Coomee Nulunga Cultural Tours
Your kids will be fascinated as an Aboriginal guide leads you through the bush and shares the knowledge of the Murramarang people. He will tell local Dreamtime stories and explain how some of the surrounding plants can be eaten or used for medicine. When you arrive on the beach, the past will come to life as you see a huge shell midden, and realise this was created over thousands of years by people living and eating here and tossing their scraps onto the same pile. Your guide will show you hunting tools, including boomerangs and authentic ancient axe heads and spear points.
Ulladulla; (02) 4455 5883
■ The gallery you are given the chance to visit on the tour. It’s an opportunity to see local arts and crafts, and the small museum has indigenous artefacts from around the world.
The first Aboriginal people sighted by Captain James Cook on his famous voyage to Australia in 1770 were the Murramarang people. In the 1820s, Europeans came to settle in the area and gradually destroyed many traditional sacred sites and food sources. However, Aboriginal cultural practices survived, and still continue today.
■ The tour takes up to two hours.