Cape Leveque – Overview & Things to See and Do
A picturesque landscape with green plains gashed by long red roads, a lighthouse, white beaches and orange sandhills.Fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling are the big thing at Kooljaman. There is a compressor on the property, all fuels are available as is boat charter. The huge tide differences are something to take heed of and divers are warned to do their thing only in incoming tides. Accommodation varying from camping sites to cabins are also available.
Things to See and Do
Peninsula North of Broome
Strips of pristine sand stretch north towards Beagle Bay. The area north of Broome offers spectacular beaches and coastline. There is excellent opportunities for fishing, crabbing and swimming in this unspoilt and remote area.
The Peninsula is home to several Aboriginal communities, so please do not venture onto their property without permission. There are unique opportunities for visitors to stay at certain communities and join fishing or mud crabbing tours. At Beagle Bay you can see the historic Church built in 1918 by Trappist Monks, with superb inlaid pearl shell crafted throughout the interior.
Located on the northern most point of the Peninsula is Cape Leveque with its rugged pindan cliffs and sparkling tropical waters. Accommodation is available in cabins, beach shelters or at the camping ground. This is very much a homely, comfortable place for wilderness lovers, not a glitzy resort. A store and restaurant are also available. Bookings are essential. The drive from Broome to Cape Leveque is 22O km along a dirt road – allow 3 – 4 hours. Towing of caravans is not recommended.
Willie Creek Pearl Farms
This Pearl Farm lies 38 km north of Broome, off Cape Leveque Rd. It offers a rare chance of visiting a working Pearl Farm and is worth the trip. Tours of the farm are given daily so check the tour time before you leave as the owners will only show you the farm during these open times. The road is OK for 2WD during the dry and 4WD during the Wet. Although if the road says don’t go, then don’t go. Chances are the owner won’t pull you out and even if you do make it through it can ruin the road.