Bush Tucker Tour of Hearson Cove
Enjoy a trip out on country with a Traditional Owner of the region for a Bush Tucker Tour of Hearson Cove on the Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Australian landscape is full of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves and Aboriginal people have gathered, harvested and hunted this bush tucker for thousands of years. On the tour will experience coastal foraging, learn what is good to eat and where to find it and then taste native bush tucker such as berries and bush potatoes. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a mud crab! You will also hear traditional stories and learn about the local Aboriginal culture and history.
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Traditional hunting grounds at Hearson's Cove near Karratha.
What to expect
On this Bush Tucker Tour you’ll explore Hearsons Cove on the Burrup Peninsula. Hearson Cove, known as Murujuga by the area's Traditional Custodians, is a small sandy cove with steep rugged hills to the south and west and an outlook across Nichol Bay.
Clinton Walker is a descendant of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the coastal and inland areas of the West Pilbara region. Clinton started Ngurrangga Tours to educate and immerse people in the ways of his culture and history so that they could understand more about Pilbara Aboriginal culture and country.
Clinton will take you coastal foraging in the traditional hunting grounds at Hearsons Cove. Learn all about native bush tucker such as berries and potatoes. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a mud crab! You must be willing to get your hands and feet dirty on this tour as you will be walking through mud, spinifex and scrub.
- Bush Tucker
- Traditional Welcome to Country
- Traditional Stories
- Coastal Foraging
What is included
This is a four-hour tour running from 2.00pm – 6.00pm (Times and location subject to seasonal changes
- Afternoon tea
Hearson's Cove, Burrup Western Australia. Please meet at the first BBQ area on your right. *You will need to provide your own transport to Hearson's Cove.
What to bring
What to bring:
- Closed in shoes suitable to wear on the mudflats
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Ngurrangga Tours allows you to experience the Pilbara through the eyes of a traditional owner. You will see some of the most beautiful landscapes and hear the stories of this region.
Ngurrangga Tours is a fully Aboriginal owned and operated tourism company delivering tours to the coastal and inland areas within the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi traditional country.
Clinton Walker started Ngurrangga Tours to educate and immerse people in the ways of his culture and history so that they could understand more about Pilbara Aboriginal culture and country.
Clinton is a descendant of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the coastal and inland areas of the West Pilbara region encompassing areas such as the City of Karratha, Dampier Archipelago, Murujuga National Park and Millstream-Chichester National Park. Clinton has spent his entire life learning from his Elder’s and family about the traditional ways of his people including speaking Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi languages, he has also been initiated in his people’s Aboriginal Law Ceremony (Birdarra) and is an active member in his cultural responsibilities of looking after his ngurra (country).
Clinton is passionate about raising the profile of the Burrup Peninsula located in Murujuga National Park. It is one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites and an important cultural place for Aboriginal people. The Burrup Peninsula is on the National Heritage register and is home to up to a million Aboriginal rock carvings, some dating back 40,000 years. Despite this, it is relatively unknown worldwide and even in Australia.
Ngurrangga Tours mostly operates from Karratha and offers visitors a unique experience of the Pilbara through the eyes of a traditional owner.
Guests are given the opportunity to learn about bush foods and medicines, explore stunning locations, view and understand ancient rock art in the world’s largest outdoor rock art gallery, hear traditional stories and listen to traditional songs sung using the wirra (boomerang).
Language Groups: Ngarluma/Yindjibarndi
Skin Group: Burungu