Western Australia's Best Aboriginal Experiences

Western Australia offers unique opportunities to explore spectacular landscapes on foot, by kayak or overland, with vibrant and fascinating Aboriginal guides. Western Australia's Best Aboriginal Experiences
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Western Australia’s best Aboriginal Experiences

Western Australia offers unique opportunities to explore spectacular landscapes on foot, by kayak or overland, with vibrant and fascinating Aboriginal guides.

Kimberley Wild Expeditions

Get a deep and enriching insight into the land and culture of the extraordinary Kimberley Region on a four wheel drive adventure with Kimberley Wild Expeditions. Join Traditional Owners for a wonderful adventure through ancient gorges or share in the relaxed lifestyle of the Salt Water people residing in the coastal communities on the Dampier Peninsula. Half day, full day and extended tours with Aboriginal guides allow exclusive access to some of the region’s best kept secrets. Enjoy pristine beaches, isolated communities and stunning gorges, all with a rich layer of culture entwined to enhance your experience.

www.kimberleywild.com.au

Uptuyu Aboriginal Adventures

Neville Poelina was born and raised in the Kimberley and his knowledge and love of the region ensures you will have a unique and amazing experience. He specialises in small group tours tailored to suit personal tastes and goals. By limiting group sizes, tour itineraries can change on impulse to suit your interests along the way. Neville is a warm and friendly guide who is a specialist in bush lore, local culture, traditional medicines and bush tucker. Most tours start from his home base at Oongkalkada, midway between Broome and Derby, and cover diverse landscapes including Kimberley Gorges, the Dampier Peninsula and the Fitzroy River. Despite the remoteness of the locations visited, the tours are up-market and the meals are a gourmet treat.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula, WA

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Swim, snorkel, fish or just relax and enjoy this spectacular coastal wilderness camp, located 137 miles (220 kilometres) north of Broome. Stay amidst two Aboriginal communities and choose from a range of accommodation options including camping, traditional palm frond beach shelters and rustic log cabins. At the top end you can stay in stunning self-contained safari tents, raised on stilts with panoramic views across the bay. Participate in small scale cultural tours with the local Bardi community residents, go mud crabbing, fish trapping, sample bush fruits and gain an insight into bush medicine and the Aboriginal history of the area.

www.kooljaman.com.au

Brian Lee Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours

Brian Lee is a true Kimberley character with a personality larger than life. His Hunter’s Creek tagalong tour departs from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and showcases some breathtaking scenery, whilst giving a unique insight into the country and culture of the salt water people. Learn traditional hunting methods before cooking up your catch on an open fire and enjoying a taste of freshly caught seafood. You may even be lucky enough to spot a crocodile in the creek. You will need your own four wheel drive or a hire vehicle to join one of his half day or full day adventure tours.

www.brianleetagalong.com.au

Cape Leveque, Broome, WA

Bundy’s Cultural Tours

Come on a walk with Bundy around Kooljaman or join a tag-along tour to a nearby Aboriginal Community for a truly unique cultural experience. For the more adventurous, head out on a night fishing experience with a twist! Learn to make spears and find out how the Bardi people use native plants to catch fish. As a traditional owner and a well-regarded Law Man in the Community, Bundy’s traditional culture is still very much a part of his day to day life and his tours provide an opportunity for visitors to share in his traditional knowledge and unique way of life.

www.bundysculturaltours.com.au

Barraddict Sport Fishing Charters

Experience small group fishing and mud crabbing tours with Barraddict Sport Fishing Charters. Aboriginal owner and guide Kurt Williamson has the skills and knowledge to ensure visitors enjoy the best of the awesome fishing, abundant mud crabs and spectacular scenery along the Kimberley Coast. Being out on the water and Kurt’s fascinating insight into the local culture and way of life makes for a lovely day out - even for people who don’t care to fish. Head out from Derby in the wet season for fishing or crabbing tours or tie in a charter trip with a stay at the comfortable Eco Beach Resort near Broome for a memorable vacation during the dry season.

www.barraddictsportfishing.com.au

Eco Beach Resort, Broome, WA

The Kodja Place

See a unique museum and cultural interpretive centre which features a range of interactive displays including artefacts, stories, exhibits and pictures along with a stunning rose maze at the Kodja Place in Kojonup. Join an Aboriginal cultural tour to gain a more in-depth understanding of the region's traditional Aboriginal culture. Based on the theme of ‘One Story, Many Voices’, the fascinating interpretive centre is built in the shape of the Kodja, which is the Noongar word for a stone axe. Sit at the Noongar campfire, hear the stories and meet the local people. Built to strengthen reconciliation between the surrounding communities, it was created by the community whose story it presents.

www.kodjaplace.com.au

Shark Bay Coastal Tours

Shark Bay Coastal Tours is an Aboriginal family owned business offering culturally inspired four wheel drive adventures in the Shark Bay and Monkey Mia region. Explore Steep Point’s spectacular limestone cliffs and blowholes, see the Stromatolites and the amazing accumulation of bright white shells on Shell Beach. Spot some of the region’s abundant marine life whilst hearing about traditional hunting methods at Eagle Bluff. Head out to see the spectacular scenery of Peron Peninsula and Francois Peron National Park. One day, two day and extended tours depart from Denham or Monkey Mia and feature home cooked meals and locally caught seafood.

www.sharkbaycoastaltours.com.au

Shark Bay, WA

Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Guda Nyinda offer kayak, snorkel, 4WD and bushwalking adventures throughout the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Explore the crystal clear waters teaming with marine life by kayak, go for a guided bush walk, or just relax by the campfire and absorb the mesmerising sounds of the ‘Dusk Dreaming’ didgeridoo. Enjoy local fish cooked on the coals as owner and guide Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell enthrals you with his charismatic and passionate approach to sharing his beautiful part of the country and culture. He has a deep respect for his land and culture, and shares a unique insight into contemporary Aboriginal life and his traditional knowledge.

www.wulaguda.com.au

Koomal Dreaming

Enjoy a mesmerising didgeridoo performance inside the spectacular Ngilgi Cave with Josh Whiteland - a talented musician who shares a fascinating insight into the cave, local culture and Dreamtime stories. Josh is a friendly and engaging Aboriginal guide who will leads fascinating bush walks to show the local plants that are used for traditional medicines and provides the opportunity to taste bush tucker. He demonstrates traditional fire lighting and the ancient art of tool making, whilst discussing the animals, plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of the local people and their ancestors. He is a passionate cook with a wealth of knowledge about foraging and food sustainability, creating delicious seasonal meals with local produce.

www.koomaldreaming.com.au

Urban Indigenous Australia

Venture into the rugged and wild South West, escape to the Coral Coast or take an adventure into the Kimberley with Urban Indigenous Australia.

Urban Indigenous offers private tours of Perth and surrounds accompanied by experienced Aboriginal guides who are able to give an insight into the Aboriginal people, culture and community of the area.  All-inclusive extended travel programmes can also be provided for groups wishing to travel to regional and remote areas of Western Australia.

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