Cable Beach Cultural Walk
The stunning Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia is the Yawuru Dreaming place for the Gurlibil (sea turtle). Johani Mamid is a traditional Yawuru man whose Country is located in and around Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
We invite you to join Johani on a 90 minute cultural walking tour as he shares stories of the ancient and continuing connection that his people share with this land. Listen to Yawuru Dreamtime stories, traditional boomerang song performance and make sure you look out for the ancient dinosaur tracks which become visible on low tides.
Cable Beach, Broome WA 6725
What to expect
This Aboriginal walk experience includes:
- Authentic stories and lessons shared by a local Aboriginal person.
- An introduction to the local Aboriginal culture, country and history.
- An explanation of Bugarrigarra (Creation Beings, Spirit World and Dreaming).
- An explanation of the traditional lifestyle of the Yawuru people which has always been guided by their ancient knowledge of the local seasons.
- A traditional boomerang song performance.
- Revealing of the Cable Beach Dinosaur Track location (*Tide Dependant)
“Balancing Yawuru traditional knowledge with Western science gives me a unique perspective in my work as a qualified Indigenous Ranger. I encourage all people to experience our spiritual and physical connection to Country and spread understanding of Aboriginal culture.” - Johani Mamid
What is included
- Aboriginal Guide
- Traditional boomerang song performance
Corporate, Private Group and custom days/times are possible by enquiry. Maximum 30 guests per tour.
Meet at the McAlpine Sculpture (Man with a bird on shoulder) near the Zanders Restaurant on the grass area next to the Cable Beach carpark.
Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
We will possibly take a short bush walk and/or beach walk under the open sky so please bring some drinking water, sun protection, enclosed footwear, a light folding seat or a beach sitting rug or towel, a camera, a sense of adventure and an open mind!
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Mabu Buru Tours is owned and operated by Johani Mamid, a traditional Yawuru man whose Country is located in and around Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Created in 2019, Johani began conducting On-Country cultural experiences. His vision is to help ""build a bridge"" between different cultures, to increase awareness about Aboriginal people and to encourage visitors to experience Country through the eyes of traditional custodians.
Prior to this, Johani was a Yawuru Country Manager Coordinator with Nyamba Buru Yawuru Limited, a not for profit company looking after Country on behalf of the Yawuru Nation. On Country work included flora and fauna surveying, monitoring and research in both land and sea.
Johani is proud to share his knowledge of his Country with visitors, show you the local wildlife and tell stories of the ancient, continuing connection that his people share with this land.
You may spot Johani in Broome as he is also a crocodile wrangler and tour guide at the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park where he gets up close and personal with some pretty impressive crocodiles.