Hot article Western Beach - Cape Leveque

My First Week

What an INCREDIBLE 7 days.

Best first week on the job of all time, without a shadow of a doubt. Absolutely no comparison.

Four-wheel driving, mud crabbing, pearl farming, spear fishing, safari tenting, pearl meat eating, whale watching, dragon boat racing, dragon boat sinking, we did it all. From beautiful Broome, up the Cape Leveque road to Kooljiman, around the crest of the Dampier Peninsula to Cygnet Bay and back again.

The food, the colours, the heat, the sunsets, the contrasts, the lifestyle, the people, it’s great to finally get my teeth into my new job and start exploring the state.

So many highlights to choose from, but the Giant Tides Last Light Tour at Cygnet Bay was spectacular. To witness the full force of nature as the huge tidal movement emptied the King Sound and created a waterfall hundreds of metres long across the reef was astonishing. It was also a great conversation starter for the 7 course pearl meat degustation feast that we had that evening.

So, 7 days down and only 168 left, I’m going to enjoy and make the most of each and every single second!

Tips and Tricks

Getting to Broome and Cape Leveque

  • Virgin Australia has daily flights from Perth to Broome.
  • Car rental through Budget Rent a Car. Transfer flights also available from Broome.

Where I Stayed

My Expert Local Guides

  • Aboriginal elder and Character of the Kimberley Brian Lee of Tagalong Tours.
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and all their wonderful staff.

Events to Keep an Eye Out For

My Insider Tips

  • Don’t miss the Giant Tides Tour or the pearl meat inspired degustation dinner at Cygnet Bay.