About Us

Welcome

Bookabee Australia is a family owned and operated business. We specialize in providing authentic Aboriginal experiences in Adelaide South Australia and through the outback. Central to our philosophy is the sharing of our Muda, (stories of creation) passed down from our elders and caring for country. Important elders such as Haydyn’s Grandfathers, Uncles and other community members have contributed to the depth of knowledge and experiences shared on tour.

Visiting 30,000 year old cave painting sites and rock engravings dated back over 40,000 years, gives visitors an insight into pre-European life. Symbols depicting native animals, birds and elements of Adnyamathanha traditional ceremony provide unique glimpses of our traditions and culture. Combine this with Yura Muda and you have an award winning mix of experiences that take tour guests into Adnyamathanha life and culture in the Flinders Ranges.

Our environmental policy ensures that the land and Aboriginal sites visited are looked after and respected with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

Bookabee Australia Pty Ltd

Bookabee Tours Australia commenced in 2005. In 2007, Bookabee Australia Pty Ltd was established and now has 3 distinct business arms within the company:

  1. Bookabee Tours Australia: Middle to high end, local and outback touring.
  2. Bookabee Services Australia: Government and non-government consultancy services including Aboriginal Affairs, Cross Cultural Awareness Training and general consultancy services.
  3. Outback Pride Bush foods: Distribution of Outback Pride Bush foods and related products.

Currently, Bookabee has 2 Directors / full time staff and a small number of casual guides.

Haydyn Bromley (Cultural Director and Chief Tour Guide)

Haydyn is a trained teacher with over 20 years education experience. In the past Haydyn has worked in a variety of schools and locations including Leigh Creek Area School in the late 1980′s which is situated in the Northern Flinders Ranges.
In his earlier years, Haydyn was a keen Basketballer and played Australian Rules Football for many years.
More recently, Haydyn has has worked in the area of social justice and Industrial rights.

Haydyn enjoys sharing his extensive cultural knowledge and experiences and stories of the outback. Haydyn is open and engaging, and always happy to share a yarn or two.

Lele Sanderson (Business Director)

Lele manages the administration, marketing and liaising with local, national and international industry and private trade enquiries. A former pre-school teacher, Lele’s skills shine through from her pre-school organisational and artistic side. She enjoys applying her skills to ensuring that the look and feel of the company is in keeping with our professional and quality image.

Lele has an interest in linguistics and Aboriginal language and, with Haydyn and Jason, is a participant in the Inhaadi Adnyamathanha Ngawarla language program that is teaching and recording Adnyamathanha language.

A recent project completed was our Bookabee postcards featuring photographs from the Flinders Ranges and Adnyamathanha language ‘welcome to country’ and descriptions with English translations

Jason Bromley (Consultant / Senior Tour Guide)

Jason is a qualified teacher who has also taught at Leigh Creek Area School in the 1990′s. Jason is a mad keen Basketballer and in his earlier years (like Haydyn) played Australian Rules Football. Jason is the ever reliable stand in when Haydyn is away on extended tours and provides tour support, regularly conducting local tours.  When not tour guiding, Jason runs a successful consultancy business servicing government and non-government organizations in a similar way to Bookabee Services. Jason and Haydyn regularly join forces to deliver large consultancy jobs for clients.

Bookabee Tours Australia - Check out the wildlife at a local waterhole

Bookabee Tours Australia – Check out the wildlife at a local waterhole

 

Bookabee Tours Australia - Haydyn Bromley close up

Bookabee Tours Australia – Haydyn Bromley close up

Bookabee Tours Australia - Aboriginal Botanic Gardens Bush Food Trail 2

Bookabee Tours Australia – Aboriginal Botanic Gardens Bush Food Trail 2

Bookabee Tours Australia - Aboriginal 1/2 & Full Day Experience: Bottle Tree

Bookabee Tours Australia – Aboriginal 1/2 & Full Day Experience: Bottle Tree