Departure Months: April through October, departing from Derby
Community: Worrorra Aboriginal people
Cost: AUD$3,800 per person, twin share, ex Derby
Minimum 3 people (maximum 8)
The 4 day/3night highlights include:
Flight over the Kimberley Coast to Wijingarra Bard Bard (Freshwater Cove)
Traditional Worrorra welcome and farewell ceremonies
Bush walks to remote and rarely visited rock art shelters
Bush Art Gallery - spend time with the artists
Boat excursion to the culturally significant beach of Langgi
Boat excursion to the ocean waterfalls of Montgomery Reef **
Remote beach picnic by boat
Whale - watching - Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park (July to September only)
Remote freshwater pools
Bush walk to carved Jungurim (Boab) Tree
Beautiful sunsets from your beachfront cabin
Campfire on the beach with a million stars
Delicious seafood meals
Return flight to Derby via the famous Garaanngaddim (Horizontal Falls)
Meals and drinks (with the exception of alcohol)
**Montgomery Reef subject to weather and tide conditions
Experience the life and culture of the Worrorra People on this remarkable 4 day/3 night cultural immersion on ancestral country in the Kimberley region of West Australia.
The destination is Freshwater Cove (or Wijingarra Bard Bard) set amongst the gorgeous natural splendour of the West Kimberley coast in the heart of Worrorra country. Connect to this beautiful country and the Worrorra people as Elders and young people share knowledge of their country, the Wandjina culture and its traditions.
This is a remote coastal bush land destination (accessible by float plane)where daily life takes on a different perspective. If you are searching for an opportunity to get away from the day to day grind, unwind, connect to country and to ‘feel the granite underfoot’, all the while experiencing the culture and daily life of the Worrorra Aboriginal people, then this amazing tour just may be what you are looking for.
Your itinerary of daily activities depends on climate, tidal and other local conditions. Activities may include:
Cultural Day with the Worrorra people – learn the art of Damper making, spear making/throwing; go bird watching for sea birds like Osprey, White Bellied Sea Eagles and shore birds; spend time with the Artists in Residence at the purpose built ‘Artists Shelter’; yarn over a cuppa with the Elders.
Cyclone Cave Rock Art Site – a short bush walk takes you to a rock art site that is unique on the Kimberley coast.
Saltwater Gorge Tour at Deception Bay – a beautiful saltwater gorge, amazing scenery, abundant birdlife, and where you may see a salty or two.
Montgomery Reef Marine Wilderness area – a coral reef system and marine wilderness area culturally important to the Worrorra people. An amazing array of sealife – sea turtles, birdlife.
Jungurim walk and talk – learn the cultural significance of intriguing carvings at a unique Jungurim (boab tree) site. Participate in a traditional Worrorra smoking ceremony – an activity that occurs when leaving important cultural sites such as this.
Freshwater pool – swim and walk – a short boat ride takes you to a freshwater creek that opens up into two small swimming holes. Here you can explore, swim and relax.
Wandjina rock art – A slightly longer walk through native forests, over ridges and along dry creek beds takes you to rarely visited Wandjina rock art sites.
Of course there is time to relax, read a book, do a spot of fishing, chat with the artists, guides and elders, and generally immerse yourself in the land and culture of the Worrorra Aboriginal people.