Well, I hardly know where to begin. We’ve returned to civilization and it has hit like a sledge hammer. Jacko & I wanted to write, to again say a very special “Thank you” and express our huge gratitude for the welcoming way you embraced our crew. We truly had the most wonderful time. The memories, giggles, fishing, adventures, beach lunches, Jules incredibly delicious food, the rock art walk, crabbing, the night around the camp fire singing with Jules …. the stories … the list could go on forever … will remain indelible in our minds for life. You are both – a truly unique duo and an absolute asset to the Kimberley region. What a magical part of the world it is – and it now, certainly has a very special place in our hearts.
We left with happy hearts – on a trip of a lifetime …. But I know that one day we’ll be back.
Our very best wishes to you both and your KCC family.
Take wonderful care
Simon & Anna Jackson
We had the trip of a lifetime when we stayed with Tub & Jules at Kimberley Coastal Camp in June 2018.
Great fishing. Fabulous cooking.
Had beautiful lunch with you guys at KCC while we were camped at Port Warrander in Aug 2018. A Wonderful, memorable experience for us and we will be back.
|When we were considering a trip to the Kimberley, we read all the reviews about K.C.C. and everybody said what a magnificent place it was – well they were right! We have just had the absolute pleasure of spending 7 days in the most beautiful part of the Kimberley. From the moment we stepped onto the beach from the Float Plane, to our departure in the helicopter, we were totally blown away by the scenery, the fishing, the food and the hospitality of the K.C.C. team. Tub and Jules really are two of the most amazing people we have ever met – we only spent 7 days with them but left feeling that we had known them for years! Everybody raves about Jules’ meals and so they should – the food really is superb! Tub is so much fun to be with both out on the water and around the camp and his passion for the Kimberley, it’s people and their artwork showed a genuine appreciation of the local indigenous culture. Lauren, Jack, Caitlin and Brenton looked after our every need and we felt like “royalty”. Jack helping Jo catch her first ever Barra was a great moment to cherish! There was so many highlights – big Queenies, big Tuna, “Kimberley Carp”, mud crabs, pulling up a croc in the crab net, Barra fishing at dawn – but the most enjoyable time was spent sitting down in the evening with great people, a beautiful meal, a few cold ales, lots of chatter, deep and meaningful discussions and heaps of laughter while watching the magnificent sunsets. Our thanks go to all the K.C.C. team for making this a holiday we will never forget. Kimberley Coastal Camp truly is an amazing part of the world and hopefully we will be back again in the not too distant future!
Jo & Allan
What a Hoot! Best week ever, fished, crabbed, laughed, drank! Food was amazing and one of the highlights! Love you both.
For thirty years we dreamed of a far north fishing adventure – that once in a lifetime experience, and after arriving by helicopter, Kimberley Coastal Camp did not disappoint. Under Tubs and his offsider Russ’ expert guidance, we caught or collected around 30 species of fish, oysters and mud crabs using their quality equipment and well appointed boats. The boys are quick with a knot and the bait supply.
Jules transformed our catches into five-star restaurant cuisine, deliciously prepared and presented, and Tubs didn’t do a bad job with the lunches while we on the water, arriving on deserted islands and beaches and cooking our morning catch. The open bar package contained quality beers, wines and spirits which complimented the days on the water, the beautiful meals and evenings around the campfire.
The cultural walk was a highlight – with Tubs passing on his knowledge and passion. With this he keeps the stories alive and they were incredible, and so genuine.
The accommodation was chic rustic and comfortable in every way with discrete natural ornamental touches throughout.
We will re-live the experiences from this trip for many years to come – big fish, songs around the camp, great stories and laughter every day and night. Thanks Tubs, Jules and Russ for giving us the greatest fishing experience of our lives/
Spent a week with my husband, his 3 brothers and their wives, at the KCC and loved every minute. Worth the five flights to get there and then five more to come home. Lots of fishing, mud crabs and deserted island visits. Fabulous meals created by Jules each day from our catches and lots of laughs from Tub. Jonas and Adele also made us welcome and we didn’t “want’ for anything. So well looked after that it was hard to come home to reality. The camp retains it’s remote bush feel but still offers clean rooms and amenities. Feel privileged to have been able to experience this rugged and beautiful part of Australia for a week.
We recently spent 2 nights at KCC as part of a 5 night helicopter safari and it was the highlight of our trip. Thank you so much to Jules and Tubs and your offsiders, our time with you was truely a memory of a lifetime. Ray loved his day fishing and I certainly enjoyed my day relaxing. Great company, great food and a great time in a wonderful part of Australia: what more could we want. Thank you again.
|First and foremost this was the best fishing trip I have been on, we were a group of 8, most of us have done fishing trips together in the past, so we know a good trip from a not as good trip.
KCC was the best so far for me, the fishing was varied and great fun, the crew we had were all well experienced and good guys, we caught many different species of fish which made it even more exciting.
But in some ways it was the non fishing activities that made the trip so memorable.
On most days at about 4pm we would head back to camp for snacks, a swim and a few beers (its thirsty work catching all these fish!) In the evening a gourmet meal was prepared by Jules, most times this was our own fresh catch of the day…..what more could you ask for?
One worthwhile experience for me was the aboriginal art walk, Tubs is the local expert and took us into places most people would never find and told us incredible stories about the history of the land.
Not to be outdone by Tubs, Jules is not only a chef extraordinaire but the girl can sing as well (this will embarrass her I’m sure) There is a wonderful campfire site just off the main living pavilion where we would retire to after dinner for way too many wines and best fish of the day stories (some were true!) this was where Jules if coerced enough would unlimber her guitar and sing us some classics.
Our sleeping accommodation was very comfortable and as close to sleeping under the stars that you could get, even the ablutions had a view not to be missed!
All in all it was an awesome trip, much more than your standard fishing camp, this is a 5 star experience, thanks so much to Jules, Tubs and crew for a great week, I certainly plan to return soon, cheers Rob
The Kimberley Coastal Camp was perfect and a great place to stay on our first night. Very relaxing and the best hosts and the food was close to the best we have had. Jules and Tub and Macca were so much fun and relaxed really quick. It was great that everyone including Dan and Liam had dinner together. The hike to rock art was amazing and fishing with Tub loads of fun. We would love to return to the Coastal Camp sometime in the future.
I had a fantastic time. Good fishing, great company, relaxing, exceptional cooking. I would love to come back with Jane in near future.
Thank you for your hospitality on our recent trip to your camp It was one of the best trips I have been involved in. You and your staff went out of your way to keep everybody involved in the activities provided.
Whether it was fishing, checking out the local aboriginal rock art or just having a laugh around the camp fire, it was a fantastic experience. The fishing was extraordinary. I caught my first Barramundi and Spanish Mac and the morning we went mud crabbing with Tubby was the one of the funniest experiences of my life, Me and a few mates are talking about planning a trip back to your camp in the near future Once again thank you for a wonderful experience and hope to be back there soon.
We had an awesome time at KCC. You know the fishing is good when even the fish are smiling. Really enjoyed the experience, you should be proud of what you are achieving.
Thanks again for a brilliant week, it was without question the greatest holiday I have had, brilliant company, incredible location, amazing food and plenty of laughs.
We were welcomed with open arms at Kimberley Coastal Camp. Jules and Tubby looked after us so well. We fished, collected oysters, caught mud crabs, explored beautiful unspoilt islands and enjoyed the spoils in the evening. A genuine feast!
We had great times and many laughs. But the best thing is we all share a love of this spectacular country. I do hope to join you again one day, but my memories will last forever.
Coming from Sydney I was not sure what to expect. The natural beauty witnessed from the Coastal Camp was stunning. We walked 30 minutes to witness Aboriginal rock art and their truly amazing culture. Its great exercise and an experience you will not find in Pitt Street Sydney. Caught plenty of massive fish, and working for Toyota I can say “oh what a feeling’. Food was better than the best Sydney restaurants. Go and experience it.
Fantastic Trip. Great food, fish, and hospitality. Keep up the great work! P.S. One of my favourite Kimberley trips ever!
Returning to this ‘paradise’ – yes the memories were not dreams. Thank you to the KCC friends for all the comforts they provide.
How fortunate I feel to have seen such perfections in this glorious country of ours. Warmest thanks to you all for these new friendships xxx
This is my 10th visit and I return home always refreshed, challenged and in ‘awe’ of KCC. It is just the most spirited place! As ever the staff, guides, food and camaraderie is unsurpassed. My sincere thanks – I will be returning!
This is my first time in the Kimberley and to KCC but won’t be my last. For me, it was a very special experience made so by a dedicated and very friendly crew – Jordan, Jimmy, Julie and Macka, thanks very much. I will be back!!
A mystical experience in beautiful country. Long may it remain so. Thanks to Jords for the food, Jimmy and Macka for the expert professional guidance on fishing and for delivering my first Barramund (a mere 89cm). It will not be my last!
Words seem inadequate. How lucky we feel to have experienced this very special place filled with very special people. Thank you Jordie, Jimmy, Julie and Macka for an incredible sojourn! We have had the best time and are leaving with so many very special moments and memories of KCC. Xoxo.
A wonderful trip as usual. You guys have been awesome. The fishing was great. Thanks so much!
3rd time up here and it gets better every time thanks to the wonderful staff. ….. “We shall return”.
Way more than we expected. A great experience, wonderful staff who made us feel a part of the KCC family. Fishing was awesome! See you next year!
A profound experience. A dream realized. Many thanks to Jimmy, Jordan and Bjorn – wonderful people.
Such a special place! A wonderful experience and equally wonderful staff. Great food!
The camp has given more than I ever expected, the top things I’m taking away though are my new friends, our insane fishing adventure, the fiery sunsets beaming down over the blue ocean and of course, the rugged rocky landscape – Life changing. Thank you KCC for the experience of my lifetime. You are all wonderful.
Thank you to KCC. Have loved our time here. In fact I couldn’t have asked for more!