4WD Rock Art Tour Overview:
The Jarramali Experience is a 2 night remote experience and the best time is from May - October due to the warm days and cool nights.
We offer 4WD tag-a-long tours, for those who would like to be self sufficient with your own vehicle/camping supplies. OR pickup tours with all your food and camping gear supplied. All tours meet and depart from Laura township to journey to Jarramali Camp, for an intimate experience with a local traditional owner.
As well as being home to some of the best Aboriginal Rock Art in Australia, be amazed by the views of the Australian bush from Jarramali Camp, where the wildlife and birdlife here is in abundance! As we hike high to incredible rock art sites, the quality of the view increases as you realise that you stand on ancient cliffs a once ancient seabed looking over country!
As Andrea said, “We have seen rock art in the Kimberley, Kakadu, Blue Mountains and Carnarvon Gorge and we were still blown away by the quality and quantity we saw with Johnny. What made the trip though and what we particularly seeked out from this opportunity was someone to interpret the rock art so that we could gain an understanding of what we were viewing. Johnny was able to tell us all about Kuku-Yalanji art and culture and answer the many questions we had.”
After journeying for about 35 minutes from Laura township, we arrive at our destination, Jarramali bush camp, lunch is served and you will be shown to your comfortable, safari hut accommodation. After lunch we journey by the ATV's and hike to the galleries for an interpretive guided Rock Art Tour. Following the guided tour you will have some free time to wonder, and explore all the landscape has to offer, enjoy the scenery, cool off with a dip in the river or wash off the day’s red dirt in our hot water bush showers! In the evening curl up around the fire to the sounds of the Yigi Yigi (didjeridoo) while your roast dinner cooks on the coals. Then its billy tea and yarns around a camp fire.
Slip into nightfall and become part of the incredible landscape during your overnight stay with beds that will make you forget you’re camping. Star gazing in the open outback, five star? How about a billion stars?
Accommodation - Jarramali camp ground is located along the Little Laura River and offers 12 comfortable, twin single safari huts. A 4 minute walk from the huts to cool off with a swim in the safe, pristine, Little Laura River. A great place for birdwatching enthusiasts!
Wake up to the sounds of the morning bird chorus while your hot breakfast is being prepared. Days activities offered are tailored to your interests and depending on how many nights your are staying. Visits to more rock art sites in the area, hiking epic valleys and swims in pristine waterholes! For the one night stay we leave camp and hit the road around mid-morning and for the 2 night stays, we commence your chosen activities and on the day of your departure we leave around mid-morning to journey back to the Laura township.
- Passenger pick up from Laura.
- All meals and beverages (non-alcoholic) supplied.
- Cabin, bedding, and towels provided. (Soap, Shampoo etc provided for guest use in the bathroom)
- Happy to accommodate any dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian etc)
What to bring:
Small overnight bag with casual attire, swimmers, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, camera, enclosed walking shoes, (trekking pole if you need one, bushwalking involved) and toiletries.
A desire for fun-filled adventure and a willingness to learn!
*Only Telstra mobiles will have phone reception in Laura township and along the way, no mobile reception at campsite, however we have a Satellite phone for emergencies and two way radios should you wish to go hiking.
*Note - Due to the 4WD bumpy terrain this tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back problems.
*Reasonable fitness required - must be able to hike 2 kilometres.