Neville Poelina is a Nyikina man from the Kimberley. He has lived in the Kimberley all his life and holds a wealth of knowledge of the region. He has traditional ties right throughout the Kimberley and Aboriginal culture and society is his life. He has been operating his own business Uptuyu Adventures since 2002.
Neville was called upon to establish the Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp and Indigenous Training Centre where he now bases his business operations. Neville is passionate about sharing cultural insights in the spectacular ever changing Kimberley. His diverse background is based around positions of responsibility in the areas of pearling, diving and training and more recently as a tourism and Indigenous cultural consultant.
Neville has been an advocate for advancing tourism in the Kimberley and has held leadership positons as chairperson of WAITOC (WA Indigenous Tour Operators Council), inaugural chair and founder of WINTA (World Indigenous Tourism Alliance) and recently retired from the Tourism WA Board of Commissioners.