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Cape Leveque, a Remote Beauty at Its Best

Cape Leveque, a Remote Beauty at Its Best
October 16, 2018 Ed Bennett

Cape Leveque

Where the outback meets the coastline; Cape Leveque is a hidden gem well worth the effort it requires to get there. Located at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, it’s a sight that has to be seen with breathtaking red rocks contrasting against the white sand.

The drive from Broome to Cape Leveque is not an easy one. It includes about 200 kilometres of unsealed road containing a lot of corrugations and sandy areas, meaning a 4WD is essential for travelling these roads. Of course, if you’re not comfortable driving yourself there is always the option of an InStyle Adventures Cape Leveque tour where you can sit back in comfort with a friendly and knowledgeable local driver guide to get you there and back safely.

The trip from Broome to Cape Leveque will take around three and a half hours, but during the wet season the road can be closed to traffic. While Cape Leveque is difficult to get to, it is well worth the effort. Once you arrive and witness the golden red cliffs and pristine beaches, you will be glad that you made the trip.

Things to do at Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque’s Aboriginal heritage dates back 7,000 years, with many Indigenous locals working in the tourist industry, such as running the eco resort or leading guided walks. One way to explore this area is to take a guided bush tucker tour with an experienced Indigenous local. You will learn how to make your own spear for fishing and enjoy cooking what you catch.

Cape Leveque has an abundance of diverse marine life. There are many areas to swim, however care must be taken due to some dangerous marine life including saltwater crocodiles, stingrays and box jellyfish.


Kooljaman is a remote wilderness camp located at Cape Leveque. Run by the Bardi Jawi community, here you will immerse yourself in the history of this rugged land. The Bardi Jawi people have owned this land for thousands of years and tourists here have the option of staying in cabins, safari tents, beach camping shelters or at the campsite.

One Arm Point

Not far from Kooljaman, One Arm Point is a great destination for its popular fishing tours. Visitors can also get a glimpse into the diverse marine life with a trip to the local hatchery. One Arm Point has stunning coastline views and excellent opportunities to immerse yourself into the local Indigenous culture. Learn from the locals about mud crabbing and how to live off the local bush foods. Or just enjoy the unique lifestyle of this spectacular area.

Pearl Shell Altar

On the way to Cape Leveque, you will pass the Sacred Heart Church in Beagle Bay. Built in 1918 by local Aboriginal people and Pallotine Monks, the Sacred Heart Church is the home of the Pearl Shell Altar. The Pearl Shell Altar is beautifully decorated with mother-of-pearl shells and is definitely worth a visit.

InStyle Adventures Cape Leveque tours from 1 day through to overnight 3 day tours departing from Broome will take you on a memorable adventure to explore this breathtaking area. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters and take in the spectacular views while enjoying its remoteness and relaxing atmosphere.