We have been dreaming of visiting the Kimberley Coast for as long as we can remember. This place just seems to have a pull - something about the richness of contrast, the remoteness of the community, and the point where the desert finally meets the sea. We had been travelling through the Red Centre, Top End and Kimberley regions for months. We couldn’t remember being away from the ocean for so long and found ourselves craving its salty shores and that vast, untouchable horizon.
we didn’t even have to think about it
When we learned that you could take a scenic flight over Broome and the Kimberley Coast, we didn’t even have to think about it. We knew that we wanted the chance to see this coastline from the air, and to gain a heightened perspective of the transition from land to sea. The option for the heli to fly without doors was an added bonus.
Can’t say enough about the colours
I can’t say enough about the colours. Nowhere else have we seen such vibrant hues and beautiful contrast. The sea cliffs on this stretch of coastline are the deepest shade of red we’ve seen anywhere in Australia, and the sand is so white and fine it rivals Whitehaven Beach in Queensland, Hyams Beach in NSW, and Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria. The jury is still out on Esperance, but you get the idea!
You really just need to see it yourself
Then there was the ocean. You hear stories of people describing how beautiful the water is, how clear, how turquoise. You might even see some photos, which make you think you have an idea of what to expect. But what we learned on this flight was that the colours of the sea can’t be communicated and that you really just need to see them for yourself.
So much wildlife!
What we didn’t expect was to see so much wildlife on our flight. We were barely over the ocean when our pilot leaned over the side and pointed out a large shark. We were happy to hear the pilot radio this in to be sure that the swimmers at the beach club would be safe. On our way up the coast and back, we were lucky enough to see a pair of dolphins playing in the shallows, surfing waves and cruising along. Then when we were flying over Willie Creek Pearl Farm, we got a great look at Nigel, the resident saltwater croc and a rarity in the area.
Reality was better than we imagined
You couldn’t wipe the smiles from our faces the entire flight. We were whooping into our mics and pointing out wildlife, the contours of the reef and the sandbanks, the colour of the water and the cliffs, and marvelling at the beauty of the coastline. We definitely had high hopes for this flight, but we can honestly say that the reality was far better than we could have possibly imagined. We cannot recommend a scenic flight over Broome with Adrenaline highly enough.