Take the red track of the Cape Leveque Road, north of Broome, WA, and you’ll experience the Dampier Peninsula that tourism is just on the brink of discovering.

Story By Terri Cowley

A journey to the red land and bath-warm turquoise seas of Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula inevitably begins in Broome. Here, travellers experience that glorious mix of far-flung frontier town meets five-star hotels and restaurants and just about every other convenience you could ever need.
Enjoy the creature comforts at a nice hotel as well as the remnants of the pearling history and the camels and play of light on Cable Beach at sunset. Then pack your bags and head north out of town to the Cape Leveque Road and let the adventure begin. About 14 kilometres off the Great Northern Highway your tyres leave the bitumen and begin to be stained. Welcome to the Dampier Peninsula, the accessible Kimberley – that part of one of Australia’s great wild places accessible by road (much of it, even wilder, can be challenging to access).

This Story is from Issue #99

Outback Magazine: Feb/Mar 2015