Gulaga Mountain Creation Story – near Narooma
Length of Tour: 2 Night 40 hr experience. Starts Friday at 7 pm and finishes on Sunday at 11 am.
Tour Dates: Tours operate from October through to May.
Set departure dates for 2016 and 2017 please enquire.
Minimum number required to depart.
Community: Traditional Yuin Country (situated on south coast of New South Wales)
AUD Adult $605 per person (16 years and over)
AUD Child $220 (5 years to 16 years) Under 5 years free of charge when accompanied by an Adult
Valid to 31 March 2018
- Traditional welcome and dinner
- Sunrise beach ceremony and breakfast
- Guided Gulaga Mountain walking tour including lunch
- Indigenous flavoured foods for dinner and yarning circle
- Farewell beach ceremony and breakfast
- Two night’s accommodation (shared)
- A team of indigenous guides offering insights, knowledge and Dreamtime stories for the duration of the experience.
This 2 day 1 night cultural experience is situated on the South Coast of New South Wales, near Narooma and Gulaga Mountain (formerly Mt Dromedary), on traditional Yuin country.
Mt Gulaga is the centrepiece of the Yuin people and as traditional knowledge holders and teachers, they invite you to come, walk and listen to the Gulaga creation story and Aboriginal Dreamtime, history and culture. This tour includes two nights’ accommodation, meals as indicated and a team of guides from the cultural centre offering insights, knowledge and dreamtime stories for the duration of the experience.
You will have the opportunity to participate and witness Aboriginal ceremony, dance, yidaki (didgeridoo), join in yarning circles and walk Gulaga Mountain with your cultural guide for an indigenous perspective of the sacred mountain.
Traditional Welcome - The experience begins with a Welcome to Yuin country, dance performance, dinner, a tour briefing and traditional yarning circle.
Sunrise Beach Ceremony – this is the way you will start your day, out on the sand welcoming one of the Yuin people’s elements in a traditional sacred ceremony with spectacular ocean scenery. This is followed by a continental breakfast.
Gulaga guided day tour – starting at the historic Pam’s Store in Tilba Tilba you will begin your journey onto the sacred Gulaga Mountain. This 5-7 hr walking tour involves a 2 hour ascent, taking in all the surrounds of Gulaga National Park complemented by the tour guides knowledge and protocol sharing - this truly gives you the opportunity to look, listen and see what Gulaga has to offer and its importance to the Yuin people, from cultural knowledge handed down from generation to generation. This is the core aspect of the experience and takes most of the day. Packed lunch is included.
Arrival back at your accommodation is between 4-5pm allowing free time before the evening events.
Traditional Reflection Yarning Circle – Following your tour unwind with a localized Indigenous flavoured dinner including fresh seafood & kangaroo. You’ll hear Yidaki (didgeridoo) then listen and share your experience in a traditional yarning circle led by the custodians to enhance your immersive cultural experience, truly a highlight of the tour.
Farewell Beach Ceremony - A morning beach ceremony concludes the formal part of the tour. These are traditional seasonal ceremonies that can range from a Whale dreaming to a traditional healing ceremony. This is followed by traditional dancing. Breakfast is then served back at your accommodation.
Shared accommodation in a 5 bedroom self-contained cabin. Meals are catered for and the group activities are scheduled in the surrounds of the cabin.
Check in time: From 5pm. It is recommended that you arrive and check-in by 6.30pm.
Check out: Between 10am - 11am
Private accommodation is available at additional cost.
Day one: Dinner, accommodation and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Day two: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Day three: Breakfast and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Vegetarian and gluten free diets can be accommodated with advanced notice. Dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking.
Note: a 4WD escort option is available for less mobile guests - advanced notice is required upon booking.