28th September 2012
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque was announced as a Finalist in the 2012 Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism Awards in the categories of Indigenous Tourism and Unique Accommodation.
All winners and medallists will be announced at the 40th Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 in the Crown Perth, Grand Ballroom.
7th December 2010
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is currently constructing a new reception, shop and restaurant area including an interpretive centre and gallery.
The new building is situated on the cliff overlooking the Western Beach which will give dinner’s a spectacular view of the pindan cliffs lighting up at sunset.
Included in the major construction works has also been an extensive upgrade on the solar array, an additional 96 solar panels have been added to the existing hybrid solar system, which now produced approximately 75% of the power needed to operate the wilderness camp.
All developments have been made to fit in with Kooljaman’s environmental management plan and to ensure the sustainability of the unique environment. The new building is due from completion in 2010.
12th April 2010
Kooljaman has opened its new Hub building, incorporating a reception area with tour desk, shop and restaurant. The new building opened at Easter and it certainly impressed all visitors.
Diners in the restaurant where treated to some delicious meals while enjoying the magnificent sunsets over the western beach.
The restaurant is now open daily for lunch between 11.30am – 1.30pm and offers delicious alfresco style meals such as Steak burgers, Caesar salads and fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce.
An A’la’carte dinner menu is also available for guests from 6 pm and offers delicious crispy skin barramundi from Cone Bay and a juicy 300 gm scotch fillet just to name a few things on the menu.
The restaurant is currently open for lunch 7 days a week and open 5 nights a week for dinner from Tuesday – Saturday. Bookings are essential for people wanting to dine in the restaurant in the evening.
4th March, 2009
Kooljaman has been awarded the winner of the National Indigenous Tourism Award which was announced in Melbourne on the 28th February 2009. Brian Lee and the directors attended the awards ceremony in Melbourne and collected the award on behalf of all the community members of One Arm Point and Djarindjin.
Brian Lee, Chairman of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque said, "That it is a great honour to represent Western Australia in the National Tourism Awards and be recognised amongst the best tourism operators in Australia, we would also like to congratulate all other finalists in the Indigenous Tourism category."
9th December, 2008
The Directors and staff of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque where thrilled to be the winners of the ‘Indigenous Tourism’ award and the ‘Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism’ at the recent WA State Tourism Awards. Kooljaman was also entered into the Hall of Fame for the category of Ecotourism. The Hall of Fame recognises tourism businesses that have won a category three times over the past five years. Kooljaman was also awarded a silver medal in the category for Unique Accommodation.
The awards where announced at a Gala Ceremony in Perth on the 29th November 2008 and was attended by over 850 guests from tourism businesses throughout Western Australia.
Brian Lee, Chairman of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque said “Kooljaman is a great source of pride for the communities of Djarindjin and One Arm Point and it is fantastic to be recognised throughout the state as being of an award winning standard, it shows that all the hard work and contributions from all of the local people has been worthwhile.”
Kooljaman looks forward to representing Western Australia at the National Awards in Melbourne on the 27th February 2009.
(From Left - Right) - Maureen Angus, Linda Chapell, Greg Chapell, Steven Bin Swani, Brian Lee, Brendan Chaquebor, Rohanna Angus and Nellie Bin Maarus
22nd April 2008
The Goombading Cultural Scenic Boat tour on the “Ultimate Experience” to Sunday Island will unfortunately not be operating this year, the McCarthy brothers have sold the Ultimate Boat.
Kooljaman has a glass bottom boat currently under construction which will take the place of the Ultimate Experience. The glass bottom boat tour will include some of the following activities:
- Coral and fish viewing
- Whale watching
- Exploring the estuary and bird life of Hunters Creek.
- Visiting the One Arm Point Fish Hatchery
- Exploring secluded beaches, beachcombing for shells
- Information on local culture and traditions
* The trips activities will depend on tides.
* Whale watching is only available from July – October.
The construction of the glass bottom boat should be completed around October.
January 29, 2008
Hunters Creek Closure
Access to the Hunters Creek area from Kooljaman will be closed from the 1st March 2008. This decision has been made on the basis to ensure all culturally significant sites in the area remain untouched and the flora and fauna at Hunters creek remains in pristine condition.
Kooljaman guests will have access to the boat launching beach on the eastern side of the cape, however no further access along the beach will be allowed.