Aboriginal culture on the South Coast

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 the Laddie Timbery Bidjigal Aboriginal Art and Crafts gallery in Huskisson.

Ngaran Ngaran Creation Tour - South Coast

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.

Bingi Bingi Point along Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobodalla National Park

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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