The Adventure

From the moment you step onto the white beach ‘doorstep’ at Kimberley Coastal Camp, you feel like you are one of very few people for hundreds of kilometres. You are.

Befitting its ideal location, the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. There are no pre-set itineraries here. You set the pace and can be as active or laid back as you like.

Spend your days fishing for the fabled Barramundi and dozens of other tropical species in the pristine azure waters the area is famous for.

Discover intriguing Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art which has been part of this landscape and the lives of its traditional owners for thousands of years.

You may prefer to take it easy on the boat, cruising and picnicking on deserted islands fringed by boab trees, or sipping a cool drink from the day bed. The choices are yours.

Kimberley Coastal Camp is a place for the heart and soul, limiting guests to just 16, creating an intimate atmosphere while reducing the impact on this fragile environment. When we say we’re isolated and pristine – we mean it.

Fishing at Kimberley Coastal Camp

The benchmark in remote location tropical sportsfishing, Kimberley Coastal Camp is situated right on the edge of the pristine waters of the Admiralty Gulf in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia, considered one of the best fishing regions in Australia.

Even by Kimberley standards, Kimberley Coastal Camp is isolated. With access limited to helicopter and float plane, and numbers kept to a minimum, fishing here is for the privileged few.

Species

Fish these abundant waters for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Mulloway (Northern Black Jew Fish), Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Queen Fish, Coral Trout, Blue Bone and numerous other tropical species.
In one day it is possible to catch everything from Barramundi to Blue Bone to Blue Fin Tuna.

Fishing Conditions

Huge tidal rivers together with mangrove lined creeks, estuaries, flats, offshore reefs and islands as well as blue water, ensure an exciting variety of fishing options. Kimberley Coastal Camp is one of very few fishing destinations in Australia able to offer such diverse options to the keen angler.

The Experience at Kimberley Coastal Camp

With no pre set itineraries and a huge expanse of water to explore, a day’s fishing at Kimberley Coastal Camp is sure to impress. Together with your guide, plan your day according to the tides and your preferences.

Unlike most other fishing camps, Kimberley Coastal Camp is located right on the water, so there is no need to travel 50km before even launching the boat.

Fish all day every day or maybe after a morning’s fishing take your catch ashore on a deserted island fringed by Boab trees and have your host and guide cook it for you ‘bush style’ on the coals. Spend some time plucking succulent mud crabs from the mangrove lined creeks and have the chef prepare them to your liking for the evening’s meal.

Kimberley Coastal Camp operates on a catch and release basis with only those fish destined for the table retained from the day’s catch. We promote sustainable fishing methods at all times.

Transfers – How to get here!

Kimberley Coastal Camp does not have direct road access. Most of our guests fly in via Light Aircraft and then by chopper from the Mitchell Plateau or via float plane. This flight in itself is often one of our guests’ most memorable moments!

The most readily available fixed wing aircraft is a Cessna C210 or a Cessna 206 Float Plane (*Float Plane only avaliable from Kununurra)

Jetranger helicopters are most commonly used on the Mitchell Plateau.

Transfers from Kununurra, Broome, Darwin and the Mitchell Plateau are based on 2 or 4 people travelling together. Access by light aircraft/float plane and helicopter is arranged by us.

We also offer a 4WD Safari option, this includes light aircraft to Mitchell Plateau and fro here self-drive our 4WD hire car to Walsh Point where we will meet you in our boat to take you to our beach.

 

If you are driving up to the Mitchell Plateau, packages include helicopter transfers from the Plateau to land on the beach at KCC or pick up from Walsh Point via boat transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kimberley Coastal Camp?

Kimberley Coastal Camp is located on the eastern side Admiralty Gulf.

If you are looking at a map of the Kimberley you should first find Kununurra and then follow a North-Northwest line to the Mitchell Plateau.

The Mitchell Plateau borders the western side of the Gulf and we are about 10km across the water on the other side.

How do I get there?

Kimberley Coastal Camp has no road access and all our guests fly in via Light Aircraft and then by chopper from the Mitchell Plateau or via float plane. This flight in itself is often one of our guests’ most memorable moments!

The most readily available fixed wing aircraft is a Cessna C210 or a Cessna 206 Float with payload and space for 4 pax and their baggage. Jetranger helicopters are most commonly used on the Mitchell Plateau and these also seat 4 pax.

Transfers from Kununurra, Broome, Darwin and the Mitchell Plateau are based on 2 or 4 people travelling together.

Access by light aircraft/float plane and helicopter is arranged by us.

If you are driving up to the Mitchell Plateau, packages include helicopter transfers from the Plateau to land on the beach at KCC or pick up from Walsh Point via boat transfer.

Which airlines access Kununurra, Broome & Darwin?

Airnorth, Qantas and Virgin have flights that service Kununurra, Darwin and Broome. We are able to arrange transfers to fit in with your arrival/ departure times.

If you require any assistance or have any queries, please contact our reservation staff on (+61) 0417 902 006.

When is the best time to visit Kimberley Coastal Camp?

Kimberley Coastal Camp is open Wet Season or Dry Season; all year round.

KCC is an ideal destination to just get away from it all. Unwind from the comforts of the day bed or by the pool. Nature is all around, you don’t even have to leave the sun lounge to admire sea eagles, brahminy kites, whistling kites, and maybe even a cheeky dingo.

If our great fishing is a major attraction for you then speak to us regarding tides. We have all the details so just ask.

The best Barra fishing is traditionally during the wet season, up until June then the middle of September as the weather warms up. However, we catch the elusive barra right through the season, with still an abundance of mulloway, mangrove jack, fingermark, javelin fish, threadfin salmon (giant and blue), giant, golden and spotted trevally, queen fish, mackerel, tuna, coral trout, cod & bluebone.

For those that prefer bushwalking and rock art, the months of June to early August are ideal as the days are cooler and less humid. As the water holes start to dry up, birds concentrate around the remaining water bodies, making for spectacular bird watching.

Late-March to mid-May is still quite warm with temperatures sitting around the mid 30’s. Our freshwater billabong has water in it until mid-May each year and is a lovely walk with an inviting swim at the end of it. The temperatures start to increase again from mid-August and can become quite hot by October. Our pool offers a refreshing dip at the end of a long day.

What sort of services should I expect?

Kimberley Coastal Camp is far different to any other accommodation you may be familiar with. KCC has many amenities not usually expected in remote locations. You can enjoy the isolation without the discomfort.

Because we accommodate a maximum of only 8-14, you are never just ‘one of the crowd’, but honoured guests in an intimate atmosphere where your needs are paramount – not the demands of a pre-set itinerary. Book with a group of friends and have an exclusive private holiday.

For all our FAQ please download the Info Pack: 
Kimberley Coastal Camp Info Pack