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Reef Discovery Walk


KingSound Discovery

Join Terrence Howard, local Bard Baniol man from the Dampier Peninsula on an adventure through King Sound in the Kimberley region on the north west coast of Western Australia. Discover how generations of Bard Baniol people sourced regular and plentiful supplies of fresh fish, mud crab, oysters, cockles and much more. Experience sea creatures living within the mangrove systems, see an ancient fish trap, stroll along the beach and reef to catch a mud crab, fish or cockles. Relax and enjoy a yarn and the surrounds of the family homestead as your catch is then cooked up.

Insights into your experience

Your host Terrence will collect you from your meeting point before he leads you on your adventure to the Howard Djarajang Cygnet Bay residence, approximately 15 kms and 20 minutes away by 4WD.

On arrival to the Howard residence you will be amazed at the beautiful location as you step onto the beach and experience life amongst King Sound’s pristine ecosystem.  During your one and a half hour walk you will discover life amongst the mangroves, rockpools, sea creatures and hear about the ancient culture of the region.

What are you likely to experience?

Depending on the tides, you will visit a number of special areas. These could include:

  • Try your hand at “hooking” your own mud crab or fish whilst learning these techniques.
  • View a natural aquarium rock pool with sea creatures.
  • Discover the ecosystem within the mangroves and why they are so important.
  • Discover how generations of Bard Baniol people sourced regular and plentiful supplies of fresh fish.
  • Collect cockles and oysters for the group to cook up at the end of the tour.

Tasting the produce of King Sound

  • On return to the Howard homestead, the fire will be lit and it’s time to rest and relax.
  • Enjoy a cold drink while Terrence cooks up the catch.
  • Sample the tastes of King Sound, with the unique spicy Howard Blachung, a unique family recipe handed down through generations.


Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle

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Things to know

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This is a 2.5 hour day tour.

Tours operate from 1 April to 31 October. Tour start time is dependent on morning low tides. 

Tour starts at a meeting place on the Broome-Cape Leveque Road, 170kms north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, approximately 1 hour 50 minute drive on a sealed road. You will be met by your host, Terrence Howard. From here the drive to the Howard residence is 15 km on a dirt road, approximately 20 minutes by 4WD only. Guests without a 4WD can travel with Terrence. Upon arrival at property 15 to 20 minutes introduction and safety briefing. Walking tour is approximately 1.5 hours. On return of the tour, a tasting of the days catch and general chat for around 30 minutes before returning back to the main road.

A medium level of fitness is required for this tour.

Cost includes: 

  • Aboriginal guide 
  • Catch and cook of bush tucker and seafood collected on the walk
  • Traditional fishing techniques and hand on demonstrations
  • Visit and meet the Howard family at the family homestead/residence

What to bring

  • Your own water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Old Shoes for Reef Walking 
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


Meeting point

3km south of the Djarindjin roadhouse at the turn off to the Howards homestead. Details will be given prior to the tour. This is 170kms north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, approx 1 hour 50 minute drive on a sealed road. Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.


Howard Residence - 19 kms South of the Djarindjin Roadhouse at Djarajang Community on the King Sound.

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