Walk on Country at Taananeditj (Rotary Lookout)
Ancient culture, sweeping ocean vistas, unique flora and fauna are some of the wonders you will experience on this interactive walking tour with the traditional custodians of Kepa-Kurl (Esperance) in Western Australia.
Experience the rich cultural history, learn about the vast variety of bush tucker nestled amongst the plants and try bush foods in season. The Dabb family will take you on a journey as you walk the ancient land. Watch, listen and learn about the rich Nyungah culture on this insightful walking tour whilst taking in the beautiful sights of the rugged and stunning coastline.
Rotary Lookout, Esperance, Western Australia
What to expect
Immerse yourself in this 90 minute walking tour commencing with a Welcome to Country ceremony at Taananeditj (the Rotary Lookout) overlooking the stunning West Beach.
You are guided along the Rotary Walk trail, where you can excite your senses with the seasonal plants and bush food that are in season whilst taking in the majestic landscape.
Come and walk on Country with us and learn the cultural heritage, try some bush tucker and learn about the Nyungah plants in Esperance and its uses.
We acknowledge that there are variations of the spelling of Nyungar, including Noongar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yungar, and Noonga.
What is included
- Aboriginal guide
- Bush Food education and tasting (when In season)
- Guided walk and talk
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Tour returns to original departure point.
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Comfortable walking shoes
Rotary Lookout, Doust St, West Beach WA 6450
Directions: Drive along Twilight Beach Road, follow signs up to ‘Dempster’s Head’ turn off on Doust Street Dempster’s Head and drive up to the Rotary Lookout. Once up top we will be there to greet you at the Information sign.
Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. This trail is a classification 2 walk.
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Dabungool Cultural Experiences
Dabungool Cultural Experiences is an Aboriginal owned business based in Kepa Kurl Nyungar Boodja (Esperance WA). Our mission is continuing the legacy left by Dabungool by offering traditional Wudjari Nyungar knowledge on flora and fauna within the Esperance region. We walk through the 6 seasons of our culture educating from a traditional perspective with the immersion of both cultures, from the first pioneers of Esperance to today.
Annie Dabb is the business owner of Dabungool Cultural Experiences. Annie and her two daughters first ran cultural tours over their Country as a free NAIDOC Week event in 2021 to celebrate Noongar culture. They were overwhelmed by the support and interest in their tours, particularly by locals who had lived in the area for decades. Along with Annie’s daughters and a helping hand from her grandchildren, Annie started Dabungool Cultural Experiences to continue sharing her culture and Country.
Annie and her brother grew up in the bush and lived off the land. Annie’s passion came from what her brother taught her, and she has been able to pass this ancient knowledge on to her children and grandchildren. Annie and her family started the business to acknowledge the culture and land and share her Aboriginal culture and the Indigenous way of life with her guests.
Dabungool Cultural Experiences offers:
- guided tours,
- tag along tours, and
- cultural awareness to locals, tourists and schools.