As far as connecting with nature, camping is one of the best things you can do, I’m not talking about setting up a tent in an overcrowded campground, I’m talking setting up in a beautiful & remote wilderness area surrounded by nothing but nature.
This is the type of experience we have perfected at Kimberley Adventure Tours, after 20 years of operation we have developed relationships with local landholders which give us exclussive and private access to some awesome spots, here’s a look at a few.
What Is Wild Camping?
Wild camping is setting up camp in the wilderness, it’s sometimes also called Bush Camping.
It’s setting up a camp using only what you bring with you and it’s the best way to connect with nature. It’s not about cheap accommodation, it’s an awesome wilderness experience
I love this photo by Lena Moellers (customer). Not only does it show one of my favourite bush camps on our tour. But in this single shot she has captured one of the most important features of our tour, that of immersing ourselves into beautiful wilderness areas.
This is an awesome spot, located on an Aboriginal owned cattle station, the sheltered location is ideal and the nearby hill (where the photo is taken from) is a perfect sunset viewing area.
Some places are better at seeing the stars than others, the Kimberley is one of the good one.
Because of the tilt of the Earth, we get a different view of the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere than you get from the Northern Hemisphere. The Kimberley is in the right spot for that, an addition it has zero smog and pollution, so clear skies, and zero light pollution, there are no cities anywhere, Darwin is about 800km away from the campsite in this photo, there are a couple of small towns in between but that’s it.
With over 100 billion stars in the Milky way, lying back to sleep under this is a great way to contemplate your short time amongst it all
In the pursuit of awesome places to camp, we came across this one about 20 years ago, an island on a massive inland lake, by pitching the tents in the spot in the photo, you can watch the sunrise your bed if you wish.
What If It Rains?
Rain is unusual over the season however it does happen, it never rains for a whole trip as we cover a lot of area, normally a single storm will come through.
Unlike rain in many areas, when it rain in the Kimberley it does not make the temperature cold, rather things get a little more humid, we still swim and hike etc.
The camp where this photo was taken is located on a cattle station and is tucked away and very private. It’s close to some awesome Aboriginal Art a really nice creek and swimming hole.
This is another secret spot we have, can you see the vehicle and campfire in the foreground? This beautiful little waterhole is perfect for a midnight swim and has a lovely sandy beach where we can pitch our tents.