Ngilgi Cave Cultural Tour
Immerse your senses in the culture and traditions of the Wadandi and Bibbulman people with Josh “Koomal” Whiteland as your guide of the Ngilgi Cave in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.
Josh conveys stories of the Dreaming spirits that relate to his traditional area, and takes visitors deep into Ngilgi Cave for a uniquely memorable didgeridoo cave experience, providing a deep connection and lasting memories. Be moved by the skill and intensity of Josh’s didgeridoo playing and fire-making, discover bush medicine plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of Wadandi people since time began.
Ngilgi Cave, 76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282. 260km South of Perth.
What to expect
Explore the Dreamtime of Ngilgi Cave with Josh, a traditional Wadandi man. Be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, storytelling and traditional fire-making during this fascinating 2.5 hour tour.
Your tour commences with a guided bushwalk with Josh 'Koomal' to forage for native bush foods, plants and medicines whilst hearing about their traditional uses. Learn about the six Noongar seasons and how this influences what is eaten.
Discover the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making as Josh shares his knowledge on tools of the trade for hunting, gathering and creating music.
Learn about traditional cooking and try your hand at foraging and gathering as you explore some the local bushlands.
Journey into Ngilgi Cave and be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, deep inside the cave. Uncover a treasure trove of spectacular cave formations at every turn, as you explore Ngilgi Cave at your own pace should you wish to venture deeper.
What is included
Tours depart daily, on request, from the front of the Ngilgi Cave ticket office at 9:00am.
Please note that tours require a minimum of 4 people to operate. Click on the Book Now button to see available dates or Enquire Now regarding your preferred travel date.
- Cave entry fee.
- Aboriginal Guide
Please be aware that whilst the walking tracks are graded as easy, there are some sections that are sandy and/or a little rocky which can be challenging for some prams and/or mobility aids.
Planning your trip
Transport to and from Ngilgi Cave is not included in pricing and is by own arrangement.
Bus bays, car parking and toilet facilities are available at pick up and drop off point at Ngilgi Cave.
Tours depart from the front of the Ngilgi Cave ticket office, 76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA. Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Cameras are welcome on tour but video and voice recording devices are not permitted.
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Tourism award winning Koomal Dreaming is owned and operated by Wandandi man Josh Whiteland. The Wadandi people ‘forest people by the sea’ live within the ‘Cape to Cape’ region in the South West of WA.
“Koomal” meaning brushtail possum, is the traditional name and totem for Josh chosen for him by his Wadandi elders. Born in Busselton, WA.
Josh grew up surrounded by family, culture and a deep understanding of connection to country. Josh provides leadership programs for Aboriginal youth at risk and disengaged students and believes that prevention is better than a cure and through education you can make a difference.
Josh also enjoys sharing this knowledge and passion for food with visitors and chefs from around the world which has led to opportunities to work with leaders in this field in film, on location and at events.
Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge of his culture and lore with visitors. It is for this reason he created ‘Koomal Dreaming’ in 2007 so that he could communicate his connection with his land and his people with guests from Australia and around the world.
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