While fantastically remote, Cape Leveque offers visitors a variety of activities: Head out onto the water to fish for mackerel, tuna, and sailfish or to catch a glimpse of tropical fish in a glass-bottomed boat; take a 4-wheel-drive tour of the red cliffs and white sand beaches; or visit local Aboriginal communities, like Beagle Bay or Lombadina, to learn more about the region’s history and culture.
Due to the area’s challenging road conditions, many visitors opt to see the cape on a flightseeing tour. Air tours leave from Broome and often include other nearby natural wonders, such as the Buccaneer Archipelago, Mitchell Falls, Horizontal Falls, and the Windjana and Bell Gorges.
Things to Know Before You Go
Remember to pack sturdy shoes and sun protection; most activities on the cape take place outdoors.
Accommodation options on the peninsula include remote campsites, semi-permanent tents, cabins, and hotels.
Much of the cape is Aboriginal land; if you visit, be respectful of those who live here.
How to Get There
Cape Leveque is a good 3.5-hour drive from Broome over dirt roads. If you’re driving, you’ll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. If you’re not experienced with a 4WD, opt for a tour that includes transportation; most day-trips to the cape are by plane.
When to Get There
The best time to visit Cape Leveque is during the dry season (April–October); the road is sometimes closed to traffic during periods of heavy rain. Between July and October you might be able to spot humpback whales in the waters just off the cape.
Top Attractions in the Kimberley
Cape Leveque is located in the Kimberley, a region known for its wild beauty. To get the most of your time in this Australian frontier, take a drive along the Gibb River Road, which takes you through the heart of the area. Stop at Mitchell Falls in Mitchell River National Park or at the Bungle Bungle Range (a series of beehive-shaped rock formations), see some Aboriginal rock art sites, and visit a cattle station.