Aboriginal Culture Tours
Australia's Aboriginal people have lived in tune with the land for more than 60,000 years. This unique relationship with the land is based on the ancient Aboriginal belief system known as the Dreaming, the spiritual experience that binds Aboriginal people to the Australian land.
For many Aboriginal people, tourism provides a connection to the land and an opportunity to tell their story and share their cultural knowledge.
Western Australia's breathtaking Kimberley region and the beautiful central desert outback offers some of the most incredible tourism experiences in the country. The wide open spaces, clean air, rugged landscapes are a photographer's dream. You can experience all this together with the indigenous people in Western Australia through the Aboriginal experience cultural tours offered by Best Of The Kimberley.
The Kimberley region offers a broad range of cultural lifestyle experiences. These can be included in your personalised travel itinerary. Gain a deeper understanding of the local flora and fauna through a cultural lifestyle tour.
Broome and the Dampier Peninsula: Broome and the Dampier Peninsula offer a choice of local guided tours and self drive options. Discover for yourself how the traditions, culture and lifestyle of local Aboriginal people have survived and adapted to multicultural, modern day society. For the more adventurous the Dampier Peninsula offers a range of cultural lifestyle experiences, including fishing and crabbing, guided walks, reef walking, story telling, bird watching, bush walking, kayaking and snorkelling, and local arts and crafts. A variety of accommodation styles are available at Maddarr, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Lombadina Aboriginal Community, Goombaragin Eco Ventures and other small communities.
Derby and Fitzroy Crossing: See the Kimberley through the eyes of the traditional custodians and learn first-hand the diversity of Aboriginal culture across the region. Visit the Mowanjum Aboriginal Arts Centre in Derby, known for its famous Wandjina artists, or for the more adventurous, travel a little further into the west Kimberley and be guided to rock art sites. At Fitzroy Crossing take an Aboriginal guided boat tour for a new perspective on Geikie Gorge.
Visit a remote the remote community of Jarmaldangah and take a camel ride through spectacular, rugged scenery. Share stories and bush tucker around a campfire.
Kununurra, Warmun and Halls Creek: A scenic flight from Kununurra over the majestic Ord River, Lake Argyle, Carr Boyd Range and the Argyle Diamond Mine offers spectacular views of the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range and learn the significance of this area to the Aboriginal people Visit the famous Warmun Art Centre at Warmun (Turkey Creek), home of the world famous ochre artists. See the paintings that tell about their Gija culture.