Welcome to Lombadina on beautiful Thomas Bay, 200 kilometres north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula.
Lombadina offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the local way of life.
Relax on white sandy beaches, characterised by pristine turquoise waters. Take in nature’s beauty and experience the colours of the Kimberley, the thrilling fishing and breathtaking whale watching. Catch a fresh feast of mud crab or take a kayak tour and spend time snorkelling in crystal clear waters abundant with sea life. Tours are timed to take full advantage of the tides ensuring your experience is more exhilarating than exhausting.
Lombadina is home to the Bardi people. The Bardi people are “Salt Water People”. The ocean has been pivotal in the lives of the Bardi people for many thousands of years as both a source of food and spiritual significance. Evidence of their salt water heritage can be found in the traditional artworks and pearl shell designs. Their connection to the ocean has shaped the Bardi culture on many levels including folklore, recreation, diet and economic activity. Lombadina offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience their local and traditional way of life through their tourism ventures.
Aboriginal Culture Adventure and Outdoors Tours Beaches & Surf Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Food and Wine Tours Full Day Half Day or Less History & Heritage Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Respecting Our Culture Indigenous Accreditation Program The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Using tidal currents, take a leisurely paddle through the shallow waters and pristine reefs of Lombadina. Glide along the surface of the water and enjoy the views of the turtles, fish and rays as they swim past or go snorkelling for a more intimate experience with these marine creatures.
It’s a fun and active way to enjoy the coastal beauty of the area.
You will need to bring water, hat, sunscreen and suitable footwear. All equipment is provided.
From $35 to $55
Take a short drive to Djugarargyn and your guide will lead you through the bush. The sounds of nature will come alive for you as the secrets of the bush are revealed. Guided bushwalks follow paths that meander through picturesque and peaceful bush lands of Djugarargyn and its surrounding areas, interpreting the local indigenous plants and their traditional uses.
Includes billy tea and damper.
From $30 to $45
The Ancient Footprints tour begins with a leisurely walk around the idyllic Lombadina community. Your guide will explain the history of Lombadina Mission and show you the historical church, bakery and craft shop. You will learn all about the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Next the tour will head off over the sand dunes in the four wheel drive tour vehicle to the site of the ancient footprints. There will also be time for you to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lombadina’s beautiful beach before returning to the community.
To check tour dates and times please visit the tour calendar on the Lombadina website.
From $70 to $110
Begin this unique day with a guided tour of the Lombadina community and a visit to the ancient footprints. You will then travel in their four wheel drive vehicle to Cape Leveque, Swan Point and One Arm Point, where you will visit the community and trochus hatchery. During the tour, your guide will explain the history, culture and lifestyle of the local people. Morning tea is provided, and they will of course make time for a swim in one of the Dampier Peninsula’s beautiful beaches. Morning tea is provided and guests will need to buy lunch at Kooljaman or Cygnet Bay.
Check the tour calendar on the Lombadina website for available dates.
From $220 to $280
The charter boat, GBS, is licensed to carry five passengers. The waters around Lombadina are full of life and your local guides will ensure you get to make the most of it! While you are hauling in your big catch you might see turtles, dolphins or stingrays. Morning tea is provided, plus lunch on the full day charter. Fishing gear and snacks provided.
Half day or full day options are available. Bookings essential and minimum of three people.