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About Kool Tours

At the heart of Kool Tours lies a commitment not just to share, but to celebrate the Ngarrindjeri culture in a way that transcends borders and resonates with every person we encounter. We don't just aim to be recognised as one of the finest Aboriginal tourism experiences in Australia — we strive to be a living bridge connecting the ancient wisdom of the Ngarrindjeri with the eager minds of the youth, and future generations. 

Kool Tours is built on a foundation of authenticity, wisdom, and unvarnished truth. Our insights into the Ngarrindjeri culture are respected by governmental bodies at all levels, a nod to our dedication to cultural fidelity. We stand for reconciliation and the recognition that while we may walk diverse paths, it is the journey towards unity that defines us.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Won State Landcare Award in Aboriginal Land Management Category 2021

  • Won Bronze in 2021 TicSA Tourism Awards for South Australia

  • Won Gold in 2022 TicSA Tourism Awards for South Australia

  • Won Gold in 2023 TicSA Tourism Awards for South Australia

  • Won National SEA Bizcover Award for Change Category in National Business Awards


About Mark Koolmatrie

Proud Tribal Man from Southern South Australia, Munkanboli and Kool Tours Founder.
Munkanboli [ mun-kan-bol-ly ] — a First Nations figure of wisdom and knowledge.

A member of the Ngarrindjeri, our people comprise 18 distinct Lakinyeri (clans). My heritage is deeply rooted in the Ramindjeri, Yaralde, Meintangk, Warki, and Tangani Kukabrak Tribes. Our families are custodians of the Coorong region, the lower lakes of southern South Australia, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, and all their encompassing lands, waters, and cosmology.

Born in Meningie by Lake Albert, I relocated to Gum Park and Block K on Raukkan land in 1968. My foundational years were spent at Raukkan Aboriginal School, nestled by Lake Alexandrina — the heart of the Ngarrindjeri Nation. My pride in my heritage and the Raukkan Community has never wavered.

Though I pursued postgraduate studies, I hold my cultural standing above any academic achievement.

Together with our seasoned tour guides, I invite you to immerse yourself in our stories, connect with our land, and learn our traditions in an unforgettable way.

Welcome to our country.

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