Cape Leveque & Kimberley Coast
Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Western 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 Safari camp.
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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 we join an indigenous Bardi guide for a picnic lunch, while we learn of local traditions, lifestyle and culture. 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 Sea Safari through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approaches we head for our private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers.
Hotel: Cygnet Bay Coastal Safari Camp
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.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveler|
|May: 02, 09, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30||$845.00||No Single Supplement|
|June: 06, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27||$845.00||No Single Supplement|
|July: 02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25||$845.00||No Single Supplement|
|August: 01, 06, 08, 15, 20, 22, 29||$845.00||No Single Supplement|
|September: 03, 05, 12, 19, 26||$845.00||No Single Supplement|
|Meals:||1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner|
|Transport:||Custom-designed 4WD vehicle|
|Accommodation:||1 night Safari Tent - shared facilities|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.