The Berkeley River Lodge
The Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
At a Glance
All the luxury of a 5 star hotel, in the middle of the wilds of the Kimberley
Perfect for an outback experience without having to sacrifice on comfort or service
Big skies, wide open spaces and the tranquility of this ancient landscape await the intrepid traveler
Gourmet cuisine complements the stunning setting
Helicopters are the best way to explore this rugged coastline
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The Berkeley River will be open for most of year, only closing for a short period from October 15th 2012 – February 1st 2013 and offers different experiences dependent on the time of the year you visit. In the Kimberley there are two seasons referred to as the “wet” and “dry”. The wet extends from November to April, bringing with it hotter days and balmy nights, along with incredible lightning shows and tropical storms. The waterfalls during this time of the year are truly spectacular. The dry is May to October, with clear blue skies, fine warm days and cool nights. The coolest months are June, July and August.
From a seasonal perspective April and May can be a very spectacular time as it is an important transitional time from the wet to the dry, surroundings are green and lush and waterfalls are flowing. With the Berkeley’s location, on top of a sand dune and surrounded by ocean, you can always be assured of a sea breeze and it being several degrees cooler than the forecast for nearby towns such as Wyndham or Kununurra.
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The Berkeley River Lodge offers a luxury outback experience on the Kimberley Coast. The property is located near a stunning river, with waterfalls and fresh water holes, and by a spectacular and pristine section of the remote Australian coastline.
Visit this remote and unspoiled quarter of Australia and enjoy the wide open spaces, an abundance of fresh air and the opportunity to soak up the surrounding nature and beauty of this little known area.
Imagine yourself walking along an uninhabited beach, searching for shells or waiting for the appearance of dolphins, manta-rays or a sea turtle. In fact, bush or beach walks are a daily occurrence, either at your own leisure or guided by a bush expert.
You can enjoy as little or as much activity as you like here at the Kimberley's foremost luxury resort. Choose from boat cruises along the coast or the Berkeley River to encounter waterfalls, birdlife and crocodiles. Fishing expeditions are rewarded by an ocean bounty, with different species running the waters at varying times of year.
For something truly special, take to the skies in the helicopter for a picnic or perhaps a spot of heli-fishing, to escape the handful of people that inhabit the area.
The Berkeley River Lodge’s restaurant ‘Dunes’ combines flavors as rich as the scenery with unprecedented views across the expanse of the Timor Sea and the impressive backdrop of the Berkeley River mouth, Reveley Island, and the spectacular Kimberley coastline.
Guest suites are air-conditioned and have beautiful views over the ocean and surrounds. The open air bathrooms have a shower and a full bath, perfect for lazing back and gazing up at the stars in the evening. Every luxury is ready and waiting for you, ensuring that your stay in the outback doesn't rob you of any creature comforts.
Chalets are available as king or twin rooms. They have air-conditioning and spacious balconies with a lounger and outdoor furniture and come with all the necessary toiletries and amenities. En-suite bathrooms feature open air showers and freestanding baths. Laundry service is available on request at an additional cost. There is also a swimming pool with stunning views over the wilderness.
The restaurant 'Dunes' offers a casual, yet decadent dining experience featuring breakfasts cooked to order, and multi course degustation lunch and dinner menus teamed with a fine selection of Australian wines.
Only the best quality ingredients are used, sourced globally (including organic stone milled polenta from Italy, 300 day grain fed Black Angus from Armidale, NSW and Oak barrel smoked Salmon from Tasmania) and a wide selection of fine Australian and European Artisan cheeses.
Location & directions
The Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
The Berkeley River is situated on the northeast Kimberley Coast. If you are looking at a map of the Kimberley you should first find Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf and then follow the coastline northwest until you find the Berkeley River. If you were boating from Wyndham it would take somewhere around 3 – 4 hours (depending on vessel type of course).
How to get there
Fly into Kununurra and take a spectacular scenic flight over the Kimberley coast to The Berkeley on a floatplane. The flying time is around 1 hour, with a landing on the water at the mouth of the Berkeley River. There is a 10kg baggage limit per person due to the aircraft requirements. All guests are provided with a complimentary travel bag that has been designed to fit the aircraft luggage compartments. Excess bags can be stored in Kununurra on departure for the Berkeley.