Dampier Peninsula & the Kimberley Coast

Australia
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Departure dates

From 27/05/2022 to 23/09/2023

What's included

Explore the natural wonders and First Nations histories along Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula on a guided 4WD adventure.
Visit a working pearl farm to learn of the long history of this trade, and experience some of the world’s most fierce tropical tides on an included cruise around the Buccaneer Archipelago.
Spend the night in a comfortable safari-style camp with included meals prepared for your small group after days exploring the red earth of the western Kimberley.
Breakfasts Included: 1.
Lunches Included: 2.
Dinners Included: 1.
Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night).
4WD vehicle.
Age: min 8.
Group Size: 6 - 20.
Dampier Peninsula - King Sound & Giant Tides Cruise.
Dampier Peninsula - Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community & Church Visit.
Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Visit.
Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour & Grading Session.
Dampier Peninsula - One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery Visit.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - Broome / Dampier Peninsula / Cygnet Bay Depart Broome in the early morning, travelling up the red 4WD track and learning about the region's fascinating history with your local leader. The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of stunning coastline and First Nations cultures. Your first stop is morning tea at the Beagle Bay Community – home of the Beagle Bay Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar. Next, visit the garden community of Lombadina, home to an old bush church, a local craft shop and a delightful community bakery – enjoy their fresh wood-fired bread for picnic lunch. Then 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. Later embark on an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides. This phenomenon is part of some of the world’s strongest tropical tides, creating standing waves and if you’re lucky, a waterfall in the ocean!
  • Day 2 - Dampier Peninsula / Broome This morning, 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! Next, head to Ardyaloon, or One Arm Point, which is home of the Bardi-Jawi people – a local community living on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Visit the community’s aquaculture hatchery for barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. You'll also enjoy the company and cultural insight of local guide Wossy, as he shares stories of growing up in the remote Bardi Jawi community and a few bushtucker secrets. After a picnic lunch visit the Round Rock viewpoint to search the bay for dolphins and turtles, while a refreshing dip at nearby Jologo Beach is a great way to finish up. Driving back to Broome in the afternoon, keep an eye out for local wildlife. Arrive back in town at approximately 5pm, where your trip ends on arrival.
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