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The Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) provide cultural tours from Scott’s Head, being a very culturally significant place to the southern Gumbaynggirr people and significant component of Gumbaynggirr song lines.

Gaagal Yuludarla (Ocean Dreaming) Tour

Daily departures: 10.30am – 12pm

A 1.5 hr walk around Scott’s Head Headland & Junay Gaagal (Little Beach). Sink your toes in the sand, gaze at the Gaagal (Ocean) as the waves roll in whilst being inspired by our Aboriginal Guides telling you the creation story of how the Gaagal (Ocean) was made & the first wave being created.

Take a leisurely walk up onto the headland and take in the breathtaking view of Gaagal Wanggaan (Beach South) from the viewing platform and smell the fresh salt air.

Get an insight into the Gumbaynggirr people’s deep, spiritual connection to the beautiful Dunggirr julum (Koala mountain) also known as Yarriabini.

Gaagal Wanggaan (Beach South) Tour

Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 12.30pm

A 3.5 hr scenic bush & beach walk through Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park which is Aboriginal Owned.

Embrace the serene, idyllic Wawaa (bush) & Gaagal (ocean) surroundings. Listen, learn & discover the rich culture & heritage of the Gumbaynggirr people from your local Aboriginal guide.

Learn about the delicate eco systems within our National Park, our methods and way of life which connect us as one to the wajaarr (earth), biindarray (rivers) & gaagal (ocean). Hear about our natural landscapes, the importance of preserving jagun (country) &
protecting our endangered & critically endangered species within the
park traditionally.

Be connected as one to the wajaarr (earth), biindarray (rivers) and gaagal (ocean). The natural environment is our cultural landscape, our view is holistic this is our food source, our medicine, our ceremony, our way of life. Listen to our local Aboriginal guides as they share the knowledge of the Gumbaynggirr people.

Tours include:

  • Welcome to Country & Acknowledgements
  • Smoking & Cleansing ceremony
  • Creation Stories
  • Bush Tucker Demonstrations
  • Morning Tea
  • Bush Tucker Lunch
  • Food sources & Hunting Methods
  • Traditional Fish Trap
  • Totems, how they connect & relate to the ocean
  • Learn holistic uses for medicinal plants
  • Engage in the Gumbaynggirr language

Booking deadline is two days prior to the day of the tour at 5pm.

Image credit: Unkya Aboriginal Land Council 

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