Seeing sites where industrial leases are still available reinforces the lunacy of pairing industry with this wild landscape.
Regular lunches at Hearson’s Cove are reached by a road adjacent to industry whose toxic emissions threaten the future existence of the rock art.
A ‘day off’ is enjoyed travelling to Roebourne to learn the sad history of the white settlement of the area in general and of the old gaol in particular. Tourers get to wander down the street to visit two vibrant Aboriginal Art Centres, with the opportunity to buy the exuberant artworks direct from the artists. Lunch and a leisurely afternoon follow at the historic Cossack village, where we enjoy the Cossack Art Award – a highlight of WA’s regional arts calendar, and another chance to buy Western Australian art.
Evenings are a relaxed affair back at camp where you can share the excitement of the day, uncover the two degrees of separation that is WA, make new friends and demolish the great food prepared for us by the friendly team at Cross Country Tours.
More recently we have introduced after dinner presentations by local experts, where some aspects of Murujuga are discussed in greater detail (for example, local flora).
The daily chatter, feedback from our travellers and written evaluation forms all confirm that FARA’s Burrup Murujuga Tour is a very special experience for everyone on board.