Wukalina Walk

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Wukalina Walk

An incredible four day Aboriginal guided walk of the larapuna and wukalina areas. The walk incorporates the famous Bay of Fires area in Tasmania, the cultural homeland of the palawa.

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from $2,495

Insights into your experience

The wukalina* walk is a three night, four day Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk. 

The Walk will deepen your understanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and community 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 spend two nights in palawa inspired (domed) huts, within a standing camp in wukalina, and one night in the meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage on Aboriginal held land at larapuna (Eddystone Point).

The Walk is an opportunity to walk with palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people on their cultural homeland. You will hear the palawa creation story and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down for hundreds of generations.

Itinerary:

Day One. Mountain and inland journey. Launceston to krakani lumi.

Distance - 11km. Difficulty - Medium. Walk time - 4.5 hours

  • Arrive Tasmanian Elders Centre in Launceston at 8:00am sharp.
  • Enjoy morning tea and a cuppa while preparing your walking kits. (Luggage can be stored at the Centre if required.) Depart Launceston at 9:30am.
  • The cultural walk begins at wukalina (Mt William National Park).
  • Arrive at a purpose-built base camp krakani lumi (Cobler Rocks) at approximately 5:00pm.
  • Enjoy a traditional dinner including mutton bird, damper and seafood.
  • After dinner, enjoy a chat around the fire-pit.

Day Two. Coastal journey.

Distance - 5km. Difficulty - Medium. Walk time - 2 hours

  • After breakfast guests will be guided along a traditional coastal pathway.
  • Lunch will be served back at the base camp, following which our guides lead cultural sessions.
  • Dinner consists of our take on a traditional roast dinner and dessert.
  • Guests may encounter native wildlife such as prupilathina (wombats), payathanima (wallabies) and kangaroos, as well as possums and many more of Australia’s famous wildlife in this untouched landscape.

Day Three. Coastal journey. krakani lumi to larapuna.

Distance - 17km. Difficulty - Medium to difficult. Walk time - 6 hours

  • A guided walk south along the pure white sands and rocky headlands, with lunch and afternoon tea along the way.
  • Arrive on the Aboriginal held land of larapuna (Eddystone Point lighthouse precinct) at approximately 4:00pm.
  • Enjoy a welcome glass of champagne and nibbles followed by a simple but tasty dinner.

Day Four. Around larapuna. larapuna and return to Launceston.

  • After breakfast, explore the larapuna precinct and surrounds.
  • Exclusive access and tour of Eddystone Lighthouse.
  • Lunch is served prior to the drive back to Launceston via a ‘quirky café’ stop in Derby.
  • Arrive back into Launceston at approximately 4:30pm.
  • Enjoy a glass of champagne accompanied by Aunty Sharon's dip and nibbles.

*A note on language: palawa kani means ‘Tasmanian Aborigines speak’; it is the only Aboriginal language in lutruwita (Tasmania) today. palawa kani was not a written language and therefore does not conform to English grammar, capitalisation is deliberately not used unless referring to a person’s name.

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
Accomodation
All meals
First aid
Gear

You should bring

Camera
Clothes
Hat
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Wet gear

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Things to know

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.

Pricing:
Rate period: Current - 31/3/2021
Per person, twin share : $2,495 AUD 
Single supplement: $1,871 AUD
Children (12-18 years old): Price as per adult. No children under 12

Rate Period: 1/4/2021 - 31/3/2023:
Per person, twin share : $2,695 AUD 
Single supplement: $2,021 AUD
Children (12-18 years old): Price as per adult. No children under 12

Cost includes:

  • Pick up/return from central city locations in Launceston
  • Transport to wukalina (Mt William National Park) and return.
  • Twin/Double share accommodation for 3 nights
    • 2 nights in our standing camp
    • 1 night in the Lighthouse keepers cottage
  • All meals and snacks.
  • National park passes.
  • Gear available on request for the duration of walk (if required ie if guests elect not to bring their own):
    • 40 litre Backpack
    • Gore-Tex jacket (XS/S/M/L/XL)
    • Gaiters (S/M/L)
    • Walking poles
    • Travel stool
  • Two qualified guides for groups of 6 guests or more or one guide for groups of 5 or less; as well as interaction with Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder/s and/or craftsperson/artist.
  • Complimentary Tasmanian wine/mineral water/juice is offered each night. Note: No price reduction is available for guests who choose not to avail themselves of the alcoholic beverages offered.

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 for the night prior and last day of the Walk:

We recommend that guests arrive in Launceston the night prior to departure, and that flights are not booked to depart prior to 18:30 on day four of the walk. All guests need to arrive at the Elders Centre no earlier than 08:00 on Day 1 and can expect to arrive back at the Centre by 16:30 on Day 4.


Meeting point

The transfer meeting point is the Tasmanian Elders Centre, 163 St John Street, Launceston 7250. Pickup is available from selected Launceston hotels - please confirm this directly with Wukalina Walk at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Location

Bay of Fires, wukalina (Mt William National Park) - 3 hours from Launceston, 5 hours from Hobart.

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