Join our 3 Day Bush Adventure (2 nights) camping in a different place each night, under the Kimberley stars. For those who want to get off the well trodden tourist trail and join a pristine, peaceful and enriching experience please tour with us.
Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
Join our tour and camp in two different locations under the stars in domes and swags on our traditional aboriginal land. Our 2 night (3 Day Bush Adventure) departs on Wednesdays. Dry season 12 May - 19 Oct 2014.
You will be camping in Jarlmadangah country with the red ridges of the Grant Ranges as your back drop, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Kimberley bush.
Jarlmadangah is well off the well trodden tourist trail, so far off that we will need to drive you there by 4WD. This 2 night (3 Day Bush Adventure) includes all of your food, camel trek, camping gear and transport from Broome accommodation or Willare Bridge Roadhouse, sunscreen and insect repellent.
6.30am Depart from your Broome accommodation and travel through Kimberley cattle country, entering Nyikina (pronounced Nig-a-na) land.
Enjoy a coffee break at Willare Bridge Roadhouse (approximately 8.30am) and pick up any additional guests.
Meet and greet your local guides at the overhanging rock art site.
Travel to Jarlmadangah community Cultural Centre where you will meet other local community members and learn about history, culture, skin groups, tools, weapons and art followed by a lunch and a walking tour of the community.
Enjoy an optional afternoon walk from the Rock Hole to Kalgabin (Honeymoon Springs) or stay with the bus to help set up camp and prepare dinner.
Marvel at the sunset and open sky as you camp under the stars in domes and swags.
6.30am Rise early to another lovely cooked breakfast then break camp.
Take a short trek up Kalgabin, an old reliable water source and camping spot for the Nyikina people.
Head back to the bus for a short drive before embarking on a 2 hour journey up the Grant Ranges via a local swimming hole where you will stop for a moment, take a dip and share some morning tea.
Find your way back to the bus and make your way to the boundary fence for lunch and set up camp. Spend the rest of the day as involved or relaxed as you wish. Afternoon activities include hunting and fishing.
Late afternoon/early evening you will be joined by others in the community for an evening of camp fire stories.
6.30am Rise to your last cooked breakfast for the tour and then break camp.
A short walk to historic Mount Anderson sheering shed for photos before a tour of Mount Anderson Station.
Experience an optional 2.5 hr camel trek at Mount Anderson Rock Hole for a swim while learning about bush tucker, tracking skills and bush medicine. Alternatively take a trek up Mount Anderson to take in the views.
Return to enjoy a freshly made lunch with local guides.
Visit historically significant Lynungoodjung cave to hear dreamtime stories of Woonyoonboo and afternoon tea.
3.30pm Depart for Broome stop at Willare Bridge Roadhouse (approximately 4.30pm) for a short break and say goodbye to any guests, before arriving back at approximately 6.30pm.
Interaction with guests
You will certainly meet us! This is our home. We are the traditional owners of the land and proud to invite you to share in a piece of our culture and hear our stories. We are always a little shy at first but once we get warmed up you won't shut us up!
We are a 100% Australian aboriginal owned and operated business. All of the profits from our tours are reinvested back into our community – the very place where we live and our children live.
Other things to note
This tour also includes a 2 1/2 hour camel trek.
We are unable to transport children under the age of 7.
Fitness level recommended: Moderate
A minimum of 2 and maximum of 14 people are needed to operate this tour.
This is a real bush experience operated by the traditional owners of the land. All we ask is that you have an open heart and mind and you will have a wonderful experience.
You should bring with you hat, closed in shoes (long pants and gators are useful through long grass), sunglasses, camera, bottle of water suitable for top up. Bring extra clothes, toiletries, towel, bathers, warm jacket, pillow/sheet and torch. 10 kg max luggage (soft bag preferred).
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Kimberley Dreamtime Adventure Tours are 100% owned by the Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Community, so, not only do we employ people from our own community, all of the proceeds are reinvested back into our community – the very place where we live and our children live.