Villas, El Questro, Kimberley, WA, 2012
Troppo undertook a ‘Master Plan’ study for El Questro, a Wilderness Park of some 1m acres within the Kimberley, WA. Additional design work included delivery of three new ultra-luxurious Cliff Side Suites to El Questro’s boutique Homestead accommodation, refurbishing the Swinging Arm Bar and twelve new bungalows at The Station.
The final Master Plan evolves from further work with the El Questro staff management, together with the input of regional authorities and Government and a team of trusted consultants including Landscape Architects, Interpretive Designers, Environmental Scientists and Tourism Planners. The Master Plan covers natural resource management, road and track planning, fire tracks, management of Aboriginal rock art sites, bush culture and environment education. Within this we sought further opportunities for camping, new levels of accommodation and tourism infrastructure generally – always looking to be environmentally aware and with a real sense of ‘Kimberley’.
El Questro Homestead was named Best Outback Experience at the 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards.
Photos courtesy of Timothy Burgess