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The Wukalina Walk is a three night, four day Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk based around the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna (Bay of Fires) and wukalina (Mt William) areas, incorporating the famous Bay of Fires in North East Tasmania, the cultural homeland of the palawa.
The walk is a genuine cultural experience that will deepen your understanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural and rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna.
This is a small group experience with up to ten guests and two guides. Guests will spend two nights in palawa inspired (domed) huts, within a standing camp in wukalina (Mt William National Park), and one night in the meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage on Aboriginal held land at larapuna (Eddystone Point).
The Walk will provide an opportunity to walk with palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people on the cultural homeland of wukalina and larapuna. You will hear first-hand palawa creation stories and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down for hundreds of generations.
Day One - Launceston to krakani lumi - Mountain and inland journey
Distance - 11km. Difficulty - medium. Walk time - 4.5 hours
Day Two - Coastal journey
Distance - 5km. Difficulty - medium. Walk time - 2 hours
Day Three - krakani lumi to larapuna - Coastal journey
Distance - 17km. Difficulty - medium to difficult. Walk time - 6 hours
Day Four - larapuna and return to Launceston - Around larapuna
The Walk departs from Launceston weekly on Sundays, from October to the end of April each year.
Additional departures, generally on a Friday, will be regularly scheduled depending on demand.
All Walks are guaranteed to depart once a minimum of 4 walkers are confirmed. Throughout each season several scheduled departures will be guaranteed to depart with no minimum number requirement.
Single travellers who elect to pay the twin share rate (forced single) will only share with another traveler of the same gender.
Sole use requests must be made at the time of booking.
Arrangements the night prior and last day of Walk:
We recommend that guests arrive the night prior to departure, and that flights are not booked to depart prior to 18:30 on day four of the walk, arrival back into Launceston. All guests need to arrive at the Elders Council no earlier than 08:00 on Day 1 and can expect to arrive back at the Council by 16:30 on Day 4.
Bay of Fires, Mt William National Park.
2.5 hours from Launceston, 5 hours from Hobart.