Gaagal Wanggaan (Beach South) Tour
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Join our Gumbaynggirr Tour guides for a fantastic 3.5 hour tour of the Aboriginal owned and operated National Park. This cultural experience is a must do if you are visiting the Mid North coast of NSW.
This tour includes a bush and beach walk through the pristine protected Aboriginal area. You will participate in traditional ceremony, engage with the local Gumbaynggirr language, taste test our traditional foods, learn about the cultural eco systems within the National Park and hear our Dreaming stories of the two Goanna sisters and the Wirrijagi.
*By booking this experience you are supporting a growing Aboriginal business. Demand is flexible which is why we request that you contact us to ensure we meet your needs. To confirm availability on your preferred date, please Enquire now*
Tour Guides will meet participants at Scott’s Head Reserve - opposite the Ocean Street Diner at 6 Short St, Scott’s Head and escort them to Gaagal Wanggaan NP.
What to expect
Learn about the delicate eco systems within our National Park, our methods and way of life which connect us as one to the wajaarr (earth), biindarray (rivers) & gaagal (ocean). Hear about our natural landscapes, the importance of preserving jagun (country) & protecting our endangered & critically endangered species within the park traditionally. Be connected as one to the wajaarr (earth), biindarray (rivers) and gaagal (ocean). The natural environment is our cultural landscape, our view is holistic this is our food source, our medicine, our ceremony, our way of life. Listen to our local Aboriginal guides as they share the knowledge of the Gumbaynggirr people. Tour includes: Welcome to country & Acknowledgments Smoking & cleansing ceremonies Story telling of our creation Bush tucker demonstrations Gumbaynggirr Bush Tucker Morning tea Food sources & medicinal plants Totems Information on Threatened & Critically endangered species Engage in the Gumbaynggirr language View the eco system through a holistic cultural perspective Authentic Indigenous experience
What is included
This is a 3.5hour experience. Please note this tour runs with a minimum of 5 people to a maximum group of 60 people. Tickets: Prices vary depending on day of the week and group size. Tour includes: Welcome to Country and Acknowledgements Smoking and Cleansing ceremony Creation Stories Bush Tucker Demonstrations Food sources and Hunting Methods Traditional Fish Trap Totems, how they connect & relate to the ocean Learn holistic uses for medicinal plants Engage in the Gumbaynggirr language Please allow travel time as follows: From Coffs Harbour - 35mins Weather/Climate Conditions: As this tour is held outside, please dress appropriately for the weather on the day. GWNP Tour is not suitable for children under 10 years.
Scott’s Head Reserve, Scott's Head
What to bring
Hat Sneakers Sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Water bottle
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Unkya Eco Cultural Tours
The Unkya Local Aboriginal Lands Council (LALC) was established during 1983/1984, under the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) 1982, by a group of local Aboriginal people, including local Aboriginal Elders.
The Unkya LALC was established to develop education, training, employment, housing and other community capacity building opportunities for local Aboriginal People. The Unkya LALC Cultural Eco Tourism project is a social enterprise implemented by the Unkya LALC in accordance with the Unkya LALC’s Approved Community Land and Business Plan.