Explore Australia’s Indigenous South-WestMargaret River, WA
Josh Whiteland is a Wadandi man and cultural custodian from the Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas of Australia. In this beautiful south-west corner is Wadandi and Bibbulman country. When Josh isn't busy sharing his Indigenous knowledge of bush tucker with visiting culinary stars, he's sharing his in-depth cultural knowledge to guests on his Koomal Dreaming Cultural Experiences.
The Wadandi and Bibbulman people have walked the ancient Margaret River lands for almost 50,000 years. Together with other Aboriginal groups from Kalbarri to Esperance, they are known as Noongar. The Noongar culture is as rich and varied as the countryside itself. Visitors are invited to share in the Noongar knowledge of culture in this pristine environment.
The fascinating tour combines culture, food and geography for a deep cultural experience and opportunity to taste native ingredients, learn about bush medicine and meet the animals and plants. Josh will also demonstrate the traditional way of fire lighting.
Josh recounts stories of the Dreaming Spirits that relate to his traditional area and welcomes visitors deep into Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience. He’s not only talented with local foods and native flavours, he's also a deadly musician and dancer.
Cultural experiences depart from the following meeting points: Ngilgi Cave (Yallingup Caves Road, Yallingup) or Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct (1267 Cape Naturaliste Road, Naturaliste), both just a 10 – 15min drive from Dunsborough.
Cave cultural tour AUD$83 per person.
This experience is just one of more than 185 experiences on offer from 45 businesses in the Discover Aboriginal Experiences collective, all told by the person who owns the story being Aboriginal guided. For more go to www.Australia.com/aboriginal