A Day Trip from Broome to Cape Leveque
We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the Postie Run to Cape Leveque, enjoyed our damper breakfast with the locals at Goonoondoo Jawal Booroo and talking to them about their life there and their ancestors. Our driver Dick was amazing, his driving skills on the very rough dirt roads was incredible. We felt very safe with him and were glad we did not take our own vehicle. It was a great way to see the beautiful Cape Leveque and experience other ways of life. We would recommend the Postie Run to anyone who wants to do a tour off the beaten track. Judy & Allen L
We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the Postie Run to Cape Leveque, enjoyed our damper breakfast with the locals at Goonoondoo Jawal Booroo and talking to them about their life there and their ancestors. Our driver Dick was amazing, his driving skills on the very rough dirt roads was incredible. We felt very safe with him and were glad we did not take our own vehicle. It was a great way to see the beautiful Cape Leveque and experience other ways of life. We would recommend the Postie Run to anyone who wants to do a tour off the beaten track.
Judy & Allen L
Looking for a Broome day trip adventure with a difference?
How about visiting Dampier Peninsula communities in Australia’s North West, filled with history and cultural experiences … tempted?
The round trip adventure begins Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays in Broome travelling in our 16 seater 4WD bus or 8 seater Stretch Troopie. We collect you at 5-5.15amam from your Broome accommodation in Old Broome or 5.15-5.30am in Cable Beach, you’ll watch the sun rise as you travel with the Peninsula Postie (that’s right, you’ll be ride sharing with the Dampier Peninsula’s mail service) across 70kms of the North West’s famous Pindan red-dirt road.
Unfortunately Gambanan Coastal Camp just South of One Arm Point Community where Aboriginal Elders host a Cultural Tour and breakfast including billy tea, damper, fruit and muffins is finished for the season. We do, however call into Cygnet Bay for breakfast at the cafe. You can pay the cafe direct. If you dont want breakfast, have your breakfast before you are picked up at your accommodation or bring some to eat on the way. Lunch can be purchased in Beagle Bay, however please keep in mind that they can often run out of food, so to be guaranteed lunch you would bring your own.
Call into Cape Leveque Resort and Kooljaman Resort, view the former mission settlements Lombadina and Beagle Bay and take a stroll through the Sacred Heart Church, famous for its Pearl Shell Altar.
Finish off your adventure on your return to Broome around 2-3pm, with plenty of time for a swim at Cable Beach and of course, watching the famous sunset.
The Cape Leveque Mail Run is not for main stream tourists who want a running commentary, but rather, it is a quirky and a unique adventure for those who are seeking something different and an insight into the communities. Doug is happy to answers any questions……fire as many questions at him as you like and you will receive answers to the best of his ability and knowledge. The intention of the mail run is you get out of it, what you put in. Please note the communities and Australia Post dictate the run so times and stops may change without notice e.g sometimes the communities will close for the day and no mail or visitors are allowed.
The communities we visit include: Gambanan (only June to September), Cygnet Bay , Cape Leveque (Kooljamin Resort), Lombadina, Djarindjin and Beagle Bay. Please note we do not visit One Arm Point unless you are being dropped there on a one way trip.
If you’d prefer a more independent itinerary, one way tickets are available. Heading out of Broome, the Postie can drop you off at one of the communities. Stop off for a few days at Kooljaman Resort / Camp Grounds and join a sunset tour. Or visit Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and experience the Giant Tides and their Pearl Farm Tour.
Buy your ticket for your return and we will pick you up from your chosen community and drop you off back in Broome.
We operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday excluding public holidays. So, with one way tickets you might head up to Cape Leveque on a Monday, and come back on Friday. Or you could come on the postie tour for the one day round trip and learn all about Cape Leveque and the local communities. Its all about suiting to your camping/holidaying needs!
2016/2017 Ticket Prices
Round Trip – Adults $140 Kids $100
One Way – Adults $70 Kids $50
Tickets ex Broome include ‘entry fee’ pricing for Lombadina Community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do we pick you up from?
In Broome, we can collect you from the Broome Visitor Centre or your accommodation. Return drop offs are the same.
What time do we arrive at each destination?
The tour departs Broome after all guests are collected between 5-5.15am in old Broome and 5.15am to 5.30am in Cable Beach, so all travellers need to be at the pick up point just prior to these times.
Arrival times / Transfer Times
We spend approx. 15 to 20 minutes at each destination & (excludes One Arm Point), Cygnet Bay breakfast and Beagle Bay we stop for 30 minutes to one hour. If you are travelling one way to these communities and staying for a few days, then below are the times you arrive and these times will also be your return travel collection times.:
- One Arm Point 8.15 /8.30 am
- Cygnet Bay 8.30 /8.45 am
- Kooljaman 9.30 / 10.00 am
- Djarajdan 10.30 /11.00 am
- Beagle Bay 12.00pm / 1.00 pm
- Broome 2.00pm / 3.00 pm
What you need to bring
Bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, camera, water, snacks and/or your lunch (if you are not going to purchase on the trip). Please note that the take away store at beagle bay is closed between 12-1 and the bakery often sells out of food before our arrival so please bring sufficient snacks).
Vehicles and Equipment
The Bloomoons Postie Tour operates with 2 vehicles, a Toyota Troop Carrier, 8 passengers for smaller groups and a 2nd vehicle a Mitsubishi Canter Warrior, 16 passengers. They are, first aid kit, emergency water and are air conditioned.
Call us now to make a booking: (08) 9193 7650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Doug The Postie:
“Gidday Doug the Postie here, details of an indicative Postie Run. Come and join me on the Cape Leveque Mail Run; I enjoy sharing stories of the Dampier Peninsula and its colourful people, history and show you some interesting sights at the same time:
Leaving home ( Old Broome ) 5am. I can pick you up from Visitors Centre or a private address or your Broome accommodation. If I have locals on board going north, I try to drop them on the way up, at any one of the stops below and drop off some of the mail at the same time. If I have no local drop offs, then I head straight to One Arm Point, the furthest point I go. I also pick people up and take them to other towns on the way or to Broome on the return trip. Other than that the standard run is as follows and a guideline only as road conditions vary and number of parcels can impact on timing”.