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 things hidden from view along the Birndany walk trail, taste seasonal fruits , encounter local wildlife and hear the stories of the Minyirr.
Explore Broome’s marine plains, visit the historic Robuck Plains Station and hear the ancient and recent history of the region.
Available in November and December only!
At Cable Beach, a Yawuru Dreaming Place for the Gurlibil (Sea Turtle) join former Indigenous Ranger Johani on a Cultural Night Walking Tour while he searches for nesting sea turtles. Enjoy discussions about Yawuru culture, country and history, learn about Bugarrigarra (Dreamtime) and hear some dreamtime stories along the way.
Maximum 8 people per tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the tour involves beach walking.
These tours are conducted at night time only and tour days can vary depending on nesting possibilities.
Tour start times vary depending on predicted nesting possibilities and the tour duration can be anywhere between 2 to 4 hours. Tour duration can also vary depending on the group's needs or will to find a nesting turtle.
Join Johani on a Yawuru cultural experience before he takes you to the world famous Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park to feed some American Alligators, Freshwater Crocodiles and Saltwater Crocodiles.
Visit different locations around Broome while having discussions about Yawuru culture, country and history. Learn about Bugarrigarra (Dreamtime) and hear some dreamtime stories along the way.
All before heading approximately 15 minutes out of town to the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park for a very unique crocodile feeding experience with Johani who is also an experienced crocodile handler/keeper.
This tour takes place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Weekend bookings are possible by enquiry. The tour begins at 9 am and finishes at 12 pm (approximately 3 hours).
A journey that begins with the Bugarrigarra, a Dreaming place and time when everything was created, through to the traditional lives of the region’s first people. Explore recent history of Roebuck Plains Station, the pearling industry and how it irrevocably changed the lives and homelands of the Yawuru. The fertile plains have been a traditional food source for thousands of years. There are jalangadi (goanna), barrgara (bush turkey), mirdimarlu (red kangaroo) and plenty of birds, snakes, fish and other species.
Meet at the Broome Visitor Centre (1 Hammersley Steet) or we can pick you up from your accommodation at your request.
Maximum 4 people per tour unless you're a tagalong guest which means you'll be joining the Journey by the Jila Tour in your own vehicle (4 wheel drive only)
This tour is normally conducted on Sundays although weekday tours are possible by enquiry
The tour begins at 8 am and 3:30 pm and runs for 2.5 to 3 hours
What to Expect
A half hour drive to a historical and significant area on Roebuck Plains where we will visit several special sites before returning to Broome
What to Bring
We’ll be driving out to Roebuck Plains and taking a short walk around in the grass under the open sky, so make sure you have some drinking water, hat, some sun protection, in-closed footwear, a camera and a sense of adventure!.
Adult $125 ~ Child $95
Adult $95 ~ Child $65
Traditionally known as a place of healing, Minyirr Buru is an area of cultural and ecological significance. The park is both a Yawuru Conservation Estate and an Indigenous Protected Area. An area abundant in plants traditionally used for medicine, food and making tools, you could say that Minyirr Buru is our own ancient supermarket, hardware store and pharmacy. It is also the birth place of many Bugarrigarra (Dreamtime stories), some of which will be shared on the tour.
Starting Point - Minyirr Park
Meet at the start of the Birndany trail on Gubinge Road near the corner of Banu Ave intersection or we can pick you up from your accommodation on request.
Tour Group, Days, Times & Duration
Maximum 12 people per tour
This tour is normally conducted on Saturdays although weekday tours are possible by enquiry
The tour begins at 8 am and 4 pm and runs for 2 hours
What to Expect
A light 1.2 km bush trail walk which includes a staircase climb of 109 steps to the top of a Cable Beach sand dune for a spectacular view of Broome and the famous Cable Beach
What to Bring
We’ll be walking under the open sky so make sure you have some drinking water, hat, some sun protection, in-closed footwear, a camera and a sense of adventure!
Adult $65 ~ Child $40