Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation has introduced a Visitors Pass to support the management of the group’s unique heritage country in the Kimberley coastal region of Western Australia.
As traditional custodians, Dambimangari people have a cultural obligation to care for country, including the security of important sites, and the welfare of its plant and animal species.
The Kimberley coast is an area of breath taking scenery, natural history and of great cultural significance to Traditional Owners. It has become a popular tourist trail for sea and air visitors from cruising ships, expedition vessels and private sailing craft.
The sea route includes three important marine parks populated with humpback wales, dugongs, dolphins, turtles and other sea fauna, jointly managed by Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) and the Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. DAC have also established a team of rangers to oversee the protection of their native title land and sea.
Dambimangari country includes the famous Horizontal Falls and area popular with visitors and of great cultural significance to Traditional Owners. The region was once described by renowned natural historian David Attenborough as one of the natural wonders of the world.
Visitor Pass & Fees
Dambimangari has established two pricing structures for people wishing to visit our country.
PRIVATE GROUPS Free, independent travellers, what we term recreational boaties, the fee is $35 per vessel ( plus GST ) per trip, no matter how many people are onboard, or regardless on how long you stay.
COMMERCIAL TOUR OPERATORS must purchase enough passes for each of your passengers at $90 per person (plus GST ) for each trip.
You need to get your pass before you come onto Dambi Country. Visitors are not permitted to access the sites which do not appear on the Visitor Location Schedule.
Your fees help fund our ranger program, including employment, operational costs and cultural programs. They also contribute to long term strategic projects including building remote on country ranger bases, improving visitor management, cultural awareness materials and on country tourism development.
Do you need a Transit Permit as well?
If you plan to visit locations on Wotjalum or Kunmunya Reserve Lands, an Aboriginal Lands Trust Permit applies. Entering Wotjalum, or Kunmunya without an ALTP permit is an offence under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972,
The Transit Permit is in addition to the requirement for a Dambimangari Visitors Pass. Details of the permit requirements for Aboriginal Reserve areas are outlined in the page Accessing Aboriginal Reserves.