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Dwaarlindjirraap Art on Country


Kaarak Dreaming

Learn to paint Nyoongar style. Join Maitland Hill, a proud Aboriginal Nyoongar Balardong marman (man), for an art class on Country and learn the techniques of painting in traditional Nyoongar style.

Maitland's artwork showcases Aboriginal knowledge about Boodja (country) and gives respect to his Ancestors and the Dreamtime. He paints a depiction of Nyoongar landscapes in acrylic/watercolour on canvas, traditional paperbark, and pyrography on plywood, using natural materials including traditional ochre (used for ceremonial body paint) and bush gum resins. A distinctive feature of Nyoongar artwork is the use of light and colour in the brilliant portrayal of the rich sunsets – red, yellow, gold and black trees.

Insights into your experience

With excellent visitor facilities and great river access, Dwaarlindjirraap is one of the most popular sites in Lane Poole Reserve.

Located on the site of the old Baden Powell Campground, which was relocated in 2012, Dwaarlindjirraap has a large car park with sealed road access and excellent facilities right by the river. It is also a popular swimming spot.

Experience HIghlights: 

  • An art class on country painting in traditional Nyoongar style.
  • Welcome to Country in Nyoongar language by maitland.
  • Billy tea & damper.
  • Wattleseed muffins with Quandong jam.

This tour is suitable for beginners to professionals. All art materials are supplied and Maitland includes a delicious morning tea including Damper, Wattle seed muffins and Quandong jam, washed down with a fresh billy tea.


Aboriginal guide
Morning tea

You should bring

Water bottle

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Things to know

Tour operates one Sunday per month from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Please click the Book Now button to check available dates. 

Bookings essential. This experience is approximately 3 hours plus travel time from Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre. (Approximately 20-30 minutes each way).

Tour includes:

  • Aboriginal guide
  • Billy tea, damper and Wattleseed muffins with Quandong jam.
  • All art materials – acrylic paints, brushes and canvas.

Very Important:

  • Drinking water is not available - Please bring water with you.
  • Bring your own chair to sit on

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Chair

Meeting point

Dwaarlindjirraap, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup, approximately 20 minute drive from Dwellingup town centre. GPS: -32.7716, 116.085


Dwaarlindjirraap, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup

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