1 Day Cape Leveque Adventure
Experience the highlights of pristine Cape Leveque on this adventurous day trip into indigenous Bardi country. Learn about the Peninsula’s place in Australia’s history as we travel north through distinctive pindan woodland. Get to know local indigenous communities, discover the art of pearling at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, visit the remote One Arm Point aquaculture hatchery, swim in clear, tropical water at Kooljaman and explore the remote and beautiful beaches this Cape is famous for.
Note: due to the recent surprise announcement that Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is closing for an indefinite period, this tour will not be operating as per this itinerary in 2022. A new itinerary is in development and will be released as soon as it is finalised. As an alternative, please consider our 1 Day Cygnet Bay & Giant Tides day tour! *If you have already booked this tour for 2022, we will be in touch as soon as we can. Your patience is appreciated.
Cape Leveque (Kooljaman), Beagle Bay Church, Introduction to Cygnet Bay Pearling, One Arm Point
|Tour Style||Broome Day Tour|
|Maximum Passengers||24 (Minimum 2 on Tue, Thu & Sun (JUN-AUG), otherwise Minimum 6)|
|Price||1DCL 4WD/4WD: Concession $259, Adult $279, Child (4-12yrs) $179
1DCL1 4WD/Fly: Concession $569, Adult $589, Child (4-12yrs) $489
|Departs||APR-OCT: Daily, except Saturdays *Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays are Guaranteed Departures in June, July & August|
|Meals||Morning & Afternoon Tea, Lunch|
|Private Charter||Available On Request|
|Validity||1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022|
|Download||Not available for this trip.|
The Dampier Peninsula is a delight for travellers seeking a real Kimberley experience that is culturally rewarding in a beautiful environment. As we journey up the Cape Leveque Road, travellers will learn all about the areas fascinating place in Australia’s history. Enjoy morning tea in the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community*, home to the Sacred Heart Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar.
We then travel north to the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. The only working pearl farm open to the public, Cygnet Bay offers an introduction to the history and cultivation of the world’s finest pearls during an in-depth Pearl Farm Tour. Relax and enjoy a delightful lunch prepared by the chef at Cygnet Bay’s licensed restaurant, overlooking the turquoise waters of King Sound. After lunch, head to the One Arm Point Aboriginal Community where we tour a local aquaculture hatchery perched right on the tip of One Arm Point overlooking the impressive Buccaneer Archipelago, witnessing the huge tidal flows of the Kimberley – the largest in the southern hemisphere! Returning south we discover Cape Leveque (locally known as Kooljaman). Enjoy time to relax on the pristine beaches and spectacular coastline the cape is renowned for. We then reboard the vehicle for our journey back to Broome, arriving at approximately 6.00pm.
Those who have chosen the 4WD/Fly (1DCL1) option will be transferred to Kooljaman Airstrip to meet the pilot for the short flight to Broome, arriving at approximately 5.00pm.
*Note that Beagle Bay community remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19 government restrictions. As a result we may not be able to complete this visit on your tour – please check with Reservations on booking.
The 1 Day Cape Leveque Adventure departs daily (except Saturdays), from April to October.
Throughout June, July & August, departures on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are Guaranteed with a minimum of only 2 travellers, while departures on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday require a minimum of 6 travellers to proceed.
- Experienced Guide
- Meals as specified, including a delicious restaurant lunch at Cygnet Bay.
- Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour
- Community Entry Permits
- Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community Church Visit *may be closed due to COVID-19 government restrictions
- Kooljaman at Cape Leveque
- A guided tour of the One Arm Point Aboriginal Community’s Aquaculture Hatchery
We operate our 4WD Kimberley Expeditions in custom-built, 21 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 than 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.
What to Bring
Recommendations include: a broad-brimmed hat with sun visor (broad brimmed being better for all round sun protection), swimmers & a towel, personal water bottle, sunscreen and camera.
- The 4WD/Fly Option (1DCL1) is operated in conjunction with Air Kimberley. It is important that you provide us with your body weight on booking for the airline manifest.