2 Day Cape Leveque & Kimberley Coast Experience

Broome to Broome

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 take a remarkable boat cruise through the islands of the giant tides, culminating in a night at our private Coastal Safari camp, overlooking the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Itinerary

Day 1 Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & 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. Soon we arrive at 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 join Kevin, our local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of Jackson Island, at the family’s beach ‘bali’. Enjoy fresh damper cooked over the fire while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. After lunch we head for 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. Embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approaches we reach our 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. (LD)

Day 2 Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque

Return to the pearl farm to gain an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour, concluding with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Come mid morning, we travel across the peninsula to beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to discover the rugged red cliffs for which the area is famous or take one of the lovely walks. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy a swim off the pristine beach. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at your accommodation at approximately 6.00pm. (BL)

 

 

 

 

 

Begle Bay Altar

The Facts

Tour Route Broome-Broome  
Accommodation 2DIL Camping: Tourer-style Tent - shared facilities (1nt)
2DIL1 Camping Plus: Safari Tent - shared facilities (1nt)
 
Vehicles 4WD Vehicle  
Fitness Easy  
Tour Code 2DIL  
Duration 2 Days / 1 Nights  
Tour Style Kimberley Expedition  
Maximum Passengers 20 (Minimum 2)  
Price 2DIL Camping: Adult $795, Child (4-12yrs) $695 *No Single Supplement
2DIL1 Camping Plus: Adult $845, Child (4-12yrs) $745 *Twin Share Only
 
Departs MAY-OCT: Saturdays
MAY-SEP: Saturdays & Thursdays
JUN-JUL: selected Tuesdays
 
Meals 1 x Breakfasts, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner  
Luggage Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)  
Validity 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018  

Inclusions

  • Two Tour Hosts – including an Experienced Kimberley Tour Guide and Tour Assistant (on all tours with 8+ travellers)
  • Meals as specified
  • Coastal Safari Camp Stay (exclusive to Kimberley Wild)
  • Community Entry Permits
  • Islands of the Giant Tides Cruise (or Kimberley Island Explorer), valued at $190pp
  • Bardi-Jawi Cultural Experience
  • Guided tour of One Arm Point Aboriginal Community’s Aquaculture Hatchery
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour