Guided bush tucker walks reveal the surprising fecundity of the Australian landscape, while outback dining, infused with the unique flavours of the Australian bush, offers a deliciously immersive experience. Alternatively, try your hand at traditional hunting.
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.
The Royal Botanical Garden Aboriginal Heritage Tour, Bush Food Experience and Art Classes
The Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden offers a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney area. Share in a first-hand perspective of the significance of the site on which the Royal Botanic Garden is situated, which is regarded as the ‘first frontier’ between Aboriginal and European societies. A 52 metre (170 foot) interpretive ‘storyline’ tells the Aboriginal history of Sydney from the Dreamtime to the present. The text on the storyline was compiled from a variety of sources including over 40 interviews with local Aboriginal people.
Adventure North Australia - Daintree Dreaming Tour
Adventure North Australia combines three highly acclaimed Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses to create truly memorable experiences. Join the people who have been the area’s custodians for thousands of years and take in some of Australia’s best natural wonders. You will see the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the World Heritage Wet Tropics, Cooya Beach and the National Parks of Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree River and Cape Tribulation. At Cooya Beach, 20 minutes north of Port Douglas and a traditional fishing ground for the Kuku Yalanji Bama, the Walker brothers will teach you how to throw a spear and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. It is a great opportunity to learn about bush tucker and medicine. At the stunning Mossman Gorge feast on a delicious lunch infused with local flavours. After lunch experience a traditional smoking ceremony then wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park where your guide will explain its rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystems followed by a swim in crystal clear waters encased by rainforest. Private charters and exclusive tours are also available.
Rainforestation Nature Park - Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
Situated in the midst of World Heritage Rainforest in Kuranda, Rainforestation has three unique experiences: Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience featuring dance performances and Dreamtime Walk with boomerang throwing, spear throwing and didgeridoo playing, and iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Discover the magic of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture near Cairns at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Witness spectacular theatrical performances which will take you on a fascinating journey deep into dreamtime legend. By day, learn to play the didgeridoo, throw a traditional boomerang or spear, and gain an insight into how bush foods were used to create medicinal remedies. Tjapukai By Night is a traditional evening of entertainment with tastes of the Far North and an award winning show. Participate in a traditional fire making ceremony and witness as one of the world’s oldest living cultures is brought to life through a series of awe-inspiring performances.
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.
Kakadu Cultural Tours
Djabulukgu Association – Kakadu Cultural Tours (KCT), offers unique and exclusive experiences in the Kakadu and Arnhem Land areas. Experiences include the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Guluyambi Wet Season Cultural Cruise, Magela Creek System and One-Day Arnhemlander Cultural and Heritage Tour. Aboriginal guides provide an insight into their culture, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Accommodation in the heart of Kakadu is provided at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge which has twelve tented cabins with full ensuite facilities, near Ubirr.
Cruise, canoe, hike, walk, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight with Nitmiluk Tours. Camp or stay in a great choice of accommodation and experience the culture of the people of the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) National Park. The spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls (in season), a myriad of wildlife, and simply breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country. Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12 kilometres (7.4 miles) of sheer rock more than 70 metres (230 feet) high. Consisting of 13 separate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia - Ayers Rock Resort
Regardless of where you stay at Ayers Rock Resort, from the sanctuary of a hotel to the open spaces of the Ayers Rock Resort Campground, you’ll experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley or take a base walk of Uluru to name just a few options. This oasis provides a variety of accommodation options from the 5 star Sails in the Desert Hotel and the comfortable Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Ayers Rock Resort Campground.
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