Aboriginal culture on the South Coast

Highlights

Explore fine contemporary Aboriginal art in the Wollongong Art Gallery and join a bush tucker tour in beautiful Jervis Bay on the spectacular NSW South Coast. You can follow ancient song lines in national parks and experience traditional ceremonies on Ngaran Ngaran’s Gulaga Creation Tour.

  • Ngaran Ngaran Creation Tour
  • Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness

Discover Aboriginal history and culture

From fine art and ancient artefacts to walking trails along song lines and guided tours, Aboriginal cultural experiences on the NSW South Coast are enthralling. Begin your journey at the Wollongong Art Gallery in Wollongong, on the Grand Pacific Drive and the scenic railway just south of Sydney.

The contemporary Aboriginal art collection is one of finest held by a regional gallery. You’ll find more indigenous art at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Nowra. You can buy authentic works at galleries such as Burumin Art Gallery and Laddie Timbery Bidjigal Aboriginal Art and Crafts in Huskisson.

Ngaran Ngaran Creation Tour

Join Murrawadeen Bush Tours for an Aboriginal-guided bush tucker tour and learn about local bush foods and local indigenous heritage and history. On the southern side of the crystal-blue waters of Jervis Bay is Booderee National Park, which is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community.

Booderee means ‘bay of plenty’ or ‘plenty of fish’ in the local Aboriginal language. The Munyunga Waraga Dhugan walking trail welcomes you to the country of the Wreck Bay community and is close to beautiful Murrays Beach. Aboriginal rangers lead tours in the Booderee Botanic Gardens.

Farther south, in Ulladulla, discover One Track for All and the Dreaming poles on the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail, which begins near Warden Head Lighthouse and winds its way to Rennies Beach. At pretty Burrill Lake, the Jamanee Gunya Cultural Experience is a fascinating two days.

Just south of Bawley Point is the Murramarang Aboriginal Area walking track past the largest midden on the coast. Near Moruya is the Bingi Dreaming Track, which follows ancient song lines. Join Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness in Narooma for the wonderful two-day Gulaga Creation Tour.

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