The only Traditional Aboriginal Dance experience in Broome...
Wakaj - An Authentic Cultural Gathering Experience!
Wakaj, meaning "The coming together of family" is a very unique experience provided by Mabu Buru Tours.
After a welcome from our cultural tour guides, you will be introduced into the Karajarri culture including a demonstration on how to traditionally cook the perfect damper.
There'll be a camp-style billy with boiling water for your tea and coffee to go perfectly with your freshly made damper and locally harvested bush honey!
Our guides will then lead The Pintirri Dancers into a traditional dance performance, which is known as Maru! The Pintirri Dancers will take you into the sunset while the sounds of our traditional Karajarri songs echo through the surrounding bushlands.
While Maru have a strong spiritual purpose and connectivity, the stories and performances we share are "open to the public" activities that we conduct at our famiily gatherings in order to help keep our culture strong!
Through the Wakaj experience you will also learn about our history, traditional lifestyle and the concept of dreamtime.
Wakaj is a typical gathering of our family, of which we wish to share with you through this experience...
By joining us on the Wakaj Experience, you can take comfort in knowing that 100% profits from this experience is donated to the Mabu Buru Foundation Ltd which is then contributed to Karajarri Lore and Culture related matters. The Mabu Buru Foundation Ltd is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee that is established as a charity to address the challenges that poses real threats to the existance of traditional Lore and Culture and it's practices in the West Kimberley Region!
A RELAXING AND ENJOYABLE WAY TO LEARN!!!
All Guests are conveniently picked up from their accomodation (or a near by location) before then being transferred approximately 15.5 kilometres out of Broome and to the Wakaj Meeting Place. This complimentory pick-up service will also return Guests to their accomodation at the end of the experience.
Tour Group, Days, Times & Duration We are currently accepting a maximum capacity of 40 Guest per event, but will consider an increased number of Guests apun enquiry.
This tour is conducted on Thursday afternoon's at 3:30 pm and runs for approxiamately 1.5 hours. Other days and start times are possible through Private Group Booking enquiries.
What to Expect
Join the Mabu Buru Tours family of traditional storytellers, singers and dancers in a relaxing outdoor setting that was specifically created to make you feel welcomed and safe while learning about the Karajarri people and our culture.
There will be an oppurtunity to ask questions to help further your learnings about our people, history and traditions.
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 $99 ~ Child $75
*** Corporate and Private Group Bookings are possible by enquiry ***