July 8th, 2021
We can (and often do) wax lyrical for hours and hours about how special we think our south west is – from the world-class beaches to the spectacular forests and charming towns. But sometimes, you’ve just gotta connect to something deeper. Now more than ever, we’re appreciating the importance of engaging with WA’s Indigenous history and peoples – whether that’s the rich Noongar culture and connection to country, or the painful truths of European settlement.
Menang Boodja, with its wild ocean and vast boulders, is home to some of our most impressive and dramatic vistas – and there’s no better way to take in the spectacular surrounds than on a guided walking tour with Kurrah Mia. Tours range from 90 minutes to six hours, with varying levels of fitness catered to. Through the walks, you’ll connect with Menang culture and heritage, and learn about life in Kinjarling pre-colonisation. If you’re not up for a walk, Kurrah Mia’s art and craft store is well worth a visit, with handcrafted wares by talented Indigenous artists – plus a range of books that include dual-language stories for little ones, plus bush food and medicine books.
Ngalang Wongi owner Troy Bennell (pictured below and in the header) has travelled the world as an ambassador for Australian tourism, so if anyone knows how to get people excited about learning and culture, it’s him. Guiding walking tours throughout the Goomburrup area, his engaging storytelling will take you on a journey of discovery – whether it’s through the township itself and its cultural sites and history, or the hugely spiritually significant river and estuary. Stories of the Dreaming are interwoven with early settler history, plus you’ll get to learn hands-on about traditional bushcraft and tucker.
The Kodja Place
The Kodja Place is a testament to the power of community.
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