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Three Day Cultural Immersion Camp

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture on this three day and two night camp, set on a stunning 160 acre bush property "Ngurrumpa" at Wollombi, close to Heritage Listed Yengo National Park in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. This is the traditional country of the Darkinjung people.

The camp can be arranged at various times throughout the year to suit you, with a minimum of 10 people. Please enquire now to discuss options.

Insights into your experience

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.

Living Culture

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.

This is a three day, two night experience that will allow you to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture on Country, in Yengo National Park. Get together with family and friends and enjoy a range of camp activities over three days.

Camp activities include: 

  • Guided visits to various cultural sites
  • Artefact making in wood and stone
  • Traditional dance workshops and Corroboree
  • Campfire stories and Aboriginal astronomy
  • Traditional fibre-craft
  • Bush walks including food and medicine discussions.

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
Accomodation

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Wet gear

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Things to know

This is a three day, two night experience. The camp can be arranged at various times throughout the year to suit you, with a minimum of 10 people.

"Ngurrumpa" is 100% owned and managed by Aboriginal people, who seek as far as possible to live by traditional cultural values. We have very basic facilities for bush camps including a large communal space for sleeping and cooking, mattresses, solar lighting and refrigeration, rainwater tanks, hot showers, outside fireplace, composting toilets. 

Cost:

Adult $500AUD

Child (5-16 years) $300AUD

Family (2A and 2C) $1,500AUD

Cost includes: 

  • 3 days, 2 nights at “Ngurrumpa” property
  • Camp activities

Things to Bring: 

  • Your own bedding to camp inside or a full swag so you can sleep under the stars.
  • All meals and drinking water
  • Spare clothes
  • Towel
  • Toilteries

The price is for self-catering meals but you can add the option of full catering including bush tucker.

Location:

“Ngurrumpa” property is near Wollombi and Yengo National Park which is a two hour drive from Sydney or Newcastle, in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia.

We are out of mobile phone range, though have emergency communication. 

Vehicles: Access to “Ngurrumpa” property is suitable for 2WD vehicles (that are not too low to the ground). Please contact us prior to booking if you have any concerns.


Meeting point

Directions to “Ngurrumpa” property will be provided on booking confirmation.

Location

Yengo National Park.  Big Yengo, Laguna, New South Wales 2330

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