Half Day ‘On Country’ Culture Tour

3.5 Hours
Kununurra, Western Australia
Culture & Nature
Year Round
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Immerse yourself in the richness of Miriwoong culture in the beauty and power of the ancient Kimberley landscape on our unique ‘On Country’ tours in Kununurra, Western Australia. Learn from our local Aboriginal tour guides as they share the skills, knowledge and stories of their art, country and culture while visiting locations special to Miriwoong people.

Connect with Miriwoong custodians on their traditional lands and see the Country made famous by our Kimberley artists.

*This tour is not currently running until further notice*

Location

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra, Western Australia.

What to expect

In your own 4WD follow our experienced local Indigenous tour guides as they take you to unique places outside Kununurra. Visit important dreamtime areas, fishing places and historical sites within Country integral to Traditional Owners.

Participate in traditional activities such as artefact making and damper cooking around a fire while engaging with local Indigenous people. Enjoy a bush lunch and a didgeridoo performance.

Your tour concludes back at the Art Centre where you can view and or purchase art relevant to sites you visited during the day. This creates a great insight to how each artist interprets their country through their individual pieces.

What is included

This 3.5 hour tour runs weekly on Wednesday and Fridays at 9:00am.

Meeting point

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra, Western Australia.

What to bring

  • Your own 4WD
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Camera
  • Camping Chair optional

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Tours

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is a living, growing art centre celebrating the uniqueness of Miriwoong cultural identity. The land of the Miriwoong people covers a large tract of Country straddling the borders of Western Australia and the Northern Territory and includes; the township of Kununurra in East Kimberley, Lake Argyle, the Keep River and the Ord River irrigation area.

Established in the late 1970’s, in the heart of Miriwoong Country in Kununurra, Waringarri artists share the importance of their Country and culture.

Waringarri is the first wholly Indigenous owned art centre established in the Kimberley region and one of the oldest continuously operating art centres in Australia, supporting economic independence for artists and their community.

The centre operates artists’ studios and galleries and supports more than 100 artists including painters, printmakers, wood carvers, boab engravers, sculptors and textile artists. Cultural tours and performances compliment the visitor experience with a rich insight into Miriwoong culture.

All proceeds from art sales, art commissions and cultural tourism is returned to the community to support ongoing programs of art and cultural projects.

Refurbished in 2011 the distinctive quality about Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is the sense of an authentically creative and collaborative environment. Artist studios extend into landscaped gardens areas. Verandahs are supported with individually painted poles and pathways of sandblasted pavers present a range of artist designs. The Dawang Gallery is a unique cultural information space presenting selected works from the Waringarri collection complimented with multimedia presentations to share the richness of Miriwoong cultural identity with both community and visitors.

Waringarri Arts also has a number of items available for sale in our online Store. Click here to see the range.

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