2 Day Cape Leveque Experience ( May - Sep )

2 Day Cape Leveque Experience  ( May - Sep )

The Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in 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 in our private Coastal Safari camp in the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise the Islands of the Giant Tides,
  • Cape Leveque,
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour,
  • Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church Altar,
  • One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery,
  • Bardi-Jawa Cultural Experience

Tour Info

Code KE-2DIL
Style
  • Camping
  • Expedition
Duration 2 Days
Price From $795
Departures

Every Saturday (Apr-Oct)

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Broome @ 07.30 am
Finish Broome @ 18.30 pm

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. By mid morning we arrive at 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 descendents continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. After a picnic lunch, enjoy an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour and embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approached we reach our private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers and nestled on the beach overlooking the bay. In this stunning location, we can swim, explore the mangroves and perhaps catch a fish for dinner before a warm Kimberley sunset: truly a privileged experience.

Meals - (LD)

Returning to civilisation we travel to 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 Kevin, our local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of the Sunday island group, at the family's beach 'bali'. Enjoy fresh damper cooked over the fire while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. Soon we reach beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to head off on a snorkelling adventure (equipment provided), or take one of the lovely walks in the area. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy the pristine beaches and rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at your accommodation at approximately 6.00pm.

Meals - (BL)

Inclusions

  • Two Tour Hosts – including an Experienced Kimberley Tour Guide and Tour Assistant (on all tours with 8+ travellers)
  • Meals as specified - 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner
  • Coastal Safari Camp Stay 
  • Community Entry Permits
  • Islands of the Giant Tides Cruise (or Kimberley Island Explorer), valued at $190 pp
  • Bardi-Jawi Cultural Experience
  • Guided tour of One Arm Point Aboriginal Community’s Aquaculture Hatchery
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour

 

ACCOMMODATION

Camping

  •  Enjoy an extraordinary night in our own Coastal Safari Camp. Exclusive to Kimberley Wild travellers, this camp on a remote beach overlooks the Buccaneer Archipelago. Travellers on this option stay in Tourer-style tents with stretcher beds. Shared on site ablutions have hot showers and toilets.

Camping Plus ( Twin Upgrade)

 

  • Enjoy an extraordinary night in our own Coastal Safari Camp. Exclusive to Kimberley Wild travellers, this camp on a remote beach overlooks the Buccaneer Archipelago. Travellers on this option stay in Safari Tents with proper beds. Shared on site ablutions have hot showers and toilets.

 What to Bring

  • Recommendations include: torch, a broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, walking shoes, a warm jumper (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal water bottle, personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required. Also reef shoes if you choose to snorkel or explore surrounding reefs.
  • You will need to bring a sleeping bag. 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $35pp – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.

Notes

  • Maximum 20 passengers
  • Luggage - Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)
  • Fitness required -Basic Level
  • Meals - This tour includes: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner Our healthy meals feature fresh ingredients, gourmet salads and local Kimberley flavours. We cater for necessary dietary requirements where possible, so please discuss with us when booking
  • Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures: usually only a concern for tours in April.
  • Due to the nature of the Cape Leveque Road, this tour may not be suitable for pregnant women or travellers with back problems.
  • The Islands of the Giant Tides cruise is tidal dependent. On neap tides, we will enjoy the alternative Kimberley Island Explorer Cruise. The Cruise is operated by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
  • Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.
  • Unfortunately due to limited availability, the Camping Plus option is not offered for Single traveller bookings.
  • A Tour Assistant is provided on tour for all larger groups of 8 or more travellers.
  • As we reach the Safari Camp by boat, you will only be able to take a small day bag with a change of clothes, necessary personal items and toiletries for the night out at the Safari Camp. Please arrange to leave the bulk of your excess luggage in storage at your Broome accommodation for the night.
  • It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel –
  • Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.

VEHICLE

  • We operate our 4WD tours in custom-built, 21 or 27 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailers!). These comfortable, strong remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including standing room), are fully air-conditioned and fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats, map pockets and footrests. It is important that when booking a 4WD outback adventure in the Kimberley, you understand that the roads we travel on can be heavily corrugated. Rest assured, these are the conditions for which our 4WD trucks are designed.
  • The Kimberley Island Explorer and Giant Tides Cruises are operated by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, in either a Cyclone or Monsoon high speed vessel or their Atlanta IV aluminium tourist vessel, depending on the weather conditions. These boats are perfect for the powerful tidal conditions experienced in the Buccaneer Archipelago.