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Full Day Gumbaynggirr Cultural Tour: Stand Up Paddle and Walk


Wajaana Yaam

Experience the Gumbaynggirr from land and water on this full day cultural tour with the direct descendants of the world's first stand up paddlers and connect to land and sea through language and stories. 

Our tours take place on the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr tribal nation and all of our guides are Gumbaynggirr people or Aboriginal people who have strong family ties to Gumbaynggirr country. This tour includes a stand up paddle tour followed by a cultural walking tour.

Insights into your experience

Enjoy a full day tour starting with a stand up paddle tour followed by a cultural walking tour.

This 4.5 hour cultural tour takes guests on an experience which allows them to learn Gumbaynggirr stories, language and bush tucker from the stunning creek and cultural significant walking locations.


  • Learn how our language, Gumbaynggirr came to be in the Dreaming and learn simple Gumbaynggirr phrases
  • Follow and engage with a traditional Gumbaynggirr Dreaming story
  • Sample bush food delicacies, such as lemon myrtle, yams, pig face (barridamam), honeysuckle banksia (maawa), native sarsparella, paper bark tree (balawungga)
  • Engage with the resilience of Gumbaynggirr culture and learn how our culture has been preserved over time


Aboriginal guide
First aid

You should bring

Water bottle

Things to know

Please click on the Book Now button for availability and current pricing.

Please note that our tours require a minimum of 4 to run, in any case that this number is not met we will contact you to reschedule or cancel.


  • The tour will run with a maximum of 8 people and one guide.
  • People will keep 1.5 metre distance between them.
  • By clicking BOOK NOW this is a pre-booking with a confirmation needed to check up to date State Government operating rules and restrictions.

Tour Inclusions

  • 1.5 hour paddle tour
  • 1.5 hour walking tour (Giingan Cultural Experience)
  • Morning tea/Afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • All paddle boarding/kayaking equipment, life vests, rash guards

What to Bring

  • Hat and sunscreen.

No fitness level or SUP/kayak experience is necessary to participate in our tours. Our qualified instructors provide a SUP lesson at the commencement of each tour in order to ensure a highly enjoyable and safe experience for all.

Children Age 8-15yrs must be accompanied by an Adult
Young Children Ages 3-7yrs must share boards with their accompanying adult

Planning for your trip:
- Bring appropriate clothing for the water.

We ask that guests:
- Use marine friendly sunscreen.
- Do not take anything along the way, we leave everything as we found it.
- Do not feed any of the wildlife.
- Tour is weather dependent so please keep updated.
- Please bring a reusable drink bottles

Meeting point

**COVID-19 PROCEDURES IN PLACE: please re-confirm tour details with Waajana Yaam. Time and location varies. Please contact Waajana Yaam at least 24hours prior to your tour to confirm the exact time and meeting point.


Gumbaynggirr country, Coffs Harbour.

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