Bush Tucker Walk with Bundy
Join Bundy on a guided bush tucker talk through the grounds of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque on the Dampier Peninsula. Bundy is a proud Bardi man and very passionate about his people and shares stories of their land, culture and traditional hunting methods. You will learn some of the history that dates back some 40,000 years when the sacred song lines and places of the dreaming and connection to Country were the constant in tribal lore.
As you walk through the grounds of Kooljaman you can sample the abundance of seasonal fruit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, as you learn about the seasons, bush medicines and local bush tucker.
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Kooljaman Resort at Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula. Kooljaman is located 220kms north of Broome on the Northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Access is either by air or by 4WD vehicle.
What to expect
Your guide Bundy will meet you at the front reception of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque.
While on Bundy’s tour you will learn about the seasons, bush medicine, local history, culture and traditions of the Bardi people.
This is an easy paced 45-60 minute walk with plenty of stops in the shade and at key sites of bush medicine and dream time story sharing. Bundy will explain the importance of the Bardi Seasons and the significance of birds, marine and local ecosystems as you walk along the boardwalk and down near the beach side to take in the stunning views. You will also learn why they divide their year up into six seasons (lalin) whose time length varies.
A fun and easy paced walk for the whole family.
What is included
Tour departs daily at 8:30am or 3:30pm (depending on the time of year) from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque reception.
The tour is approximately 45-60 minutes.
- Aboriginal Guide
Kooljaman Resort at Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula.Your guide will meet you at the front of the KooljamanResort reception 10 minutes before your tour
What to bring
- Walking shoes
- Water bottle
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Brendan Chaquebor, known as ‘Bundy’, is a Bardi elder of the Djarindjin community on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome. Djarindjin community people were once part of the Lombadina Catholic Mission, during the 1980’s the Federal Government instigated the homeland movement, and the old people that were living on the sand dunes and around the mission decided they wanted to have their own community.
Bundy’s passion in life is upholding traditional knowledge, law and culture and he shares this through his tourism experiences on Bundy’s Cultural Tours which the family started in 2015.
As a Traditional Custodian, Bundy lives a contemporary but traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and his culture is very much a part of his everyday life. His tours provide an opportunity for visitors to meet with him and his family.
Join Bundy on his fishing tour and witness how the local Bardi people use a native plant to stun fish and learn about the reef and the fascinating marine life. Take a walk with Bundy on a bush tucker tour and discover the local use for many of the native plants in the area. While on Bundy’s tour you will learn about the local history, culture and traditions of the Bardi people.