Photographing Birds of the East Kimberley

Photographing Birds of the East Kimberley

Denise and Michael have become the unwitting stars of the most recent destination marketing campaign for the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Well into retirement our grey nomad heroes trek through the Kimberley spending their kids’ inheritance with gay abandon.  “Our Magic Kimberley Adventure” is a series of eight short comical videos show Denise and Michael tackling a road trip in one of the last great wilderness areas of the world, the Kimberley.

Michael fancies himself as a photographer but prefer the wide screen of an iPad to any SLRs on the market. “The bigger the screen the better the photo, right? - plus I can read my news on the trusty ol’ Ipad” quips Michael, who like many retirees consumes media and information through the screen of an iPad. They are clearly comfortable in each other’s presence and tolerant with each other’s peculiarities. “Great toss Michael” Denise says while Michael is fishing for Barra. “Its called a cast love” responds Michael.

The full campaign can be viewed on Australia’s North West Tourism’s website. There you’ll find the 8 videos and some photography tips from Michael. We found these two tips to be the most relevant to us at Lakeside Resort and Caravan Park.

Tip #3 - Don’t miss the money shot - even if you’re half way setting up camp.

Tip #7 -Spend a couple of hours watching the bird life from Lily Creek Lagoon in Kununurra or Parry Creek Lagoon near Wyndham - the perfect shot will come to you.

Black Neck Stork at Lily Creek Lagoon

Lily Creek Lagoon teaming with exotic birds.

Tip number 7 is the one we can help you out with the most. Lakeside Resort and Caravan Park is situated right on the edge of Lily Creek Lagoon, just a few minutes from the centre of Kununurra. Our Caravan Park has many water’s edge sites. While our caravaners know where the caravan park starts and the lagoon finishes it seems the bird life doesn’t. Every day there is a mass of birdlife spilling out from the lagoon and into the caravan park. You’d be hard pressed not to see amazing bird life from sanctuary of our property.

Western Australia has around 500 different species of birds with over 300 of those species found in the Kimberley. In the Lake Argyle region 270 species have been recorded.  Lily Creek Lagoon is an absolute hot bed of bird life and the ideal location to set up camp for a few days or stay in our resort rooms and create your own “Magic Kimberley Adventure”

Pete Murray and Amy Shark Headline the 2019 Kimberley Moon Experience

Pete Murray and Amy Shark Headline the 2019 Kimberley Moon Experience

In its 19th year, the Ord Valley Muster announces ARIA award-winning Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark and ARIA-platinum certified artist Pete Murray as the stars of the Aviair Helispirit Kimberley Moon Experience. Amy Shark is best known for her 2016 single Adore and 2018 debut album lead single I Said Hi and Pete Murray is an artist who needs no introduction.

The concert will also feature local acts and musicians from the Northern Territory Indigenous record producers Skinnyfish music, who were the producers behind the career of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

The Kimberley Moon Experience, which receives international attention and acclaim, is the highlight of the East Kimberley’s iconic Ord Valley Muster. “The Muster” as its locally known is a 10-day festival that hosts a diverse calendar packed with exciting events & experiences with local characters & flavour that make Kununurra and the East Kimberley one of the most iconic destinations in the world.

The East Kimberley is 121,000 square kilometres of beautiful, rugged countryside, full of contrasts and character. It is home to one of the oldest and youngest towns in Western Australia, Wyndham (est. 1885) and Kununurra (est. 1960) and boasts a kaleidoscope of outback experiences and attractions that will take your breath away.

Kununurra is a local Aboriginal word meaning ’meeting of big waters’. Lakeside Resort is strategically placed as the only accommodation property facing west over any of those big aters. Situated on the edge of Lily Creek Lagoon just minutes from the centre of town. Lakeside Resort is one of the best properties for you to enjoy all the Muster has to offer.