Tourism WA’s successful ‘camping with custodians’ venture is expanding across the state’s Kimberley region and beyond.
The program is designed to encourage interaction between tourists from the state’s south, interstate and overseas with remote Indigenous communities. Not only will this venture create a greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture, it will also generate income and jobs for people in those communities.
So far, Imintji and Jarlarloo Riwi Mimbi campgrounds are already up and running and the third site, Peedamulla Station, will be operational in the next few weeks.
The camp grounds offer powered and non-powered sites with barbecues and hot shower facilities. The most unique aspect of each site will be the ability to interact with the local custodians of that area. Visitors will have the option of booking local tours to cultural sites, as well as traditional art and cooking classes.
Each area has their own characteristics, from wide open spaces, ancient rock art sites, station life and even caves at the Mimbi site.
So when is your next road trip around WA’s north west?