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Cape Leveque.
Cape Leveque.
A cabin at Kooljaman.
Sunset at Cape Leveque.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Thursday, September 28, 2000
What could be more enticing than spectacular cliffs that change colour throughout the day, long white pristine beaches and clear water?

Kooljaman means "place of no grass", and is operated by the local One Arm Point and Djarindjin Aboriginal communities. It was originally populated by the Bardi Aborigines.

The entire area is isolated and has spectacular cliffs that change colours throughout the day. There are long, white, pristine beaches and clear, enticing water. The high season, between April and October, is the best time to visit.

You can only explore the area in a four-wheel drive. It is recommended that you prepare for your trip as if you were going camping. There is a kiosk and a store which sell basic provisions and petrol, and right under the lighthouse is Dinka's Restaurant, which has an a la carte menu and great ocean views.

Accommodation at Kooljaman is a combination of African safari tents, cabins, beach shelters and campsites.

The newest arrivals at Kooljaman are five authentic African safari tents. They are built on raised timber decks and offer fantastic views. They are fully self-contained, with ensuite bathrooms and luxurious appointments.

There are six cabins which sleep four people — two have an ensuite bathroom, and the others have shared facilities. Each cabin has linen, a refrigerator, ceiling fan, table, chairs and barbecue. The three one-room family units have a refrigerator, fan and linen.

The nine beach shelters are pretty basic, with sand floors and roofs and walls made from palm fronds. You also need to supply your own sleeping bag or linen. Each shelter has a freshwater shower, a picnic table and barbecue.

The 28 powered campsites are well spread out, giving privacy and plenty of shade. They are just 200 metres from the beach and have shared facilities.

You can take tours while staying at Kooljaman, such as a Sunday Island boat tour for fishing or sightseeing. Sunday Island is one of eight islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago and has fresh water year-round, a stunning beach and a reef.


The Dampier Peninsula, 220km north of Broome.


Prices at Kooljaman in the high season are:
$12 per person per night for a campsite,
$19.80 per person per night in a beach shelter,
$88 a night for the family unit,
$110 per night for a cabin with no ensuite and
$121 per night with an ensuite.
The African safari tents cost $176 a night. Rates during the low season are less.

More information

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque
Ph: (08) 9192 4970
Fax: (08) 9192 4978

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