Kimberley Coastal Camp
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Located on the remote, stunning shores of Admiralty gulf in the far north Kimberley region, Kimberley Coastal Camp is the ultimate retreat for those seeking a truly different wilderness escape. Fish, eat, sleep, explore and relax in superb surroundings.
At a Glance
Whilst here, you will feel like you are worlds away from anything resembling normal day-to-day life
Whilst there is a deliberate lack of technology, the staff, comfort and scenery make it feel like a five star resort
If you are an avid fisherman, you will love it as the fishing opportunities here are like no other
Access is only by helicopter or float plane, making it a very private and secluded retreat
Uniqueness is what comes to mind when asked to describe Kimberley Coastal Camp. To get to the camp, guests must take a light plane to Mitchell Falls followed by a helicopter to the camp. As this is the only means of reaching this secluded spot on the remote coast, the camp remains idyllically secluded and the surrounding area unspoiled.
Kimberley Coastal Camp is hidden on the pristine shores of the Admirality Gulf in the Kimberley Wilderness area. The atmosphere at the camp reflect that of the peaceful surroundings. With no itinerary for guests on how to spend their days you can just be and just simply enjoy being there. There are of course activities for you to take part in though should you chose to do so. It is a haven for keen fishermen with several tropical species to be found in the sea and if caught, the chef can prepare you a delicious dinner from your catch.
The island is begging to be explored with its endless local birds, wildlife, bush tucker and natural medicines. A guide will be on hand to share their knowledge with you. The captivating Wandjina and Gwion rock art is also a great way to pick up on some local culture.
The camp has six gazebos as accommodation, dotted around the camp to maximize privacy and they are spacious with lovely high ceilings and some wonderful views. Delicious gourmet meals are served on the large dining table in the 'shed'.
Accommodation is in the form of gazebo style cabins. They are dotted around the camp and feature either king size or twin beds complete with Sheridan linen, screened walls, handmade wooden furniture, reading lamps and a ceiling fan. Each room has an outdoor private bathroom with a shower.
"The Shed" is the communal area of the camp. It is an open sided timber pavilion where you will find the large dining table, sofas and chairs to relax on and a library. The gourmet meals here are arguably the highlight of your stay. Fresh fish (often what you may have caught that day) is served with delicious sides. Dishes are sometimes inspiringly imaginative, other times just simply sumptuous.
The main activity at the Camp is fishing, so for fishing enthusiasts you cannot get much better than this. The camp is situated on the edge of the Admirality Gulf which is considered one of the best fishing regions in Australia. A variety of species inhabit the waters to include some tropical fish such as Coral Trout and Blue Bone. A guide will take you out and you can plan your day according to tides and preferences.
The Rock Art gallery is a fascinating place to visit where some of the art is believed to be 28,500 years old.
There are a number of walking trails you can journey on with a guide to see local wildlife and take in some of the scenery. It is particularly appealing for birdwatchers, artists, photographers and naturalists who can all find inspiration in the natural and unspoiled wonder which encompasses them.
Location & Directions
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Kimberley Coasta Camp is located on the shores of the Admirality Gulf opposite the Mitchell Plateau and the Mitchell Falls. There is no access by road making it a wonderful paradise for the lucky ones who choose to make the journey.
When to go
The Northern Territory’s Top End has a very distinct wet season between December and March, and although this can be spectacular in terms of wildlife the build up to the rains can be uncomfortably humid. “The Dry” is from May to October when days are mild, nights are cool and humidity is low it is a time of sunshine and fresh breezes.