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Aboriginal Tours On The Dampier Peninsula

Cultural Experiences on Dampier Peninsula Aboriginal Tours

Join Rustic Pathways on the Dampier Peninsula for Aboriginal Tours like none other! Rustic’s experiences on Bardi Jawi country are based from Lombadina. Lombadina is a coastal community where the red sands of the outback meet white beaches and turquoise waters. Students live in purpose-built accommodation within the community. From there, they travel to various sites across the peninsula to engage in educational activities. Learn about coastal management from indigenous Rangers. Connect with primary schools for shared learning opportunities. Hunt and gather bush foods such as mud crabs. Learn local perspectives on land rights and native title through chats with traditional owners around the fire. The Dampier Peninsula provides an ideal location for aboriginal tours.  Plus, it’s only a few hours drive from the gateway township of Broome.

Rustic Pathways employs indigenous staff and local guides on our Aboiginal tours to provide students with experiences such as 

  • Welcome to Country Experience: Be welcomed to country by local elders with a smoking ceremony. 
  • Cook ups and Camp Fires: Participate in a traditional cook up and share stories with elders around the campfire. 
  • Living in Community: Learn about Indigenous culture while living in an indigenous community. 
  • Language Lessons: Participate in Indigenous language lessons with local community members. 
  • Community Service Projects: Participate in service projects with Rustic Pathways’ community partners. For example,  environmental conservation work with rangers and shared learning experiences with local kids.

Traditional Owners of the Dampier Peninsula

The magnificent Dampier Peninsula is Nyul Nyul, Jabirr Jabirr and Bardi Jawi country. It stretches for 220km north of Broome. This unique region of Australia is known for its natural beauty, welcoming communities and rich history. The breathtaking coastlines alone are worth a visit.

Bardi and Jawi are two distinct groups of people. Bardi people live on the mainland of the Dampier Peninsula. They also live on the islands directly offshore from Ardyaloon. Jawi traditional country includes the islands further east, including Iwany (Sunday Island). Since the 1960’s, Jawi people have been living on the mainland. Nyul Nyul and Jabirr Jabirr people have their homelands in the southern part of the peninsula.

Communities on the peninsula such as Lombadina, Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) and Beagle Bay all offer unique experiences for our students to learn about Indigenous Australia between Broome and Cape Leveque.

All of the above experiences are available for inclusion in our custom designed Aboriginal tour programs. Alternatively, contact us to learn about our pre-existing Dampier Peninsula programs.

Learn more about Aboriginal Cultural Immersion with Rustic Pathways.