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Enjoy a half day tour in World Heritage Listed Yengo National Park, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. Leanne King is a proud Dhurug woman and she will share Wollombi cultural lore with you as you explore Finchley Trig and the Map Site at Mount Yengo. Learn about how Mt Yengo came to be and how it is considered as sacred to Aboriginal people of NSW as Uluru is to the central desert people.
Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences is owned and operated by Leanne King, a Dhurug woman who has been learning Wollombi cultural lore for over 30 years.
Our culture is a living culture. Come with us to hear the little lore stories. These are the very beginning stories of our Ngurrumpa (our camp world) as given to us by our Elders. Far from being 'myth' these stories teach us how we should be and relate to all things around us. 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, every bit as sacred to the peoples of the East as Uluru to those of the Centre. From Yengo's summit Baiame, one of the primary creative forces, stepped back into the skyworld after life had been created and the lore set in place. To ensure that this lore would not be forgotten, Baiame's final act was to carve it in stone. We would like to share some of the story of these engraving sites with you.
Yengo National Park was inscribed to form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains Area in 2000 and offers spectacular views, remote wilderness with steep gorges and rocky ridges and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Our afternoon tours leave Wollombi Cultural Centre at 1:00pm on a tagalong tour to Finchley Trig and Map site. Finchley Trig has an astonishing wealth of ancient Aboriginal rock art and offers 360-degree views over the park.
Participate in a Cleansing Ceremony. Learn about how Mt Yengo came to be and how it is considered as sacred to Aboriginal People as Uluru is to the Central Desert people. Then spend a couple of hours at the Map Site learning the little lore stories of this local area. Return to Wollombi. You will also visit the Art Gallery.
This is a three and a half hour tour running from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Child (5-16 years) $60AUD
Family (2A and 2C) $230AUD
Yengo National Park is only two hours drive from Sydney or Newcastle, in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia.
All tours depart and return to Wollombi Cultural Centre.
Please note that you will be following our guides in your own vehicle along unsealed road. Conditions vary. Half day tour is suitable for 2WD vehicles (that are not too low to the ground). Please contact us prior to booking if you have any concerns.
Yengo National Par. Big Yengo, Laguna, New South Wales 2330