Factsheet

 

Weather

 

Activities

boat launching

 

boat launching

 

 

We have a boat launching beach 1.5km away from the main complex.


The beach is firm compacted sand. Guests need to be aware of the tidal movements and ensure vehicles are parked well above the tide line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing

 

fishing

There are many different shore fishing areas around the Cape, with some good exposed reef areas in the bay of the boat launching beach.


There is good boat bottom/drift fishing off the end of the reef system or just out past that on the tide line for troll fishing. The western side is also a good area for trolling and mackerel, tuna, cobia and sailfish are the fish that can be picked up in these areas. Barramundi are a rare catch in our local creeks due to the clarity of the water.

 

 

 

Swimming & Snorkelling

 

swimmingThere is beautiful swimming and snorkelling at Kooljaman. Rock pools, clear water and abundant tropical fish make this a very enjoyable activity. Snorkels and masks are available to hire. $20 per snorkel set (snorkel mask & fins) with $50 deposit required for each equipment.


People swim all year round and to date we have never had any problems with crocodiles or stingers in and around the swimming beach of Kooljaman. Our beaches are white sands and clear water with negligible surf, water temperature of around 26 degrees in June/July/August, increasing up to 33 degrees during Jan/Feb/March.

 

 

self guided walks


self guided walks

 

There are a range of walks you can do while at Kooljaman - beach walks along the Eastern and Western Beach, reef walks at low-tide and the interpretive boardwalk through the coastal vine thicket.

 

The Interpretive boardwalk gives infomation on the local flora and fauna in the area, the local Bardi seasonal calendar and history on the Cape Leveque lighthouse.

 

 

 

whales


whales

From July through to October there is plenty of whale activity just off shore with the humpback whales making a southward journey, having recently calved approximately 200kms north of Cape Leveque.

 

It is not necessary to take a boat to view this activity, with or without binoculars it is a worthy spectacle.