Faraway Bay, The Bush Camp is a truly unique retreat
On the north-west corner of the Australian continent, there is a place so remote, so far away from anywhere, it’s called Faraway Bay.
Faraway Bay, The Bush Camp is a truly unique retreat, nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Timor Sea, in the remote East Kimberley region of WA. On offer is remarkable natural beauty, isolation and history – all set in a remote slice of outback Australia.
Within easy reach are the spectacular twin falls on the King George River, which featured in the ultimate outback romantic adventure movie, Australia. Cruise there on board the Diamond Lass or the Caribou, and feel dwarfed by red rock cliffs that rise 50 metres into the air. There’s also the chance for an invigorating fresh waterfall shower.
On the way back, go fishing in tidal creeks and catch an elusive barramundi. Faraway Bay is home to some of the best and most diverse fishing grounds in Australia. You’ll find a countless variety of challenges with reef, bottom, bait-casting, ocean sport and estuary fishing. From the safety of the boat watch crocodiles, sea turtles, Irrawaddy dolphins, whales, dugongs, manta rays and milk fish.
There’s always time to explore – learn about bush tucker; go bird watching, beach combing or swimming in pristine water holes; and discover ancient rock art perhaps 15-20,000 years old.
The Faraway Bay area offers some of the most diverse examples of the mysterious Bradshaw rock art in Australia. Regular bush walking trips take you up close to rare plants, flowers and animals.
Maybe you will spot a dingo, a family of brolgas or one of the other 140 species of birds that have been identified locally. Guests enjoy meals in the open air ‘Eagle Lodge’, perfect for lounging, dining and daydreaming.
Here, you can feast on freshly caught fish, home-baked bread and exotic, sun-ripened fruit and vegetables picked and flown in from Kununurra’s Ord River – all enjoyed with fine Western Australian wine or beer.
Although simple Faraway Bay provides unrivalled luxury for a bush camp, with eight spacious cabins scattered amongst the natural bush setting, offering privacy and 180-degree views of the spectacular cliff-lined bay.
Six cabins feature ensuites with a private outdoor solar-heated spring-water shower.
Contact: Faraway Bay, The Bush Camp www.farawaybay.com.au