Faraway Bay Visitors experience

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From our guests…

“We are so excited to have experienced Faraway Bay.  It encapsulates so many values we treasure – pristine environment, remote and undeveloped, nature in all it’s glory. We enjoy the seclusion and peace that is difficult to experience in our ‘normal’ lives. But more than this – we have been moved by the passion and commitment you have shared with us whether discussing rock art, nature, history or great meals & conversations They may be old school values, but they resonate deeply with us and we are all richer for it. The sharing  of time together  in a timeless land is the most rewarding and enriching experience. Thank you, we will never forget this, with love “

Pete & Sandy Morrow Red Hill, QLD July 2016

 

“1000 thank yous.  What a great trip. Rock Art Retreat 2016. The best thing for me was the hours of conversation with Ju Ju and me asking probably silly questions but most always getting answers and sometimes one of her great laugh out loud laughs. The art of course was more than I had hoped and quite a range of styles in addition to the Bradshaws which were the main driver for me.   Such an amazing wealth in so small an area.Too bad about the salties as would probably have enjoyed a snorkel around some of the rocks.  Can’t have it all though.  Great meals, great art, great company and perfect weather – the 110% effort.    Thanks to all involved.”  Cheers,  John Platten”  Gunns Plains Tasmania June 2016

 

“Thankyou so much for our wonderful stay at Faraway Bay – never forgotten we are sure and hopefully repeated!!! Cooper wanted to thank you for introducing him to the spa – his new favourite thing!”

Simon, Ester & Cooper, Sydney NSW July 2016

 

“Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your “slice of heaven”. A truly beautiful place enhanced by wonderful hospitality. Think you’ve eaten your best meal ever? Think again! The creations emerging from the kitchen are mind blowing. thanks for the extra 5 kilos! Ive no idea how we are going to return to normality  after this incredible experience.  Truly genuine people, doing what they love and happy to share it with visitors.  We’ll definately be back for more.  In the meantime its “au revoir” – take care of this beautiful place and each other (& Oscar, Arthur….)Many thanks xxx”

M & P Hood, Perth WA July 2016

 

“Well it took us 10 yrs to get here from Kununurra (it’s a big backyard!) Well worth it! Thanks to Kev, Gemma, Sarah (& Kathie in the office) for their hospitality, great food, experience and stories. xox “

Siew Lee & Tyrone, Kununurra WA – July 2016

“I am so glad I went here. It’s such an amazing place with so much to see and explore, everything from beautiful aboriginal rock art to awesome waterfalls. The food is delicious and the place has a great atmosphere. This is mostly down to the owner, Kevin, who is a great cook and the manager of the place, and of course the friendly staff too Stay at Faraway Bay, you won’t regret it!”

Rebecca Perth WA, June 2016 Tripadvisor

“Thank you very much to Kevin, Amy and Hayley for such a fantastic introduction to the Kimberley Coast.  We had an amazing time, there was so much to do and experience”

C & P Whelan, Tasmania  May 2016

“Our first trip to this region and we have totally enjoyed our time.  First fish that I have ever caught in the sea.  Thank you Kevin and Amy and we hope to one day come back.  

Paul & Marg Scells, Toobeah Queensland May 2016

“Our return trip after last year has been just as absolutely FABulous! Thank you so much Kevin, Kathie & Gemma. but also to your 2 very capable helpers Amy & Lauren. We have done so much, seen so much and loved every minute of it.  A special thank you for my birthday, the card, the cake and the fantastic light display.  Special thanks for the fishing trips my first ever Barra on my Birthday! Also the good company of Charles & Tim, to them many thanks. We have loved every second it is just such a special place. We do hope to e back, perhaps not next year but soon we just love everything – the fishing, the rockart, the food, the swimming holes.

Lots of love & many thanks.”

Judy & Steward Wheeler, Kentdale WA, May 2016

“After 12 hours of flying we have spent the most terrific four days at Faraway Bay. The food, the rock art and the fishing have been great.  A big thank you to Kevin and Gemma and the girls.  Also a word in the “fish whisperer” who managed to ensure a 3kg barra was on the table.  Many thanks and all the best”

Charles Clarke & Tim Brooks, Curtin ACT, Goondiwindi QLD – May 2016

 

“A little piece of heaven. What a wonderful holiday we have had – my reaching for the stars. I thank you a million times Kevin & Gemma for making it possible and of course my Dennis who kept the motor running.  The fishing trips, the barramundi and the shark what tales I’ll tell my grand children.  The wonderful day to the King George Falls and the picnic. Gemma your cuisine and presentation was to die for and the Bakewell tart was delicious. Loren & Amy it was lovely to meet you and you looked after me with love.  I’ll never forget Faraway Bay. I felt like one of the family”

Betty (85 years young) & Dennis – Apollo Bay, Victoria, April 2016

A Faraway adventure that is magic….”
We have travelled to many nations and exotic places around the world, but our four days at Faraway Bay stand out among the very best. Faraway Bay is true Australian wilderness: isolated, with beautiful scenery, waterways, ruggered coastline, waterfalls, swimming holes, fishing and wonderful aboriginal rock art, but it is also a place where one is totally pampered. A one hour flight in a light ‘plane from Kununurra is the only way there. You are met by Kevin, the owner, your driver, guide, skipper, rock art specialist, chef, handyman and everything else. Activities are for you to choose; the rock art, fishing, waterhole swimming and waterfall ‘showers’ from within the boat were all magnificent. We were a group of five guests with three lovely staff – all seemed part of a family. The food was of highest restaurant quality; even the lunches while out on the boat. The facilities are ruggered, but beautiful. The central bar, lounge, library and dining table are open with a view the whole length of Faraway Bay. There is a swimming pool, spar and driving ‘green’ adjacent to the lounge. Frequent visitors included monitor lizards, spotted quolls, blue winged kookaburras, brahminy kites and many other birds. The cabins are comfortable with open mesh, a small en-suite and outside shower in a three-quarter water tank with wonderful views, but secluded from all other cabins. It is not ‘five-star’ accommodation, but extremely comfortable in an amazing setting. We are soon returning for at least a week!!

J Black, Warrimoo, NSW, March 2016. – Review Tripadvisor

 

 


When I am awesome wonder…..

My daughter had visited Faraway Bay in 2015 and wanted me to experience it first hand. As she said, “What better way to celebrate being 70, Mum” ! From the moment we met our pilot, Georgie, at Kununurra airport for our flight to the airstrip at Faraway Bay I knew it was going to be a very special adventure. I was not to be disappointed. Kevin, Gemma and Amber looked after our every need. The food was astonishing especially bearing in mind that everything has to be airlifted in to the camp – no Coles online ordering up here!! Each day was a different adventure in the boat, visiting the thundering King George Falls, having a shower under the Fountain of Youth, fishing, meandering into creeks that were barely visible even from a few metres away only to reveal a hidden waterfall, or fresh water swimming hole. Clambering over hot rocks was a challenge for me, but with the help and encouragement of everyone I got there……… and was it ever worth it!!!!! To be able to see rock art many thousands of years old close up, which hitherto I had only seen photographs of, was worth every drop of energy expended !! I shall never ever forget the experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Would I recommend it ? ………….for an experience of a lifetime, most definitely YES !!

Christine Norman, Port Adelaide, SA, March 2016

“My trip to Faraway Bay was part of the ANW Kimberley Bucket List First Prize  . So I didn’t know anything about Faraway Bay. What a suprise. Kevin & Gemma have been the warmest hosts. They have given us the total Faraway Bay experience . Indigenous rock art, bush walks, boat trips to King George River, all totally magnificent.  Accommodation has been 5 star, as has the food. I leave this place  changed , rejuvenated,  and totally grateful for the experiences these two people have given me.  Thank you so much…. much love”

David Shaw, Brunswick Heads NSW September 2015

 

“Thank you to Kevin & Gemma for the most positive life changing experience  one could ever imagine.  We have loved everything you have shared with us, aboriginal art, the water, views, food, accommodation & so much more”

love from Jane – Gold Coast September 2015

 

Hi Kevin, You’re one of a kind, man of many talents Thanks for your great cooking, informative and professional guiding tours. We’ll try and get back.

Rob & Jenny Holland, South Australia – August 2015

 

“We just don’t know how to thank you all for the most magic relaxing fantastic holiday. All the different things we have done with beautiful people, the rock art, the boating, the fishing, the scenery and that special King George Falls and of course the magnificent food! The views from everywhere are just unbelievable.  We thank you both Kevin & Gemma, and Kathie who we have yet to meet. The good company of other guests especially “Princess Di”.  What an awesome way to spend our 50th Wedding Anniversary  – thank you all. So sad to leave but we will be back next year to see the water over the falls.”

Judy & Stuart Wheeler, Kentdale WA, August 2015

 

“What an extraordinary hideaway at the top of Oz!! Words, for once, are inadequate !! Fabulous stay in every way!”

Helen & Rhonda Brown, AAA Tour Melbourne, July 2015

 

“A magical five days exploring the Kimberley region. We loved each and every one of the excursions, with the King George Falls being a highlight. We will never forget our Kimberley Shower!! Thank you Kevin for showing us your piece of paradise and for feeding us so well.  Thank you too to Gemma for her wonderful culinary delights and to Sarah, Jess & Dennis.”

The Commins Family of 6 – Melbourne, Victoria June 2015

 

“We absolutely loved your beautiful and peaceful setting. Thank you so much for all your wonderful hospitality”

Terry & Nancy McGreid, De Pere  USA – June 2015

 

” FAB scenery, FAB food, FAB adventures, FAB staff “Thank you for a wonderful stay”

Kathy & Peter Skeen, Eltham Victoria, May 2015

 

“The most magical place to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary!! Thanks to all the team; Kevin Kathie & Gemma who have made the perfect set of experiences, tailored especially for us.  We have loved EVERY MINUTE of it !! And who would have thought we’ve be enjoying ‘5 star” fine dining so far away….. At Faraway Bay !! “

Lyn & Simon Hawkins – Perth May 2015

 

It is not easy to know just how to express our appreciation and gratitude for the five wonderful days we all spent recently at that little piece of “heaven on earth” known as Faraway Bush Camp. Words are inadequate to express the feelings we experienced whilst there, and the memories we have taken away which will last a lifetime. I think the highlight of the whole trip was our Easter Sunday visit to “nature’s cathedral” of the King George Falls – quite awe-inspiring and making it easy to understand the strong connections between the indigenous peoples and nature. I am not in any way a religious person, but the whole experience that day brought to mind the initial words of the Holy Bible – Genesis chapter 1, verse 1 – “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth”. I think we were all “carried away a bit” that day! “

Chris & Dick Robinson, Jackie & Jeff Ashe, Perth, April 2015

 

“Last entry for the year and what can we say that hasn’t already been said!   Thanks Kevin and Gemma for the best 4 days holiday we remember.  The fishing was great fun and Jennie caught half of the largest Barra imaginable (ask Kev for the details!)”

John & Jennie, Yowie Bay, NSW October 2014

 

“Thank you to Kevin and Gemma for allowing us to share this magnificent and unique piece of Australian Paradise.  We are in awe of the many skills and the unrelenting hard work you both put in to making our stay so pleasurable and special.  Kevin’s endless patience with two novice fisherman/woman was also greatly appreciated.  We wish Kevin and Faraway Bay all the very best for the future.  Really hope we will return soon.”

Julie & Kerry, Manly Sydney   September 2014

 

“Thankyou Kevin, Gemma, Scott and Maka for a wonderful experience at Faraway Bay. Your hospitality was superb and the unique places we were shown indescribable… Why travel overseas? We’ll be back.

Peter & Judy, QLD September 2014

 

“This is a very special and unique part of the Kimberley.  We feel very privileged to have seen so much pristine wilderness and Bradshaw art.  Thank you so much for sharing your hideaway with us.  Kevin, Scott, Charlotte and Chris, you are very special people and went out of your way always to make each day full of new adventures and gourmet dining.  Hope to see you next year. Many thanks again.”

John and Janet Allan, Indooroopilly, QLD September 2014

 

“A wonderful place, lovely nature and the table as richly laden as the surroundings. Saw many things I never had expected to see, got to know people who added to this amazing holiday.  Thank you very, very much, people of Faraway Bay”

Leena, Helsinki, Finland September 2014

 

“Kevin, Charlotte, Chris, Omar & Scotty, Came for 7 nights but the times that we had together had to extend another 4 nights!. Just love this place, most fun for anyone or a trip to explore and meet great people and fantastic food.  PS – back next year. Love Hugs to you all”

Dianne, Swan Valley WA August 2014

 

“So far faraway!, yet a beautiful place to get closer to yourself and those around you.  The world needs more of this feeling and experience.

Geoff & Lorri Cribb, Perth WA August 2014

 

“Impossible to find words that adequately describe the experience of Faraway Bay. A beautiful environment that wraps you up so you never want to leave, all beautifully managed by Kevin and team.  Thank you to all.”

Mark and Gayle, Newton NSW, August 2014

 

“Three days in Faraway Bay and I feel transported.  So beautiful, so remote and all-round a fantastic experience – the Kimberley Coast, the rock art, the amazing camp and fabulous food.  Thank you Kevin, Scott, Charlie and Chris.”

Robin Lowe, Newton NSW, August 2014

 

“Paris, New York, London, …….    Faraway Bay. Simply amazing place. Thank you to the FAB team, and the block that built this part of the world, few hundred million years ago! Oh, and the Chef! WOW. –

A vision splendour”

Cheers Craig Henderson,    August 2014

 

“To Kevin, Charlotte & Chris.  We will keep forever some wonderful memories of your isolated paradise. We thankyou all for you 28hrs presence, work and smiling attitude. Kevin is not only an expert in aboriginal art and cultures, but also great Chef who could complete with the best overseas!”

Jo & Bruno (The Fragaroo!!!)    Paris, France  August 2014

 

 

“Fabulous, fabulous Faraway Bay ! Thanks everyone for a wonderful holiday”

Gail & Rex, Perth, August 2014

 

“Thank you, it was marvellous!!!”

Hadass, Israel, August 2014

 

“To Charlotte, Chris, Kevin first of all thankyou very much for your warm and hugging hospitality. I would never dream to meet such great people in such a faraway place, there is no doubt that it’s a wonderful place not only because the nature itself but because of the people. Bless you, thank you very much”

Billie (Bilha) Israel, Aug 2014

 

“Kevin & Team, at loss for words ……… …… great adventures, great company and great food. Most enjoyable and excellent wines were just the topping”

Joe & Jayne, Collaroy NSW, Aug 2014

 

“Our amazing “Wine in the Wilderness” at Faraway Bay was all we anticipated and will always have a special place in our minds and hearts.  We are so lucky to have the opportunity to experience all it has to offer. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for looking after us so well and to Larry allowing us to enjoy his wonderful wine. Safe travels to everyone leaving “Faraway “

Carol & Mike Anderson – Esperance, July 2014

 

“Thankyou immensely Kevin, Gemma and the awesome revolving crew for a wonderfully adventurous experience. Your organisation, humour and patience is to be admired”

Carolyn Earl & John Nissen – NSW July 2014

 

“Thankyou Kevin, Gemma, Charlotte, Chris, Brooke and Katherine, my stay has been so enjoyable and relaxing. Some of the best food I’ve tasted thanks for giving up your time to take us on all of those fantastic trips. I would like to tell you that you guys are the kindest, most thoughtful people I have ever met.

Tim D, New Labton NSW June 2014

 

“While here, we were definitely Faraway from Kentucky! Such a peaceful and beautiful faraway corner of the world”

Dee & Duke, Kentucky USA   June 2014

 

“What a magic place. Not just the surroundings and the fun activities but the ease of the way you make friends of the people you meet. There seems to be a special spirit that binds you together, especially sitting around the campfire “The bush TV” talking and sharing a joke, stories and experience. Sally, Trevor and I became best mates within 12 hours of meeting and parting 4 days later with emails exchanged and invitations to come and stay at our place.

Thanks to Kev, Gemma, Emily, Gurval, Hos, Ben and especially BJ for helping make this such a wonderful, truly memorable experience.

Ross, Busselton, WA June 2014

 

“As beautiful as I remember, love the improvements. Thanks for a great time, hope to be back again”

Stacy Porter Perth, WA May 2014

 

“Fantastic experience – My partner and I spent three fantastic nights at Faraway Bay last week. It really is an experience not to be missed .. The highlight for me was our day out on the boat to visit the King George Falls … we managed to climb to the top and after our descent were showered under the falls followed by a glass of champagne! Thank you so much Kevin, you do an amazing job in such a remote landscape. Thanks also to Gemma and the girls for making our stay so enjoyable.” Southpawz, TripAdvisor, June 2014

 

“Faraway Bay – What a place! Eagle Lodge – what a concept.  Thanks you everyone it has been a great pleasure and privilege for us to have shared its wonders.  Hopefully, it’s “au revoir”

From Rob & Noel Kimpton from far, far, faraway Mt. Martha,Mornington Peninsula, VIC May 2014

 

“Fantastic and unique … Wonderfully run to provide an experience that is literally unique due to location, friendliness and quality. The site allows access to unspoiled beauty, and the management work to ensure guests are treated to a variety of activities that show the beauty, culture and wilderness of the place. The food is excellent, and the resort cultivates friendships. Just the best.” Edward Truman, Avalon Beach NSW, May 2014

 

“Words cannot express our gratitude to you for giving us a truly remarkable ‘Kimberley’ experience that we believe you could not find anywhere else in the Kimberley, but here in the magnificent, remote, stunning Faraway Bay – a true gem in the red dust. You made our six days ones we will never forget.”

Max and Pam Goldsmith, Newport Beach NSW, April 2014

 

“Words cannot say how fantastic this holiday was.  Kevin is one in a million, for his care of us both. But beware he will make you do things you thought you never could.  He is on person you could and can trust with your life, we both cannot wait to come back again “Enjoy every moment”. Hugs to Kevin & Girls

Dianne & Tony Roe, Swan Valley WA, April 2014

 

“This was a totally unique experience being out in the Kimberley wilderness for four days and also having the pleasure of the great food and companionship. We’ve never seen anything like this. I have never seen people who worked so hard to make our stay a pleasant one. This is our first time to the Kimberley and one we will always remember.”

George Fisher and Gail Sugiama, Oakland California USA, April 2014

 

“Kevin, it is clear that you really love what you do and that clearly comes across in so many ways to make this a very special experience. From your expertise in handling the boat, your respect and love of the land, and of course the food and wine. You provide a safe adventure in an otherwise untouched environment. Deep appreciation for an unforgettable experience!”

Daniel Brown and Gretchen Nelson, USA, April 2014

 

“At a single, communal dinner table beneath an open-air lodge, 11 other guests and I tucked into its (fish caught that day) sweet white flesh, sprinkled with local mango salsa. The table was covered in made-from-scratch food…It was incredible what was produced from a rustic kitchen that has to wait for an ocean barge or light plane to bring in supplies. Almost as incredible as the view from the lodge’s cliff-top hammock, which overlooks a bay harbouring dugongs and crocodiles. I never wanted to leave. I even volunteered to work as an unpaid dishwasher, just so I could spend more time there. I suspect I am not the first.”

Fleur Bainger, Australian Traveller Magazine (favourite dining memories), Aug/Sept 2013

”This is about as far from a Bordeaux château or Champagne crayère as you can get. At Faraway Bay you drink Margaret River chardonnay and grand cru white Burgundy in shorts and thongs while the day’s fresh catch sits perfectly cooked on your plate … Faraway Bay’s owner, expert fisherman and incredibly adaptable head chef Kevin Reilly turns out food of a standard unmatched for a thousand miles.”

Nick Ryan, Journalist – Wine in the Wilderness 2013