Meet our Climate Council Kimberley Challengers

24.02.16 By
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In August this year, 16 of the Climate Council’s most committed supporters set out on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition with Chief Councillor Professor Tim Flannery to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, to raise funds for the Climate Council.

The trip included visits to El Questro Station, Manning Gorge and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Mornington Station property. The group trekked over rocky terrain and through stunning landscapes to reach some of Australia’s most breathtaking gorges and waterholes.

The Climate Council’s Kimberley Challengers put in an absolutely incredible fundraising effort – raising over $110,000 for the Climate Council!

We wouldn’t exist without our community’s support – and we’d like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the Kimberley trip, as well as their friends, families, colleagues and the community members who donated so generously to their cause.

Your donations are powering the work of the Climate Council, and will go towards many critical projects to be carried out this year and next year, including producing scientific reports, hosting events in the community and getting even more climate change stories into the media.

Two of our amazing trekkers, Helen and Marcus, have also put together a brilliant 2016 calendar featuring images taken by our Kimberley Challengers during their trip to the world-class Kimberley region. The calendar is A4 sized and costs $20 for 1 calendar or $30 for 2 calendars (including postage).

To purchase this one-of-a-kind 2016 Climate Council Kimberley calendar (via Paypal or credit card) please click here to purchase 1 for $20 or click here to purchase 2 for $30.

Your calendar will arrive in the mail in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please email us at

All proceeds go to the Climate Council!

Where to next? Lord Howe Island! Our next adventure will take us to Lord Howe island, guided by Prof. Lesley Hughes, one of our Climate Councillors. This is going to be magical, and there are a few spaces left. Find out more here.

Tim speaking to our trekkers at Dimond Gorge.

The beautiful waterfall at Manning Gorge.

It’s estimated this Boab tree is over 600 years old!


Enjoying the scenery on the way to Champagne Springs.

The view over El Questro station.

Our campsite at Manning Gorge.