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, learn about local bush tucker, enjoy a taste of Indigenous Bardi lifestyle, relax on beautiful isolated beaches and witness the huge tidal flows of the Buccaneer Archipelago.
During our 3 Day Cape Leveque Experience we will visit Cape Leveque, Bardi Bushtucker Walk, Snorkelling, Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church Altar, One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery, and Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
Day 1 Beagle Bay & Lombadina
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. Journey on to enjoy lunch in the laid-back Lombadina Community, a beautiful and welcoming community, which is home to an interesting bush timber church. Later we travel to beautiful Cape Leveque to set up camp at Kooljaman, right on the edge of the Indian Ocean. A warm Kimberley sunset is a great way to end the day before our famous Kimberley BBQ under the stars.
Day 2 Cape Leveque & Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
The morning at Cape Leveque is yours to enjoy as you please. You may like to join our guide on a snorkelling adventure (equipment provided), or take up one of the many optional extras on offer. Alternatively you may prefer to spend your time simply enjoying the pristine beaches and rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous. Across the peninsula, we visit Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendents continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. We enjoy an alfresco lunch and an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour. In the afternoon, there is also an opportunity to join Patrol Boat ride to explore the property from the water (own expense) or alternatively kick back in the gardens and browse the gallery before we return to Kooljaman.
Day 3 Kooljaman & One Arm Point
This morning our Aboriginal guide introduces us to Bardi 'saltwater' country on a leisurely guided bushwalk, providing an in depth insight into indigenous bush tucker, lifestyle and culture. We then travel to the One Arm Point Community perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. From here we can view the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago and witness the huge tidal flows of the Kimberley, the second biggest in the world. We visit the Community's aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving back in Broome at approximately 6.30pm. Tonight is a free evening in Broome.
This is a 4WD adventure and is operated with a comfortable 21 seat 4WD vehicle. All vehicles have airconditioning, reclinable seats, PA systems and DVD players.
This tour includes:
Morning and Afternoon Tea
Camping in the grounds of Kooljaman Resort, overlooking the Indian Ocean, involves erecting your own tent (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets and pillows with pillow cases. Stretcher beds are available for hire ($100 per person - ust be requested with our office prior to travel).
All amenities blocks are within close proximity to both the campground & Mini Dome sites, they have toilets & hot & cold showers.
Accommodation Upgrade : Mini Dome (twin or double share only)
The Mini Dome features 240V power, a bed, floorboards, fan and light with shared campground bathroom facilities.
Accommodation Upgrade : Family Safari (may be triple shared)
These stunning tents are built on the hillside nestled below the lighthouse with unrestricted views around the bay.
All of the Safari Tents sleep 4 people with 1 queen & 2 single beds.
Each tent has its own large balcony with timber dining setting, a private bathroom, quality fixtures & fittings, full size fridge / freezer. All cooking equiptment, linen & a gourmet gas BBQ on the verandah.
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