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Indigenous Experiences Down Under to Celebrate Australia Day Wednesday, January 26

Western Australia

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  • In Western Australia’s ruggedly beautiful Dampier Peninsula, Badri man Terry Hunter of Borrgoron Coast to Creek Tours shares his people’s ancient wisdom on a walking tour in Traditional Lands. You’ll learn about how the Bardi (land) and Jawi (island) people have lived in harmony with the land and sea for millenia with a two-hour walk through the mangroves, creeks and tidal flats of King Sound.
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  • Kingfisher Tours pairs luxurious Kimberley region sightseeing with the deep knowledge of their Traditional Custodian guides. Local Aboriginal guides are at the heart of all experiences, be it flying over the beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungles before exploring the World Heritage-listed landscape on foot; sailing through the remote isles of the Eclipse Archipelago off the Kimberley coast on a luxury yacht, or bouncing along in a 4WD to visit remote communities, learning stories of the land and its people along the way.

Northern Territory

  • Aboriginal Art Tours are for Indigenous art enthusiasts, a small group (8 person) air tour of Central Australia and WA, and an opportunity to travel with renowned Aboriginal art curator Adrian Newstead, learning stories from the country. Adrian has worked with, supported and represented many of the great early masters of Aboriginal art, visiting them in the bush to encourage and help develop their work. This 13-day tour, March 2022 (that will also run 2023) offers travelers a rare and unique insight of a holistic culture that has existed for more than 60,000 years on the Australian continent. The tour starts and begins in Alice Springs. Priced from US$21,700 per person. 

New South Wales

  • In New South Wales, Bundyi Cultural Tours takes guests deep into the Wagga Wagga region with Wiradjuri man Mark Saddler, who shares his cultural heritage with guests on walking, coach and tours. Discover freshwater middens along the banks of the Murrumbidjeri, learn about centuries-old spears buried in surrounding canola fields, and map bygone waterways following the ancient ‘scar trees’ featuring trunks with enormous gashes removed to carve canoes.
  • Within the Coffs Coast, the Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours invites visitors to participate in an interpretive stand-up paddle boarding adventure through idyllic local waterways, with bush tucker tasting along the way. Your guide will share ancient stories written in the extraordinary natural landscape of Gumbaynggirr COuntry on the New South Wales mid-North Coast, and a chance to feel a deeper connection to the land.


  • wukalina Walk gives the experience of travel on this three night, four day walk, learning Aboriginal skills and stories of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, palawa. Tasmania was separated from mainland Australia 12,000 years ago by rising seas, making palawa the longest isolated population known in human history. wukalina, designed, owned and operated by Aboriginal people, provides a deep and meaningful cultural connection for travelers and hosts. Guests stay in palawa inspired dome shaped huts on Aboriginal land, showcasing the natural beauty of the wukalina and larapuna/Bay of Fires areas and sharing traditional customs.