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Dampier Peninsular

General:
The Dampier Peninsula is a unique area north of Broome, offering a variety of places of interest to the traveller.
The road is unsealed and care should be taken. Extreme tides are experienced in this area and it is advisable to obtain a tide chart from the Visitor Centre before venturing north. The road is unsuitable for caravans.
PLEASE NOTE:
The road travels through Aboriginal Communities and camping is prohibited in this area, except at specified destinations.
NO DOGS PERMITTED ON THE PENINSULA
NORTHERN BEACHES
The Northern Beaches can be a day trip from Broome. Unsealed roads and 4WD is recommended. Camp sites available (no facilities).
WILLIE CREEK/ BARD CREEK
Both located north of Broome. Great for creek fishing. Willie Creek is home to Broome’s only accessible Pearl Farm. The tour provides a fascinating insight into the world of cultured pearling as it exists today.
BEAGLE BAY Tel: 9192 4911
DISTANCE FROM BROOME: 120km
ACCOMMODATION:
No accommodation or camping available.
ATTRACTIONS:
The Beagle Bay Church was built by the Pallotine Monks with raw materials from the area. It features a unique altar, decorated with pearl shell.
Visitors must contact the office on arrival and a fee of $5 (plus GST) per person is charged for entry to the Community.
STORE: Check with Visitor Centre for opening hours.
FUEL: Petrol & Diesel.
MIDDLE LAGOON: Tel: 9192 4002
DISTANCE FROM BROOME: 170km
ACCOMMODATION:
Cabin, beach shelter, and camping facilities available. Bookings essential.
ATTRACTIONS:
A tranquil area on the coast that offers wonderful fishing and excellent swimming and snorkelling. A boat launch is available. Guests need to be semi self-contained.
NO STORE OR FUEL Ice available.
LOMBADINA Tel: 9192 4930
DISTANCE FROM BROOME:
Approx 200 km
ACCOMMODATION:
Units available. Bookings essential. No camping allowed.
ATTRACTIONS:
The old mission church is an architectural masterpiece, built of corrugated iron on the outside, lined with paperbark and supported by bush timber. One day and overnight tours, including mudcrabbing and traditional fishing, are available. Contact the Broome Visitor Centre for further information and bookings.
A permit is required to enter the Community and these are available from Lombadina on arrival. A fee of $5 (plus GST) is charged per vehicle.
STORE: Limited hours. Home made bread and artefacts for sale.
KOOLJAMAN - CAPE LEVEQUE
Tel: 9192 4970
DISTANCE FROM BROOME:
Approximately 220 km
Kooljamen offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, enjoy tranquil beaches, excellent swimming, snorkelling, and fishing.
ACCOMMODATION:
Safari tents, beach cabins, beach shelters, units and camping facilities available. BBQs available for use. Bookings essential.
CHOMLEYS TOURS (See ad page 276)
Chomleys Tours provide small group tours specifically to Cape Leveque where you will discover secluded white beaches, blue seas and red cliffs. A great place to go for walks, swim, snorkel or just relax.
For a less rushed trip, take the two day tour where you also have the opportunity to participate in a tour provided by a local Aboriginal guide so that you leave the area with a greater appreciation of the lifestyle of the Peninsula people.
ATTRACTIONS:
Sunday Island boat charters, dinghy hire, excellent swimming, fishing and scenic flights. Restaurant open April to October. Phone for bookings.
STORE: Kiosk facilities. Open limited hours each day. Basic commodities available.
Other camping areas include Chile Creek, Mudnunn and La Djardarr. Please see the Broome Visitor Centre for more information.