Begin: Perth City, Western Australia
Experience: Experience the true history of Perth with Djurandi Dreaming’s Finding Yagan Perth Cultural Tour. Wander through iconic laneways amidst Perth’s city centre, stopping to examine the artworks and architecture of Yagan Square as you learn the stories, connection and importance of the area to First Nations people. Listen as your cultural guide shares the story of Yagan, a Nyungar warrior and resistance fighter for his people and land and learn about the past and present culture and history of the Nyungar people.
Leg: Perth to Cape Naturaliste
Drive: 261km, approx. 3 hours to Cape Naturaliste
Stay: Cape Naturaliste
Experience: On Country Tour with Yabbie Lunch
Explore the history and culture of the Wilman people at the Golden Outback region’s Lake Dumbleyung with Grant and Anne Riley of Wuddi Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Learn the historical significance of Lake Dumbleyung over time as an important place of spirituality and resources. Take in the beautiful expanse atop the Pussy Cat Hill lookout tower, then visit an emu farm to see emus up close and personal and learn the contemporary uses of emu oil. Later, learn the importance of Dilgi (yabbie) as a food source as you enjoy a guided yabbie farm tour before indulging in a gourmet yabbie lunch.
Experience: Aboriginal Astronomy
Perth to Gin Gin
Drive: 79 km, approx. 1 hour
Learn from the world’s first scientists during an Aboriginal Astronomy evening at the Gravity Discovery Centre. Join highly respected Indigenous elder Dr Noel Nannup for a two hour experience beginning with an insightful storytelling session. Afterwards, witness the night sky through the lens of a Traditional Custodian as Dr Nannup uses an outside laser tour to highlight interesting and significant points in the vast evening sky. Listen to a combination of Western and Aboriginal perspectives before taking time to explore the centre’s incredible selection of telescopes.
Experience: Southern Cross Cultural Walk
Fly to Broome, drive 1.5 hours north to Lullumb on the Dampier Peninsula.
Join Bardi-Jawi man Bolo Angus and his family on an inspirational journey through Country at Lullumb on the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Learn about Bardi-Jawi culture and experience hunting and gathering techniques passed down through generations.
During this three hour walk you will experience the mangroves, paperbark forests, salt plains, creeks and drink from a sacred freshwater spring. Bolo will explain and demonstrate the use of various native plants, show you how to find fresh water and bush tucker. Discover how the Bardi-Jawi people use the Country and tides to determine the seasons and how this dictates their hunting and foraging patterns.
This is a hands on experience and filled with plenty of laughter and lots of little surprises along the way from nature and your charismatic guide Bolo.