Take the 200km trip north of Broome to the Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque, where a striking contrast of pindan cliffs, white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters creates the perfect backdrop to a unique cultural and coastal adventure.
The local Bardi and Nyul Nyul people invite you to discover their traditions and explore their country. Go fishing, mud crabbing or learn ancient hunting techniques. Taste bush foods, swim in the sparkling waters, go snorkelling, or simply relax and enjoy the wide-open stretches of pristine beaches.
On the way there, get your first taste of the region's unique history at Beagle Bay. Step inside the Sacred Heart Church and gaze in awe at its spectacular pearl shell altar, built by local Aboriginal people and the Pallotine Monks in 1917.
The Dampier Peninsula also has a long history of pearling and today you can take a tour of the local pearl farms to see how some of the world's finest quality pearls are cultured in Kimberley waters.
How to get to Cape Leveque
The Dampier Peninsula is accessed via Cape Leveque Road. The turnoff is located approximately 20 kilometres from Broome, on the Broome Road.
While Cape Leveque Road is partially sealed, high clearance 4WD vehicles are still required for the unsealed section and some access roads. Fuel and supplies can be purchased on the peninsula, but facilities are only available at certain locations and times.
Permits are not required to travel on Cape Leveque Road. However, a small access fee applies to the communities of Beagle Bay, Lombadina and One Arm Point, payable at the community offices. For day visitors to Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, a pass must be purchased at reception.
When to go to Cape Leveque
The best time to experience the Dampier Peninsula is during the Dry Season (May-October). During the Wet Season (Nov-Apr) the Cape Leveque Road may experience closures due to weather conditions, and facilities on the Peninsula are also limited. Prior to travelling, check road conditions and closures with the Broome Visitor Centre.
The Dampier Peninsula offers a range of accommodation to suit most travellers, from simple bush camps and beach shelters to basic cabins and luxury self-contained safari tents. Bookings are essential at all accommodation sites.
Vehicle and Campervan Hire
To discover the Dampier Peninsula on a self-drive adventure, you'll find both car and campervan hire in Broome.
See the Dampier Peninsula by fixed wing scenic flight or helicopter, landing at Cape Leveque or Cygnet Bay to enjoy the beautiful beaches or join pearl farm and boat tours. Full or half day options are available, and it's also possible to transfer from Broome to the Dampier Peninsula by air.
4WD Tours & Private Charters
Take a day or extended tour of the Dampier Peninsula by 4WD. Group tours with daily departures and private charters are available.