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FARAWAY BAY

Unique Wilderness Retreat
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FEATURES

Accommodation includes eight spacious, elevated cabins scattered amongst natural Australian bushland. Each offers complete privacy (with private outdoor showers!) and 180-degree views of the spectacular cliff-lined bay.

  • All cabins feature ensuites with flushing toilet and hand basin, along with a private outdoor solar-heated spring-water shower.
  • Ensemble single or king-size beds (all linen supplied).
  • A selection of luxurious, locally-handcrafted aromatherapy soaps and toiletries, including shampoos and conditioners, moisturisers, after-sun lotion and natural insect repellent.
  • 240V overhead fans and lighting, with mosquito nets.
  • 240V power points for recharging of batteries, use of hairdryers etc.
  • Torches for use at night walking too and from Eagle Lodge.
  • Air-conditioning in a select number of cabins.
  • Coffee Machines, Water Coolers, Tea & Coffee making facilities.
  • Hairdryers.
  • Private yet within close proximity to the spectacular Eagle Lodge.
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ACTIVITIES
  • Boat cruise to King George Falls, Western Australia’s largest waterfall
  • Take a trip aboard the boats
  • Go beach-combing on untouched beaches.
  • Try your hand at fishing.
  • Swim in the spring-fed pool at Eagle Lodge or in natural pools on your travels.
  • Tee-off at the clifftop one-hole golf course.
  • Explore the surrounding wilderness.
  • Discover ancient rock art, thought to be thousands of years old.
  • Sample five-star, freshly prepared cuisine.
  • Be fascinated by wildlife and extensive marine life.
  • Be visited by Sea Eagles at breakfast who call Eagle Lodge home.
  • Relax beneath the extraordinary starry night sky.
  • Sit around the Camp Fire at the end of the day sharing stories with new found friends.
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THE ENVIRONMENT

From FARAWAY BAY:

In the Kimberley region, Faraway Bay is a leader in nature-based low-impact tourism. Here are just some of the ways we maintain sustainability in our day-to-day operations…

Sustainable Use of Resources

  • Water is gravity-fed from a natural fresh spring. Small guest numbers protects overuse of this resource.
  • All landscaping is natural.
  • Water is solar heated for guest showers.
  • Solar lights illuminate pathways.
  • Office is mainly electronic and paperless – paper used is recycled.
  • All firewood is derived from the airstrip clearing or from trees blown over in the off-season.
  • Tins are crushed and stockpiled with other non-combustible rubbish for return to Wyndham.

Natural Environment Protection

  • Small guest numbers, restricted access and use of guides minimises impact on habitat.
  • Wildlife is observed from a distance and not followed or approached.
  • Prior to the wet season, erosion control structures are placed on tracks to minimise erosion, and are later removed.
  • Biodegradable products are disposed of in a trench and regularly covered with soil.
  • Soaps and shampoo supplied to guests and washing powder are all biodegradable, locally made.

Stringent regulations designed to maintain the integrity of the environment were applied during the development phase of Faraway Bay. And today, strict environmental care and sustainability continue to direct our day-to-day operations.

The camp itself is located on high conservation value land that has been recommended for future inclusion into the Western Australian conservation estate.

Wherever possible, Faraway Bay’s building infrastructure features local recycled materials or plantation-produced timber. This not only ensures a strong historic connection with the local area, but also minimises our environmental footprint.

Our development involved minimal clearing of native vegetation, with only one building requiring site earthworks. Cabins are set among undisturbed natural vegetation connected by simple gravel tracks, with two natural walking tracks to the beaches. A single track connects the camp and airstrip.

We blend into our surroundings – passing boats cannot see the camp at all!

We regularly host and consult with a range of environmental experts to monitor and preserve flora, fauna and significant sites in the area. Scientific programs include archaeological, cultural, ethnobotanical and habitat research. We contribute financially to these programs and your stay will help sponsor this important environmental work. Much of the research conducted in this harsh environment would not be possible without the support of Faraway Bay as a base for researchers.

Guests learn so much about the Kimberley environment during a stay at Faraway Bay. Browse our comprehensive wildlife profile, with photos and descriptions of common plants, animals, birds and marine life. Our reference library catalogues wildlife, bush tucker and ancient rock art.

Mirriwong Elder and Aboriginal spokesperson for Faraway Bay, Ju Ju Wilson contributes to the bush tucker species list and visits our camp to conduct tours. Our trained guides explore the region to assist with recording important scientific data, and regularly discover new ancient rock art and archaeological sites. One of our guides identified 84 of the 140 species of birds for researchers. And in 2005, our team even discovered a live freshwater crustacean that is a species new to science!

 

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What we love about Faraway Bay

Faraway Bay is a unique wilderness retreat built on character and local Kimberley history, with true outback style.


Tell me more…

Faraway Bay is nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the turquoise Timor Sea. The location, 280 kilometres north-west of Kununurra, is a remote and spellbinding part of the Kimberley coastal region of Western Australia.


Get the Facts

Where is it? Australia’s Diamond Coast, Kununurra

What?  Eco Resort

How many? tba

Who?   Great for everyone

How much? Please check RATES information below for latest rates and packages.


Sounding Good?  Read on…

One of the most remote outback  wilderness retreats in the world, Faraway Bay combines pure comfort and relaxation, with outback simplicity.

Located 280kms north west of Kununurra, Faraway Bay is a soul-enriching hideaway on Western Australia’s remote and spectacular Kimberley coastline – otherwise known as Australia’s Diamond Coast.

Accessible only by air, a maximum of just 16 guests share this isolated and immaculate wilderness in secluded cliff-top cabins, with uninterrupted views of the Timor Sea.

Inclusive in every stay at Faraway Bay, is a boat cruise along the magnificent King George River to experience the twin King George Falls. This truly iconic Australian wonder is not visited by any other land-based accommodation and is usually only visible by air.

RATES AND PACKAGES

Season runs from 1 March to 31 October.  Please check latest rates when enquiring.

(All packages include a $1700 flight component)

THREE-NIGHT PACKAGE: 3 days / 3 nights, depart Day 4: $5,650

FIVE-NIGHT PACKAGE: 5 days / 5 nights, depart Day 6: $7,620

SEVEN – NIGHT PACKAGE: 7 days / 7 nights, depart Day 8: $9,600

Packages are ALL INCLUSIVE of the following:

  • Scenic return air transfers ex-Kununurra, including a 60-minute scenic flight over the iconic twin King George Falls – WA’s highest waterfall.
  • Transfers Pick-up from accommodation or airport in Kununurra. Return 4WD, 20 minute drive transfers from Faraway Bay’s private airstrip.
  • Accommodation – Double/Twin ensuite cabins with 180-degree views over the bay.
  • Food/Beverages – all freshly prepared gourmet meals and snacks, all beverages including wine, beer, soft drinks and Faraway Bay’s own fresh spring water, with meals and some tours.
  • Tours/Activities – all tours/activities with guide and equipment, including a day trip to the Kimberley’s famous King George Falls.

Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice..

Hosts: Kevin and Kathie Reilly.

Address: Australia’s Diamond Coast, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743

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FEATURES

Accommodation includes eight spacious, elevated cabins scattered amongst natural Australian bushland. Each offers complete privacy (with private outdoor showers!) and 180-degree views of the spectacular cliff-lined bay.

  • All cabins feature ensuites with flushing toilet and hand basin, along with a private outdoor solar-heated spring-water shower.
  • Ensemble single or king-size beds (all linen supplied).
  • A selection of luxurious, locally-handcrafted aromatherapy soaps and toiletries, including shampoos and conditioners, moisturisers, after-sun lotion and natural insect repellent.
  • 240V overhead fans and lighting, with mosquito nets.
  • 240V power points for recharging of batteries, use of hairdryers etc.
  • Torches for use at night walking too and from Eagle Lodge.
  • Air-conditioning in a select number of cabins.
  • Coffee Machines, Water Coolers, Tea & Coffee making facilities.
  • Hairdryers.
  • Private yet within close proximity to the spectacular Eagle Lodge.
  • The camp’s location features a relatively unexplored landscape, giving guests a rare opportunity to experience outback Australia at its finest. Here, the natural wonders will take your breath away.  The marine, bird and wildlife will amaze you. And the excitement and tranquillity of being on the edge of forever is an experience you will never forgetCocooned in this stunning natural environment, there is nothing to distract you from absorbing the extraordinary sights, sounds and magic of this isolated slice of the Kimberley. Faraway Bay provides visitors with an exceptionally rare opportunity to experience a unique, fascinating and remote area of outback Australia.
ACTIVITIES
  • Boat cruise to King George Falls, Western Australia’s largest waterfall
  • Take a trip aboard the boats
  • Go beach-combing on untouched beaches.
  • Try your hand at fishing.
  • Swim in the spring-fed pool at Eagle Lodge or in natural pools on your travels.
  • Tee-off at the clifftop one-hole golf course.
  • Explore the surrounding wilderness.
  • Discover ancient rock art, thought to be thousands of years old.
  • Sample five-star, freshly prepared cuisine.
  • Be fascinated by wildlife and extensive marine life.
  • Be visited by Sea Eagles at breakfast who call Eagle Lodge home.
  • Relax beneath the extraordinary starry night sky.
  • Sit around the Camp Fire at the end of the day sharing stories with new found friends.
THE ENVIRONMENT

From FARAWAY BAY:

In the Kimberley region, Faraway Bay is a leader in nature-based low-impact tourism. Here are just some of the ways we maintain sustainability in our day-to-day operations…

Sustainable Use of Resources

  • Water is gravity-fed from a natural fresh spring. Small guest numbers protects overuse of this resource.
  • All landscaping is natural.
  • Water is solar heated for guest showers.
  • Solar lights illuminate pathways.
  • Office is mainly electronic and paperless – paper used is recycled.
  • All firewood is derived from the airstrip clearing or from trees blown over in the off-season.
  • Tins are crushed and stockpiled with other non-combustible rubbish for return to Wyndham.

Natural Environment Protection

  • Small guest numbers, restricted access and use of guides minimises impact on habitat.
  • Wildlife is observed from a distance and not followed or approached.
  • Prior to the wet season, erosion control structures are placed on tracks to minimise erosion, and are later removed.
  • Biodegradable products are disposed of in a trench and regularly covered with soil.
  • Soaps and shampoo supplied to guests and washing powder are all biodegradable, locally made.

Stringent regulations designed to maintain the integrity of the environment were applied during the development phase of Faraway Bay. And today, strict environmental care and sustainability continue to direct our day-to-day operations.

The camp itself is located on high conservation value land that has been recommended for future inclusion into the Western Australian conservation estate.

Wherever possible, Faraway Bay’s building infrastructure features local recycled materials or plantation-produced timber. This not only ensures a strong historic connection with the local area, but also minimises our environmental footprint.

Our development involved minimal clearing of native vegetation, with only one building requiring site earthworks. Cabins are set among undisturbed natural vegetation connected by simple gravel tracks, with two natural walking tracks to the beaches. A single track connects the camp and airstrip.

We blend into our surroundings – passing boats cannot see the camp at all!

We regularly host and consult with a range of environmental experts to monitor and preserve flora, fauna and significant sites in the area. Scientific programs include archaeological, cultural, ethnobotanical and habitat research. We contribute financially to these programs and your stay will help sponsor this important environmental work. Much of the research conducted in this harsh environment would not be possible without the support of Faraway Bay as a base for researchers.

Guests learn so much about the Kimberley environment during a stay at Faraway Bay. Browse our comprehensive wildlife profile, with photos and descriptions of common plants, animals, birds and marine life. Our reference library catalogues wildlife, bush tucker and ancient rock art.

Mirriwong Elder and Aboriginal spokesperson for Faraway Bay, Ju Ju Wilson contributes to the bush tucker species list and visits our camp to conduct tours. Our trained guides explore the region to assist with recording important scientific data, and regularly discover new ancient rock art and archaeological sites. One of our guides identified 84 of the 140 species of birds for researchers. And in 2005, our team even discovered a live freshwater crustacean that is a species new to science!

 

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