Djirringanj Dreaming Tour
- Duration: 40 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Narooma , NSW
- Product code: DDT
Djirringanj Dreaming Tour - 2 Nights- 40 Hour Experience
Weekend Set Departure Tours 2020
September 18-20 November 13-15
Covid Restrictions- Max 4 guests sole use + only couples or families in queen/twin share tents (Max 8)
Midweek- Wed- Friday tailored exclusive tours available on request & subject to availability (Min 2)
Many parts of the Narooma, Bega Valley and Bermagui region have held sacred significance for the Yuin Aboriginal community for tens of thousands of years yet the stories are not widely known. The traditional custodians of Yuin country Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness an Aboriginal owned and operated initiative invite you to come, walk and listen to a sacred dreaming of Djirringanj country heartland of the Yuin people , this experience will enlighten you to a traditional way of knowing and experience first hand ceremony and dreaming stories that have been passed down to connect to country.
Traditional Welcome - the immersive experience begins with a welcoming to Yuin country this will include language , song & smoking ceremony followed by dinner, a tour briefing and traditional yarning circle.
Sunrise Ceremony – the day begins with greeting one of the Yuin people’s elements in a traditional ceremony with spectacular ocean scenery. This is followed by a continental breakfast.
Djirringanj Dreaming guided half day tour –this on country journey involves heading out seeing significant areas for the Yuin people following the Djirringanj Dreaming trail. Travelling to several sites with some short moderate walks to immerse and learn about traditional knowledge.
Packed lunch with Indigenous twist will be provided.
Cultural nature retreat afternoon- arrival back at the accommodation is between 2-3pm a traditional forage & cooking demonstration, sound healing meditation & afternoon local cheese and fruit platter awaits.
Indigenous Twist Food Journey Dining Experience (2 nights)- be taken on a unique high quality dining experience in our amazing nature eating space. Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist have worked some of the best chefs in the country, so sit back and be ready for a remarkable immersion into the tradition of the oldest food culture in the world.
Traditional Reflection Yarning Circle – reflecting with each other on the days experience around the fire immersed in Mother Earth's elements with a nice warm Indigenous tea, is a truly a grounding & connected way of finishing your special day on country. This time and space will leave you exhaustively content.
Farewell Beach Ceremony - a morning beach ceremony concludes the formal part of the tour. These are traditional seasonal ceremonies that can range from a whale dreaming to a traditional healing ceremony. This is followed by a farewell brunch.
Note: This itinerary order & activities may change due to daylight saving and weather conditions, this is to enhance the visitor experience by responding and delivering our features to suit that group and time.
- Participate in and witness traditional Aboriginal ceremony, dance, yidaki (didgeridoo), and yarning circles
- Meet, talk with and learn from knowledgeable Aboriginal guides – the traditional custodians and community from the Yuin nation with generational traditional interpretation
- Walk and experience several significant sites on Yuin Country.
- Learn about the Yuin people’s creation story and the Aboriginal Dreaming, history and culture
- Partake in a traditional sound healing workshop, cooking demonstration and cultural interpretation of the oldest food and healing techniques in the world.
- Be part of a life-shifting unearthing traditional Aboriginal immersive experience
The tour will be accommodated at the Island View Beach Resort Narooma.
These are the stay options for your high end nature camping experience:
Belle Tent- Nature experience 1-2 people per tent- en suite bathroom per tent (short walk) 2 x Queen Beds Twin Share - Queen Bed Couple - Sole use Queen Bed (extra)
Safari Tent (self contained)- Queen Bed/Bathroom/Living/Deck
Safari Tent is extra to standard tour price & has a maximum share capacity of 3 people
Please note catering and activities will be held in the indoor and outdoor communal areas as per set itinerary with the main group.
Check in: From 5.30pm- 7pm Day 1 Check out: Between 10am - 11am Day 3
Note;Check in times are very strict for our experience, please let us know prior if require an earlier check in time.
Day one: Dinner, accommodation and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Day two: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Day three: Breakfast and activities as defined in the itinerary features.
Midweek group bookings are available and are perfect for niche tourism groups, families, corporate and workplace team building and for cultural competency requirements.
Tours start Day 1 at 7 pm through to Day 3 at 10 am and are available by request and subject to availability.
Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist Sample Menu
Dinner Menu (2 x Nights)
Fingerlime Butter Freshly Shucked Oysters
River Mint Snapper in Paper Bark
Roo Leg with Myrtle & Salt Bush
Sarsaparilla Cherry Beef
Bush Tomato Cauliflower
Green Beans in Bush Dukkah
Warrigal Green Pesto Potatoes
Tarts-Choc Davidson & Desert Lime
Muntire Marrang Wattlessed Splat
1 x Breakfast (Self serve- continental)
Home made toasted muesli
1 x Brunch - Service (includes continental)
Indigenous Twist - Big Breakfast - Eggs, Smoked Sausage, Bacon, Spinach, Tomato, Mushrooms
Native Infused Pull Apart Breads & Seasonal Fruit
South Coast NSW - Yuin
Bodalla Dairy Shed
Bushies- Mix (Soft)
Old Man- Salt Bush
Shoalhaven Brie & Camembert
Lemon Aspen Pilsner
Lemon Myrtle or Lilly Pilly
Accepted and required upon booking
What to bring
As this experience includes outdoor walking tours, we recommend guests wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a backpack, sunscreen, hat, and water bottle. If wet weather is predicted, it is recommended to pack wet weather gear and a change of light warm clothes for the day walk.
Narooma and the neighboring Bega Valley region is located just over 4 hours and 30 minutes’ drive south of Sydney, 3 hours’ drive east of Canberra and 8 hours’ drive north east of Melbourne.
Bus transfers are available for additional costs from Moruya (Local), Sydney and Canberra Airports.
NOTE; This experience is strictly a NON- Alcoholic experience
This experience is for ages 16 and over