Yawuru Cultural Tour with Crocodile Feeding
Experience a Yawuru Cultural Tour followed by a Crocodile Feeding Tour in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mabu Buru Tours will take you on a very personal journey that explores Yawuru Culture through Country, nature, history, lore and traditional knowledge. You’ll discover secrets of nature hidden in plain sight throughout the landscape of Cable Beach to Roebuck Bay, taste seasonal fruits, encounter local wildlife and enjoy a private viewing of the feeding of the local resident crocodiles at the Crocodile Park.
Minyirr Buru Conservation Park and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, Broome WA.
What to expect
Visit Minyirr Buru, a protected and sacred area for the Yawuru people, abundant in native flora and fauna whilst yarning with Johani about Yawuru culture, Country and history. Learn about Minyirr Buru’s native flora, taste bird flower nectar and listen to Yawuru Dreamtime stories. Make sure you look out for the ancient dinosaur tracks in the coastal areas of the park.
After exploring the surrounds of Broome on your cultural journey you will be treated to a very unique crocodile feeding experience at The Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park located just 15 minutes drive from the town. Witness Johani hand-feeding giant saltwater crocodiles that are over 5 meters long.
If you're brave enough, you can also hold a baby crocodile!
“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
This 3 hour tour runs each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
On Wednesday and Thursday the tour runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm. On Fridays the tour runs from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.(May to October) and 3:00pm to 6:00pm (October to April) .
*Weekend bookings are possible by enquiry.
Maximum 4 people per tour unless you are a Tagalong Guest which means you are joining the tour in the comfort of your own vehicle. Maximum tagalong guests per tour is 6.
Pick up from your accommodation or an address at your request.
Your guide will meet you at Minyirr Park, corner of Gantheaume Point and Gubinge Road Broome WA. Minyirr Park, , Broome WA (approximately 10km from Broome) Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time
What to bring
You will often be walking under the open sky so make sure you have a hat, some sun protection, closed in footwear, a camera and a sense of adventure!
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.