The colours of the Cape Leveque landscape look unreal.

Cape Leveque is located to the north of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region at the very tip of the Dampier Peninsula.

It’s objectively one of the most visually stunning places on the continent. The juxtaposition of the vivid pindan red with turquoise ocean and dental white beaches has to be seen to be believed.

A visit to the wilderness camp at Kooljamon is a once in a lifetime opportunity that offers travellers a snapshot into the lives and history of the Bardi Jawa people that have lived upon this land for millennia.

Cape Leveque looks a pretty far-flung spot on the map, but in reality is just a few hundred kilometres north of Broome. It’s one of the most photogenic locales on the west coast and is absolutely worth visiting when planning your Kimberley pilgrimage.


4WDING: The journey in via the Broome-Cape Leveque Road offers up enough corrugations to test every weld in your vehicle.

There are plenty of side tracks out to the coast that necessitate higher clearances and occasional use of low range. There’s plenty of beach driving on offer along the Dampier Peninsula.

KOOLJAMON is a remote camp owned and operated by the Bardi Jawa people. Visitors are welcome and camping, cabins and other accommodation options are offered, as well as fishing trips and cultural tours.


LOCATION: 208km north of Broome, access is via the Broome-Cape Leveque Road. The road is seriously corrugated in parts and can take up to seven hours to drive.

CAMPING: As well as the more upscale options available at the Kooljamon camp, visitors can choose to camp in relative seclusion at Gnylmarung Retreat, with a selection of idyllic beachside campsites on offer.

FUEL is available at Broome and Derby, as well as at the Aboriginal communities at Beagle Bay and One Arm Point.

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