Kalgoorlie (Kulgooluh meaning ‘place of the silky pears’) is one of Australia’s most iconic gold rush era towns, but there is another side to this legendary town. With an Aboriginal history that dates back some 30,000 years, it is a place of great cultural significance to the Wongutha people, with many Dreaming stories connected to the land. Bush Ghoodhu Wongutha Tours gives you a glimpse into both the modern and ancient history of Kalgoorlie on a range of tours. They invite you to join their Wongutha guide and hear the ‘first story’ of Kulgooluh.
Bush Ghoodhu offer a range of authentic Cultural Experiences both in and around the town of Kalgoorlie. They can work with you to tailor a cultural tour to meet your group’s specific needs. Visit the ghost town of Kookynie, explore the Anthony Gormley statues at Lake Ballard or experience a food foraging tour complete with a traditional bushtucker meal around the campfire.
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Bushtucker and Dreaming Stories on an Outback Discovery Tour.
Your guide will pick you up or meet you at an arranged location. After a short drive to an outback destination, they begin with an informative bushwalk where you will learn how to recognise the tracks of local wildlife including kangaroos, emus, goanna or dingoes. They’ll stop to gather bushtucker and learn about medicine plants and their traditional uses. Some of these ancient medicine plants are today used in modern medicines and pharmaceuticals. Your guide will share with you the Wongutha names of places, animals and plants.
Learn to throw a spear and boomerang. Along the way you will visit culturally significant places and hear the ancient Dreaming stories that are connected to them. You will learn bush survival knowledge like what is Gnamma hole and why were they so important to Aboriginal people.
Learn about traditional tools and hunting weapons, even getting hands on with a spear throwing and boomerang throwing demonstration. Before heading back you’ll get the chance to enjoy some authentic bush damper and Billie Tea.