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Join Maitland Hill, a proud Aboriginal Nyoongar Balardong marman (man), on an Aboriginal guided bush walk in Dwellingup, situated just 1.5 hours drive south from Perth. Dwellingup is home to the red-tailed black cockatoo and a sacred spiritual dreaming place for Maitland and his ancestors.
Walk along a beautiful water stream at Nanga Brooke. Your Aboriginal guide, Maitland, will talk about the exotic natural flora set in a beautiful Jarrah tree forest. See and experience traditional hunting in the water stream and be lulled by the sound of the water and bird song while learning about bush plants and medicine. Learn how to make bush soap, bush rope and a native fire torch.
Maitland will greet you with a Traditional Welcoming Ceremony spoken in Nyoongar language.
Join Maitland in exploring the Nanga Brook walk trail and learn about native flora interpretation, bush medicine and traditional fishing techniques.
The Nanga Brook trail is a Class 3 walk; moderate conditions with some uneven ground. The 30 minute gentle walk is suitable for most ages and abilities, but is not suitable for wheelchairs.
At the Yarning Circle, Maitland demonstrates traditional artefacts including Didgeridoo playing and music with boomerangs. Learn how to start a fire the traditional way and try the Mar Midi (Fire Stick) for yourself. Learn how ancient aboriginal symbols are used in sand mapping and how Aboriginal people made their own Bush Rope. You'll learn how to use traditional Bush Soap.
This tour operates three Saturdays per month.
The tour is approximately 1.5 hour at the destination. Maitland meets you in Dwellingup and then tagalong in your own vehicles out to location, this is approximately a 30 minute drive. The tour concludes at Nanga Brook and then you make your own way back to town.
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What to bring:
Nanga Brook, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup