Aboriginal tourism in Western Australia: A case study of Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park
Indigenous Tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand
Goodfellow Publishers Ltd
Place of Publication
Whitford, M., Ruhanen, L., & Carr, A.
School of Business and Law
The purpose of this chapter is to examine, by way of a case study, both the creation and development of an Aboriginal-led tourism initiative within cl national park in the North West of Western Australia (WA), and also the key stakeholders who have worked collaboratively through a joint management framework to enable its success. The park in question is Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park, Broome, WA. The case study illustrates the interplay of four key components and the nexus that exists through their interconnectedness: ecotourisn1, Indigenous people, national parks and joint management (the approach taken in the management of the natural and cultural heritage). Through the examination of Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park as a case study, it is possible to identify these components, measure their impact and to identify where barriers and challenges exist.