Djirringanj Dreaming Tour

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Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness

The traditional custodians of Yuin country invite you to come, walk and listen to a sacred dreaming of Djirringanj country, heartland of the Yuin people. Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness located on the South Coast of New South Wales is an Aboriginal owned and operated initiative.

This premium nature camping experience will enlighten you to a traditional way of knowing and you will experience first-hand, Yuin ceremony and dreaming stories that have been passed down through generations creating an intimate connection to Country. Many parts of the Narooma, Bega Valley and Bermagui region on the South Coast hold sacred significance for the Yuin Aboriginal community for tens of thousands of years, yet these dreaming stories are not widely known.

**Covid Restrictions- Max 4 guests sole use + only couples or families in queen/twin share tents (Max 8)

Insights into your experience

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness (NNCA) was established in 2011 and is an Aboriginal owned and operated Cultural service provider running Aboriginal tourism experiences in the Narooma/Tilba region on the South Coast of New South Wales on Yuin Country.

Your lead guide is Dwayne ‘Naja’ Bannon-Harrison with over 17 years of experience along with 9 generations of cultural teachings passed down. Dwayne and the family team at NNCA invite all walks of life onto Yuin country.

Key Experiences

  • Participate in and witness traditional Aboriginal ceremony, dance, yidaki (didgeridoo), and yarning circle
  • 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.
  • Enjoy gourmet Indigenous Twist meals prepared by Mirritya Mundya.
  • Be part of a life-shifting unearthing traditional Aboriginal immersive experience

Itinerary Features

Day One:
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.

Day Two:
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.

Day Three:
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 and 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.

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
Accomodation
All meals
First aid
Water

You should bring

Backpack
Camera
Hat
Spare clothing
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Towel
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Wet gear

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Things to know

This is a 2 night (40 hour) experience commencing at 5.30pm on Day 1 and concluding at 10-11am on Day 3

No alcohol is permitted on this experience. 

This experience is for ages 16 and over

Inclusions
All meals (Day 1- Dinner, Day 2 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Day 3 – Breakfast
2 nights accommodation at the Island View Beach Resort Narooma
Activities as defined in the itinerary features.

Accommodation

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 with Queen Bed/Bathroom/Living/Deck 
Safari Tent is extra to standard tour price & has a maximum share capacity of 3 people 

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.

Please note catering and activities will be held in the indoor and outdoor communal areas as per set itinerary with the main group. 

Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist Sample Menu
Dinner (x2) - Fingerlime Butter Freshly Shucked Oysters, River Mint Snapper in Paper Bark, Roo Leg with Myrtle and Salt Bush, Sarsaparilla Cherry Beef, Sides, Bush Tomato Cauliflower, Green Beans in Bush Dukkah, Warrigal Green Pesto Potatoes, Desert Boards , Tarts-Choc Davidson & Desert Lime, Muntire Marrang Wattlessed Splat
Continental Breakfast (x1)- Home made toasted muesli, Sour dough, Indigenous jams, Fresh fruit 
Brunch (x1) - Includes continental + Indigenous Twist Big Breakfast - Eggs, Smoked Sausage, Bacon, Spinach, Tomato, Mushrooms 
Lunch (x1) Native Infused Pull Apart Breads & Seasonal Fruit 
Grazing Boards -   Cheese Selection - South Coast NSW – Yuin, Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bushies- Mix (Soft), Old Man- Salt Bush, Campfire -Pepperberry, Shoalhaven Brie & Camembert
Sobah Beers (Non alcoholic) - Fingerlime Cervesa, Pepperberry IPA, Lemon Aspen Pilsner
Sodas -Lemon Myrtle or Lilly Pilly

Dietary Requirements 
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.

Airport Transfers
Bus transfers are available for additional costs from Moruya (Local), Sydney and Canberra Airports.

A Note About Our Experiences

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness offers two key experiences. Both experiences include a range of cultural experiences across 2 nights that starts on the evening of Day 1 and concludes mid-morning on Day 3. Please see below the key points of difference to assist in deciding which experience better suits you.

The Gulaga Creation Experience offers National Park immersion with moderate-mid range shared cabin accomodation. This experience includes higher physical activity than the Djirringanj Dreaming Tour.

The Djirringanj Dreaming Tour is a high end camping experience with a fine dining menu and cooking demonstrations. It is less physically demanding than the Gulaga Creation experience.


Meeting point

Island View Beach Resort Narooma. 7323 Princes Hwy, Narooma, NSW, 2546

Location

Narooma and the neighbouring 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.

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