Based in Dunsborough, Koomal Dreaming provides an opportunity for visitors to experience Wadandi and Bibbulmun country through the eyes of the traditional owners. Guests have the opportunity to taste native foods, learn about bush medicine, and meet the animals, plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of the indigenous Wadandi and Bibbulmun people since time began.
“Koomal” is the traditional Aboriginal name of Wadandi man Josh Whiteland. Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his deep knowledge of his culture and lore with visitors. He created Koomal Dreaming so he could communicate at least part of his profound connection with his land and his people with guests from around Australia and the world.
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From $590 to $770
Spend the day with Josh ‘Koomal’ exploring the best of the Dunsborough – Yallingup Region and immerse all of your senses in an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience.
Explore the diverse landscape. Discover cultural activities and traditional lifestyles of the local indigenous people. Bushwalk and coastal forage for native bush foods, learn about the native plants and medicines whilst hearing about their traditional uses. See the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making.
Journey into Ngilgi Cave, hear the dreaming stories and be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, deep inside the cave.
Enjoy lunch prepared on location by Koomal. Taste traditional foods and flavours; which depending on the season could include kangaroo, emu, marron, quandong, emu plums, damper and salt bush. Learn about the six Noongar seasons and how this influences what is eaten.
Finish the day with afternoon tea at the beautiful Meelup beach before being taken the scenic route back to your accommodation taking in the breath taking sites and pristine beaches.
Journey into Ngilgi Cave and be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, deep inside the cave. Take a bushwalk with Koomal and learn how to identify traditional indigenous plants, foods and medicines relating to the Aboriginal six seasonal changes. Discover the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making, and participate in a Didgeridoo Music Session.
Minimum four people, maximum 20.
This tour commences with a short guided bushwalk identifying traditional indigenous food, medicinal plants and knowledge about the region. Next you will venture into Ngilgi Cave where the good spirit Ngilgi dwells, to hear Aboriginal Dreamtime legends and enjoy a mesmerising didgeridoo performance as part of a unique cave experience.
Take a guided bushwalk with Koomal Dreaming to forage for indigenous native bush foods, plants and medicines whilst hearing about their traditional uses.
Learn about the six Noongar seasons and how this influences what is eaten. Taste traditional foods and flavours around the campfire which, depending on the season, could include kangaroo, emu, quandong, emu plum and salt bush.
Journey into Ngilgi Cave for Aboriginal dreaming stories and a unique didgeridoo experience, which takes advantage of the awesome acoustics inside the cave.
Discover the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making, and participate in a Didgeridoo music session.