Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council Cultural Eco Tours - Macksville

Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council Cultural Eco Tours

Unkya LALC Cultural Eco Tours are an Aboriginal Tourism company on the Mid North Coast of NSW. They offer two authentic Aboriginal experiences operating out of Scotts Head and Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park sharing and promoting the unique Gumbaynggirr spirituality and culture.
The Gurruuja Juun (Whale Tail) Tour is a 1.5 hour leisurely stroll along Little Beach and Scotts Head Headland. Sink your toes in the sand, gaze at the ocean and listen to the guides enchant you with the creation story of the ocean and how the first wave was made. See and learn about the traditional fish trap and hunting methods.
The Gaagal Wanggaan National Park Tour consists of a 3.5 hour pristine bush and beach walk through 11 different eco systems within the National Park.Take a deep breathe and relax, get back to nature while their guides share their dreaming stories and of the cultural landscape surrounding you.
On both tours you can taste and feel the traditional foods, participate in traditional Gumbaynggirr ceremonies, identify native plant species and learn about medicines and their holistic uses, engage in the Gumbaynggirr language.

For more information: www.unkya.com
Tours

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park Tour

The Gaagal Wanggaan (Beach South) Tour offers a 3.5 hour scenic bush and beach walk. Embrace the serene, idyllic wawaa (bush) and Gaagal (ocean) surroundings. Listen, learn and discover the rich culture and heritage of the Gumbaynggirr people. Hear about the natural landscapes, the importance of preserving, jagun (country) and protecting the endangered and critically endangered species within the park traditionally. Be connected as one to the wajaarr (earth), biindarray (rivers) and gaagal (ocean). The natural environment is their cultural landscape, their view is holistic this is their food source, their medicine, their ceremony, their way of life. Listen to the guides as they share the knowledge of the Gumbaynggirr people. Tour includes Welcome to Country and Acknowledgements; Smoking and Cleansing ceremony; Creation stories; bush tucker demonstrations; food sources and hunting methods; traditional fish trap; totems, how they connect and relate to eco systems; Learn holistic uses for medicinal plants; engage in the Gumbaynggirr language; learn about the local environment and cultural landscape; identify native plant species; traditional foods; information on threatened and critically endangered species; and authentic Indigenous experience.
Start Location South Pacific Drive Scotts Head
Duration
Price $39.00 - $39.00

Gurruuja Juun (Whale Tail) Tour

Giinagay (Hello in Gumbaynggirr), this tour is a 1.5 hour leisurely guided walk on Little Beach and Scotts Head Headland. Sink your toes in the sand, gaze at the Gaagal (Ocean) as the waves roll in whilst being enchanted by the Guides telling you the creation story of how the Gaagal (Ocean) was created and the first wave being made. See and learn about the traditional fish trap, taste the traditional foods and participate in traditional ceremony. Take a stroll up onto the headland and take in the breathtaking view of Gaagal Wanggaan (Beach South) from the platform smell the salt air. Get an insight into the Gumbaynggirr people’s deep, spiritual connection to their totem which is the ocean.
Start Location 1 Short Street Scotts Head
Duration
Price $29.00 - $29.00