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All reviews king george falls bush camp worth every cent wet season boat driver sea trips aboriginal rock art on tap an adventure his knowledge fishing spots outdoor shower comfortable accommodation once in a lifetime stayed here for two nights spectacular scenery remote location
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

Faraway Bay is a unique experience. it is rustic and natural, simplicity at its best. The camp is nestled into landscape with out compromising the natural beauty of the place. The cabins are simple, with a 180 degree view overlooking the sea. The out door showers are amazing, i must admit i was a bit hesitant on arrival. The vehicles are old angle-grinded troupe carriers- pretty rough, but they do add to the character of the place, and the 4WD track down to the camp is an adventure in itself.
The rock art was nothing like i have ever seen before, incredible artefacts of amazing clarity and conditions. The bradshaw art is some of the oldest rock art in the world- the guides were great and happy share their knowledge.
One of the best bits of my stay was the fresh fish! i was lucky enough to stay over the barramundi season, but was also able to try mangrove jack, spanish mackeral, fingermark and giant trevali...mmmmmmmm all prepared by the resident chef. Camp oven and bush food cooking was also a treat. i really enjoyed the paperbark smoked mangrove jack and some of the local foods, boabs and wild passionfruit.
The day cruise to the King George was breathtaking- who could ask for more than champayne under the falls followed by a great lunch spread and a swim in spring water swimming holes.
all in all my only regret is that i wish that i had longer to stay, 3 days just wasn't enough

it is a unique place in one of the most pristine environments in the world, the Kimberleys is amazing a definite must do.

Date of stay: April 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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5  Thank crosbey
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

It's hard to know how to judge Faraway Bay - it costs more than Southern Ocean Lodge for very mediocre accommodation and meals, but it still provided most of the top highlights of a trip around the Kimberleys. The cabins are very very basic - if you get an ensuite the toilet has no door, but the outside showers are great. The chef did a good job but with second rate ingredients, apart from when some fresh fish was caught. So not worth the nearly $2000 per night by a long long long way.

But the boat trip to King George Falls is a wonderful experience and to learn about the rock art known as Bradshaw art, painted somewhere between 7000BC and 25000BC by who knows who, is mentally stimulating and exciting.

So do go, accept its not worth the money, but you'll never get an experience like it anywhere else. I rationalise that it saved us $20000 as we don't need to do a Kimberley cruise now.

Date of stay: July 2010
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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11  Thank grangeview
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