THE STORY GOES
Paul Wainwright (from the pioneering Wainwright family) and his dad Bob traversed the East Kimberley for years before tours were even possible, along the way making several significant discoveries and forging lifelong ties with the land and its people.
Having ‘gone for a bit of a look’ after hearing about it in 1983, upon his return Paul Wainwright secured a Safari Licence to commence tours of the Bungle Bungle. It was a life-changing moment for him.
Today the directors of EKT are not just great ambassadors and honoured leaders of the East Kimberley – they are hands-on. Your tour guide could be Paul Wainwright, one of the first people to ever take a tour into the Bungle Bungle. When you sit down to dinner it could be Fran Wainwright who has prepared your meal.
What began as a 2 or 3 day camping tour from Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the 80’s has grown into a multi-faceted, multi-award winning business that offers fly/drive tours as well as accommodation options within World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park.
With more than thirty years of life and learning in the Kimberley, more than ever we feel privileged to lay open the treasures and tell the stories of the many wonderful things you see on tour with us.
We want you to experience the unique nature of the area, understand its environmental and cultural significance, and appreciate why we need to conserve it for future generations. And we’ll explore any way we can to make that happen.
Over the years we’ve strived and diversified to bring a sustainable form of ecotourism to an extremely remote area, with eco-certified results. We work with other Kimberley Tour Operators to keep our choices fresh, and handpick our guides to make every great adventure memorable.