This is not the place to go if you are after a pristine resort, massages and lazing by the pool but its perfect for the more adventurous that loves fishing, exploring, remoteness and experiences.. it was amazing. We bought a package 4N 3D package on Luxury Escapes which was a good length of time to do a range of excursions. We thought it was excellent value given it included all excursions (except helicopter flights), food, wine and return flights ex Darwin. The flight in is a ~16 seater twin engine with beautiful views of the coastline. The resort is on a peninsula facing the ocean and a river that leads into the gorges. In June the pool was rather cold, but that was not an issue for a pool lover as there were excellent scheduled activities to do every day. After the intro brief, you can put you name down for scheduled activities such as 1/2 day fishing trip (morning and afternoon), full day gorge tour, a half day hiking trip to the aboriginal rock art, afternoon beach tours etc. Every trip we did was perfectly catered for with food, refreshments and excellent service. We went in June and Barrra were hard to come by, but there was plenty of other fish to catch and a very beautiful place to be on the water. The breakfast was of a good standard with a small smorgasbord and also omelettes or bacon egg mushrooms etc made to order, lunches were well catered for whilst on the tours (which we did every day) and dinner was excellent with 5 courses including mains such as eye fillet, rack of lamb, salmon. I am a big eater and never went hungry. Basic mixed drinks (such as gin and tonic, bourbon and coke) were made to order and the inclusive wine selection was lovely with a range from the Margaret River and Victoria region. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff, and since my husband wanted even more fishing, they organised a buggy drop off pick up and all the gear so he could fish in the river (he kept a keen lookout for crocs...there are lots).
We loved this place, the location, the inclusions and the staff (thanks everyone!!) were amazing which made for a wonderful holiday. We can't wait to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence awaits. Only accessible by air, getting to the Berkeley is half the adventure. Leave modern life far behind and relax into the rhythms of nature in your luxurious villa floating atop the coastal dunes. Be one of the privileged few to set eyes upon breathtaking wilderness landscapes by river cruise or helicopter flight. ... more less
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