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, relax or snorkel at the stunning Cape Leveque 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.
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
1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner
Accommodation in a safari tent
Day 1: Beagle Bay, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & Buccaneer Archipelago
Pick up from your hotel is in the morning, before you leave Broome and head up the Dampier Peninsula.
The first stop for the morning is at the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar. Explore the church and enjoy morning tea before reboarding and heading to the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946, Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger and discovered this hidden paradise: his descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest pearl farm in Australia.
After a picnic lunch, tour the pearl farm and gain an insight into this remote farm and the pearling industry. Next, embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. Depending on tidal movements that day, you may be able to see the reef rise from the ocean, creating whirlpools.
In the evening, we reach our remote private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers. Nestled in the bay, 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. 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 who are 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 where red cliffs meet the white sand and blue sea. You may like to head off on a snorkelling adventure (equipment provided), or take one of the lovely walks in the area. Relax and enjoy the pristine beaches and rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous.
Drive back at dusk – spotting wildlife along the way – before arriving at your accommodation around 6.30pm.
Concession and child rates are available on request.
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