Guided tours that give you authentic Aboriginal experiences, bush foods and local heritage
by Spirit Australia Cruises
by Gemtree Wines
Venture into the profound depths of First Nations' heritage with the Wuldi Cultural Experience, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Gemtree Eco Trail. The term 'Wuldi', which signifies the eagle in Ngarrindjeri language, epitomises the soaring spirit of guardianship over the environment.
Guided by Mark Koolmatrie, a distinguished Ngarrindjeri elder and environmental advocate, this tour isn't merely a walk but a voyage through millennia of stories, traditions, and wisdom. Every step along the Gemtree Eco Trail offers an immersive lesson in the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, echoing Mark's profound belief: “Walk in parallel with the land, the land speaks to you if you allow it to”.
As you traverse this pristine eco-system, Mark delves deep into the legacy of the Ngarrindjeri people, revealing how their customs, beliefs, and sustainable practices have safeguarded this land's beauty for countless generations. Conclude with a captivating native food plate and an optional flight of Gemtree's exquisite biodynamic wines.
Embark on a breathtaking 6-hour journey along the last stretches of the Murray River with Kool Tours. Setting sail from Goolwa's historic wharf, navigate the Goolwa Barrage, descend to sea level, and find fur-seals basking by the waters.
Traverse the Coorong's waterways, cruising into the picturesque Storm Boy territory, passing the iconic Coorong Shacks.
Step on the sands with an optional dune walk enriched with indigenous heritage, leading to the pristine 90-Mile Beach. Here, Mark Koolmatrie, offers an immersive experience, sharing cultural tales and conducting a traditional smoke ceremony. Engage in the lively 'Coorong Shuffle', dig for tantalising Pipi's/Kuti, and sample them onboard. Revel in mouth-watering lunches and observe iconic Storm Boy film sites as the Coorong unveils its beauty.
Departure: 10am every Wednesday & Sunday (October - May)
Embark on a transformative journey through the untouched terrains of Miwi Kungalun's Deep Creek Conservation Park, a gem of the Fleurieu Peninsula. In collaboration with Kool Tours, the wild south coast app serves as a beacon, guiding walkers through the verdant landscapes, enabling them to witness Ruwi or Country through the age-old wisdom of the Ngarrindjeri eyes.
This immersive experience, crafted with the insights from Kool Tours, ensures every step you take resonates with the echoes of ancient Ngarrindjeri tales and traditions.
Unravel the secrets of nature and culture, blending seamlessly in this majestic conservation haven.
Delve deep into the heart of Myponga, where stories, mysteries, and nature converge. This uniquely curated experience promises more than just a walk—it's a journey through time, landscapes, and the soul.
Guided by Mark Koolmatrie, you'll traverse the very paths where the lost tribe of the Warki once tread. Unearth the poignant tale of the Warki people of Meipongga, their mysterious dispersion from their native Country, and the century-long quest that led to their rediscovery by the Ngarrindjeri.
This one-hour walk is a harmonious blend of storytelling, cultural immersion, and nature's splendor, making it a must for those seeking a deeper understanding of South Australia's rich heritage.
Experience Kangaroo Island like never before with Kool Tours' authentic Aboriginal expedition. Known to the Ngarrindjeri as Ngurungaui, the "place of Nurrunderi," or their revered creator, Kangaroo Island boasts a history as vast and varied as its landscapes.
Engage in a concise 45-minute walk, enriched with stories of sites holding deep significance to the Ngarrindjeri. Unfold the layers of history, tales, and traditions of the local Tribe, all narrated by our experienced Ngarrindjeri guides.
Every narrative, every site, and every moment is steeped in lived experiences, promising an authentic dive into the waters, lands, and cosmology of the region.