Foreshore Beach Aboriginal Walking Tour
Join your guide Aunty Pat Torres, on a tour in Broome where she will share her passion for the intricate nature and beauty of Aboriginal culture from a woman's perspective. Teaching guests about the sacredness of the land and the deep spiritual connection to it, including the plants, the trees and the animals.
Aunty Pat shares the significance of the plants used in the Smoking Ceremony and then shares her stories from an Aboriginal women’s Dreaming perspective and the cultural stories of the site. Sample native foods whilst sipping refreshing bush tea as Aunty Pat teaches you some local words in her traditional language. This unique Aboriginal cultural tour of Broome is particularly special as it is Pat’s Dreaming site – her birth site.
Town Beach, Broome, WA 6725, 17°58'14.2"S 122°14'12.6"E (as per Rezdy map)
What to expect
A culturally informative 90 minute walk and talk tour right in the heart of Broome (on Djugun and Yawuru Country). Meeting down at the Town Beach area, followed by a short (easy grade) walk to the Red Cliffs. Once at the Red Cliffs you will experience a Welcome to Country in language and in English followed by a Smoking Ceremony.
Enjoy local bush tucker and bush tea whilst being taught some of Pat’s local language, listening to dream time stories and stories specific to the site of her birth place.
What is included
This 90 minute experience runs from mid April to the end of October each year.
- Tour departs Tuesday and Thursday at 9:45am from Town Beach, Broome. Please click the Book Now button to check times and availability.
- This tour runs for approximately 90 minutes
Short easy grade walk, please ensure you bring appropriate clothing and protection from sun, wind or rain.
- Aboriginal guide
- Bush tucker samples and bush tea
- Traditional Welcome to Country
- Smoking Ceremony
Your guide Pat will meet you at Town Beach, Broome. Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Jarndu Ngaank Women’s Talk Tours are an Aboriginal women’s-led cultural immersion experience. They will provide you a better understanding of Aboriginal culture from a senior female cultural Elder’s experiences, that you can take back home and share your stories and insights with others.
Your tour guide, Pat Torres has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region in the West Kimberley. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, bush tucker specialist, and most significantly a Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr female Elder and custodian of her ancestor’s cultural stories and connection to Country.
Pat is the Founder and CEO of Mayi Harvests, a sustainable producer of native edibles. Pat learnt about medicinal bush food knowledge from her mother, grandmother and extended family while growing up on her traditional Country to the north and south of Broome.
Pat is an Elder woman, a custodian of stories, a descendant of the areas on which these tours take place, through her ancestral lineage she has an intense and intricate knowledge of this Country; it is part of her heritage and she has a right and a responsibility to continue the line of stories and to ensure the tours are conducted in a culturally safe way, with protocols and respect to those who have gone before her.
Pat’s passion is to share the intricate nature and beauty of Aboriginal culture from a woman's perspective, teaching guests about the sacredness of the land and the deep spiritual connection to it.