It would be safe to say that this was probably one of the most mind blowing experiences I have had to date. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to travel the world and see some amazing sights but let’s face it, when you sit on a plane for over 10 hours you kind of expect to land some where very different from the life you know as home.
Perhaps this is what blew me away the most about The Kimberley region. Just a 3 hour flight away, which I deem to still be in our backyard, was this…..
Uninterrupted endless starry nights, absolute tranquility, stunning backdrops and I have to say it, the serenity…..
Kununurra has aptly be named the food bowl of Australia and now I know why. The diversity of the land was mind blowing. One minute you are walking though a hot desert like barren range and the next you are hiking through a rain forrest and swimming in hot springs. The barramundi were biting and the waterfalls were flowing. There is virtually nothing that this place hasn’t got to offer.
The Ord Valley Muster was a 9 day food and music festival which played homage to everything iconic to Kununurra. A long table dinner and a cook up on the Ord River bank, a comedy festival, the Kimberley Moon concert and Kimberley Fine (and utterly amazing) Diamonds. The diversity of experiences was a week like no other and best shown to you through pictures, which I still don’t think does it enough justice.
Below is a photo diary of our unbelievable time. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to sample Mother Nature at it’s finest. Fabulous food, cranking tunes and Western Australian wine to boot, I can’t recommend this week to you enough. An absolutely bucket list worthy experience.
Please enjoy xx
Celebrity Chef Matt Moran and WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey show us how to cook a whole Barramundi off the banks of the Ord River.
This gorgeous croc was about 6 to 7 meters long…… Eep
Oh yeah I did….
HeliSpirit landed us in the most amazing gorge. I was going to swim….but apparently I wouldn’t have made it out.
So I had a beer instead.
The infinity pool at Lake Argyle
The long table dinner at Durack Homestead, a stunning museum near Lake Argyle. Chef Matt Moran spoilt us with an amazing feats.
I’m wearing Emilio Pucci from Only Worn Once.
The next day we were taken to El Questrso where we were able to experience Zebedee Springs. After a walk through what seems like a rain forrest, you come to about 15 mini pools of stunning fresh warm water. Mother Nature at it’s finest and only a 40 minutes drive out of Kununurra. Picture courtesy of Jana Marie.
We had a seriously good feed at Emma Gorge Resort at El Questro which fuelled us up for our next adventure.
Wearing Gucci fedora, Bruug tank and Anine Bing boyfriend shorts.
The Gorge walk….
A 30 minute hike……
The jewel of the Kimberley. The iconic pink diamond. Sort after from all over the world and only found right here in our backyard.
The Kimberley Moon where we feaster on an amazing array of food prepared by Chef Don Hancey and danced the night away to Megan Washington, The Whitlams and Living End.
Wearing Herve Leger from Only Worn Once and Kimberley Find Diamonds.
A massive thank you to The Ord Valley Muster for having me and to Mellen Events for making this one of the highlights of my career and life to date. You are an incredible bunch of people.