Uptuyu - Pinctada Experience

Uptuyu is pleased to be offering some exclusive Kimberley experiences to the guests of Pinctada Hotels and Resorts Luxury Broome Accommodation


Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp – eco-cultural nature based experience – 2 nights
A short outback Kimberley break. Stay at our luxurious eco-safari camp, bathe in fresh clear spring water, enjoy sumptuous fresh meals under the bright Kimberley sky and immerse yourself in the modern life of an ancient culture. Chartered transport and tours. 200Km from Broome.


McAlpine House: “Children of the Lugger” People Event:
This select event is staged over three days featuring Neville, his stories, his knowledge of Broome and surrounds, his cooking. The experience is based at and includes travel from McAlpine House.

The event commences with in-house dinner designed especially for your first evening. “Yarns with a Lugger Bugger” Meet with Neville Poelina, 3rd generation pearling diver and hear stories of Broome, its pearling history, cultural history and country history.
The following morning your Children of the Lugger People half day town tour will depart from McAlpine House - Neville will allow you to truly seize the moment and let the yarns of the evening before come to life. As the journey unfolds you will meet some remarkable products of the pearling era – the children of the lugger people!! Find out where they are today and what they have achieved in building the social, cultural and economic fabric of this pearling town by the bay.

Morning pick-up (8.30am) visit Town Beach and Streeters Jetty, Chinatown tour and focus for the morning finish with lunch at Pinctada

On the last day, Cooking with Neville – join Neville in the afternoon, learning the history of the Broome cuisine, the influences on it, the specialities of the town, plus a dinner based on typical lugger fare and then eating it that night as farewell evening at McAlpine House. Neville to design dinner for this evening, and guests to contribute to the meal – This relaxed, farewell celebratory dinner will be shared with a special guest you have met on your journey.

Uptuyu looks forward to developing some further experiences with Pinctada including a full day town tour and dawn coastal bush tucker and bush medicine walks.

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