This is for me the most remote place I have visited so far. The Kimberleys is 3 times the size of England with a population of only 40 000 people with at least half with indigenous origins.
This is the wildest land in Australia, with Tropical monsoon. This place is home to simply full of sharks, crocodiles and Boab trees! So very dangerous..... not so good on a boat! It is also home to the increasingly rare Gouldian finches, as well as numerous other bird species, marsupials including nocturnals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and a vast range of insects and other invertebrates.
We court the best fresh Barramundi fish, while the crocs were looking back at us.... for the same reasons we couldn't walk the same beach twice because crocs are famous for watching and waiting to attaque! At night with a torch we use to flash the shore line from the boat and it was always a couple of red eyes around. The famous Loggodile swimming past during the day.
We walked hours to caves, in the heat to see this incredible original aborigines cave drawings. believed to be the world’s oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Famous Wanjinas art is at least 4,000 years old, it is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and the sky.
At every cliff corner you totally expect to see an aboriginal men standing with a spear!
If you can please go there.
PHOTOS BY SOPHIE THÉ AND CARL BRANDES