1 Day Dampier Peninsula Adventure
Experience the highlights of pristine Dampier Peninsula 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 and swim in clear, tropical water at Jologo Beach.
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||1DDP 4WD/4WD: Concession $269, Adult $289, Child (4-12yrs) $189
1DDP1 4WD/Fly: Concession $619, Adult $639, Child (4-12yrs) $539
|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 2023 to 31 March 2024
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The Dampier Peninsula is a delight for travellers seeking a real Kimberley experience that is culturally rewarding in a beautiful environment. As we journey north, travellers will learn about the area’s 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. Completed in 1918, this ‘Mother of Pearl Church’ is inspired by German architecture and a team of Aboriginal women worked under the direction of a German priest to decorate the interior with mother of pearl, cowrie, voulte and olive snail shells to create a unique mosaic that features the totum symbols of the Nyul Nyul, Nimanborr and Bardi people as well as Christian symbols.
We then travel on to the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Established in 1946, this is 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. Enjoy a refreshing dip at Jologo Beach, spot dolphins and turtles from the Round Rock viewpoint and tour Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre, 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!
We then reboard the vehicle for our journey back to Broome, arriving at approximately 6.00pm.
Those who have chosen the 4WD/Fly (1DDP1) option will be transferred to One Arm Point Airstrip to meet the pilot for the short flight to Broome, arriving at approximately 5.00pm.
The 1 Day Dampier Peninsula Adventure departs daily (except Saturdays), from April to October.
Throughout June, July & August, departures on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are Guaranteed, 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
- A guided tour of the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre
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 (1DDP1) is operated in conjunction with Air Kimberley. It is important that you provide us with your body weight on booking for the airline manifest.
- Access to Aboriginal Communities can be interrupted due to COVID-19 government restrictions, which can sometimes affect our itineraries.
- This tour itinerary does not visit the Kooljaman or Cape Leveque areas as they are closed for the foreseeable future.