Cape Leveque is located on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, on the coast of North-western Australia. A road trip from Broom to Cape Leveque covers some 200 kilometres of unsealed road characterised by corrugations and sandy sections. Cape Leveque is hidden out of the way, and its hard to get there, but once you arrive and see the pristine white beaches and the golden red cliffs, the trip becomes all the worthwhile. Read on to find out some more information about one of the hidden gems of the Kimberley region, and how to get there.
It is a three- to four-hour drive from Broome along the Beagle Bay-Broome and Leveque roads. The surface is typically a combination of earth and a burgeoning covering of tarmac. No permit is required to drive to Cape Leveque, though entry fees do apply if not staying overnight. A four wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended for travel and the road is not suitable for caravans. You will need to allow three and a half hours for the drive from Broome to Cape Leveque and during the summer wet season the road will sometimes be closed to traffic. There is excellent swimming, fishing and snorkelling. Fly/drive tours, scenic flights, four wheel drive day tours and overnight tours are available from Broome. Aboriginal bushtucker, tag-a-long and mud-crabbing tours available. Charter boats offer full and half day fishing, and scenic tours to Sunday Island.
Lying at the end of Dampier Peninsula about 200kms north of Broome, the remote iconic Cape Leveque makes for a refreshing alternative to the Kimberley’s more visited coastal destinations. It resides at the head of this famous peninsula and is best known for its bright red sandstone cliffs and its pure waters. The thing to do around here is all about long walks along cliffs and beaches and taking in the reef. You can snorkel the azure waters or jump aboard the glass-bottom boat for a look at the brightly coloured fishes. July to October time even has humpback whales prowling the waters.
The Aboriginal heritage of Cape Leveque dates back some 7,000 years and they still reside here, many working in the tourist trade, operating guided walks and running the eco resort. Accommodation is chiefly at the Kooljaman Cape Leveque, which is a fancy eco resort for this remote area. It’s owned by local Aboriginal communities and is located near the airport while overlooking the sea from its expansive grounds. Alternatively, many visitors to the cape simply come here on a daytrip while staying at a Broome hotel.
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