Cape Leveque road is now sealed!High clearance, 4x4 vehicles are still needed if you plan to access many of the locations, as the access roads into some locations are unsealed.
Whether you hire a 4x4, put your own to the test or go on a guided tour, a trip up the Dampier Peninsula or Broome's fantastic northern beaches such as James Price Point is an unforgettable experience.
The turnoff to Cape Leveque road is located approximately 20 kilometres from Broome, on the Broome Road.
The newly sealed Broome-Cape Leveque Road has improved access through the Dampier Peninsula to Aboriginal communities, pastoral stations, pearling industries and tourist destinations. High clearance, 4x4 vehicles are still needed if you plan to access many of the locations, as the access roads into locations off the road are unsealed. Read this information from the Road Safety Commission to stay safe in the Dampier Peninsula.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is located 200km north of Broome on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Cygnet Bay is known as Borrgoron.
Turn off at Manari Road to visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm, or continue on to Beagle Bay. North of Beagle Bay, turn onto the Middle Lagoon Road to venture to Pender Bay.
Lombadina community is near Thomas Bay. Lombadina is a small community on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region. Relax on white sandy beaches, characterised by pristine turquoise waters, take in nature’s beauty and experience the colours of the Kimberley, the thrilling fishing and breath-taking whale watching. Catch a fresh feast of mud crab or take a kayak tour and spend time snorkelling in crystal clear waters abundant with sea life. Tours are timed to take full advantage of the tides ensuring your experience is more exhilarating than exhausting!
One Arm Point (Ardyaloon) has the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre. Learn about the Bardi Jawis strong connection to their rich culture and saltwater traditions in one of the guided Cultural Hatchery Tours. You can also purchase locally crafted products such as polished shells and jewellery. The hatchery is located 16 km north of the Kooljaman at Cape Leveque resort turn-off. No visitor accommodation is available at Ardyaloon. Temporarily closed due to COVID-19
Beagle Bay and the Sacred Heart Church is now open to visitors (as of 16th June 2022)
Beagle Bay is one of three Aboriginal communities on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome and an interesting part of Western Australian history. A short 150 kilometre drive along the sealed road to Cape Leveque will deliver sights of the beautiful Beagle Bay Sacred Heart Church with its famous mother of pearl shell altar. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Australia.
If you are unsure about permits, access and visiting the Dampier Peninsula, please pop into the Broome Visitor Centre before you go.
For more information on the Dampier Peninsula and your Ardi experience get in touch with the Broome Visitor Centre on 08 9195 2200 or explore the tour and accommodation options below.
The Dampier Peninsula is a unique area of outstanding beauty, rich in history and culture and wilderness.
Did you know?
Over 30 per cent of all Australia’s islands are in the West Kimberley Coast. A dense chain runs from the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, starting with the Buccaneer Archipelago which is locally known as the Thousand Island Archipelago. The area has huge tidal ranges up to 12 metres. The Horizontal Falls (Aboriginal name Garaanngaddim) is probably the most iconic location in Talbot Bay, located in the region.
The newly created Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park is located north of Broome and Derby and south of the Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park. The park covers approximately 350,000 hectares from Talbot Bay in the west to Walcott Inlet and Glenelg River in the east. (Source: DPIRD)