Journey By The Jilas
A journey through
an ecologically and
Jila is the Yawuru word for freshwater springs. The influx of this freshwater into Roebuck Bay enriches the mudflats for migratory birds and marine species like dugongs and turtles as well as the resident snubfin dolphins, all of which rely on the health of the bay..
The fertile Roebuck Plains and surrounding areas are the source of an abundance of traditional food, hunted for hundreds and thousands of years. There are jalangadi (goanna), barrgara (bush turkey), mirdimarlu (red kangaroo), barrjarniny (wallaby) and plenty of birds, snakes, fish and other species. The plains are also a reliable source of bush honey, seeds, fruit, grubs and flowers.
Journey by the Jilas begins with the Bugarrigarra, a Dreaming place and time when everything we know was created, through the traditional lives of the region’s first people, their knowledge and connection to this country. Explore recent history of Roebuck Plains station, early settlement, the pearling industry and how it irrevocably changed the lives and homelands of the Yawuru.
Meet at the Broome Visitor Centre (1 Hammersley Steet) or we can pick you up from your accommodation at your request.
Tour Group, Days, Times & Duration
Maximum 4 people per tour unless you're a tagalong guest which means you'll be joining the Journey by the Jila Tour in your own vehicle (4 wheel drive only)
This tour is normally conducted on Sundays although weekday tours are possible by enquiry
Tour begins at 3 pm and runs for approxiamately 3.5 hours. Morning tours are possible by request and depending on the time of year and weather conditions.
What to Expect
A half hour drive to a historical and significant area on Roebuck Plains where we will visit several special sites before returning to Broome
What to Bring
We’ll be driving out to Roebuck Plains and taking a short walk around in the grass under the open sky, so make sure you have some drinking water, hat, some sun protection, in-closed footwear, a camera and a sense of adventure!.
Adult $125 ~ Child $95
Adult $95 ~ Child $65
*** Corporate and Group Bookings possible by enquiry ***