Yundi Nature Trail
Join Mark Koolmatrie from Kool Tours to gain an understanding of the history and knowledge of the local tribes of southern South Australia. Learn how First Nations knowledge and science come together to deliver powerful benefits socially, culturally, environmentally, and economically at Yundi Nature Conservancy.
Experience a journey through time looking at bush foods and medicines and the Warki way of life. Guests can witness the rewilding and bringing back of cultural knowledge and knowhow.
Our Country awaits to be shared in a cultural setting and we look forward to sharing this with you.
This tour runs on request for group bookings all year round.
Yundi Nature Conservancy. Approximately 60km south of Adelaide CBD and approximately 60 minutes to drive.
What to expect
Join your traditional custodian as they share their journey of culture, history, dreaming stories, and tasting of bush foods in season. You will learn how to identify bush foods and bush medicines and their uses on an easy two hour cultural walk.
All inclusive of Smoking ceremony, walk and talk through tranquil surroundings, telling of dreaming story and tastings of foods.
Kool Tours has products throughout the Fleurieu and is the only authentic Indigenous experience where customers can develop an understanding of Warki Ruwe.
This is a two hour tour.
This experience is currently just for group bookings with a minimum of 10 guests or a minimum fee for less than 10 guests. Please enquire for preferred dates.
What is included
- Aboriginal Guide
- Smoking and Welcome ceremony
- Guided walk and dreamtime stories
- Bush foods in season sampling
Yundi Nature Conservancy.
Yundi Farm, Yundi SA
Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
- Sneaker shoes
- Wet Weather Gear
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Water Bottle
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
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.