wawa biik – Taungurung Cultural Experiences

Cultural and Theme Tours

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wawa biik offers Taungurung-led cultural experiences across diverse biocultural landscapes of Taungurung Country. ‘wawa biik’ means ‘hello country’ in Taungurung language – both a recognition of the deep importance of Country to all Taungurung People and a warm invitation to the wider community to say hello to Country and deepen their relationship with Taungurung culture.

Experiences immerse visitors in the Taungurung story – a resilient and inspiring story that spans thousands of years – to learn about Taungurung cultural heritage, ceremony, the impacts of colonisation on Country and provide them the opportunity to celebrate the next generation of Taungurung Culture. Choose from half day experiences in Nagambie and Euroa.

All experiences are led by two Taungurung Cultural Tour Guides and include a Welcome Smoking Ceremony, yarning circle, guided cultural walk and morning tea.

Services

From $162 to $180

On this experience, the passionate Taungurung leaders immerse you in the layers of story found within tabilk-tabilk – the place of many waterholes.

They share with you their story of this Country – from the way of life of Ancestors, to the vibrancy and resilience of the people today as they partner with Tahbilk to reinstate language and knowledge and celebrate the restoration of this important biocultural landscape for future generations.

You’ll experience a traditional Welcome Smoking Ceremony, inspiring yarns with two Taungurung guides, a guided walk along the tabilk-tabilk Indigenous Flora Trail to learn the various uses of native flora by Taungurung people, and enjoy a gentle cruise through the beautiful wetlands keeping an eye and ear out for the prolific birdlife, frogs, turtles, and unique seasonal flora unique to this place. Finish by giving thanks to Country – the keeper of stories, past, present and future.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$90

This new 2.5 hour wawa Euroa wayilak (young people) experience provides children aged 5-12 years with an introduction to Taungurung culture, giving them a fun, hands on learning about cultural use of plants for food, medicine, and tools, all within the wonderfully engaging setting of the Euroa Arboretum. Tours are on the school holidays: 23 January and 9 April, 2024.

Includes time with Taungurung Elders, an art class, Welcome Smoking Ceremony and bush tucker tastings.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $131 to $145

Spend quality time with Taungurung Elders who share the ways in which cultural life, both traditional and contemporary, are inextricably linked to biik (Country), and sense the duulin (pride) they have in looking after biik and Culture for future generations.

They welcome you to biik with a traditional Welcome Smoking Ceremony, followed by a guided walk along the daanak trail to share stories of seasonal native plant species and their uses for food, medicine, and cultural practice. Being part of this cultural experience at The Arb is about honouring Ancestors but also planting the seeds that will strengthen culture: inspiring and educating the youth, celebrating Taungurung language, reviving cultural practices on biik and celebrating the positive community impact of caring for biik.

Disabled Access

Carpark Non Smoking

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