Rock Art Retreat – Special Event Package

Exclusive 4-Day / 4-Night Package
12 to 16 May 2015

Ancient Rock Art

Faraway 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, accompanied by experienced local Kimberley guides.

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.

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.Ju Ju Wilson

Take a tour around the camp to learn about traditional bush tucker and bush medicine. Ju Ju 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. Visit Western Australia’s highest waterfall, the iconic King George Falls by air and on a stunning boat cruise. Relax, swim in our spring-fed rock pool, 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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King George Falls

Virgin announces new non-stop flights

Virgin Australia pic

Virgin Australia has announced it will offer additional weekly services to Kununurra from March 31, 2014.

The new weekly schedule will see four direct, non-stop flights introduced between Perth and Kununurra, providing leisure and corporate guests with greater choice and flexibility.

Fares are now available for sale, with the new added flights available for travel from March 31, 2014.

Visit www.virginaustralia.com or get in touch with us and we’ll help plan your trip.

Source : Tourism Western Australia, March 2014

King George Falls

End of Wet Season – Exclusive Discount Package

> 20% discount on rate, plus one complimentary night in Kununurra or Darwin.
> Strictly limited offer for bookings made before 28 February 2014.
> Stay between 15 March and 30 April 2014.

Kimberley wet season
With the Kimberley region’s wet season in full swing, Faraway Bay has been on the receiving end of a spectacular amount of rainfall. In fact, we’ve had almost as much rain as we had for the entire wet season last year!

This will produce incredible waterfalls for guests to enjoy when our new season opens (from March 15) and in turn, provides ideal run-off for superb Barramundi fishing.

Take advantage of our exclusive ‘End of Wet Season’ special package and receive a 20% discount on our standard rates, plus complimentary overnight accommodation in either Kununurra or Darwin before or after your flight out to Faraway Bay.

Offer is for a strictly limited time – you must book before 28 February 2014. Valid for stays between 15 March and 30 April 2014. Conditions apply. Click here for full details of this exciting one-off offer!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Mother Nature and the magic of Faraway Bay – it’s a holiday you will never forget!

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‘Early Bird’ Packages for 2014

Book Early for 2014> 10% discount on rate, plus one complimentary night in Kununurra or Darwin.
> Strictly limited offer for bookings made before 28 February 2014.
> Stay between 15 March and 31 October 2014.

Plan ahead for your 2014 holiday escape and take advantage of a 10% discount on our usual rates, plus receive free overnight accommodation at Kununurra or Darwin either before or after your stay with us.

Faraway Bay is a place of pure relaxation, with one of the best views in Australia. Explore, fish, witness ice age rock art, wine, dine and cruise by boat to the spectacular King George Falls. Do as little or as much as you like, the choice is yours!

OFFER AVAILABLE UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2014

To secure this special Early Bird offer, simply make your Season 2014 booking by 28 February 2104.

Click here to download our package details, including full terms and conditions.

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Faraway Bay Latest News

Relax and read our E-News, direct from Faraway Bay. Our Summer edition features news about some exciting events, a national roadshow, plus some new additions you’ll love.

At Faraway Bay, a few days can feel like a week, and a week can change the way you feel forever…

 Faraway Bay - Summer E-News

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Faraway Bay Spring E-News

Coming to a town near you!

Faraway Bay outlook
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
2015 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Enquire here and ask to join our priority booking list!

READ REVIEW IN GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE MAGAZINE HERE.

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

This is the ultimate indulgence package for lovers of wine, food and travel!


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Wine in the Wilderness – Special Event Package

Exclusive Event hosted by winemaker Larry Cherubino
Dates to be announced soon!

Wine in the Wilderness at Faraway Bay

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“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

Wine 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, including vertical and regional tastings, wine and food matching, and 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

Winemaker Larry Cherubino

Revered 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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(2014 dates to be announced soon)

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Kimberley Indigenous rock art

Rock Art Retreat – Special Event Package

Exclusive Event
Dates to be announced soon!

  ENQUIRE NOW AND WE’LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!

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.

Download our 2013 Rock Art Retreat flyer here (2014 dates and details to be released soon!).
For further tour itinerary details, click here.

OR

 ENQUIRE NOW and we’ll keep you informed or can reserve your place!

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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.

 

Check out rare rock art | The Sunday Times

Kimberley Aboriginal rock art

Luxury bush camp Faraway Bay in the Kimberley is hosting two Rock Art Retreats this year.  The four-day retreats include tours to rare indigenous art sites not usually accessed by the general public.  Read story by The Sunday Times’ Escape Travel writer, Angela Saurine.

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…or for more information on our Rock Art Retreats, click here.

Exclusive Events – Stay Tuned!

Preparations are underway for some exciting events in 2013.  Dates will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

To register your interest early, click here to contact us or Subscribe to our E-News and you’ll be among the first to receive details. Our exclusive events book out quickly, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Winemaker Larry Cherubino

 

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS

Respected and multi-award-winning Australian winemaker, Larry Cherubino will return to host a three-night special event in 2013 – ‘Wine in the Wilderness’.

Strictly limited to a maximum of 16 guests, this is a rare opportunity to share Larry’s intimate winemaking secrets and enjoy private tastings of his finest drops.

Stay tuned for dates and details!