PRISTINE AND BEAUTIFUL – WHY A TRIP TO CAPE LEVEQUE IS WORTH THE EFFORT
Located at the very northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Cape Leveque is a remote and isolated region. For some the journey there may seem daunting, being 240 km (150 miles) north of Broome, along not the easiest driving conditions where a 4WD vehicles is certainly recommended, if not essential. Nonetheless, the pristine white sandy beaches and succulent red cliffs of Cape Leveque are attracting an increasing number of visitors each year. The spectacular landscape will no doubt leave you breathless and make you realise that making this trip to paradise was well worth the effort.
GETTING TO CAPE LEVEQUE
Cape Leveque is located on the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula. To drive from Broome to Cape Leveque you can expect a longer than 200 km journey along the Cape Leveque Road to this hidden gem, with the journey being both unique and completely isolated, so make sure that you are prepared for potentially tough driving conditions. The majority of the journey is made up of unsealed roads, and the scenery is that of sand and desert.
Although this may not sound inspiring, the end definitely justifies the means. It is hardly surprising that this beautiful location is relatively untouched due to its remote location and the necessity of needing a 4WD to make the 3 hour journey up from Broome along the rough roads which can be difficult to traverse at times – although this all adds to the adventure!
CAPE LEVEQUE TOURS EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY WITHOUT THE STRESS
Although for many people the journey to Cape Leveque would be considered as all part of the adventure, we understand that not everyone will be enthralled by the idea of a difficult or challenging drive when they are on holiday and hoping to relax in a beautiful location. Should you wish to see the beautiful Cape Leveque but not feel confident at traversing the difficult roads, there is no need to miss out as there are plenty of Cape Leveque tours to cater to different parties.
There are full day 4WD adventures which depart and return from Broome, which also include swimming in the perfect water that surrounds this peninsula. Take a wander down the coastline to enjoy the endless views and bask in the tranquil atmosphere knowing that you are miles from civilisation. Alternatively, for those looking for a less bumpy journey, you can opt to take a return flight from Broome and see the coast from the sky, before landing locally to enjoy the area for the day. As you depart, enjoy watching the cliffs change colour as the sun begins to set on one of the best views, making this one of the days you’ll definitely remember from your trip.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN CAPE LAVEQUE?
One of the other activities to indulge yourself in whilst visiting Cape Leveque would be to take a visit to beagle bay aboriginal community, established in the 1890’s this place is well known for the aboriginal children of the infamous stolen generation. As with Broome, Cape Leveque is renowned for its pearls and the cygnet bay pearl farm is a great experience on the tours as you’ll learn all about the history of the pearling industry and how it has changed over the years.
On the theme of pearls, you’ll also get to experience a literal pearl shell altar which is located at the famous sacred heart church which was built as early as 1918. Alternatively, if you love wildlife, there is no doubt that Cape Leveque is a wonderful place for you to visit with nature and wildlife in abundance. The coasts of Cape Leveque are regularly frequented by wild turtles and a multitude of sea birds which nest on the shores and collect sea food off the exposed rocks during the low tides. Wonderfully, whales often visit the area, resting and playing among the sheltered islands which are scattered about the Dampier Peninsula, and even come to waters to give birth, so you may be lucky enough to spot a mother with her calf.
EXPERIENCING CAPE LEVEQUE WITH INSTYLE ADVENTURES
Ultimately if you want a Kimberley outing that takes you on an adventure, and allows you to experience natural beauty at its best, then one of our Cape Leveque day tours sounds perfect for you. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, talk to Instyle adventures today so we can start planning your perfect holiday!
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