A rare and intriguing insight into the remote Aboriginal communities of the north, Beagle Bay was a Catholic mission started by French monks in the late 1800s.
The mission was used as a home for Aboriginal children separated from their families and is now run by those children. It offers an insight into a troubled time in Australia's past but also a chance to learn about the Nyul Nyul people who have inhabited this beautiful and unforgiving landscape for thousands of years.
One of the highlights is the Sacred Heart Church which was built by hand by the monks and Aboriginal people and has an altar made out of local mother of pearl.
Beagle Bay community is situated on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome and is a 2 to 3 hour drive from Broome best undertaken in a 4x4 or as part of an organized tour. In the wet season (Nov - Mar) the roads are closed and access is not possible.
Tours & Tickets
Journey to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula to experience the remote coastal wilderness area of Cape Leveque and local Aboriginal Communities in 4WD luxury, ... Read more
Location: Broome, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)