Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula: Address, Cape Leveque Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape Leveque
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Phil W
Perth, Australia227 contributions
Sep. 2021
You can get a more scenic and peaceful place like cape leveque. There is 200 km of sealed road now. The problem is the last 7 km is 4 x 4 only and it means it! Sandy way in. Just love the red cliffs
Written 17 September 2021
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wurst3
Greater Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Yes - this is Australia that we love and treasure - beautiful scenery of beaches and coastline.

We came and saw in 2015 and wanted to show our 3year old this time around.

However - Broome and its surroundings have plenty of similar natural pleasures to show - like Quandong Point or cable Beach that it more than equal to experience.

It's sad to see that under the cover of indigenous ownership the operators find it excusable to charge a $20 per person plus $5 for the little one to walk the beach. That wasn't the case in 2015 as far as we remember and puts a damper on our 2 hours trip from Broome to visit Cape Leveque.

You can have a coffee and visit the scenery from their balcony if you don't like to be part of a rib-off - however we like to thank the real traditional owners for inviting us at the start of your road in with that sign post and we certainly enjoyed the view onto your land. To the operators- please put a price tag under that sign for visitors to be aware of - thanks
Written 10 September 2021
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brianmcnulty2017
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Sep. 2021
Not worth the effort. Scenery is ok but not as good as Gantheume Point. Beaches are average
And no where near as good as Cable beach.. A long list of areas you are not allowed to go because they are "significant" but guess what, if you are prepared to pay for a tour gguide they are not quite so "significant". Oh this is after you pay $20 per person to walk down to the beach by the way. Will not be rushing back
Written 7 September 2021
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Iain B
Perth, Australia2 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Don't get me wrong, Cape Leveque is a nice enough spot, but it just isn't worth the drive up there. We were booked into a "camp ground unit" at Kooljiman and other than the last 3km it was sealed road all the way. The issue was that there were no other roads off the main road you were allowed to go down, so it was a long way to travel for a mediocre setting at the end. Covid-19 means that you are not even allowed to get to the end of One Arm point or any of the other settlements on the way.
At Kooljiman we paid $200 for a unit next to the campsite toilet block (think shed). Although it looked clean enough we awoke in the middle of the night with multiple cockroaches crawling over us!
The 2 course dinner was a little expensive at $45 each but was actually very good
Overall, I would say don't bother going up as the scenery at the end of the road is just not worth it!
I understand why the local residents up the Cape don't want a load of tourist going down their roads but if they don't get the balance better people will just not bother and take their $$ elsewhere.
Written 31 August 2021
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Max C
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Aug. 2021 • Couples
Sealed road Broome to turnoff then 4 wheel drive last 4 km
Beautiful scenery, fantastic beaches, water temperature absolutely perfect for swimming
Only downside is being slugged $20 per person (4 of us in one car $80) just to stop for a look thought that was over the top
Written 17 August 2021
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Justine C
Adelaide, Australia363 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
We drove up from Broome and did Cape Leveque and Cygnet Bay. Both beautiful in their own way and worth the visit. Western beach at CL is rough but good to see and the eastern beach is next level amazing for a dip: food was goos too! A G&T at cygnet bay topped off a great day. People were camping at CL! That looked hot but a great place to completely relax.
Written 28 July 2021
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Robert K
Adelaide, Australia196 contributions
Jul. 2021
The sealing of the road from Broome in 2021 has made Cape Leveque (Kooljaman wilderness camp) easily accessible from Broome BUT the last 4 km from the highway turnoff to the cape, lighthouse and camping complex is very sandy and marked in several places "4WD only, towing fees apply". They mean it. In fact I did get in and out in a 2WD SUV with high clearance but it was touch and go at one or two points and I definitely would not recommend it. Also, don't be tempted, as I was, to try it out. Once you are off the first 800 metres, which is sealed, there is nowhere that you can turn round without getting bogged as the sides are piled high with sand and if you meet someone coming in the opposite direction.......
That said, the red cliffs along the West beach are a magnificent sight (the Qantas commercial "I still call Australia home" was filmed there), so it might be worth leaving your car at the end of the bitumen and walking the last three or four kilometres!
Written 11 July 2021
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Phil N
Cootamundra, Australia237 contributions
May 2021
Spent a very enjoyable overnight stay at Cape Leveque when travelling with a tour group through the Kimberleys recently.
The stunning sunset / sunrise double is a must for any photographer, the safari tent accomodation was great, and would certainly recommend it to anyone travelling in this region.
It is certainly a place that we could have stayed at for several days and fully explored it.
Written 6 June 2021
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Adam P
Perth, Australia12 contributions
May 2021
We stayed in the safari tents for three days and had a fantastic stay. It can get a little crazy at reception, so if you book, make sure you print out confirmation of payment and booking. If you stay here you can access amazing beaches by 4wd and they have sensational sunsets as well.
Written 29 May 2021
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wacountrygirl68
Dampier Peninsula, Australia132 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
We came in off season but was stunning. Hardly any people around only 2 other couples at the beach.
Beautiful breeze to keep the temperature down. Great swimming
Written 3 January 2021
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