Pointing my torch down into the murky waters of Tunnel Creek, buried beneath the magnificent Oscar Range in the West Kimberley, the light is reflected back up and onto the caverns of the tunnel wall. It’s pitch black in here and silent. The reflecting light projects a gentle shimmer onto the sculpted limestone walls. I am inside the Cave of Bats – as it was formerly known – at night, with only the bats and the occasional freshwater croc to keep me company.
As an older Aussie bloke once told me, ‘”You haven’t seen Australia until you’ve seen the Kimberley”. And you haven’t seen the Kimberley until you’ve driven the Gibb River Road’s 660 kilometres of outback goodness.
‘The Kimberley is a land of worn and timeless horizons encapsulating the spirit of the country. To know it is to love it and be humbled.’ ~ Meg Hornabrook, author & Kimberley tour guide.