Kimberley wilderness accommodation, Western Australia

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Daily departures from April to October
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Kimberley wilderness accommodation, Western Australia

Hidden amongst ancient ranges overlooking a spectacular bay, The Bush Camp is a benchmark property in the Kimberley region and has led the way in nature-based low impact tourism. Stringent regulations designed to maintain the integrity of the wilderness environment applied during the development phase and sound environmental management practices continue to direct the day-to-day operations.

The Bush Camp is located on high conservation value land that has been recommended for future inclusion into the Western Australian conservation estate. To achieve and to monitor environmental sustainability, to help preserve ancient rock art and to investigate flora & fauna, a range of experts are consulted on a regular basis, resulting in a comprehensive ongoing research program including archaeological, cultural, ethno-botanical and habitat research. Your stay will help sponsor these ongoing scientific research programs as well as natural and cultural resource management programs.

The Bush Campís entire tourism initiative is based on environmental protective principles, with the aim to provide a true wilderness experience. We are living in an ancient environment, rich in flora and fauna, archaeological and ancient rock art sites and modern history- we continually and responsibly educate guests through our guided tours and activities.

Our guides are required to have substantial experience of the Kimberley environment. This together with their detailed knowledge of flora, fauna, rock art and bush skills, provides guests with comprehensive and accurate information on the area. This enhances guestís experiences and ensures they leave with a greater appreciation of the region and its rich natural, cultural and historical significance.

Water is gravity fed from a natural fresh spring and limited numbers of guests protects overuse of this resource. All landscaping is natural with no use of irrigation. Water is solar heated for guest showers and solar lights illuminate the pathways. The office is mainly electronic and paperless and any paper used on the camp is recycled. All firewood is still derived from the airstrip clearing and from trees blown over by the cyclone. The soaps and shampoo supplied to guests and washing powder are all bio-degradable. Biodegradable products are disposed of in a trench and regularly covered with soil. Tins are crushed and stockpiled with other non combustible rubbish for return to Wyndham. Wildlife is observed from a distance and not followed or approached. We keep the number of guests low and restricted access and use of guides minimises impact on habitat. Introduced plant species are not planted and removed if found.

We encourage the Aboriginal descendants of the area to be an integral part of the Bush Camp. Aboriginal people have been invited to take part in and contribute to research in the area. Mirriuwong Elder and Aboriginal spokesperson at The Bush Camp, Ju Ju Wilson, has significantly contributed to the bush tucker species list for the camp and conducts Bush Tucker and Rock Art tours. The Camp has also employed many aboriginal staff members over the years.

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