Winter Whale Fest – Kondoli Cultural Walk

Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Culture & Nature
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Ngudi Arndu Kondoli (Welcome). The Kondoli Story (Whale Man Dreaming) is sacred to the Ngarrindjeri, it explains how the people were given fire and why the whale continues to be central to the Ngarrindjeri connection to land, waters and cosmology. Join this experience to hear Ngarrindjeri Dreaming stories, learn about connection to country and the traditional ecology practiced by the Ngarrindjeri people. This experiences offers you the opportunity to experiences the Winter Whale Fest from a First Nations perspective.

The Winter Whale Fest is a month-long festival celebrating the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is an opportunity to share in the passion the Victor Harbor and Fleurieu community has for the protection and preservation of our coastal landscapes and marine environment.


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What to expect

We invite you to experience the Nurrunderi story of creation with a local Ngarrindjeri guide Mark Koolmatrie as he shares these important story lines with you on a 45 minute guided walk. Ngarrindjeri people have a strong connection with the whale.

Come for a walk across the waters from Pultang, Victor Harbor to Kaike-Granite Island you’re your Ngarrindjeri guide and learn of the connection to Kondoli, the whale.

Meeting point

Ngurunderi statue, located at the beginning of The Causeway to Granite Island
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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 pe