Easy to Moderate
This tour is led by the Australian Tour Guide of the Year 2023.
Injubs in the Bardi language means mother and daughter or aunty and niece. The Bardi Oorany Injubs Cultural Tour is a women's-only, exclusive experience in Cygnet Bay in the far north of Western Australia near the town of Broome. Learn about the culture and secret women's business” from our Bardi and Jawi hosts and explore their Country through their eyes.
The tour aims to provide an immersive and authentic experience of the role of women in the Bardi and Jawi culture, as well as the natural beauty and diversity of their Country. The Bardi and Jawi people are the traditional owners and custodians of the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. They have a rich and vibrant culture that spans thousands of years, and a strong connection to their land and sea.
The tour will be led by strong local women, who will perform the traditional welcome ceremonies, grant the permission to access their sacred lands and waters, and share their stories, knowledge, and wisdom with their guests. The tour will also involve various activities that showcase the role of women as providers and gatherers for their families, such as bush honey, oystering, fishing, budgiie (craft), bush medicine, and seasonal bush tucker. The tour will also include cultural performances and star gazing.
Broome to Cygnet Bay, Dampier Peninsula
Meet and greet in Broome by your Bardi hosts. Transfer to Cygnet Bay in a private coach and check in to your home for the next 5 days, the Master Pearlers Private Retreat. The Retreat offers complete seclusion and privacy and is set atop an elevated headland. It boasts magnificent views out to sea and across a tidal lagoon. Wide wrapping verandah's surround the main building which offers a large and well equipped kitchen and open plan dining and lounge space. Your personal chef will be onsite ready to treat you to locally sourced, fresh produce. The private retreat boasts Broome-style finishes, such as rustic exposed bush timber poles and louvre windows, which allow the sea breezes to cool the space and let in plenty of natural light. Out the front is a BBQ and fire pit and a sand path winding down to your own private beach. At the end of day one, rest up, eat well and get ready for what promises to be an incredible week ahead.
Traditional Introduction to Country & Activities with the Jawi Women
Explore Sunday Island & Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour
Dancing, Bushtucker, Traditional Medicine & Bardi women's culture
Farewell from Bardi & Jawi Country and return to Broome