Cape Leveque has to be one of the most stunning places in Australia – but getting there isn’t for the faint hearted. 90 kilometres of corrugated red pindan dirt is the first challenge to overcome before you can experience the beautiful red rock cliffs, white sands and blue water at Cape Leveque.
We had left the comfort of our beautiful hotel, hot running water and power at Cable Beach for our 13 day adventure in the remote Kimberley. What a welcome it was, to sit through a few hours of non-stop rattling, shaking and bouncing along the road to Cape Leveque.
Apparently there’s been talk of sealing the road, 10km/year over the next 10 years. While that would be comfortable for tourists like us, there’s also something special about the unspoiled and untouched remoteness of Cape Leveque. An influx of tourists courtesy of an easy-access road might have the potential to damage and spoil some of the beauty of the place.
It’s 4WD access only, and even the trailers, caravans and campers need to be 4WD rated. As bumpy as it was, it was almost soothing – getting the massage up through the seat 🙂
We stopped at a long stretch of straight road to take these pictures. There were some weird hairy caterpillars (I can’t remember their name) that risked their life going head to bum in a straight line across the road. Of course they became a photographic target of their own – but I thought a photo of the photographers was more interesting 🙂
The Kimberley Wild truck performed practically flawlessly on the whole trip. Certainly a few more rattles and squeaks after all the corrugated dirt we drove over, but 3500km’s later and it got us to our destination every day thanks to Cheryl, our guide!
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