Our Team – The FAB Team – Passionate Kimberley advocates
With unparalleled local knowledge and bush skills, the staff at Faraway Bay give guests the opportunity to experience the total isolation of the Kimberley wilderness in safety and comfort.
The high staff-guest ratio, results in a highly personalised and caring service.
Owners Kevin and Kathie make Faraway Bay truly unique.
The couple have lived and worked in Western Australia all their lives, including many years as successful operators of the luxury charter boat, the Caribou.
The Reillys enrich every guest’s stay by sharing their knowledge of the sea and love for the rugged outback.
They have two boys, one works in Perth and the other is still at High School, he heads up each holidays to help out. He is becoming very multi-skilled just like his father, he guides, helps out with the boats and is No.1 kitchen-hand, says he does so many dishes at FAB that he is in credit when he gets back to Perth!
The Faraway Bay team includes guides who are highly experienced in outback life and bush survival.
To name a few Scotty, BJ, Ben and Gemma our local regular guides who share their love and passion for the Kimberley with each and every guest. Their aim is to make sure each guest has the ultimate experience and can leave saying they had the best time of their lives!
With diverse backgrounds including fishermen, stockmen and mechanics, our knowledgeable and friendly guides ensure guests enjoy this diverse landscape safely.
From knowing where the Barramundi fish are biting, to their heralded camp oven dinners – there’s not much the Faraway Bay guides can’t do!
Our guides are also known for their scientific and research activities, including surveys and papers on topics such as Ice Age and Aboriginal artwork.
The Faraway Bay guiding team includes renowned Kimberley archaeologist Lee Scott Virtue who specialises in Ancient Aboriginal Rock Art, Bradshaw Rock Art and traditional owner Ju Ju Wilson.
Supplied with the freshest catch of the day and fresh fruit and vegetables flown in from Kununurra’s Ord Valley irrigation scheme, our chef transforms these ingredients into delicious gourmet meals.
The allure of Faraway Bay has attracted some of Australia’s top culinary names, including over the years Perth’s renowned Chris Taylor and celebrity chef Pete Evans, who have shared their expertise with guests.
This is another of Kevin’s skills and passions – he loves food and enjoys sharing this passion with all guests, creating amazing culinary delights, always with his Motto ” better to have too much than not enough”
Relax & Enjoy!
Your hosts, guides and all staff have a number one priority – ensure your stay exceeds expectations.
From coordinating bookings, to preparing the rooms, one of the helpful staff are always on hand to ensure your needs are met, including making your morning brew just the way you like it!