& The Middle Lagoon Region
Pender Bay is culturally known as a changeover, a sharing area between the Bardi, Nyul Nyul and Nimanburr peoples of the Dampier Peninsula. A National Heritage listed coastal wilderness, it ensures this idyllic secluded enclave remains a place to experience the pristine environment. It’s a great area for bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing to gorgeous kilometers of unspoilt beach walks and pindan cliffs. A variety of accommodation options are available from unpowered camping to self-contained with own en-suites
There is NO FREE CAMPING anywhere on the peninsula.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL if you are staying overnight.
ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING AT PENDER BAY
A SANCTUARY FOR HUMPBACK WHALES
A National Heritage listed coastal wilderness, it ensures this idyllic secluded enclave remains a place to experience the pristine environment, from land-based whale watching to enjoying the diverse marine life of the Dampier Penisula. It’s a great area for bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing to gorgeous kilometers of unspoilt beach walks and pindan cliffs.
A Marine Whale Research Base was established at Pender Bay to focus on the study of humpback whales. Between June and September, the bay is visited by one of the world's largest populations of humpbacks, using it as a nursery and resting ground to nurture the young before they migrating south.
Access to tourism destinations on Pender Bay is via the Middle Lagoon Road and it is roughly 2.5hrs to 3 hours from Broome. All visitors must comply with the entry regulations as per the signage.
This region is only accessible by 4WD. It's recommended to book ahead when visiting the Pender Bay/Middle Lagoon area. Not all locations are open to “drop ins”, however, limited tourism places are open for day visits, so it is recommended that you contact your host/s before setting out as bookings are essential and fees are applicable for day passes.