Top six Instagrammable locations in Australia’s North West
Known for its fiery red rugged cliffs, pristine coastlines, and wealth of natural wonders, the dramatic landscapes of Australia’s North West region is a photographer’s dream come true.
Popular Australian Instagram duo, Emily Ristevski (@helloemilie), and Jason Hill (@jasoncharleshill), have just spent a week exploring the stunning region and capturing its raw beauty with their cameras.
“I’ve always dreamed about exploring this unique part of Australia…there is something so enchanting about this landscape that’s left me intrigued to learn more,” Emily says.
Renowned for their incredible landscape photography, their Instagram feed is jam-packed with amazing photographs from every corner of the globe, but even they admit there’s nothing quite like experiencing the magic of Australia.
“From endless white sandy beaches to the rich red earthy tones of the outback, this place has seriously blown my mind,” Jason says.
Here, the duo share their top six Instagram photo opportunities and tips, together with must-dos and sees along the way on your next journey through Australia’s North West.
Labelled as ‘one of the greatest natural wonders of the world’ by Sir David Attenborough himself, this natural phenomenon is created as seawater builds up faster on one side of the gap than the other, creating a wall up to five metres on a king tide. Get up close and personal via fast boat or for unbeatable panoramic views hit the skies.
Renowned for its 22km stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean; Cable Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and famous for its sunset camel rides.
Located on the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula (240 kilometres north of Broome), this remote part of Australia provides an adventurous day trip into indigenous Bardi country. Filled with amazing wildlife and stunning coastline, Cape Leveque makes for a truly unique experience, and is accessible via both air and 4WD.
Not only renowned as the gateway to the Kimberley region, Broome holds its own rich and colourful history luring travellers near and far each year. From its historic pearling background, to 130-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, to the tranquil waters of Roebuck Bay, Broome is the perfect coastal getaway, with a difference.
James Price Point
Aside from its obvious outstanding natural beauty with its 20 metre-high red pindan cliffs, white sandy beaches and monsoonal vine thickets, from an Aboriginal cultural point of view, this headland is an integral part of the renowned Lurrajarri Heritage Trail. James Price Point is a welcome sight on the the nine-day hike up the Dampier Peninsular. Whether reached by foot, dusty road or light plane, the views are sure to be a highlight.
Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary
Boasting a fresh new look and five swimming pools, the property is a premier resort located just metres from the beautiful waters and golden sands of Cable Beach, and 10 minutes from Broome’s town centre. •
Photography by Emily Ristevski (@helloemilie) and Jason Hill (@jasoncharleshill)
Qantas provides seasonal direct flights to Broome from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with daily connections through Perth all year: qantas.com
Airnorth provide connections between Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha and Kununurra to Darwin in the Northern Territory: airnorth.com.au
Where to stay
To access all of these great locations and more, Oaks Hotels & Resorts has two properties conveniently located in Broome, providing the perfect base to experience the wonders of Australia’s North West – Oaks Broome and Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary: minorhotels.com/en/oaks