16 to 20 August 2023

Intimate Art Tour 

Walking into the bush with Tub is a fascinating journey into the Dreamtime stories behind the incredibly preserved rock art he leads you to. At several points having to lie down on the dirt floor of a cave to see the roof, or squeeze through a narrow opening, you will feel privileged to be viewing such a palpable record of indigenous history. Seeing Wandjina art, Bradshaw paintings and Gwion Gwion panels.

    

Package Details

Transfers from Kununurra (return)

04 night All Inclusive Package stay – mainly Art focus walks, boating to art areas, fishing & mud crabbing, accommodation, all meals & snacks, all beverages (incl alcohol), amazing local knowledge & yarns from Tub. 

A little about Tub:

Tub is owner & operator of Kimberley Coastal Camp & has travelled this Country since 1996, gaining a vast knowledge & respect of the surrounds. Tub’s art yarns come to you from his own experiences, local rangers, as well as yarns passed down from Elders past, who walked Country with him. A true bush-man with an Aussie larrikin attitude, Tub’s guiding cannot be found in a brochure! This is a truly unique experience from a passionate & unique bloke! Tub has led art tours with all walks of life, including David Walsh from Mona, who gave Tub a 5star rating!
 
Testimonials:
 
I enjoyed my second art tour at KCC so much. The Rock Art around the camp and in the area is incredible. What a privilege to be guided through this amazing country by the indomitable Tubs and enjoying the stunning culinary delights created by Jules. Hope there will be a next time – Jan Parish
 
What a fantastic 5 days in the beautiful Kimberly Coastal Camp.  After a bit of a scramble to get there (due COVID) the intrepid Qlds managed to pass all border checks and boy was it worth it, from the take off in the Grumman Mallard amphibious plane to landing to a wonderful warm welcome by Tubs and Jules. As on our previous visit we felt right at home and our accommodation complete with on-suite plus a toilet with a view was amazing.  This was an art tour so Tubs immediately had us walking to the most wonderful site that afternoon.  Tubs knowledge of the art sites sincerity and passion for the culture added immeasurable value.  The whole 5 days was a mixture of art discoveries, walking in the amazing Kimberly’s, fishing, crabbing, gathering oysters, beach picnics, being feed the most wonderful meals and relaxing.  Thanks Jules and Tubs for another trip of a lifetime.  We will be back – Rae and Dave
 

Price per person $9,500

$1000 per person package deposit payable at time or booking. Final Balance payable 30th June 2023.
This package is for a small intimate group only – limited spaces.

Conditions apply. Please note package will only go ahead with min of 08 people booked, do not have to be travelling together. Alcohol included, $1000 package deposit payable 7 days from confirmed booking. Extended stay available please ask us for costs. Only available for direct bookings.

What to expect on this amazing intimate art tour – 

Depart Kununurra at approx. 10am into Kimberley Coastal Camp where you will be greeted by Tub & Jules – your adventure has begun!! After you settle into your beachfront private bungalow, we will  enjoy a light seafood lunch in the “bighouse”. 
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Take a dip in our fresh water pool or explore the camp.  Local artefacts will be on display and Tub loves to have a chat about the art.
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Sundowner nibbles and drinks by the fire to tell a few yarns before a 3 course gourmet dinner of freshly caught fare.
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You will begin your “walking tour” into the Dreamtime stories behind the incredibly preserved rock art that Tub leads you to. At several points having to lie down on the dirt floor of a  have to see the roof, or squeeze through a narrow opening, seeing Wandjina art & Gwion Gwion panels. Picnic lunch is in a cave that is adorned with art – the most unique “restaurant” you will ever enjoy.
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Jump in a boat for a quick fish, (just because we need to eat)! You will then be guided to art panels only accessible by boat. Lunch will be set up on an island, serving the fish that you caught that morning, a glass of wine or a cold beer to wash it down. A slow cruise back to camp for a freshen up, a little relaxing,, a few drinks & nibbles, then enjoy an Aussie camp fire oven with all of the trimmings!
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Embark on a trek to the Willy Willy caves, wrapping around our property to the Transitional panel. On this trip, one of your guide will talk bush tucker and Indigenous Flora native to the area. Back at camp for a quick lunch. For those wanting to experience the art of catching crabs, a “tinny” will journey up, “crab creek” to try your hand at Pot Crabbing. Sundowner, drinks back at camp & a
crab feast fit for a King & Queen!
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For those wanting more art, you will be taken by boat to a drop off point up the Lawley River. This is not for the faint-hearted, and you will trek over arid land to a rarely seen art panel like no other in the  area. For those wanting a more casual day, you can try your hand at some fishing in the Lawley river with one of our amazing fishing guides, or a cooking class at camp.
A farewell Dinner of the best seafood, and some yarns to top off the week! Departure will be the next morning after a leisurely breakfast.