Margaret River Aboriginal Heritage

ABORIGINAL HERITAGE

The Wadandi and Bibbulmun Noongar people are the Traditional Owners and Cultural Custodians of the region and have cared for this Boodja (country) for over 50,000 years. Forest and saltwater people they maintain a connection to country sustained by their deep cultural knowledge of the incredible landscape that makes up the Margaret River region. 

 

Wadandi and Bibbulmun tour operators offer a range of experiences that allow visitors to gain an insight into their culture including sharing bush tucker and medicine, demonstration of traditional practices and retelling of dreaming stories connected to this country.

 

To learn about the spiritual significance of this part of the world while you visit, check out our recommendations below...

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KOOMAL DREAMING

Koomal Dreaming is your opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Wadandi and Bibbulmun people. Wadandi custodian Josh 'Koomal' Whiteland will introduce you to the world's oldest living culture with his authentic, personal interpretation. Be moved by the skill and intensity of Josh's didgeridoo playing and fire-making, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and meet the plants, animals and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of the Wadandi and Bibbulman people since time began. 

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CAPE CULTURAL TOURS

Cape Cultural Tours create a deep connection and lasting memories through Aboriginal interpretive experiences along the spectacular capes and coastlines of the Margaret River Region. Enter the Boodja (country) of the Wadandi people through their eyes and learn about the Noongar seasons. Move along the breathtaking Cape to Cape track gathering a deeper appreciation of the ecology, how it relates to the surrounding oceans and headlands, and why the past is ever present to the land's traditional custodians.  

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NGILGI CAVE CULTURAL TOUR

Explore the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave! Beneath the limestone ridge which forms Cape Naturaliste, lies Ngilgi Cave; one of Geographe Bay's most renowned tourist attractions. The fascinating association with a rich Aboriginal legend describing the battle between a good spirit (Ngilgi) and an evil spirit (Wolgine) gives Ngilgi Cave its name.