THE KIMBERLEY AND CAPE LEVEQUE WESTERN AUSTRALIA JUNE 2018 – Book here

The Kimberley and Cape Leveque Western Australia Photo Adventure

Destination summary

Bookings are now being taken for this stunning  Australian Outback Photo Adventure to the Kimberley and Cape Leveque.

The Australian Outback is a special place. The Kimberley region is a sparsely populated part of the far north of Western Australia, around 3 times the size of England. It borders the Northern Territory to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west.

You’ll be starting off in the east, in the town of Kununurra, exploring and photographing the surrounding outback gems by four wheel drive, fording rivers and navigating red outback dirt roads. Highlights of this region, include Mirima National Park, the natural features around the Cockburn Range, Emma Gorge, El Questro station and the Pentecost River.

From El Questro we’ll travel south via sealed road until we reach Purnululu National Park. Your base here deep in the park is the Bungle Wilderness Lodge and safari tents, a great location for photographing the Bungle Bungles. These amazing and unusual beehive shaped domes will feature during dawn and dusk and there’s an option to photograph these from the air by helicopter. Other locations include Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge, Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms Gorge.

From here we’ll make our way west by sealed road, breaking the night in Fitzroy Crossing, capturing some dusk light on in magnificent Geikie Gorge and the Fitzroy River.

Your next destination is the outback coastal town of Broome, an old pearling centre tucked in  behind expansive  Cable Beach. At dusk a  caravan of camels promenade the beach  making a iconic but simple and evocative image as will the vivid scenes around Gantheaume Point.

After resting in Broome for a night and colourful session on Cable Beach you’ll travel north by four wheel drive up the Dampier Peninsula to the remote and colourful Cape Leveque. This is Aboriginal land and has been a nomadic hunting ground for thousands of years.  A  coastal seascape wilderness of vivid red rock, white sand and warm turquoise waters dotted with aboriginal communities. You’ll stay in luxury Safari tents at the Kooljman resort with views over the eastern beach. Plenty opportunities for vivid seascapes and hopefully an insight into some Aboriginal  culture. After two nights in Cape Leveque you’ll make your way back to Broome for a final night a few cold ones and the end of the trip the following day.

Extra information

This part of Australia has tropical monsoon climate, but in June its winter and the weather settled, warm to hot  around 26 – 32 degrees centigrade during the day making it the best time to photograph and explore the region

The trip will start in the town of Kununurra on the 3rd of June and can be reached by air from Darwin or Perth which both handle international flights.

The duration is 12nights/ 13 days.

The trip will end in Broome on the 14th of June which also has connections to major Australian airports.

Accommodation – Hotels, B&B and luxury safari style cabin tents.

Starts 3rd June – Kununurra – one night Kununurra Hotel -TBA

4th, 5th Home valley station 2 nights twin share lodge rooms with ensuite

6th,7th,8th APT Bungle Bungle Wilderness camp, luxury ensuite safari tents with ensuite

9th Fitzroy Crossing Lodge, motel style room with ensuite

10th Broome Courthouse B&B

11th, 12th Cape Leveque Kooljman Resort, Luxury safari tents with ensuite and camp kitchen.

13th Broome Courthouse B&B

14th Tour ends

Please contact me if you’d be interested on participating. Thanks

The Kimberley and Cape Leveque, Western Australia 13 days
3rd - 14th June 2018
Places available: 3 left
Trip fee: £4795.00
Deposit £500
Please contact me directly if your interested in this trip.

Includes

  • 11 nights twin share accommodation in luxury safari tents and Lodges - all ensuite
  • (*3 nights includes 3 course dinner with wine and beer and bush breakfast in the Bungle Bungle)
  • Guiding and support
  • Transport between Kununurra and Broome and Cape Leveque.
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Guided photo itinerary

Not Included

  • External or internal flights
  • Optional helicopter or fixed wing flights
  • Bush Tucker tour.
  • Lunch or evening meals*
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation other than stated
  • You must have sufficient travel insurance for this trip.

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Kununurra
  • Mirima National Park
  • Home Valley Station
  • Pentecost River
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Emma Gorge
  • El Questro
  • Purnululu National Park
  • Bungle Bungles
  • Doors off Helicopter flights - optional
  • Piccaninny Creek
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Mini Palms Gorge
  • Fitzroy Crossing - Geekie Gorge
  • Broome - Cable Beach
  • Cape Leveque
  • Beagle bay
  • Lombadina
  • Boab trees, termite mounds, palms and outback scenery.