13 January 2022
Day Day One: Drive Sydney for Stockton
Drive: 160km approx. 2 hours to Stockton
Experience: Sand Dune Adventures
Take your summer road trip to the next level and release your inner adrenalin junkie with Sand Dune Adventures! Book now to have an experience you’ll never forget, the thrill of quad biking on the southern hemispheres largest sand dunes. Experience the magnificence of riding from bush to beach and through the dunes take in the glorious views of the sweeping Port Stephen’s coastline and learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the land. You will also dig for fresh water, learn about bush resources, ride past ancient camp sites (Middens) and sand board down one of the largest sand dunes on the beach.
Stay: Overnight in Stockton
Stockton to Dubbo
Leg One: Stockton for Wollombi
Drive: 86km approx. 1 and ½ hours to Wollombi
Experience: Mount Yengo Morning Tour
Yengo National Park, in the Hunter Valley, was inscribed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains and offers spectacular views, remote wilderness with steep gorges and rocky ridges and Aboriginal cultural heritage. Mount Yengo is as sacred to the peoples of the East as Uluru to those of the Centre. Follow Dhurug woman, Leanne King from Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences and learn about Wollombi culture, Country and lore. Wollombi has been, for millennia, an important meeting place, to which Aboriginal people would travel great distances for trade, social gatherings, and ceremony. The focus of these ceremonial gatherings was, and still is, Mount Yengo.
Leg Two: Wollombi to Dubbo
Drive: 350km approx. 4 hours to Dubbo
Experience: Explore the Terramungamine Rock Grooves, discover the 150 rock carvings created by the Tubbagah people at the Terramungamine Rock Grooves just outside of Dubbo near the Macquarie River. It was used by the Wiradjuri people to shape tools and spears and was an important meeting place for the Tubbagah people.
Stay: Overnight in Dubbo
Leg: Dubbo to Mudgee
Drive: 128km approx. 1 and ½ hours to Mudgee
Experience: Indigiearth Dining Experience
Immerse your senses in culture and tradition with Indigiearth’s Warakirri Dining Experience. Listen to the teachings of proud owner and Ngemba Weilwan woman, Sharon Winsor, as she shares her extensive knowledge of Aboriginal cultures. Sharon’s passion for connecting to culture through food inspired the fusion of native ingredients intertwined with modern dining concepts. Taste delicate botanicals and robust Australian native flavours throughout an incredible 5-course degustation, featuring premium authentic bush foods including seafood and rainforest fruits from across Australia.
Stay: Overnight in Mudgee
Mudgee to Wagga Wagga
Drive: 450km approx. 5 and ½ hours to Wagga Wagga stopping at Cowra for lunch
Leg One: Mudgee to Cowra
Drive: 230km approx. 3 hours to Cowra
Experience: See the Indigenous art murals on the Cowra Bridge Pylons on the Lachlan River painted by local Aboriginal artist, Kym Freeman. Then enjoy a lunch at a historic pub.
Leg Two: Cowra to Wagga Wagga
Drive: 250km approx. 2 and ½ hours to Wagga Wagga
Stay: Overnight in Wagga Wagga
Experience: Wiradjuri Culture and Winery Private Tour
See beautiful inland forests, historic sites and learn about the traditions and culture of the Wiradjuri during your exclusive private winery and cultural tour. Immerse yourself in Wiradjuri culture and language on this intimate full day tour; learn about bush tucker, see native animals and enjoy a greater understanding of the Country that you travel over as well as visiting and enjoying lunch at one of the regions top wineries.
Stay: Overnight in Wagga Wagga
Leg: Wagga Wagga to Jervis Bay
Drive: 400km approx. 4 and a ½ hours
Experience: Have lunch in Jervis Bay area from Mirritya Munda food truck featuring classic food truck favourites with an ‘Indigenous Twist’! Using native ingredients and infusing it with other cuisine has been a great journey for us both, the connection with people in great spaces and providing a quality experience is something we get a real buzz off.
Then visit Booderee National Park which is co-managed with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community. The Booderee Botanic Gardens is the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia. Knowledge is passed down from family member to family member, including information about the identification, management, use, and protection of foods, medicines, birds, animals, seasons, and climate changes. This body of information is constantly growing, changing, and being passed to new generations. There is no richer source of knowledge of the land than that of Aboriginal people.
Stay: Overnight in Jervis Bay
Leg: Jervis Bay to Sydney
Drive: 300kms approx. 3 hours to Sydney
Experience: Bush Food Lunch at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
After a long drive relax with an elegant Bush Food lunch at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Join your Aboriginal guide and discover how to identify and collect a bounty of bush foods as you meander through the stunning and peaceful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. After enjoy a unique al carte lunch using seasonal bush food ingredients.
Stay: At your place!
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