Whadjuk Biddi Kings Park
Experience Boorloo (Perth) through our eyes.
Join Olman, a proud Wilman, Balardong, Bindjareb, Wadjuk Noongar man as he takes you on a 90 minutes journey through Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). Learn about the native plants and their traditional uses, the native wildlife and the Noongar six seasons in this leisurely paced walking tour through some of the spectacular bushlands and gardens with a Traditional Custodian.
Walk among the treetops and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline as you walk across the arched bridge suspended among the trees, offering amazing views to the Swan River. Then take a seat as Olman introduces you to some traditional musical entertainment with song and didgeridoo.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Frazer Ave, Perth WA 6005
What to expect
Your guide will meet you at the Giant Boab 'Gija Jumulu' tree in Kings Park. Olman will welcome you to his country and share the story of the Boab Tree that journeyed over 3,200 kilometres, from Warmun in WA's Kimberley region, to Kings Park in Perth.
From here Olman will guide you through the different gardens, detailing the history, hunting, cultural traditions and seasonality of the Noongar six seasons. Walk along the spectacular tree top walk taking in the vast views of Perth City, Swan River and beyond.
Next stop is a man-made amphitheatre named Beedawong where you get to take a seat and enjoy the majestic sounds as Olman plays some musical instruments including the Didgeridoo. You will also have the privilege to see some traditional artefacts and learn of their uses in ancient and modern day living.
The tour then winds its way back through a blissful walk whilst hearing more information sharing.
What is included
This is a 90 minute easy slow paced walk.
Please note, this tour operates with a minimum of 8 guests
- Aboriginal Guide and Welcome in language
- Ancient knowledge passed down from generation to generation.
- Didgeridoo and musical instruments performance
- Artefacts display and demonstration
The Giant Boab, Kings Park and Botanic Garden Your guide will meet you at the Giant Boab, near Forrest Carpark. Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
- Walking shoes
- Water bottle
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Boorloo is a small, family-owned company based in the Perth metropolitan area. Boorloo was created in 2018 by husband/wife and business owners Olman and Sharna Walley. Their company offers cultural experiences in three key areas; performance, education and tourism. Olman and Sharna aim to provide a deeper understanding of Noongar culture to all participants and clients.
The team has over 20 years of cumulative experience working with groups from a range of diverse backgrounds. Olman and Sharna take pride in their services and are dedicated to providing a positive experience to everyone they engage with.
Olman Walley is a proud Wilman, Balardong, Binjareb, Wadjuk Nyoongar man. He was raised in the Wilman (Wheatbelt) region and was taught Noongar culture by his family and Elders. His Nyoongar name is Chitty Chitty (Willy Wagtail) and his love of sharing stories, history, music, dance and knowledge of our wonderful ancient culture.
Sharna Walley is a Noongar woman born and raised in Perth. As someone who comes from a mixed background, Sharna has always been passionate about bringing people together and bringing Aboriginal culture into mainstream learning for the benefit of all Australians and visitors in this amazing place we call home, Boorloo (Perth).
Boorloo custom-designs and delivers a diverse range of cultural experiences for all audiences including:
Performance (Welcome to Country, traditional dance performances)
Education (cultural awareness, wellbeing workshops, incursions)
Tourism (walking tours, customised tours)
Thank you for supporting Boorloo.