination in the history of my country and its people.

This cruise along the Ord River gives me the opportunity to introduce my guests to Australia’s largest man-made lake, Lake Argyle, and tell them all about the history behind this permanent water supply.

Thanks to the introduction of Lake Argyle, this area now has a thriving eco-system with a huge variety of waterbirds and fish species, as well as the chance to spot Australia’s iconic marsupials. The cruise terminates in Kununurra, one of the youngest towns in the state, but full of colour and character.


Yiyili Indigenous Community

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Here at AAT Kings, we are dedicated to bringing Australia to life. A visit to the Yiyili indigenous community at the Louisa Downs does exactly that.

Home to a large number of descendants of William Cox, a pioneer during the early period of the British settlement of Australia, guests have the opportunity to meet some family members and see how the community have pulled together to build their own school and create their own employment in order to remain on this property.

The Laari Gallery exemplifies how local culture and customs have been preserved and is a real source of pride for the local community. The artwork, paintings, carvings and crafts embody a culture which has stood the test of time and the love this indigenous community have for their country and heritage can clearly be seen in these colourful interpretations.

It’s a truly magical experience which leaves a huge impression on each and every guest.

AAT Kings offer a range of Guided Holidays and Short Breaks to Western Australia. From gourmet food and wine tours to the remote and rugged outback of Broome, there’s an ideal holiday for everybody. Click here to learn more.


This travel post is sponsored by AAT Kings. It was written as we feel it delivers valuable insights into a subject important to the Starts at 60 community. For more information about their Western Australia Guided Holidays, please visit the AAT Kings website.