The Berkeley River Lodge, The Kimberley, Australia
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 or sea, getting to the Berkeley is half the adventure.
Leave modern life far behind and relax into the rhythms of nature in your ocean-view 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.
Enjoy barefoot luxury on secluded white sand beaches. Explore rugged river gorges and some of the most ancient wonders of the Kimberley. Swim in crystal clear pools beneath thundering waterfalls. Chase the mighty barra in the remotest fishing spots.
Sample local flavours as rich as the scenery and service as peerless as the coast-to-outback panoramas.
Location and Transfers
The Berkeley River is nestled on the gentle curve of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf on Australia’s remote north Kimberley coast. A stone’s throw from some of the most spectacular untouched coastal wilderness on Earth. The closest town, Wyndham, lies 150 kilometres south to south east, but there is no road or trail leading you here. The only access for the privileged few is by air and ocean.
Departing from Kununurra by float plane, your one hour flight will take you soaring over epic Kimberley landscapes, from gorge and cattle station country to lush, rainforest-covered escarpments and wild extraordinary coastlines. Be sure to have your camera ready.
Scheduled transfers run every Monday and Thursday, but other days may be arranged on a private charter basis.
Twenty luxury villas are perfectly positioned along a 65-metre-high dune to command 180 degree panoramas sweeping from Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to Reveley Island, or from the mouth of the Berkeley River to its rugged red gorges beyond.
Your air-conditioned private retreat features a King sized bed and open-air ensuite, complete with dual vanities and a free-standing bathtub for bathing in the Kimberley moonlight. And beyond the dramatic glass frontage, the occasional seating and daybed on your deck beckons you to laze away an afternoon
Dunes Restaurant – combines flavours as rich as the scenery with unprecedented views across the expanse of the Timor Sea and the impressive backdrop of the Berkeley River mouth, Reveley Island, and the spectacular Kimberley coastline. The Berkeley River Lodge offers a casual yet decadent dining experience featuring breakfasts cooked to order, and multi-course degustation lunch and dinner menus teamed with a fine selection of Australian wines.
Fresh breads are baked three times daily to guarantee only the freshest is served. If you prefer you can request your own culinary style with the chef open to recreating your favourite dish (with his own twist of course!).
Only the best quality ingredients are used, sourced globally (i.e. organic stone milled polenta from Italy, 300 day grain fed Black Angus from Armidale, NSW, Oak barrel smoked Salmon from Tasmania) and a wide selection of fine Australian and European Artisan cheeses
Facilities and Activities
20 metre Lap Pool
Night Cinema – on clear star-filled nights, the Lodge presents popular films and nature documentaries on the pool deck, against the dramatic ocean backdrop. Relax on a lounger or float in the pool while you take in the show
Bush & Beach 4WD Tours
Star Gazing – join Berkeley River’s amateur astronomer on a guided tour of the Kimberley night sky
Sea Turtle Viewing – during nesting season female flatback turtles make the journey to the Berkeley River’s isolated beaches to lay their clutch of eggs. Join the resident turtle enthusiast for an after-dinner 4WD tour to share a magical moment with these gentle reptiles of the sea