Nature's Hideaway at Middle Lagoon.
Imagine... you're lying on a white sand beach. You've just been swimming in some of the clearest, cleanest water you've ever seen, sharing it with the dugongs and turtles that live around this incredibly beautiful, isolated cove on the Kimberley coast. Later you'll probably cast a line in - after all, the fishing up here is some of the best you'll ever get. Then as the day slips quietly away, enjoy a cold drink and a warm, magnificently colourful Kimberley sunset. At night, look up into a star-filled night sky far, far away from the bright lights...
Welcome to Nature's Hideaway at Middle Lagoon, two and a half hours north of Broome on the raw beauty of an ancient coastline. It's your escape to a place where you can relax surrounded by nature and soak up the pristine beauty of a unique destination.
Please note office hours are limited during the wet season from December to Easter.
Stay a while
Why not plan a few days doing absolutely nothing but swimming, fishing, exploring or lazily watching the whales, turtles and dugongs swim past? At Middle Lagoon you can choose from four accommodation types ranging from fully- and semi- self-contained cabins, to secluded beach shelters, to powered camping sites.
Middle Lagoon is also a terrific gateway from which to explore the fascinating Dampier Peninsula. Take a red dirt morning drive up to stunning Cape Leveque and One Arm Point for incredible views of the Buccaneer Archipelago. It's an easy drive down to Beagle Bay to take a look at the famous pearl-shell altar at the historic Sacred Heart Church. You can even go on a camel trek, take a bush tucker walk or simply relax with a coffee at a bush cafe just a short drive away.
Activities - for the active
Middle Lagoon is a wonderful place to go exploring, rediscover your love of nature and refresh yourself by getting active. Stroll for miles along deserted beaches spotting the fabulous shells that abound (we ask you not to collect them so others can enjoy).
Wander around Chimney Rocks, where marine life teems in the tidal shallows. Perhaps take a trek inland to spot a magnificent bowerbird's nest or a shy wallaby through the rare coastal vine thicket habitat. Of course you can fish from the beach or the rocks, but if you bring a boat there's a spot to launch it close to the camp.
There's plenty to do if you're feeling active - our pristine waters are ideal for windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling or just floating - but we find that most of our guests come here just to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
Fish all day
The water's crystal clear and alive with fish, from tasty little sand whiting and long toms to mangrove jacks, norwest snappers and coral trout. If you bring a boat, head offshore for the bigger game fish that will put up an adrenalin-filled fight. Spanish mackerel, sailfish, tuna and cobia are just a few of the varieties you'll find (and hopefully hook) in our waters.
The fishing here has something for everyone - beach, reef, offshore and even tidal creeks, so bring a rod or a line and get set to haul in a few beauties!
Being out on the water is not just about fishing. On any boat trip there is a good chance that you will see the migrating whales breaching - they're in our waters from June through to October. At any time of year you can encounter a sunbaking turtle and you may even come across a Dugong.
Meet a real mermaid
If you're lucky, during your stay at Nature's Hideaway you may encounter a dugong - also known as a "Sea Cow", and probably the source of the original mermaid myth.
Large and white with a face like a pretty unattractive human, from a distance a dugong may look like a mermaid - especially if they're feeding their young clasped to their chests like a human mother would do.
Keep an eye out for these "mermaids" - if you're going to see one anywhere, Middle Lagoon is probably the place!