Deep in the raw heart of the majestic Kimberley region, Bungoolee Tours welcome you to Bunuba Country.
Join them at Tunnel Creek and they will guide you through a dramatic, soaring landscape of rust and ochre, gold and silver, of muted greys and emerald greens, beneath a sharp blue sky. You will be immersed in the rich intricacies of the indigenous Bunuba culture. Learn the ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories of how this land was created and see the rock art that brings these stories to life.
You’ll learn the Bunuba words for the many birds, animals, plants and water creatures. You’ll encounter and discover the hidden bounties of this land of plenty – bush foods, hidden shelters and remarkable natural medicines.
Hear the amazing true story of Jandamarra, the freedom fighter and hero whose magical powers are the stuff of legend. You will tread in his very footsteps.
See Tunnel Creek the way it was meant to be seen – through the timeless eyes of the local Indigenous people. Day Tours from Derby are also available in conjunction with Bungoolee Tours and Windjana Tours.
Aboriginal Culture Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Cultural and Theme Tours Family Food and Wine Tours Half Day or Less History & Heritage Indigenous experiences and/or cultural immersion Indigenous owned and controlled Indigenous themes and/or interpretation International Nature and wildlife Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Walk Walk Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council
From $20 to $60
Join your indigenous Bunuba guide on a two hour tour through Tunnel Creek, a water worn tunnel beneath the limestone of the Napier Range, part of the 350 million year old Devonian Reef system.
Be inspired by this landscape of immense environmental and cultural heritage. Explore the creek system, learn about its natural history and relive the life of Jandamarra, a moving and tragic story of a man between two cultures. The powerful story of Jandamarra is central to an understanding of the Bunuba people, their intense spiritual connection to the land, and the tragic history of the early days of European colonisation.
Take part in a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony and feel Tunnel Creek’s spiritual significance.
Tour departs from Tunnel Creek approximately two hours’ drive (115 kilometres) from Fitzroy Crossing and 2.5 hours’ drive (180 kilometres) from Derby. Part of the road is unsealed and four wheel drive is recommended.
At times you may be wading through water up to your thighs, so please wear appropriate clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.
Please note: In accordance with Aboriginal custom, Aboriginal women are not permitted to enter Tunnel Creek with a Bunuba guide from Bungoolee Tours.