YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
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.
Depart Wollombi Cultural Centre at 9:00am on a tag along tour up to Finchley Trig and the Map Site.
Finchley Trig has an astonishing wealth of ancient Aboriginal rock art and offers 360-degree views over the park. 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.
Visit the Map Site to spend a couple of hours learning the little lore stories of this local area.
Return to Wollombi at 12:30pm for a one-hour lunch break so you can explore all the little shops and eat at a cafe of your choice or bring a picnic lunch and sit in the park.
After lunch, depart Wollombi at 2:00pm and tag along up to the Turkey Site where you can get a deeper understanding of some of the stories you began to hear at the Map Site.
Return to Wollombi at 4:00pm.
This is a seven hour tour running from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Child (5-16 years) $70AUD
Family (2A and 2C) $250AUD
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