Day 1: Oongkalkada – Middle Lagoon
Day 2: Middle Lagoon – Gambanan
Day 3: Gambanan
Day 4: Gambanan – One Arm Point – Broome
The coastline North of Broome forms the Dampier Peninsula. Our drive from the wilderness camp takes you along the Kimberley Backroads to this amazing Peninsula. Our first stop along this Peninsula is to Nature’s Hideaway at Middle Lagoon.
After a long journey we focus on relaxation. Nature’s Hideaway offers a secluded lagoon where you can choose to laze the afternoon away combing the pristine beach, or try your hand at catching a reef fish straight of the point.
Refreshed from a relaxing afternoon and relaxing sleep at Middle lagoon, we head to the Northern end of the Cape Leveque Road to Gambanan.
Gambanun campground lies directly at a secluded beach on a remote coastal spot on the Peninsula. The facility overlooks an amazing pristine reef system. Fishing, oystering and crabbing is excellent year round. At low tide the reef is exposed and there is an opportunity to explore the wonders of coral and marine life including turtles, stingrays and a variety of reef and tropical aquarium fish.
The area is rich in unique fauna and flora specific to the Dampier Peninsula. This includes a wide range of Aboriginal bush tucker, bush medicine plants and a large variety of bird-life.
The mainland area is also a gateway to the Buccaneer Archipelago, with many of the stories and cultural activity based around visiting the neighbouring islands.
Cultural experiences offered at Gambanan include seafood tucker gathering, spear making, traditional fish trapping and recording these stories through art and artefact making.
After two days of exploring the reef system at Gambanan, we visit an Aboriginal community and gain some insights into the new and exciting projects Aboriginal communities are embarking on to sustain their lifestyles. In the afternoon, we depart for Broome or on to your next adventure.