Any pick up/drop off points in the Kimberley other than Darwin & Broome

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  • #2151

    Tramp Australia
    Participant

    Hi! We’re heading to the Kimberley this year and were hoping to have friends visit, without having to return to Darwin each time! Can anyone tell us of any good pick up/drop off points, if any? What’s Derby or Wyndham like? Thanks in advance.

  • #2154

    Ross
    Keymaster

    Hi Tramp.

    Other than flying in by charter aircraft, Wyndham and Derby are it. Both are quite a distance off the beaten track, do your numbers, as you may find it less costly in time and dollars to fly your friends in, rather than you going well out of your way to pick them up. See http://kccyc.org.au/charter-aircraft-contacts/

    You can now charter the aircraft used by the recently restarted Cockatoo Island Resort to get crew and supplies in. They fly out of Broome. I learnt about this in the last few days. You can also buy a beer at the bar on Cockatoo as well – welcome news. It is run by Dean Kemp, who operates the fuel barge at Dog Leg Creek in Yampi Sound.

    Regards,

    Ross

  • #2155

    Tramp Australia
    Participant

    Thanks Ross! Good intel on the beer too. If you see us round, pop over and say hi. We’ll be heading into the area around May.

    Cheers

  • #2193

    Ellora 11
    Participant

    HiThere Ross
    We intend travelling to the Kimberley region early May for approx. 3 weeks
    Can you advise if the Berkeley River Lodge Airstrip is available for members to use to transfer crew/supplies in and out and if there is a fee for the use
    Cheers
    Michael Hannon
    ELLORA 11

  • #2194

    Ross
    Keymaster

    Hi Michael,

    The Berkeley lodge has new owners, and I haven’t contacted them since they took possession, so I’m not 100% sure. But last year they were allowing fly in/out crew transfers, and they were charging about $200 as a landing fee and 4WD transfer from the airstrip to beach. They have their busy times during the day, particularly if they have lots of guests, so talk to them about the best time to arrive.

    The direct phone number at the lodge is (08) 9254 3268

    All the best,

    Ross

     

  • #2272

    Kaitoro
    Participant

    Seems AviAir have started their scheduled flights into Kalumburu (see below).

    Anybody used these so far?

    Jeff Boyd
    SY Kaitoro
    Mumby Cybercat48
    VJN4817

    From: Tegan Oliver <[email protected]>
    Subject: RE: Kalumburu crew change
    Date: August 8, 2017 at 10:44:05 AM GMT+9:30
    To: Jeff Boyd <[email protected]>, Aviair Bookings <[email protected]>

    Good morning Jeff

    Please see attached for the RPT information regarding timings and the price.

    We do fly freight along this line and it is $4 per kilo + $25 consignment fee.
    If you would like to make a reservation please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

    Kind Regards

    Tegan Oliver
    Reservations Officer

    Lot 319 Laine Jones Drive, Kununurra WA 6743
    PO Box 612, Kununurra WA 6743
    P: +61 8 9166 9300 | F: +61 8 9168 1129 | E: [email protected]
    http://www.aviair.com.au

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    • #2276

      Kaitoro
      Participant

      And from Joy at Honeymoon Bay –

      From: honeymoonbay wa <[email protected]>
      Subject: Re: Visit in October and help with crew exchange.
      Date: August 8, 2017 at 12:36:24 PM GMT+9:30
      To: Jeff Boyd <[email protected]>

      Hi Jeff,

      Yep that’s no problem, we’ll be here.

      Out tray back can fit 3passengers comfortably, 4 if they want to squish. It’ll be $50pp and you just let us know what time the plane comes etc, we can sort details when you get here 🙂

      I’ll put you in our calendar but if you’re able to just drop us an email or call closer to the time as a reminder too that’d help.

      Cheers

      – Joy
      Manager
      08 9161 4378

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