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Southern Cross Cultural Walk

Join Bardi-Jawi man Bolo Angus and his family on an inspirational journey through Country at Lullumb on the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Learn about Bardi-Jawi culture and experience hunting and gathering techniques passed down through generations.

During this three hour walk you will experience the mangroves, paperbark forests, salt plains, creeks and drink from a sacred freshwater spring. Bolo will explain and demonstrate the use of various native plants, show you how to find fresh water and bush tucker. Discover how the Bardi-Jawi people use the Country and tides to determine the seasons and how this dictates their hunting and foraging patterns.

This is a hands on experience and filled with plenty of laughter and lots of little surprises along the way from nature and your charismatic guide Bolo.

Insights into your experience

The Southern Cross Cultural Walk is approximately three hours in duration. The experience requires a medium level of fitness and a 4WD to reach Lullumb.

Bolo will welcome you to Bardi-Jawi Country and guide you through a fascinating cultural journey as you make your way across the changing landscapes back to Lullumb, the spectacular and pristine coastal Country of his ancestors.

This secluded place is where Bolo shares his cultural knowledge with visitors on his engaging and family friendly tours. This relaxed journey unfolds through cultural stories, songs, hands on experiences and survival skills including hunting methods. Walking through the creek of the outgoing tide you experience the mangroves and its ecosystems, spot mud crab holes, see an array of bird life, a fresh water spring and a tasty surprise in paperbark forests.

During the tour Bolo will share some of his traditional songs that have been passed down from his ancestors and are about the area and his people. You get to enjoy a rest under the shade of the hand-made shelters. The tour culminates back at Lullumb on the banks of the beach with a cook up of all the bush tucker that has been collected and caught during the tour and a traditional Kimberley damper.

At Lullumb you will discover how Bolo and his family use traditional artefacts including boomerangs, the Iilma and the ancient family dress code.

4WD Essential.

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
First aid
Water

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle

Things to know

This three hour tour operates daily between April and September, pending the appropriate tide conditions.

Tour start times are subject to the tides which vary daily. Some days the tide is in all day so these days we are unable to run this tour.

*Please confirm with the experience provider 48 hours before the tour as to the exact time of tour.

Just north of the Djarindjin fuel stop and airstrip you will find the Lullumb turn off. Your guide Bolo will meet you here before heading off in your vehicles along the 4WD track to Lullumb. From here Bolo takes you out to the start of the walk in the mini-van and the walk meanders back to Lullumb.

What’s included:

  • Aboriginal Guide
  • Beach cook up and damper on conclusion of tour

What to Bring

  • Your own 4WD - Essential
  • Reef sandals, booties are recommended for walking in mud
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Meeting point

You must drive your own 4WD to the meeting point - Lullumb, Dampier Peninsula (16°31'21.1"S 122°59'14.4"E )

Location

Lullumb, off the Cape Leveque Road.
Meet just north of the Djarindjin airstrip. You will find the Lullumb and Mudnunn turn off where your guide will meet you. Approximately 8km south of Cape Leveque at Kooljaman. 

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