Aboriginal Experiences in Western Australia

There are a number of day tours within easy reach of Western Australia’s capital of Perth. Discover fascinating cultural centres and galleries and gain an understanding of the contemporary lifestyles as well as the history of the Noongar people. Enjoy learning about the diverse cultures of the region through their stories and accounts of life in regional Western Australia.

Kimberley Dreamtime Adventure Tours, West Kimberley, WA

For an experience you’ll never forget, head further north and fly into Broome or Kununurra and explore The Kimberley – an area that is often referred to as Australia’s last wild frontier. Its rich and rugged landscape is the ideal location for a culturally-inspired adventure. There really is a bit of everything here - overland safari tours, bush tucker tasting, community stays, eco-camps, river cruises, guided kayaking tours and Aboriginal owned fishing charters can all be enjoyed with the expert leadership of Aboriginal guides. The extensive cultural knowledge, connections to the land and ingenious coastal hunting methods will add a whole new dimension to your experience of this magnificent and diverse region.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA North of Broome, you can join the saltwater people of the Dampier Peninsula – known locally as the Ardi region. They have survived for thousands of years by living off the region’s plentiful seafood and if you’re lucky, they may even share some of it with you! Stay in various styles of accommodation ranging from cabins and safari tents to beach camping shelters and bush camping for the more adventurous. The beaches here are truly spectacular and there’s no better way to enjoy it all than in the company of the local people. For water based adventures, try heading out fishing, mud crabbing or kayaking with an Aboriginal guide. Their knowledge of local waters will ensure you enjoy awesome and plentiful wildlife interactions in an area just teeming with fish, turtles, dugongs, mud crabs, whales and sharks.

Heading South of Broome to Shark Bay, there are more options to learn about the local heritage and culture with overland tours, extend tours, kayak tours and walking tours each offered with the fascinating insights of knowledgeable Aboriginal guides. Enjoy the best of the region’s highlights whilst getting a truly local perspective.

In the popular Margaret River region, just a couple of hours drive south of Perth, take the opportunity to experience a didgeridoo performance inside a cave with an Aboriginal guide or share in stories and food tastings around the campfire amidst the forest. Enjoy a fascinating insight into the nature and culture of the region with an expert guide who can demonstrate traditional fire lighting and tool making whilst enthralling tour participants with creation stories and interactive musical performances.