The only Aboriginal Corroboree experience in Broome...
Wakaj, meaning "The coming together of family" is a very unique Indigenous experience provided by Mabu Buru Tours and Yatangal.
After a warm welcome and a general introduction from our Cultural and Wildlife Tour Guide Johani Mamid you will be greeted by Mervyn Mulardy who will then lead the Pintirri Dancers into a corroboree performance which is traditionally known as Maru!
The Pintirri Dancers will take you into the sunset with the sounds of our traditional Karajarri songs echoing through the surrounding evening bushlands.
There'll be a camp-style "billy" with boiling water for your tea or coffee to go perfectly with our freshly made damper and locally harvested bush honey!
While Maru have a very strong spiritual purpose and connectivity, the performances we deliver are open to the public activities that we conduct at our famiily gatherings for fun and entertainment. Wakaj is a typical gathering of Johani and Mervyn's family, of which we wish to share with you through this experience...
Our camp fire is your camp fire!
The Wakaj access track is approximately 15 kilometres out of Broome on the Broome Highway (just before the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park entrance). Keep an eye out for the "Mabu Buru Tours / Wakaj" sign. The access track is approximately 550 metres of dirt track that is easily accessible with a 2 wheel drive vehicle. Just follow the track side signs that will lead you to the carpark area.
Tour Group, Days, Times & Duration
We are currently accepting a 35 Guest capacity limit but will consider more guests apun enquiry.
This tour is conducted on Thursday afternoon's at 3:30 pm and runs for approxiamately 2.5 hours. Other days and start times are possible through Private Group Booking enquiries.
What to Expect
Discussions about Yawuru and Karajarri culture, country and history.
Learn about Bugarrigarra (The Dreaming) through stories, song and dance.
Damper, tea, coffee and locally made bush honey!
What to Bring
This is an outdoor experience so please wear whatever you feel comfortable in while outdoors (in-closed footwear, long sleeve shirt, long pants, etc.). While there is plenty of shade we do suggest to wear whatever type of sun protection you like for your own health and safety.
Don't forget your camera and a sense of adventure!
Adult $125 ~ Child $90
*** Corporate and Private Group Bookings possible by enquiry ***