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Kimberley’s hidden gem on show at travel expos nationally

If you live in Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney, we’re coming to see you!

Faraway Bay will be on show at travel expos across the country in early 2014. So come and visit us at our Faraway Bay stand. We’d love to help you plan your next dream holiday!

Adelaide – February 8-9 – AFTA Sunday Mail Holiday Expo

Melbourne – March 29-30 – Melbourne Holiday & Travel Show

Sydney – April 5-6 – Sydney Holiday & Travel Show


Melbourne Holiday & Travel Show         AFTA Sunday Mail Holiday Expo               Sydney Holiday & Travel Show



Wine in the Wilderness – Special Event Package

Hosted by winemaker Larry Cherubino
Exclusive 4-Day / 4-Night Package
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Winemaker Larry Cherubino“Australia is blessed with many scientific winemakers who excel at their chosen discipline.  Every now and then, a winemaker happens along with the talent, flair and artistry to elevate their wines above and beyond the everyday.  Larry Cherubino is one such maker, his wines reflecting both their place and Larry’s unique philosophy.”

Peter Bourne, Wine Critic

_BJK9028Wine and the wilderness – what a magical combination! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend four days with one of Australia’s most respected and highly acclaimed winemakers, Larry Cherubino.

Share Larry’s intimate winemaking secrets. Enjoy tastings of his finest drops as well as an exquisite selection of international wines, each handpicked by Larry. Indulge in vertical and regional tastings, wine and food matching, and much more – in one of the world’s most isolated and exotic settings.

When not talking and tasting wine with Larry, and dining on freshly prepared gourmet meals, there’s all of Faraway Bay’s regular attractions to savour. Swim in our spring-fed rock pool, enjoy spectacular fishing, explore ancient rock art and a boat cruise to the Kimberley’s iconic twin King George Falls.

“If you love wine, then you’ll be in good company. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favourites, and what an amazing setting to do it in. Faraway Bay is one of Australia’s hidden gem locations.”

Larry Cherubino

Larry Cherubino WinesRevered by wine critics and collectors, Larry has won more awards than any other contemporary winemaker working in Australia today –  some 100 trophies and 400 gold medals, and counting.

Larry Cherubino Wines was named the 2011 Producer of the Year by Matt Skinner’s Wine Guide, while James Halliday named it his 2011 ‘Winery of the Year’ plus Australia’s highest rated winery for 2013.

“The number of wines rated at 94 points and above (19 wines) is far greater than those of any other producer in a single year since the inception of my annual review in 1986.”

James Halliday
2013 Australian Wine Companion

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Kimberley Indigenous rock art

Rock Art Retreat – Special Event Package

Exclusive Event
Dates to be announced soon!


Faraway Bay ancient rock artFaraway Bay is home to one of the Kimberley region’s most prolific collections of Indigenous rock art, including extraordinary examples of the mysterious Bradshaw art.

Immerse yourself in this fascinating ancient world at our exclusive ‘Rock Art Retreat’. This unique cultural experience will be led by respected and well known Aboriginal elder Ju Ju ‘Buriwee’ Wilson, and internationally-renowned archaeologist Lee Scott-Virtue.

You’ll be taken on a journey of discovery and amazement to sites often situated within unusual geological rock formations. These breathtaking locations are some of the Kimberley’s most secluded and unique, and are usually not accessed by the general public.

Ancient Rock Art at Faraway Bay
Back at Eagle Lodge, be captivated by the storytelling of Ju Ju as she paints. A talented artist herself, Ju Ju is fascinating to watch and to listen to.

Take a tour around the camp to learn about traditional bush tucker and bush medicine. Ju Ju and Lee will show you how food was gathered by Indigenous people many years ago and introduce you to the plants used to create traditional medicines.

Do as little or as much as you like during your stay. There will be plenty of time to enjoy all the usual Faraway Bay activities. Relax, swim in our spring-fed rock pool, fish, explore, and soak up the magic of Faraway Bay.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience something truly magical. Something that few others ever have.

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Way out West | Traveltalk Magazine

Western Australia’s outback truly is the last frontier – a vast wilderness that seems to encapsulate everything visitors picture Australia to be.  Experience the dramatic waterfalls, ancient red-faced gorges and abundance of native flora and fauna from these true blue outback retreats.  Read the story by West Aussie travel guru Jessica Zoiti here.

Traveltalk Magazine - April 2013

Nicole Kidman talks Kununurra with Ellen DeGeneres

In case you hadn’t heard, Ellen DeGeneres is bringing her US talk show to Australia in March. The announcement came following an interview with Nicole Kidman, who, not surprisingly, recommended Kununurra as her favourite place to visit.

Nicole visited with co-star Hugh Jackman during filming of Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Australia’, for which Faraway Bay was one of only two locations used as a base for the crew. During production, scenes were shot of our nearby natural wonder, the King George Falls.

The movie put the Kimberley region on the world map, and even our water became famous! It became known as a ‘pregnancy potion’ after Nicole Kidman unexpectedly fell pregnant with her baby daughter Sunday Rose during production. But Kidman, who never thought she could fall pregnant, wasn’t the only one to experience the Kimberley’s fertile waters – six other women who worked on the movie also conceived during the film’s production. Amazing!

Click here to watch on YouTube what Nicole Kidman said on Ellen’s show.


Faraway place lures Perth couple | The West Australian

Viewby Nathan Dyer

They say time at Faraway Bay is measured in tides and sunsets. The water is clear and deep and the big sky an endless blue. Sound like paradise? Well, that’s because it is.

For Perth business couple Kevin and Kathie Reilly the utopian blue waters of Faraway Bay on the remote Kimberley coast have become the ultimate sea change.

In search of a second business to complement their seasonal Perth operation, Caribou Charters, Mr Reilly said he was “blown away” when he flew to the Faraway Bay resort after seeing an advertisement in Geraldton.

Having bought the 25ha property, 280km north-west of Kununurra, from Kimberley legends Bruce and Robyn Ellison earlier this year, the Perth couple have spent the past month settling into what will be their home for six months each year.

Mobile phone coverage is unheard of here, stars provide the night-time entertainment, groceries arrive once a week by plane and freshly caught fish is a staple.

As one staff member comments: “Even the toilets are flushed with spring water.”

Although neither party to the deal will reveal what paradise costs, one industry source estimated the remote Kimberley property to be worth between $3 million and $4 million.

But paradise also has its hazards. “There’s a big croc which comes into the bay every now and then .. . he looks like a battleship when he glides in,” Mr Reilly says.

“He comes in here and checks on his harem of girlfriends up the creek and then cruises off again.”

While Mrs Reilly will spend time in Perth, where the couple’s youngest son Griffin, 13, goes to school, her husband will remain on the Kimberley coast throughout the tourist season.

Looking out over a spring-fed plunge pool, the former rock lobster fisherman does not pause to think when asked if he will miss city life. “No, I don’t think so,” Mr Reilly laughs.

Destination: Romance | US magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings

Get lost at Faraway Bay. in the secluded northwest corner or Australia.
Wine, water and wildlife lovers will find each need met at this true escape from it all.

Eat Catch dinner daily at Eagle Lodge, a cliff-top eatery that specializes in fresh seafood (like barramundi) and locally grown produce.

Play Let the great outdoors be your playground. Birdwatch, fish, bush-walk, swim in freshwater pools and spy on sunning crocodiles in a lagoon.

Love Poised above the Timor Sea, the exclusive and isolated Bush Camp is built from repurposed materials and has room for only 12 guests, its slogan – “You’ve never been this far away” isn’t hyperbole.
From $3,460 for three nights; farawaybay.com.au