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Was reading in the local (Perth) news this morning, this article.

Tourism to reign after Kimberley downpours

It's a big wet season in the Kimberley.

Since January 1, Kununurra's rainfall has surged past the 1000mm mark, nearly double its average for this time of year.

On February 7 and 8 alone, the town received 559mm of rain, according to Weather Bureau figures.

And that means Kimberley tourism can look forward to a big dry season, with the country reinvigorated, gorges full of water and waterfalls running for longer.

Though the Kimberley is more associated with red bedrock, at the moment it looks like a soft, green blanket has been thrown over it.

And the blockbuster wet season even has locals impressed.

"In 33 years here, I have never seen anything like it," Frauke Bolten-Boshammer, owner of Kimberley Fine Diamonds in Kununurra, said.

Posted by BobnJo-Elsbury 19:13 Archived in Australia Comments (0)

It's Time

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It's 12 months since returning from the round OZ trip in the caravan and although there's been some short trips it's time for another adventure.

Come April 3rd, 4 of us will be heading north the the Kimberley region for 4 to 6 weeks.

It's very wet there now but hopefully by the time we arrive it will have settled down.

This trip is without the caravan, and with a camper trailer purchased specially for this adventure. We will need manoeuvrability and something easily towed over rough and probably boggy terrain.
There is also a new 4X4 which i've kitted out specially for this trip.

It will also be a gauge for whether or not to take the caravan to the NT via the Kimberley.

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