Fishing Holidays & Scenic Tours, Including King George Falls & Bradshaw Paintings
Activities at Faraway Bay depend on nature, tides, weather and of course what our guests would like to do. Some are seeking a fishing holiday, other just want to enjoy the peace and serenity while many seek scenic tours such as the King George Falls and Bradshaw Paintings.
While we cannot say exactly what time or which day we do things, everyone enjoys a unique wilderness experience.
Here is a sample of some of the activities guests can experience. We cannot guarantee all activities due to weather conditions and also time of the season.
- Scenic Flight and transfer to Lodge. The experience commences as soon as you board your flight. Scenic flight over Kununurra farming area and Ord River to Cambridge Gulf. King George River and King George Falls and then onto Faraway Bay. A 20 minute bush 4WD transfer to the lodge, scattered with Kimberley vegetation and bird life. Occasionally you may spot a dingo, euro or bush cattle.
- King George Falls Day-tour one of the big highlights. Depart after breakfast and cruise by boat along the coast to King George River. Spotting turtles, manta rays, flying fish and an array of sea birds. Cruise up the spectacular King George River. Rocky-lined gorges with towering cliffs that end abruptly at the twin waterfalls. Try an invigorating shower under the falls.
- Rock Art Tours – visit by 4WD or boat, unique and remote rock art sites. With some of the best examples of Bradshaw rock art (Bradshaw Paintings) in the Kimberley. Examples of traditional dance arenas, where life was lived perhaps 20,000-30,000 years ago!
- Fishing to suit everyone – the fishing enthusiasts or those that have never fished. Fish the river and creek systems for the elusive barramundi. We also scar between islands and coastal points for the infamous GT’s. Our policy is on a ‘catch and release’ basis, except for those that are designated for the dinner table.
- Billabong and 4WD – travel along a rugged track past huge ant hills, viewing the fauna and flora. Call into several Aboriginal rock art sites. We visit a billabong for a swim, paddle in our canoes and picnic lunch on the banks of the billabong.
- Waterfalls and Beachcombing – visit several waterfalls and safe freshwater swimming holes. Cruise along mangrove-lined creeks then across to Shell Beach – aptly named due its thousands of shells.
There is so much on offer – something different to explore each day with too many to list. Other activities may incorporate bushwalking, bird watching, photography or a trip to Lesueur Island. Explore isolated beaches and enjoy wildlife-spotting, star-gazing and bushtucker walks. Or just relax at the lodge and take in the view while watching the wildlife and bird life from the terrace. Above all, be assured the options are endless.