A multi award-winning eco-retreat just over one hour’s drive south of Broome, Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat is a breathtaking resort set amongst the unique and pristine Kimberley environment.
Accommodation is provided in 25 luxurious Eco Villas and 30 safari-style Eco Tents. The centrepiece of the retreat is Jack’s, an ocean-front bar and restaurant with an “infinity” pool. Activities include daily yoga, health and relaxation treatments, nature walks and Indigenous tours.
Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat is the perfect place to spot wildlife, with the flatback turtle monitoring program occurring every nesting season to assist with research. Whale watching season is from June to September, and the retreat is home to agile wallabies, sea eagles and an abundance of other native species.
Karl Plunkett is the owner of Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, a property situated approximately 130km south of Broome, Western Australia. The property is an eco-retreat featuring a wide range of facilities and nature-based activities. It is also the site of the Eco Beach Flatback Turtle Annual Monitoring Program, contributing to the Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) Wild Futures Initiative since 2008. The retreat additionally contributes to the collection of whale migration data in Western Australia.
The property encompasses 7 hectares and features a range of vegetation species including cocky apple tree (Planchonia careya), Kimberley Bauhinia (Bauhinia cunninghamii), crab’s eye bean (Abrus precatorius subsp. Africanus), cluster fig (Ficus racemosa), Gubinge tree (Terminalia ferdinandiana), caustic bush (Grevillea pyramidalis) and dogwood hakea (Hakea macrocarpa).
An abundance of wildlife is present including flatback turtles (Natator depressus), agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) and a range of native snakes and lizards. Migratory birds are also commonly seen, along with white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), eastern curlews (Numenius madagascariensis), ospreys, cormorants and red-backed fairy wrens (Malurus melanocephalus). Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) also migrate near the property.