Western Australia Indigenous Tourism Operators Council’s (WAITOC) Chairman, Doc Reynolds is pleased to feature another member as part of the Aboriginal Gourmet Experience series for 2014 in line with the recent launch of Restaurant Australia by Tourism Australia inviting the world to dinner.
Over the course of 2014, WAITOC will showcase ten Aboriginal Gourmet Experiences across Australia, from food and produce, seafood, food events, cafes and restaurants.
Fourth in this ten month series is WAITOC Aboriginal tourism operator member, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. A multi-award winning tourism wilderness camp, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is a unique camp on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, 220 km north of Broome. It is jointly owned by Djarindjin and One Arm Point Aboriginal communities. Kooljaman’s new restaurant is surrounded by a spectacular coastline and stunning beaches providing a memorable experience.
Manager of the resort, Heather Davey said “Our guests can enjoy a diverse range of nature based experiences including gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, swimming in azure waters, whale watching and for the more adventurous mud crabbing, cultural tours and fishing.” Kooljaman’s new restaurant offers alfresco dining overlooking Western Beach with stunning views over the pindan cliffs and beautiful sunsets. Kooljaman Chef Remy Dipasquale says “I’m very proud to be working with bush foods. Our menu brings a unique style and flavour to the dining experience at Kooljaman and the Lemon Myrtle Wild Barramundi appears to be a hot favourite with guests”. www.kooljaman.com.au
Speaking of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Simon Haigh, CEO of WAITOC said, “WAITOC’s Aboriginal Gourmet Experience campaign is intended to highlight the unique food, drink and culture experiences that Aboriginal tourism operators have to offer in WA. In recent times, we have seen the growing importance of culinary tourism as a way to immerse yourself in the culture of the destination that you’re visiting. The key attributes People, Produce and Place behind Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign provides a memorable experience for the tourists. Culinary tourism is a great way to exchange cultures and is growing in popularity. Kooljaman is a great example of an Aboriginal Gourmet Experience, using ‘fresh’ and local flavours to be experienced in one of the world’s top destinations for international visitors."
Mr Simon Haigh
+61 (0)419 921 946
Mrs Heather Davey
Manager - Kooljaman at Cape Leveque
+618 9192 4970
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