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Private Cultural Experiences 

Join Mark Koolmatrie, respected Ngarrindjeri Elder on a Private Tour.

Are you seeking a unique and personalised way to explore the rich heritage of the Ngarrindjeri people?


Join esteemed Ngarrindjeri Elder, Mark Koolmatrie, for an unforgettable cultural experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for this ancient culture on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

With his extensive knowledge and warm personality, Mark will guide you through a tailored tour that reflects your interests and curiosity. Choose from a variety of options, each offering a unique perspective on Ngarrindjeri history and traditions.

  • Granite Island (Kaike): Embark on a journey to this sacred island and hear the traditional creation stories that have been passed down through generations. Mark will bring the island's history to life, revealing the deep spiritual connection between the Ngarrindjeri people and the land.

  • Kondoli - The Whale Journey: Experience the island from a different vantage point with a boat trip to Granite Island. Learn about the profound spiritual bond between the Ngarrindjeri people and Kondoli, the whale, and discover the island's rich maritime heritage.

  • Port Elliot (Ratalang): Explore this significant location, which played a pivotal role in shaping Ngarrindjeri identity. Mark will share the transformative journey of Nurrunderi, the creator, and explain the cultural significance of this special place.

  • Yundi Nature Trail: Immerse yourself in the world of traditional bush foods and medicines. Witness firsthand the revitalisation of cultural knowledge as you learn about the plants and their uses, and gain a deeper understanding of the Ngarrindjeri people's connection to the land.


Whichever option you select, you will gain an authentic understanding of Ngarrindjeri culture through engaging conversation with a respected community Elder.


Please let us know your preferred date and location, and Mark will contact you to discuss your personalised tour in more detail, ensuring it is tailored to your specific interests and preferences. We look forward to sharing this unique cultural journey with you!

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What Our Visitors Say

"The Indigenous guide was interesting and informative, and occasionally amusing. His smoking ceremony was humbling."
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