Koolinda by the Bay, Broome, is a home big enough to accommodate all your extended family or a group of friends. The great thing about staying at Koolinda is you can share the fun and split the costs for a great value holiday. With plenty of room for family and friends, you can invite everyone from grandchildren to grandparents, with enough space to socialise and dine together.
Smoking is permitted outside the property. Please use the ashtrays provided.
A comprehensive House Rules guide is provided upon your booking enquiry.
This property is only for accommodation use. Events or parties are strictly prohibited.
Hi there, this is Donna and Karl and we would love the opportunity to welcome you to Koolinda by the Bay, Broome WA - your private retreat to relax and rejuvenate.
We're very passionate about tourism in Broome and providing people with memorable holiday experiences.
We have lived in Broome for many years and have been living in Perth since 2011 with our three adventurous children Jy (13), Tiki (11) and Kobi (2).
As a family we love visiting the Kimberley and enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, kitesurfing (we are all still very new at this), and sand boarding.
We named 'Koolinda' after a famous motor vessel, SS Koolinda. Built for coastal trade with all the modern ship trimmings of the day, she was recognised as the queen of motor vessels during the 1930s halcyon years of State Shipping. Along with Kybra and Kangaroo 1, Koolinda serviced the South and North West parts of Western Australia. All three ships were considered vital lifelines between Fremantle and Darwin.
Now, behind every great name is an even greater story. During a cyclone off the North West coast before World War 2, the motor vessel Koolinda saved a number of Japanese pearl divers and was therefore held in high regard and deemed to be a Japanese shrine. On several occasions enemy submarines surfaced alongside her, but they quickly identified her as a 'marine deity' so to speak, and left her in peace. Witnesses claim that she was also 'buzzed' by several Japanese planes at very close distance, but once again left alone. She led a very charmed life during World War 2, respected by all seafaring people and vessels.