Despite the lingering clouds and the odd isolated shower, The Dry is definitely just around the corner. Kununurra temperatures have been a little cooler and drier, with a few mornings dropping as low as 16 degrees this April. As much as we LOVED the Wet Season, it's time to get back on those tracks that were inaccessible over the past 3-4 months. Soon the town will be buzzing and bustling with tourist activity, as will the tracks, waterways and skies. Local tour operators are readying themselves for a busy, and minimally restricted tourist season this year. Whilst the East Kimberley was probably the last place on earth to have cases of COVID-19 circulating in the community, we are pretty much over the worst of it already due to the high vaccination rates - and extended border closure. For now, masks are still required in planes and public transport, including tour vehicles, but we are pretty much back to business as usual and are keen to show off this unique corner of Australia.
Gorgeous boabs are finally getting their leaves back, and the grasses are shooting up their new growth. Even the spinifex is softer - for now. The first November rains did not disappoint with over 150mm in some areas.
Boab flowers are also in bloom and many of our bush tucker trees are starting to fruit. The billabongs and wetlands have had their first drenching making them a popular meeting place for a vast array of birdlife, including brolga, egrets, jabiru, magpie geese, whistling ducks to name a few.
The wildflower season sure kicks off early here in the East Kimberley. June temperatures make perfect conditions for strolling through the scrub to find a multitude of colours in the local flora. Jump on any of the available HOT Tours to get a glimpse of this seasonal display which will continue right through the Dry Season to September.