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Join Yilam for an overnight on Country camping experience at Broadford in regional Victoria, about an hour’s drive north of Melbourne (Naarm), specifically designed to elevate your existing camping skills and experience. Spend time on Country with Traditional Owners and learn how to cultivate your own deep connection to Country.
Your on Country cultural camping experience with Yilam has been specially created by mother and daughter team, Joanne and Kaley.
Joanne grew up on Barapa Barapa Country, surrounded by family and culture and spent much of her childhood camping around the area, giving her an ongoing love of being on Country. Like her mum, Kaley is passionate about caring for Country and teaching Aboriginal philosophies for others to experience the feeling of connection to land.
The word 'Yilam' is from the language of the Taungurung Nation - the First Peoples of the rivers and the mountains in the highlands of Victoria - and directly translates to ‘camp’ but with a deeper meaning that also translates to ‘home’ or a place that you love and care for.
For thousands of years First Nations People have cared for and managed these lands, carefully cultivating intricate and sophisticated knowledge systems based on the fundamental belief that we are connected to all things.
From this experience, you will gain an increased awareness of Aboriginal People and culture and come away feeling welcome and safe on Country, connected to the land and empowered to take their friends and family camping.
Guided mindfulness activities include:
This is an overnight 24 hour experience operating from Spring to Autumn.
Group size is a maximum of 10 people and a minimum of 8 people.
Tour cost is $250 per person.
Group bookings of 10 people at $2,000 per night.
Things to Bring:
A full list of items that you will need to bring will be provided prior to the trip.
Any children in attendance must be accompanied by their legal guardian and are the sole responsibility of said legal guardian.
You'll meet the guides at the pick up point at 11:00am and then head to camp - your experience finishes at 10:30am the following day.