Explore one of Australia’s most remote, rugged and breathtakingly beautiful regions – the Dampier Peninsula. Aboriginal people have cared for this land for tens of thousands of years. Join them on a cultural tour and discover ancient traditions, like foraging and mud-crabbing. Hear stories of the Dreamtime while you camp under the stars, surrounded by wild and wonderful natural landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Once you’ve flown from Perth to Broome, the Cape Leveque Road leads to the Dampier Peninsula. The 200-kilometre route charts a path through pindan woodland and, while it’s sealed, you’ll need a four-wheel drive to access many of the region’s main attractions.
For a coastal camping experience that places you in the heart of the mighty outback, head to the wilderness retreats of Gumbanan or Goombaragin. After a restful night’s sleep, a dawn chorus of brightly coloured native birds acts as nature’s alarm clock.
Surround yourself with the fascinating marine creatures living among the coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves of the Buccaneer Archipelago – a cruising and fishing paradise comprising more than 1,000 rocky islands. The Horizontal Falls, where white-tipped tides surge through craggy rocks, are a natural phenomenon best experienced on a low-flying scenic flight or adrenaline-pumping boat ride.
For a unique coastal and cultural adventure, travel to the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula, where the white-sand beaches of Cape Leveque are bordered by rust red pindan cliffs and the turquoise shores of the Indian Ocean. Get to know the Bardi people in the Lombadina community of Thomas Bay, or take to the water on a snorkelling, kayaking or whale-watching tour. Finally, head to Cygnet Bay, Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm, to witness the harvest of these precious gems.
When it’s time to settle in for the night, fall asleep under a canopy of twinkling stars. Coastal camp sites, luxury cabins and safari tents mean you are only ever a few steps away from the natural wonders of the great outdoors.