Kaya Wanju – Hello and welcome to Noongar country. The South West of Western Australia is the country of the Noongar people. For thousands of years before European settlement, Aboriginal people lived in harmony with the land. The earth is their “Boodja”, mother, and that is our Mother Earth.
Poornarti Aboriginal Tours will bring the country of the Noongar people to life for you through deeply immersive, intimate and interactive experiences and activities.
“You were not born into this world, you were born from and by it, as a leaf from a tree, and as a breeze from the sky….”
Poornarti Aboriginal Tours invites you to reconnect to the essence of country and yourselves, to travel and camp with us a while and learn of the ancient indigenous culture of this land. Listen up to stories of Dreamtime and culture, step upon the earth and dance, embrace the elements, yarn by the fire, taste the tucker, sense the wind, the water, the heat and the smoke, feel the power of ceremony, and learn of Noongar ways of life, spirit and art.
On this three day, two night tour you will travel, leaving early in the morning, over ancient landscapes to Bulla Meela (Bluff Knoll), in the Stirling Ranges and your scenic campsite at Mount Trio Bush Camp.
As you stand on the country in the shadow of Koi-Kyeunu-ruff you will listen to indigenous stories of its creation and Aboriginal Dreaming and feel the spirit of the ancestors. You will visit beautiful, significant ceremonial sites. Participate in, and know the power of ritual, rhythm, song and dance. Be shown the hidden bounty of bush foods and medicines that sustained the Noongar people for thousands of years. You will taste a Noongar meal of kangaroo and damper and watch as landscape is transformed into painting in a style that was formed out of the Carrolup Native Settlement. You can try your hand at time-honoured tool making practices. Under cover of the stars a forgone fire ceremony is brought to life. Some experiences will be organic and spontaneous, according to the season and what nature presents.
Learn of the Noongar culture and history of Kinjarling, as Albany was known, or Kwoorabup, Denmark. Your day will consist of visits to significant sites in the area, Aboriginal bush tucker foraging and tasting, storytelling, and traditional song and dance.
You will also watch Joey paint a landscape painting in the Carrolup Mission style, with an opportunity to buy original art. Light lunch included.
Minimum duration is three hours.
Experience a unique Noongar healing technique that has been passed down through generations of indigenous Mubarrn (law men). You will be taken to a significant water location and receive a traditional Aboriginal reconnection smoking ceremony, a water nurture and a vibrational water healing. Bathers and towels required.