See another side of ‘ancient’ in the Kimberley and experience magnificent wilderness through the eyes of the indigenous Miriuwung people.
See another side of the Kimberley and of life itself with Luridgii Aboriginal Eco Cultural Tours.
Luridgii Tours is owned and operated by Ted Hall, a respected Miriuwung man from Mandangala in North East Kimberly. Ted carries on the stories of his mother’s sacred country, including the renowned Jaliwang (Barramundi) Dreaming of how the Barramundi travelled across the country to lay her eggs at the site of Argyle Diamond Mine. His family are the traditional people of the Mandangala/Tiltuwam land that consists of Gidja, Miriuwung and Mulngin tribal clans.
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Did you know that the Argyle Diamond Mine is on Aboriginal Miriuwung and Gidga country?
This is an all day escorted coach tour which departs three days a week (in the season), from Kununurra. On the two hour drive to the Argyle Diamond Mine site your driver will provide an informative running commentary on the landscape, history and song lines, this is the best the of both worlds the North East Kimberley has to offer. On arrival at the main gate the Luridgii guide will commence the fascinating and beautiful story of the Jaliwang Dreaming where the Gidga and Miriuwung indigenous stories combine.
They drive through the mine site to the Workers Mess where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and an opportunity to browse and purchase a diamond from the Village shop then onto the Argyle Mine diamond gallery, with over two million Australian dollars of Argyle Diamonds and jewellery on display. Here you can truly appreciate the beauty of the rare and coveted pink diamond, only found in this place where two cultures combine, where white and coloured diamonds came to be.
Meet your Luridgii guides at Doon Doon Roadhouse and tag along for a day of adventure with the Miriuwung indigenous custodians of place and culture in the remote north east Kimberley wilderness of Mandangala.
Drive your four wheel drive vehicle through spectacular scenery, personally guided by the traditional owners. Hear country told through the dreaming stories while you wait for the fish to bite. Swim in iconic outback gorges. Pass the ancient caves and thermal springs of Rugged Ranges and encounter Miriuwung life. Recognise the meaning of tradition to a culture more than 50,000 years old. Walk and see and do amazing things. Enrich your experience of the Kimberley firsthand with its local Aboriginal people.
This tour introduces the local culture, history and social norms of the indigenous Miriuwung people. You will learn to recognise and understand cultural differences and gain invaluable insights into Aboriginal culture from in-depth discussions with Miriuwung man Ted Hall.
Please be aware that the program is always held on Miriuwung country, due to cultural protocols.
Come on an adventure in a heartland of Aboriginal culture in Australia. Learn to recognise indigenous cultural differences and act in accordance. Take from this land and its people a new-found wisdom, respect and awareness of culture.
All are invited.