Dampier peninsula is the perfect gateway for the adventurous souls stretching over 220 kilometres. To experience some of Kimberleys beautiful and secluded spots. This remote and stunning country is home to thriving Aboriginal communities.
This country became one of my favourite spots. Often spending long weekends visiting this area.
James price point only being 55 km from the mainhighway. It’s a sandy corrugated track which can be done in most vehicles. We spent many days soaking up the beauty of this place. Perfect for fishing, walking and relaxing. We were even lucky to experience being alone. Beautiful soft white sand and stunning red pindan rock.
Middle Lagoon is a lovely spot situated further up the dampier peninsula. It’s down a sandy 4 wheel drive track. Being out of the Peak season we were fortunate to experience the campsite being empty and also for a discounted price. It’s has some stunning views, snorkeling and fishing spots. Even managed to capture some lovely night time photography. From July through to October humpback whales can be spotted from the shore. So incredible. From middle lagoon we decided to travel further north to the Cape. Thankfully the road is sealed making it more enjoyable drive.
The only down side there are no free camp spots along the peninsula, so you are limited to the touristic camp places. We decided to spend one night at the Kooljaman a wilderness camp owned by the Bardi Jawi communites. With many different things, to do, see and experience. Its a place to visit once in your life.
The pristine landscape is enough to melt your heart. Both sides of the peninsula have rewarding views. Tropical waters with white beaches providing the perfect spot for a swim or snorkal. Or around sunset you can enjoy the beautiful colours being magnified onto the red pincan rocks on the other side. Its a photographers dream.
The dampier can be enjoyed by all, with a great array of marine life , the stunning coastline and amazing wildlife, always something to enjoy.