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03 February 2022

Tasmania: Cities, Bays and Beaches Road Trip

Day One

Experience:  takara nipaluna, Walking Hobart
Join palawa/warlpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green on takara nipaluna, Walking Hobart in Tasmania. takara nipaluna gives voice to the palawa, Tasmanian Aboriginal perspective, history and continued presence within this modern city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt. Nunami delivers an informative, provocative, and entertaining experience. It will lead you to a richer understanding of this place and of the palawa experience here. A revelatory, truth-telling performance that will resonate with you long after the walk ends.
Stay:  Overnight in Hobart

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Day Two
Experience:  Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Visit the two impressive permanent Aboriginal exhibitions at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ningina tunapri means ‘to give knowledge and understanding’. “The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.” parrawa, parrawa! Go away! “tells the story of Aboriginal people and colonists following the invasion of lutruwita, now called Tasmania, focusing on the Black War. Go on an immersive journey through this dark period of history, with objects, contemporary historical accounts and specially commissioned films all helping to bring the story to life.”
Stay:  Overnight in Hobart

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Day Three
Leg: Hobart to Launceston
Drive: 200km approx. 2 and ½ hours
Stay:  Overnight in Launceston

Day Four
Experience:  wukalina Walk
Spend four incredible days exploring bushland dominated by peppermint gum, melaleuca and banksia as you learn about the traditional and contemporary practices of the palawa. During this experience you will journey from wukalina (Mt William National Park) to larapuna (Bay of Fires), taking in stunning sceneries and native wildlife along the way as you’re accompanied by knowledgeable Traditional Custodians of palawa Country. Spend your first two evenings under cosy doonas and wallaby fur throws in domed-roof huts, nestled amidst the coastal heathland of krakani lumi. Then, settle into a restored lightkeepers cottage for your third night once you’ve reached larapuna and witness how the Bay of Fires got its name.

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