|On the north-west corner of the Australian continent, there is a place so remote, so far away from anywhere, it is called Faraway Bay.|
It feels like the edge of forever, where a few days can feel like a week, and a week can change the way you feel forever.
Time appears to stand still. When it does move, it's measured in tides and sunsets.
Close encounters with wildlife, remarkable beauty, isolation and history all await, in this unique slice of the outback.
So vast and impressive is this landscape that it features in the acclaimed feature film, Australia
Faraway Bay offers up to 12 guests the opportunity to enjoy a rare Kimberley wilderness encounter.
Our vision is to share the remarkable beauty, isolation, history and natural and cultural significance of this truly unique and remote slice of outback Australia in comfort and style.
Here, you'll find authentic Australian bush camp accommodation and outback hospitality.
Explore unique surrounds and relax your spirit in luxurious isolation.
Faraway Bay is an inviting haven, nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the turquoise Timor Sea, 280km North West of Kununurra in the remote, uncharted and spellbinding Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
This truly unique and remote wilderness retreat is owned and operated by pioneering hosts Bruce and Robyn Ellison.
Bruce discovered the stunning site in 1986 and secured a rare lease over 28 hectares of dramatic coast with a vision to create an isolated and unrivalled luxury bush camp.
The site selected was a protected rocky outcrop with outstanding views of the Timor Sea and in close proximity to Western Australia's most iconic and awesome waterfalls - King George Falls. Bruce and Robyn named their bay - Faraway Bay.
Faraway Bay, The Bush Camp opened ten years later in 1996.
The Spirit of the Kimberley
Faraway Bay has a rich history with many Aussie stories to tell.
The camp itself is built mostly from local materials including massive pylons that once supported the Wyndham wharf (180 kilometres away) and original telegraph poles from Halls Creek located 300 kilometres away.
After many years of sharing this authentic outback experience, the camp suffered a major blow.
In March 2005, just a few weeks prior to opening for the new season, Cyclone Ingrid's 280km winds directly hit and devastated the camp.
While two staff braved the storm and sheltered in a storage unit, which had been chained and concreted in place, the cabins were destroyed.
But with true bush determination and overwhelming volunteer support from passionate past guests and Kununurra residents, labouring in over 40°c degree heat, the camp was rebuilt in just a month and opened improved and refreshed for guests in April 2005.
Since its opening in 1996 we've received many accolades including multiple prestigious state and national awards.