NOW IS THE TIME
TO BUILD YOUR TOURISM BUSINESS
Following the success of our first conference, we are already working on Destination Pilbara 2017!
Our key message from the 2016 conference was for everyone to connect, collaborate and co-promote tourism in the Pilbara. By connecting you enhance your chances of generating more business. By collaborating you improve your opportunity to develop further. By co-promoting you are supporting others and others are supporting you to maintain and grow your business.
See the highlights of the 2016 conference
And special thanks to the tour operators who shared their journeys into tourism
Narlijia Cultural Tours, Jetty to Jetty Walk, Broome
Bart Pigram is a Yawuru man from the West Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Born and bred in Broome Bart has a passion for telling the complete story of life in Broome. Drawing on knowledge gained from living a saltwater lifestyle as well as professional training as a curator Bart started Narlijia Tours in 2015. Narlijia means ‘true for you’ in the Yawuru (Australian Aboriginal) language reflecting Bart’s wish to tell the ‘entire’ story sharing his Aboriginal and multicultural perspective first hand.Being part of the large Pigram-Puertollano family Bart belongs to a long tradition of pearling workers and musicians.
This heritage enables Bart many rich and fascinating stories of life around the beautiful turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, Broome.
Managing Director, Ngurrangga Tours
Clinton Walker is the Managing Director of the award-winning company that specialises in the delivery of Ngarluma cultural awareness training for various organisations within the City of Karratha. Clinton oversees the daily management of Ngurrangga Tours as Manager/Tour Operator within the coastal and inland tribal areas of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. He also works in negating contracts and presenting to mining organisation to enable Gurrgura to grow as an Aboriginal Organisation. Clinton also works with local Ngarluma people to improve their standard of living and offer opportunities for employment, transportation assistance and other daily tasks such as going out with Elders and learning about the Ngarluma culture.
CEO at Mackerel Islands PTY Ltd
Drew works as CEO for Mackerel Islands Inc. He oversees the overall operation and profitability of the company. Mackerel Island offers amazing island holidays in WA. Drew joined the Mackerel Islands team in 2008 as Island Manager, where he felt fortunate to be able to explore the often undiscovered marine ecosystems and live among such untouched tranquillity. Prior to this, Drew together with Traci managed a fleet of flotilla sailing yachts in the Greek Islands. They moved to Perth in 2012 to fill more senior positions within the company, and feel just as fortunate to be able to be involved in the evolution of such a beautiful part of Western Australia.
Senior Karijini Roping Guide & Karijini /Ningaloo Sandgroper Guide
Pete West is an experienced guide from Perth to Darwin & has guided in Karijini National Park for seven years. Pete has a record of over 600 roping expeditions into the restricted gorges of the Park. He is very comfortable leading groups to the depths of Karijini and loves to get down low, be quiet and dial into the old Country. Pete is well travelled and has spent 11 years travelling through South East Asia, Europe, North, Central and South Americas. However, Pete learned that after all that traveling there is still no place Like Western Australia.