Dampier Peninsula

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.

Note: Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is closed.

Driving north from Broome to the Dampier Peninsula

The Dampier Peninsula is accessed via Cape Leveque Road. The turnoff is located approximately 20 kilometres from Broome, on the Broome Road. The Cape Leveque Road is now a sealed all-weather road, but high-clearance 4WD vehicles are still required to access many locations along the route which remain unsealed. Alternatively, join a 4WD or scenic flight tour from Broome.

Manari Road

Just after the road changes to that beautiful Kimberley pindan, you'll find a left hand turn onto Manari Road. Drive to Willie Creek Pearl Farm for a tour, breakfast or lunch, or continue on to the northern Broome beaches at James Price Point. 

Manari Road

Beagle Bay

Call into the Aboriginal community at Beagle Bay, 100km north of Broome to get your first taste of the region's unique history. The heritage listed Sacred Heart Church was built by local Aboriginal people and the Pallotine Monks in 1917, and local pearl shell decorate the walls, floor, and the incredible pearl shell altar. Access fee is payable at the community shop.

Sacred Heart Church

Pender Bay

North of Beagle Bay, turn onto the Middle Lagoon Road and follow the 4WD only track for a range of nature-based cultural and camping opportunities, from unpowered sites to safari tents and cabins.

Pender Bay


At Lombadina, take a guided tour of the Community, including its historic bush timber church. Enjoy the beach and fishing, kayak along Thomas Bay, or learn to hunt for mud crabs. Camp at Lombadina Campground or Djarindjin Camground


Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

At Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on the eastern side of the Peninsula, you can camp or stay in safari tents and cabins. Enjoy the restaurant and pool facilities, and join tours of the working pearl farm, as well as cultural and sea safari tours. 

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Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Ardyaloon - One Arm Point

Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) is the northernmost community on the Dampier Peninsula, and day visitors (permit required) can visit the beaches, trochus shell hatchery, and watch the amazing tidal movements of the King Sound from the round rock lookout. 

Ardyaloon - One Arm Point

Vehicle and Campervan Hire

To discover the Dampier Peninsula on a self-drive adventure, you'll find both car and campervan hire in Broome. 

  • Broome International Airport
  • (08) 9193 7712

Thrifty Broome is part of a franchise that covers the Kimberley region of Western Australia and all of the Northern Territory; it is owned and operated by people who live in this region. The Kimberley is a breathtaking place to visit with something to suit everyone and our…

  • 08 91922210

Broome Broome Car Rentals has been supplying quality vehicle rental to the Kimberley for over 20 years. With a large fleet of modern, air-conditioned and reliable vehicles, Broome Broome can help you experience all the Broome and the Kimberley has to offer. From small hatchbacks…

  • 22 Flowerdale Rd
  • +61 8 6149 8555

RedSands Campers provides Australia’s highest quality 4WD campers and touring 4WD's for hire, for the ultimate self-drive adventure. With depots in Perth, Broome, Darwin and Adelaide, RedSands’ provides clients with the flexibility to discover the unique natural wonders of…

  • 3/2 Challenor Drive
  • 08-9192-8844

Sunrise Car Hire are the Broome car hire specialists. Located in Cable Beach we can assist you with the right vehicle choice and show where to go, to get the most out of your Broome holiday. As a locally owned business we are focused on customer service with free airport/hotel…

Accommodation on the Dampier Peninsula

You'll find 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.

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Discover genuine history & expertise at Broome’s working pearl farm. Stay in this remote, untouched wilderness & soak up the beauty of the Kimberley Coast. Explore the iconic destinations of the…

Djarindjin Campground

At Djarindjin Campground, our modern amenities, powered caravan/campsites and highly accessible location on the newly sealed Cape Leveque Road, make this a welcoming stopover on your Kimberley journey…

Cultural Experiences on the Dampier Peninsula

Go with the flow and share a cultural experience with the local Bardi Jawi people while you are visiting the Dampier Peninsula - learn traditional fishing and hunting techniques, taste bush foods, learn useful bush medicine and hear about the special relationship between the surrounding land and sea. Here are just some of the wonderful tour guides and tour options you'll have to choose from!

Bundy's Cultural Tours

Bundy's Cultural Tours operate in Bardi Country, at the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula. As a traditional owner, Bundy lives a contemporary but traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and his culture is…

Brian Lee Tagalong Tour

Join one of the Kimberley’s most colourful characters on an amazing adventure based around the turquoise waters of Hunters Creek. Let Brian share his country and unique Aboriginal perspective with you…

Borrgoron Coast to Creek Tours

Discover Cygnet Bay with Terry Hunter, a 4th generation pearler and proud Bardi man. Share in his story as you explore the tidal flats, forage for oysters and learn some of his traditional coastal…

Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tours

On this cultural tour to Sunday Island, several kilometres off the coast and at the entrance to the King Sound, learn about Bardi Jawi culture and the Dreaming stories connected to Sunday Island and the…

Scenic Flights

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. 

Broome Aviation

Join us on the most spectacular scenic flights in the Kimberley. Broome Aviation has operated…

Air Kimberley

Air Kimberley has been flying the skies of Western Australia for 29 years, exploring ancient…

KAS Helicopters

KAS Helicopters' mission is to give visitors the experience of a lifetime, showcasing the best…

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. 

Horizontal Falls Day Cruise

EXPERIENCE THE KIMBERLEY IN A DAY DEPARTING FROM BROOME AND CYGNET BAY TICKETS FROM $1075pp Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore the Kimberley in a single…

More to Know


Permits & Fuel

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. 

Fuel may be purchased at One Arm Point, Djarindjin and One Arm Point. We recommend that travellers check with Broome Visitor Centre for up to date information on community and campground openings prior to travelling. 

Fun in the water

When to Visit

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.

Cygnet Bay

Restaurants & Shopping

Cygnet Bay has a restaurant on-site; opening times may vary seasonally. At Ardyaloon and Beagle Bay you'll find well-stocked stores. 

Locally made crafts and souvenirs may be purchased at Lombadina and the Ardyaloon Hatchery, and Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm where you'll also find elegant jewellery featuring locally grown pearls.