Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour

2 Hours
Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Coastal Walk
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Join us on a morning walk around Ratalang Conservation Reserve in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia as your local Ngarrindjeri guide shares their knowledge of bush foods and culture.

Experience the Nurrunderi story of creation, see the footprints of Nurrunderi the dreamtime creator, the sights of significance along his journey, bush foods and bush medicines and their importance to our people, our story and our survival.

This tour operates all year round.


Ratalang (Basham Beach) Conservation Reserve Basham Parade Port Elliot, South Australia. Approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive south from Adelaide CBD and approximately 82km.

What to expect

Nurrunderi is the dreamtime creator of Ngarrindjeri land, waters and cosmology. His journey through Ruwe (land and waters) is the basis of our identity.

Nurrunderi stopped at Middleton on his journey across the Ruwe. See where he stopped and understand the significance of his journey through Ratalang.

Guests can appreciate the before and after significance to our culture of Ratalang and the importance in our Miwi or inner self.

What is included

  • Aboriginal Guide
  • Smoking and Welcome
  • Guided walk and dreamtime stories
  • Bush foods in season sampling

Meeting point

Ratalang (Basham Beach) Conservation Reserve Basham Parade Port Elliot, SA 5212

Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sneaker shoes
  • Wet Weather Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle


Kool Tours

Kool Tours offers coastal, scenic and cultural experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula region just forty minutes South of Adelaide, South Australia.

Join a memorable experience with original inhabitants of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Kool Tours bring the ways of the ancient into a new world to allow visitors to experience a day in the life of the traditional custodians of this area.

Kool Tours comprises local Indigenous peoples, who have a range of various experiences and knowledge and who are willing to guide you through the eyes of the old ways.
Mark Koolmatrie is the original Tribal man of southern South Australia, also referred to as a ‘Munkanboli’, a clever person who is a man of wisdom and knowledge.

Mark has used his knowledge that has been passed down by his ancestors over thousands and of years to ensure culture is strong and alive. Mark’s origin is from the Kukabrak Tribes of southern South Australia and like many changes they are now referred to as Ngarrindjeri. The Ngarrindjeri Nation is made up of 18 Tribes or family groupings known as Lakinyeri.

Mark’s family is of the Ramindjeri, Yaralde, Meintangk, Warki and Tangani Kukabrak tribes. He speaks for and belongs to other families of the Coorong region, the lower lakes of southern South Australia, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and all their lands, waters and cosmology.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?