El Questro Homestead, The Kimberley
El Questro Wilderness Park is one million acres in size and really is one of the last true frontiers with rugged sandstone ranges, gorges, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. At the heart of the property lies El Questro Homestead, a boutique oasis, perched atop a cliff with bird’s eye views of The Chamberlain River. Escape from it all while enjoying the luxury of El Questro Homestead which is surrounded by and sits in stark contrast to the rugged Kimberley landscape. Catering to a maximum of eighteen discerning guests, your privacy is assured and professional, friendly staff provide the highest standards of service and cuisine.
El Questro Homestead Experience
El Questro is an outstanding blend of remote regional hospitality and the exploration of the superb outback wilderness landscape of the Kimberley – one of the great icons of our amazing Australian landscape
At El Questro Homestead, you will enjoy luxury small hotel accommodation, perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge contrasted by the rugged Kimberley landscape. Look forward to breathtaking experiences, luxury accommodation and unforgettable dining under a starry sky.
The extensive experiences menu is key to the Homestead offering and there are diverse options for guided drives, bush, culture and nature tours, bird-watching, gorge hikes, swimming at pristine waterfalls and rock pools, scenic flights, remote picnics and fishing excursions.
El Questro Homestead Accommodation
With interiors featuring modern pieces set against rustic authentic Australian furnishings, the Homestead is the ideal place to fully appreciate the untamed beauty of the Kimberley. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Homestead has a swimming pool and tennis court for the exclusive use of Homestead guests and each room is air-conditioned for your comfort along with an en-suite bathroom and private balcony.
The Suite is stylishly decorated with rustic authentic Australian furnishings, is air-conditioned and offers a large wardrobe area, a modern bathroom with double shower and an indoor/outdoor private double bath overlooking the Chamberlain Gorge. Bedding consists of 1 king size bed (2 king single beds by arrangement). Maximum 2 people.
Cliff Side Retreat
The thoughtfully finished Retreats offer spacious, light filled interiors with quality furnishings that fit naturally within the Kimberley environment. The walkthrough wardrobe leads to a modern en-suite where the stunning El Questro landscape can be viewed at every turn.
From the shower, access either the free standing bath on the verandah or the garden rain shower surrounded by magnificent stone walls that provide complete privacy. Generous ceiling fans and whisper quiet air conditioning ensure your comfort. Bedding consists of 1 king size bed (2 king single beds by arrangement). Maximum 2 people.
Chamberlain Gorge Room
El Questro Homestead Tariff Includes: The tariff includes accommodation, gourmet cuisine, all beverages (excluding Cellar Master wine selections), a personalised itinerary and guided tours within the El Questro Valley.
Please note: El Questro Homestead is open from 1 April - 31st October each year. Children 12 years and under are not catered for at El Questro Homestead.
El Questro Homestead Facilities
Dining at El Questro Homestead
Breakfast -The Homestead comes alive early each morning as the intense Kimberley sun bathes the nearby ranges in a soft pink glow. A myriad of birds take delight in the cool morning dew. Guests enjoy their breakfast in true country style on the wide, sweeping verandah with views of the range. Arrive early before going on a guided walk or nature tour; come later after your bird watching or horse riding adventure, or perhaps breakfast on the lookout at sunrise is your morning activity. Whatever the time, you can expect beautifully prepared fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Lunch - is as much a social event as the time for sating appetites after an active morning. A welcoming long table transforms guests into knowledgeable tour guides as they compare details of their morning excursions and offer advice to new comers freshly arrived from the morning flight. The outdoor setting is kept cool under a shady awning and offers opportunity to native animals.
Savour two cool courses accompanied by artisan bread and olive oil and a perfect glass of Western Australian white wine. Picnics are also a much loved indulgence. Guests take delight in the basket of surprise treats presented. Revitalise with cuisine that embraces the spirit of endless summer.
Dinner - The evening begins at the convivial bar as guests sample hors douvres and share tales of the day’s adventures while enjoying a glass of Champagne or a signature cocktail. The Homestead has long been renowned for providing a choice of dramatic dining locations. While the dinner party beneath the stars comes alive, tables set on the cliff side may beckon romantic couples to share a moment.
The three course menu changes nightly, offering a perfectly balanced selection that won’t be duplicated throughout your stay. A surprising array of carefully chosen cheese may be served by the open fireplace for all to share. Or perhaps the evening will conclude on your private verandah watching the night sky mirrored in the river beneath your suite.
El Questro Homestead Activities
Charges apply for certain specialty tours and tours that are outside the immediate area or involve helicopters or aeroplanes. Choose a style of adventure to suit you
Boating through El Questro’s Gorges
After exploring hidden locations few have had the privilege to visit in this dramatic land of extremes, you have the opportunity to unwind and relax in a variety of unique ways. Soak away your cares in the thermal Zebedee Springs. Curl up under an ancient boab tree with a book, or simply join the local wallaby population and lounge in the shade. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Homestead has a swimming pool and tennis court for the exclusive use of Homestead guests.
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors are required to purchase a Wilderness Park Permit to enter into El Questro.
How to get to El Questro Wilderness Park
By Air - Regular flights are available from all major Australian capital cities to Kununurra via Perth or Darwin. Private VIP jet services are available from Sydney and Melbourne, direct to Kununurra. Aeroplane and Helicopter charters are available from Kununurra to the Homestead. These can be arranged in conjunction with your El Questro Homestead accommodation package. Alternatively you may like to fly your own plane to El Questro.
By Road - El Questro is situated in the East Kimberley, 110 kilometres west of Kununurra by road - 58 kilometres on the sealed Great Northern Highway towards Wyndham, with the remainder on the unsealed and corrugated gravel Gibb River Road. We strongly recommend hiring a 4WD vehicle for the duration of your stay at El Questro, so you have the opportunity to explore the property at your leisure. All major car rental companies have offices in Kununurra. Our reservations staff will be happy to arrange this on your behalf.
Other Accommodation: El Questro Wilderness Park also features Emma Gorge Resort and The Station Township for a different style of accommodation.
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