Berkeley River Lodge – The Kimberley Coast

The Kimberley Coast is a well loved and popular tourist destination for Australian locals and International Travellers. The Berkeley River Lodge is one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets. The lodge is Australia’s most remote luxury lodge experience, only accessible by air. Leave modern life far behind and relax into the rhythms of nature in your luxurious villa floating atop the coastal dunes.

Berkeley River Lodge Villas
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The villas are air-conditioned private retreats that feature a king size bed and open-air ensuite, complete with dual vanities and a freestanding bathtub for bathing in the Kimberley moonlight. Beyond the dramatic glass frontage of the cool interior of the villa, the occasional seating and daybed on the deck beckons guests to laze away. The amenities included in each villa are a king bed (or two single beds if requested), air-conditioning, ceiling fans, hair dryer, selection of teas, Nespresso coffee machine and an open air shower and bath.

Berkeley River Lodge Cruise
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The Berkeley River Lodge’s restaurant; Dunes, 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. Dunes offers breakfast and lunch cooked to order and degustation dinner menus teamed with a fine selection of Australian wines. Fresh breads are baked daily to guarantee only the freshest served. The Lodges cultured yet discerning service amid a casual environment welcomes you at every meal. The resident sommelier will ensure meals are complemented with wines to enhance the flavours on the palate.

Berkeley River Lodge also has a broad variety of experiences and activities that guests can enjoy, from river cruises to gorge hikes, to fine dining and 4WD tours. Berkeley River cruises led by the resident skipper take in the natural treasures of the tranquil river system. Offered at full day or half day cruises, guests will be able to see native flora and fauna, visit secluded water holes and spot saltwater crocodiles. 4WD tours allow guests to take in sweeping ocean views, incredible rock formations and native wildlife in the early morning or late afternoon. A leisurely drive along the beachfront, the tour will head along the beach and through the dunes towards Cape St Lambert rocks, and the guide will pack a selection of cold beverages and a cheese and dip platter.

Costs can vary depending on high and low season, but expect to pay more for the most luxurious experience.

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