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Embark on a rare opportunity to explore the Dampier Peninsula

A stunning composition of ochre-coloured earth and aquamarine waters, the Dampier Peninsula is one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal environments. Spend two full days visiting local communities and gain an insight into indigenous Bardi-Jawi lifestyle at One Arm Point. Tour a working aquaculture hatchery and see pearling in action at one of Australia’s oldest family-owned pearl farms – Cygnet Bay. Relax on the sands or set out snorkelling at stunning Cape Leveque and take a boat cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides. With so much included in two days, your exploration of a slice of Western Australia coastal paradise is a trip worth travelling for.


Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Basix
Theme
Explorer
Code
PKBL-B
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 6, Max 20

Why you'll love this trip

  • Explore the natural wonders and First Nations histories along Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula – all the way to Kooljaman at Cape Leveque – 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Kimberley Wild Expeditions. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Kimberley Wild Expeditions customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Kimberley Wild Expeditions to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.

  • Accommodation on this tour is a permanent safari-style campsite with facilities.

  • Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.

  • You’ll be travelling through regions with very little mobile service or internet connection.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and related seasonal closures, some elements of this itinerary may not be available at time of travel. In particular all First Nations communities are currently closed to travellers. This may result in substitute activities and/or rerouting as required. The situation is evolving daily, but please be prepared for possible changes to your Kimberley adventure if necessary.

Itinerary

Depart Broome in the early morning, travelling up the red 4WD track and learning about the region's fascinating history with a guided commentary. 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. By mid-morning, arrive at 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. After a picnic 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. 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!
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dampier Peninsula - King Sound & Giant Tides Cruise
  • Dampier Peninsula - Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community & Church Visit
  • Dampier Peninsula - One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery Visit
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Visit
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note that the tour commences early this morning in Broome at our default pick-up location (details can be found in the Essential Trip Information document), unless you or your booking agent requests an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time. You may want to stay a night in Broome prior to the trip's departure. Today's drive will be approximately 250km / 3 hours.
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! From here, you'll soon reach Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, where you may like to swim on the Eastern Beach, take one of the lovely walks over the Cape itself or choose to wander along the Western Beach. This is where the famed red sandstone cliffs tower above the white sand providing some of the best images of this area. 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.
Included Activities
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour & Grading Session
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cape Leveque
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today's drive will be approximately 250km / 3 hours. Please note that our return into Broome this evening will be at around 5pm. Please keep this in mind when booking onward travel.

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

4WD Vehicle

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included activities

  • Dampier Peninsula - King Sound & Giant Tides Cruise
  • Dampier Peninsula - Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community & Church Visit
  • Dampier Peninsula - One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery Visit
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Visit
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour & Grading Session
  • Dampier Peninsula - Cape Leveque

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

START & END TIME
This trip starts in Broome with a pick-up at 6:30am on day 1 and finishes around 5:00pm on the last day. We recommend you arrive a day prior to the trip's departure date and onward travel should not be booked until the following day.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is available to be booked on this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for more details.

LOCAL OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our trusted partners Kimberley Wild.

Essential trip information

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