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Best Aboriginal experiences in Western Australia

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


Brian Lee Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours

Brian Lee Tagalong Tours, Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia

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.

Bundy’s Cultural Tours

Bundy's Cultural Tours, Western Australia

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.

Kimberley Wild Expeditions  

Kimberley Wild Expeditions, Lake Argyle, Western Australia

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.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Western Australia

Swim, snorkel, fish or just relax and enjoy this spectacular coastal wilderness camp, located 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.

Koomal Dreaming

Koomal Dreaming, Margaret River, Western Australia

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.

Uptuyu Aboriginal Adventures

Uptuyu Aboriginal Adventures, Udiala Nyikina, Kimberley, Western Australia

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.

Urban Indigenous Australia

Urban Indigenous Australia, Canning Vale, Western 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.

Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Adventures, Shark Bay, Western Australia

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.

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