Yuin Retreat – near Narooma
Length of Tour: 2 Night 40 hr experience. Starts Friday at 7 pm and finishes on Sunday at 11 am or start 7 pm Sunday and finishes Tuesday at 11 am
Tour Dates: Tours operate from October through to May.
Minimum number required to depart.
December 15-17, 2023
February 2-4, 2024, 4-6, 2024
March 17-19, 2024
May 18-20, 2024,
June 15-17, 2024
Community: Traditional Yuin Country (situated on south coast of New South Wales)
AUD Adult $1,000.00 per person
Child - 8 - 16 years is the recommended age (No Child pricing)
Valid to 31 March 2024
Video: Tourism Australia
- Traditional welcome and dinner
- Sunrise beach ceremony and breakfast
- Guided Gulaga Mountain walking tour including lunch or Djirringanj dreaming experience drive and walk day 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 with them to 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 – The day begins with greeting one of the Yuin people’s elements in a traditional ceremony with spectacular ocean scenery. This is followed by a local 'Indigenous Twist' breakfast bundle.
On Country Tours
Option 1 - 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.
Option 2 - Djirringanj dreaming experience drive and walk day tour- –This on country journey involves heading out seeing significant areas for the Yuin people following the Djirringanj Dreaming trail. Travelling via vehicle to several sites with some short moderate walks (1-2 km) to immerse and learn about traditional knowledge. This experience is suitable for the visitor who would like to take a more relaxed and bespoke day out learning on country. A packed lunch with Indigenous twist will be provided.
Cultural wellness evening - Arrival back to your accommodation is between 5-6pm afternoon, where a local cheese and fruit platter awaits you. Following that you will be taken through a first peoples wellness session, then it's onto our second food journey for dinner.
Indigenous Twist Food Journey dining experience (Two nights)- Be taken on a unique high quality dining experience in our amazing nature eating space. Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist have worked with some of the best chefs in the country, so sit back and be ready for a remarkable immersion into the tradition of the oldest food culture in the world.
Traditional Reflection Yarning Circle – Reflecting with each other on the days experience around the fire immersed in Mother Earth's elements with a nice warm Indigenous tea, is truly a grounding and connected way of finishing your special day on country. This time and space will leave you exhaustively content.
Wellness Healing Session - A morning cultural wellness session including Indigenous modality and healing connection workshop, concludes the formal part of the tour. This is followed by a farewell brunch.
Accommodation is in the Narooma, Mystery Bay, Tilba and Bermagui region. We use a variety of accommodation options from belle or safari tents to private comfortable cabin or beach house locations. All with self- contained bathroom & kitchen.
Your accommodation location will be sent to you upon booking. This is due to availability on your chosen date of the experience.
Note: If you would like to stay in a belle tent, this is at an additional cost and the price is based on two people - twin share or queen.
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 of $400.
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. Private tours are available just ask us!
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