PLAN YOUR BROOME HOLIDAY
The Barking Owl is passionate about Aboriginal culture, featuring beautiful indigenous artwork around the accommodation.
While staying here we recommend immersing yourself in the stories of the local traditional owners with some amazing tours and events to enjoy.
NYAMBA BURU YAWURU JETTY TO JETTY WALKING TOUR
Discover Broome’s beauty, culture and rich pearling history.
The Jetty to Jetty Trail is Yawuru’s Award-winning self-guided heritage walk along the foreshore of Roebuck Bay. There are signposted locations, each with its own story to tell. You can listen to the stories on the Jetty to Jetty mobile app as you move through the town at your own pace. The accompanying book presents a rich visual history with first person accounts from the unique lives lived in Australia’s north west during the height of the pearling trade.
NARLIJIA CULTURAL TOURS
In the local Yawuru language ‘Narlijia’, means ‘True for you’.
Bart Pigram is a Yawuru man from the West Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Born and bred in Broome Bart has a passion for telling the complete story of life in Broome. Drawing on knowledge gained from living a saltwater lifestyle as well as professional training as a curator Bart started Narlijia Tours in 2015. Narlijia means ‘true for you’ in the Yawuru (Australian Aboriginal) language reflecting Bart’s wish to tell the ‘entire’ story sharing his Aboriginal and multicultural perspective first hand.
Being part of the large Pigram-Puertollano family Bart belongs to a long tradition of pearling workers and musicians. This heritage enables Bart many rich and fascinating stories of life around the beautiful turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, Broome.
A natural entertainer you can join Bart on one of his unique tours of Broome and the Bay and see the country and lifestyle from his unique perspective including Dampier Creek and the rich pickings in the mangrove forests and on the jabalbal (mudflats)
BUNDY’S CULTURAL TOURS
Kooljaman Cape Leveque
BUSH TUCKER WALK ~ 1 hour
Join Bundy on a guided walk around Kooljaman. Sample the abundance of seasonal fruit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you learn about the seasons, bush medicines and local bush tucker.
SPEARMAKING TOUR - 1/2 DAY
Spend some time with Bundy and his family. Learn about the region’s history and hear the Dreamtime stories of the Bardi People. Learn the ancient art of spearmaking using local materials. Afterward, try your hand at spearing a fish. Maybe even catch lunch.
NIGHT FISHING TOUR
As the sun sets on another perfect day on the Peninsula, join Bundy’s mob for a spot of night fishing with a twist. Prepare to be amazed! 4WD Essential
MOWANJUM ABORIGINAL ART & CULTURAL CENTRE
The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre is a creative hub for the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes, who make up the Mowanjum community outside Derby, Western Australia.
These three language groups are united by their belief in the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land. They are the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography.
The centre hosts exhibitions, workshops and community projects, as well as the annual Mowanjum Festival, one of Australia's longest running indigenous cultural festivals.