WAITOC invites you to explore our backyard, meet the locals and get close to one of the world's oldest living cultures. Choose from a diverse range of Aboriginal cultural experiences - such as mud crabbing, fishing, bush tucker, traditional spear making and listening to the stories of life in the bush at a range of locations throughout Western Australia, including some exciting options in the Goldfields region.
Hear the first story of ‘Kulgooluh’ Kalgoorlie. Kulgooluh (meaning ‘place of silky pears’) is one of Australia’s most iconic gold rush era towns, but this legendary town is also a place of great cultural significance to the Wongutha people, with many Dreaming stories connected to the land. Join a Bush Ghoodhu Wongutha Tour guide to immerse in both the ancient and modern history of Kulgooluh.
Lucky Bean Café Van, Esperance - arguably the most spectacular place you will ever have a coffee, Lucky Bay is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. You don’t have to be ‘lucky’ to see the kangaroo visitors – they are ‘regulars’ here. Soak up the glorious sparkling white seascapes while sipping your 'Kangacino' (you have to try one to discover how it gets its delicious name) along with a range of freshly baked muffins, bush damper, snacks and ice creams.
Laverton Outback Gallery is a great place to purchase artwork by the Wongi or Spinifex people of the Laverton and North Eastern Goldfields, extending into the Western Desert region. Necklaces, woomera (spear throwers), painted wooden emu eggs, digging sticks and boomerangs are among the stunning art pieces on display which carry stories about the cultural and spiritual connection to the land – up to 80% of the price goes to the Aboriginal artists.
Join a Njaki Njaki Aboriginal tour guide on a cultural walking tour of Merredin Peak and the surrounding reserve where you’ll discover significant cultural sites and try your hand at the skills and techniques used for tracking, finding food and more. The townsite Merredin derived its name from the Aboriginal word “merrit-in” the place of the merrit tree, a eucalypt used to make spears.
The Ngadju Dancers of the Norseman Ngadju people are a traditional dance group who have been performing together for over 20 years. The Ngadju Aboriginal people were, and still are, a very powerful and prominent tribal group. Traditionally known as the ‘Song and Dance’ people, the Ngadju elders were often visited by other tribal groups seeking guidance and advice in developing new ceremonial dances and songs. Traditional dance performances can be booked as a special event.
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WAITOC is the peak Aboriginal tourism industry organisation and one-stop-shop for accessing information on Aboriginal tourism operators in Western Australia. We feature more than 100 cultural products and experiences including guided tours, camping, fishing, art and cultural centres and a range of accommodation types.