Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness, Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Experience exhilarating expeditions over land and sea including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, quad biking, hiking and four wheel drive adventures
Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness
Be part of a life shifting, unearthing traditional Aboriginal experience. Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness offers an opportunity to discover Gulaga National Park or the Bega Valley region that hold sacred significance for the Yuin Aboriginal people from the New South Wales south coast. Dwayne ‘Naja’ Bannon Harrison, who has nine generations of passed down cultural teachings, invites you to come walk and listen to stories passed down for thousands of generations, led by the land’s traditional custodians. Tours include basic or glamping accommodation, a welcome to Yuin country, a guided walking tour of Gulaga Mountain or a coach sightseeing tour of the Bega Valley. Traditional sacred ceremonies can range from a Whale Dreaming to a traditional healing ceremony, traditional dancing, Indigenous flavoured meals that include the sounds of the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) and a traditional yarning circle where you share your experience, insights, knowledge, and Dreamtime stories for the duration of the experience.
Sand Dune Adventures
Located in Port Stephens, near Newcastle (a 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney), Sand Dune Adventures offer adventurous quad bike tours with a chance to experience Aboriginal culture as part of the adventure! Dig for fresh water and see one of the many Aboriginal Midden sites on the beach. Experience the magnificence of the Worimi Sand Dunes on Stockton Beach, riding from bush to beach with expert Aboriginal guides. Take in the wonders of the highest coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, and the glorious views of the sweeping coastline whilst learning about the Aboriginal history of the land.
Adventure North Australia - Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys
Learn to throw a spear, hunt and fish, visit ancestral rock art sites and take a rainforest bush walk to the stunning Bloomfield Falls in the Daintree. Link in with Aboriginal owned tour operators including Nugal-warra elder and story-teller, Willie Gordon who will take you to his ancestral rock art sites, sharing insights into his culture and spirituality through the cave paintings. Join Walker Family Tours on a bush walk to the beautiful Bloomfield Falls and take a beach walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours to learn how to throw a spear and hunt for seafood. Choose from a series of flexible fly and fly-drive packages from Cairns or Port Douglas, or drive yourself.
Experience the sacred values and time-honoured ancestral knowledge of the Jirrbal Rainforest Aboriginal people on a walking or kayaking tour through awe-inspiring rainforest in the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. Elder, Ernie Grant and his family offer a five-hour walk through the pristine rainforest following along crystal clear creeks to the beautiful Echo Creek Falls. The kayak tour is a great way to experience the Cassowary Coast Region as you paddle your way down the beautifully created creek tunnels. Jirrbal guides offer interpretative information on the flora and fauna giving an understanding of how the rainforest sustains life.
Walkabout Cultural Adventures
Visit the Daintree Rainforest to enjoy the lush scenery and abundant wildlife, try your hand at throwing spears and enjoy a taste of bush tucker. Owner and guide, Juan Walker is a young Kuku Yalanji man from the Daintree Mossman area. He will take you to the secret spots others don’t get to see, and share his local bush knowledge and Aboriginal history. He will give you a wonderful insight into the marine life along the spectacular coastline of the Port Douglas area and show you the waterfalls and hidden swimming spots inside the rainforest. By keeping groups small, all participants enjoy a personalised experience. Juan can also tailor longer trips to suit specific interests.
Mossman Gorge Centre
Experience the pristine waterfalls, stunning mountains and vivid flora and fauna of the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide. Visit culturally significant sites, see traditional bark shelters and hear the stories of this ancient land. Share in the enchanting stories and rich heritage of this spectacular landscape whilst connecting with the lives, culture and beliefs of the local Kuku Yalanji community. Wander beneath the towering canopy of the rainforest which is beautifully framed by the imposing mountains. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear water of the Mossman River and watch it cascading over granite boulders. Tours start at the Mossman Gorge Centre.
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