Beach | History & culture | Natural world
Sited on the northern tip of northwest Australia’s Dampier Peninsula, Kooljaman can only be reached by air or 4WD from Broome. After passing through the regions pindan woodland and mangroves you’ll be rewarded with views of the Indian Ocean’s pearling waters. At Kooliman you’ll be treated to deserted beaches framed by sun-drenched cliffs. The area is also home to several thriving Aboriginal settlements. Book ahead to visit the Ngumbarl, Jabirr Jabirr, and Goolarabooloo peoples.
Enjoy Indian Ocean views from the large safari tents and en suite cabins, which feature shaded verandahs complete with timber furniture and gas barbecues in a secluded bush setting. If you're after a true back-to-nature experience, there's also a choice of campsites available, which come with barbecue areas and laundry facilities.
The restaurant at Kooljaman's, Raugi’s, looks out over the western beach meaning dinner is served as the sun sets over the red pindan cliffs. In the morning, enjoy an espresso as breaching whales out at sea. Down at the beach, Dinka’s Café serves ice-cream, coffee and smoothies for breaks between snorkelling trips. Alternatively, make the most of your gas barbecue with the Bush Butler service – gourmet dinners prepared at the restaurant and packaged up ready to cook at your tent or cabin. Bush Butler breakfasts are also available.
Located far away from civilisation, the lodge is designed to give you access to the pristine beaches and remote seclusion of Australia’s northwest wilderness while maintaining the comfort its guests have come to expect. Aside from its restaurant and Bush Butler Service, there’s also a small general store selling such basics as barbecue packs, frozen bread, UHT milk, ice, bait and some canned goods. Community shops are within 20km of Kooljaman, so you can stock up on fruit, vegetables and alcohol for that all-important Australian tradition – the beachside barbecue.
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