Mirima National Park Walk

2.5 Hours
Kununurra, Western Australia
Culture & Nature
Year Round
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Immerse yourself in the richness of Miriwong culture among the ancient escarpments of Mirima National Park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Take a 30 minute walk with our local Aboriginal tour guides, see some rock art, learn about bush tucker while sharing in the knowledge and stories of Miriwoong art and culture.

Location

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

What to expect

Walk amongst the ancient escarpments of Mirima National Park. Let our local Indigenous tour guides teach you about bush plants and their uses. Learn about the cultural importance of Mirima and the Indigenous history of Kununurra and its surrounds. Our local Miriwoong people will show you the rock art and describe their meanings on this 30 minute walk.

After our on Country walk we visit the oldest Aboriginal Art Centre in WA, Waringarri, meaning ‘big mob of people coming together’.

Engage and be inspired by our artists and experience the meaning behind their artwork as you watch them painting in their own studios. Take this unique opportunity to see through the eyes of an artist as they paint and create.

Enjoy some bush tucker, damper and a cuppa whilst listening to the mesmerising sounds of the didgeridoo.

To conclude your experience why not purchase a unique gift to remember our culture and your experience from the gallery.

What is included

This 2.5 hour tour runs weekly on a Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00am.

Meeting point

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

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Camera

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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