Dampier Peninsula - Ardi - Cape Leveque Highlights
Stretching 220km north of Broome along the partly unsealed Cape Leveque Road, the Dampier Peninsula, or Ardi, is a unique area of outstanding beauty, rich in history and culture and unspoilt wilderness. You will find small Aboriginal Communities on Native Title Land and Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm; Cygnet Bay. Our Ardi experts can also organise a 4WD hire car or book your transfer, guided tour, air safari or cruise of this pristine and unique area. It is easy to spend a number of days on the Dampier Peninsula. There are many accommodation options from unpowered camping sites to luxury safari tents and cabins. Contact the Broome Visitor Centre on 08 9192 2200 or explore this website for more information and bookings.
DAMPIER PENINSULA - ARDI - CAPE LEVEQUE - HIGHLIGHTS...
• Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay – was built by Pallotine monks and local Aborigines and competed in 1918. The church is famous for its altar lined with mother of pearl shell.
• Christ the King Church, Lombadina - The bush church at Lombadina Mission was built in 1932 by Br Joseph Tautz. Timber for the Lombadina church was gathered from the surrounding bush by Fr Augustus Spangenberg and Aboriginal helpers and then sawn by hand. The original roof was made of paperbark. After World War 2, corrugated iron was installed over the paperbark to act as insulation and protection of the roof.
• Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery and Aquaculture Centre - Visit Australia' s only Trochus Hatchery! Take a glimpse of the marine life found in the Dampier Peninsula & learn about the significance of these marine species to the BARDI JAAWI people. Locally crafted polished trochus shell & jewellery sales.
• Grab a coffee or a meal at Whalesong at Munget Café overlooking beautiful Pender Bay
• Go whalespotting along the coastline from Gnylmarung, Middle Lagoon, Lombadina, Mercedes Cove, Whalesong and Goombaragin in Pender Bay and up to Kooljaman. The Kimberley coast is their calving and breeding grounds. With over 35,000 Humpback whales found along the Kimberley coast, it is the best place in Australia to see these amazing animals.
• Visit Australia’s oldest operational Pearl Farm; Cygnet Bay. Learn about the history and the process involved in creating a pearl…buy an actual Kimberley Pearl
• Experience the huge tidal movements and the beautiful scenery of the Buccaneer Archipelago on the Giant Tides Tour at Cygnet Bay
• Head down to the western beach of Cape Leveque, Kooljaman, to experience the vibrant colours of the pindan cliffs in the late afternoon. A photographers paradise.
• Swim in the waters of Kooljaman's eastern beach, safe swimming all year round. Great area for snorkelling.
• Indigenous culture – tours available at Kooljaman and some of the indigenous communities along the peninsula such as Lombadina.
• Fishing - there is great fishing and crabbing on the peninsula. Ask you accommodation hosts for tips, hire a boat or go out on a charter.
CALL THE BROOME VISITOR CENTRE ON 09 9195 2200 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR BOOK ONLINE.