Western Australia Indigenous Tourism Operators Council’s (WAITOC) Chairman, Doc Reynolds is pleased to feature another member as part of the Aboriginal Gourmet Experience series for 2014 in line with the recent launch of Restaurant Australia by Tourism Australia inviting the world to dinner.
Over the course of 2014, WAITOC will showcase ten Aboriginal Gourmet Experiences across Australia, from food and produce, seafood, food events, cafes and restaurants.
Number six in this ten month series is WAITOC Aboriginal tourism operator member, Brian Lee Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours. As one of the areas Traditional Owners, Brian Lee offers visitors a unique insight into the traditional ways of the Bardi people and delivers a Kimberley experience that you will never forget. One of the Kimberley's most colourful characters, Brian takes visitors on an amazing adventure based around the turquoise waters of Hunters Creek north on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley. Guests can taste seasonal bush fruit and hear the ancient stories of a people who once walked this timeless landscape.
Owner of Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours, Brian said “we’ve got a fascinating history here which I share with everyone that comes with me on tour. We go down to the banks of Hunters Creek and that’s where the fun really starts. I teach the traditional fishing and crabbing methods and the tour concludes under a shady tree, where you cook up your catch – Bardi style on an open fire.”
Speaking of Brian Lee Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours, Simon Haigh, CEO of WAITOC said, "WAITOC's Aboriginal Gourmet Experience campaign is intended to highlight the unique food, drink and culture experiences that Aboriginal tourism operators have to offer in WA. In recent times, we have seen the growing importance of culinary tourism as a way to immerse yourself in the culture of the destination that you're visiting. The key attributes People, Produce and Place behind Tourism Australia's Restaurant Australia campaign provides a memorable experience for the tourists. Culinary tourism is a great way to exchange culture and is growing in popularity. Brian Lee is a great example of an Aboriginal Gourmet Experience, using 'fresh' and local flavours to be experienced in one of the world's top destination for international visitors and has been featured extensively through the Restaurant Australia campaign promoting Cape Leveque as a destination."
Mr Simon Haigh
+61 (0)419 921 946
Mr Brian Lee
Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours
+61 (0)437 026 262
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