Tour ID: 10060770
Cruise the Islands of the Giant Tides, Cape Leveque, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church Altar, One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery, Bardi-Jawa Cultural Experience.
The Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Australia, and the perfect place to experience indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Visit historical local communities, see the exquisite pearl shell altar in Beagle Bay church, discover the art of pearling at one of Australia's oldest family-owned pearl farms - Cygnet Bay, enjoy an insight into indigenous Bardi-Jawi lifestyle and enjoy a remarkable boat cruise through the islands of the giant tides, culminating in a night in our private Coastal Safari camp in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
Day 1 - Beagle Bay, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & Buccaneer Archipelago
The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region's fascinating history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea.
By mid morning we arrive at the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia.
After a picnic lunch, enjoy an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour and embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound.
In the evening we reach our remote private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers and nestled on the beach overlooking the bay. In this stunning location, we can swim, explore the mangroves and perhaps catch a fish for dinner before a warm Kimberley sunset: truly a privileged experience.
Day 2 - Cape Leveque, One Arm Point & Broome
Returning to civilisation we travel to the One Arm Point Community perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After a hatchery tour we join Kevin, our local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of the Sunday island group, at the family's beach 'bali'. Enjoy fresh damper cooked over the fire, while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family.
Soon we reach beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to head off on a snorkelling adventure (equipment provided), or take one of the lovely walks in the area. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy the pristine beaches and rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous.
Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at our accommodation at approximately 6.30pm.
Tour includes 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Dinners.
Kimberley Wild provides tents, swags (including 2 - 3 inch mattresses), bottom sheets, pillows and pillow cases. You can either bring your own sleeping bag or buy one from us at $35 per person. If you choose to buy one, you are welcome to take it home following your trip or alternatively, donate it to local communities.
Camping upgrades are subject to availability.
You can either bring your own sleeping bag or buy one from us at $35 per person.
6:30 AM Tue, Thu, Sat
Complimentary pick up from Broome hotels is available. Please add your accommodation on the booking form, pick up time will be advised when reconfirming tour.
Departs: Saturdays and selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from April to September only.
Departure Time: approximately 6.30am
Travellers on this trip must bring a pair of shoes/sandals that they don’t mind getting wet and a torch. Other recommendations include: A broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round protection, swimming costume and towel, walking shoes, a long-sleeved cotton shirt (sun protection), 1 pair of loose-fitting pants, a warm jumper (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal water bottle and personal toiletries, first aid (with any personal medication required) and a sleeping bag - available for purchase at $35pp and must be requested with our office prior to travel.
Note: Luggage must be kept to a managable amount in a small soft bag - 15 kg max. You can bring along a day pack that you can use as well for additional luggage.
Child prices apply to children between the ages of 4 and 12 years inclusive. Kimberley Wild advises against younger children joining our tours as the days can be long, the distances travelled extended and the walks difficult for little legs.
This is a Camping tour. Passengers are accommodated in 2 person tents on stretcher beds.
An accommodation upgrade to Camping Plus may be possible subject to availability. Camping Plus offers a Safari Tent with Twin Beds. To enquire about upgrade availability and pricing please contact tourstogo.com.
We ask that luggage is kept to a managable amount in a small soft bag - 15 kg max. You can bring along a day pack that you can use as well for additional luggage.
We operate in custom-built, 21 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailors!). These vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including standing room), are fully air-conditioned and, for your comfort are fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats, map pockets and footrests.
Due to the nature of the Cape Leveque Road, this tour may not be suitable for pregnant women or travellers with back problems.
Kimberley Region and Buccaneer Archipelago
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