Name: El Questro Homestead
El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley, Northwest Australia, is a frontier, a place where cattle ranches are the size of European countries. It has ochre-red expanses of desert and forested, flooded gorges that are swimming with freshwater crocodiles. Then there are craters, mountain ranges, waterfalls and a coastline so splintered it can only be accessed by boat. Swathes of the Kimberley are Aboriginal tribal lands, looked after by remote communities and dotted with cave paintings.
El Questro Homestead is dramatically situated overlooking the Chamberlain River, perched upon the majestic orange cliffs of the Cockburn Range. This is a sophisticated wilderness retreat, with stylish, contemporary suites offering private verandas, some of which overlook the Chamberlain River. The gardens contain a spa, swimming pool and tennis courts. But staying here is really about immersing yourself in the Kimberley’s landscapes: you can join the homestead’s rangers on trips to far-flung swimming holes, or on hikes and bushwalks among the area’s ridges and river systems.
This wilderness retreat, located in one of Australia’s most wild and beautiful regions, is perfectly located for exploring this remote region. Arrange a helicopter trip to the Miri Miri waterfall, a secluded swimming hole only reachable by air. Fly over the wonderfully named Bungle Bungle mountain range, or travel over to the Argyle Diamond Mine which is the biggest supplier of Diamonds in the world.
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