Tag-along Tour - Quandong Beach
Join us for an unforgettable cultural immersion on Ngumbarl/Jabirr-Jabirr Country. Follow Aunty Pat Torres, a local Custodian of the area, on a 45 minute drive in your own 4 wheel drive vehicle to the northern beaches of Broome (90 minute return trip), combined with a 2.5 hour immersive experience.
This is a hands-on experience. You will get the opportunity to participate in building a traditional ground oven, cooking fish the traditional way in paper bark and making damper. While the delicious bush tucker ‘feed’ is cooking, Aunty Pat will share with you the powerful Dreaming stories of the area. After morning tea it’s on to learning the Snake Dance and some words in the local language.
Quandong Beach (also known as Quondong Beach, Waterbank WA. 50km north of Broome.
What to expect
This is a tag-along tour to Quandong Beach.
Meet at the Women’s Centre in Broome before heading off in convoy to Ngumbarl/Jabirr Jabirr Country. Travel along the red dusty roads and visit the country, seeing the wild native fruit trees and animals.
Once at the culturally significant site you will be greeted with a Welcome to Country, Smoking and Water Ceremonies. These ceremonies will allow you to learn and reflect deeply about Aboriginal culture, the oldest continuous living culture in the world.
Enjoy as you participate in prepping the ground oven for your bush tucker feed, learn stories and dance of this beautiful country Pat calls home.
This is a hands-on experience as you get to learn traditional cooking and dances.
What is included
This 4 hour experience runs from April to October each year.
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- Tour departs once a month at 8am from the Women’s Centre, Broome. Please click the Book Now button to check times and availability.
- This tour runs for approximately 4 hours.
Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing and protection from sun, wind or rain.
- Aboriginal guide
- Bush tucker samples and bush tea
- Traditional Welcome to Country
- Smoking and Water Ceremony
Nagula Jarndu Women's Arts and Resource Centre 3/12 Gregory St, Broome WA 6725 Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Jarndu Ngaank Tours
Jarndu Ngaank Women’s Talk Tours are an Aboriginal women’s-led cultural immersion experience. They will provide you a better understanding of Aboriginal culture from a senior female cultural Elder’s experiences, that you can take back home and share your stories and insights with others.
Your tour guide, Pat Torres has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region in the West Kimberley. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, bush tucker specialist, and most significantly a Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr female Elder and custodian of her ancestor’s cultural stories and connection to Country.
Pat is the Founder and CEO of Mayi Harvests, a sustainable producer of native edibles. Pat learnt about medicinal bush food knowledge from her mother, grandmother and extended family while growing up on her traditional Country to the north and south of Broome.
Pat is an Elder woman, a custodian of stories, a descendant of the areas on which these tours take place, through her ancestral lineage she has an intense and intricate knowledge of this Country; it is part of her heritage and she has a right and a responsibility to continue the line of stories and to ensure the tours are conducted in a culturally safe way, with protocols and respect to those who have gone before her.
Pat’s passion is to share the intricate nature and beauty of Aboriginal culture from a woman's perspective, teaching guests about the sacredness of the land and the deep spiritual connection to it.