Self Drive

2 Night stay

Choose 3 activities from a selection of options.

Included:

  • Unpowered campsite with campfire areas
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Full day tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and sunset nibbles
At Oongkalkada we promise you an adventure of a lifetime, a journey that will give true meaning to “seizing the moment”. As our guest, you share this rare country with its traditional owners. Within 200Km from Broome, or 100Km from Derby, you will find your exclusive camp resting amongst a remarkable Kimberley wilderness setting, with the mighty Fitzroy River at your doorstep, fresh mineral springs surrounding your camp base and an amazing array of fauna and flora as your backdrop. Here you will find the real Aboriginal Kimberley.

 
3 Tour activities can be selected from the following:

1.    Wetlands Indulgence

Take in a picnic amongst some Kimberley wetlands. This wetland ecosystem provides a startling array of birdlife and seasonal water lilies as a backdrop to splendid lakes and creek systems.


2.    Fitzroy River Fishing Adventure

Try your hand at catching an elusive barramundi at the mighty Fitzroy River.  A short walk from the wilderness camp base offers awesome fishing opportunities at an exclusive river location.


3.    Lakeside Freshwater Prawn Catch and Cook

A short drive from the wilderness camp takes you to a spring fed lake. Enjoy the serene scene as the sun sets quietly and you learn the skill of casting a net into the lake to catch your own bounty of cherubin – the freshwater prawn of the Kimberley.


4.    Kimberley Backroads 4WD Station Tour

Travel the backroads of the Udialla Springs station to take a scenic view of Nyikina country. You will take a 4WD adventure through dry creek beds and little known tracks to visit peaceful river locations and lush spring systems.


5.    Aboriginal Sacred Site – Water hole

Visit a living site in the area and hear the traditional story of how this came to be. This is an amazing spring that offers healing water amongst a dry and barren salt marsh area.


6.    Bush Walk

Take a guided walk from the wilderness camp to appreciate the natural beauty of the area, walking through spring systems and across to the mighty Fitzroy river.
 

EXTENDED TOUR OPTIONS BY ARRANGEMENT:

Your tour can extend from this amazing location and from here you can choose to sit back and explore your surroundings, or embark on a new and exciting adventure from the heart of the Kimberley.

1.    Aboriginal Community Experience

Many communities have emerged along the Fitzroy River to provide for local Aboriginal people to return to their traditional country and practice cultural ways away from the influences of busy town life. The communities and outstations provide a mix of traditional and contemporary lifestyle choices for Aboriginal people. Visit an Aboriginal community and spend time to develop cultural awareness insights and share experiences with Aboriginal people in an authentic way.

2.    Bush Survival Adventure

Take off on an adventure where you will battle the elements and learn how to live off the bounties that a seemingly barren dessert can provide. Discover ways the local Aboriginal people survive in the bush. Explore how to find water, make fire and provide basic shelter for yourself at times of need.

3.    Unlicensed Highway Explorer

Travel along the back roads of the Kimberley, following the tracks that link the Fitzroy River communities from the Edgar to Erskine Ranges. This is an unexplored track that has been utilised by the local Kimberley people for many years. It predates the Great Northern Highway and is the last frontier for four wheel drive enthusiasts who want to avoid the well worn tourist roads and get a feel for the real Kimberley.

4.    Kimberley Pastoral Station Visit

Drive through open range bull paddocks and stop to hear some yarns of one of the Kimberley’s first industries – the pastoral industry. Hear first hand about the Aboriginal contribution to the industry.  Visit an old out camp and see how the outback stockman lived on the stations of old.  Take an outing to a working cattle station and see how the beef cattle industry has emerged over the years.