The Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture in the world, dating back some 60,000 years. Along The South West Edge – also known, collectively, as Noongar country – you’ll find plenty of ways to connect with the rich Aboriginal culture of Western Australia.
From sampling the bush foods of the Whadjuk people of Perth to visiting the traditional meeting places of the Wudjari people of Albany-Esperance, there are so many traditions to learn about and so much knowledge to be shared. The best way to familiarise yourself with it all? By visiting these unmissable local galleries or booking yourself a place on any one of these incredible cultural experiences.
Goolamwiin Aboriginal Tours, Mandurah
As you’re making your way down the south west edge from Perth, stop in for an overnight experience in Mandurah. Goolamwiin Aboriginal Tours offer a number of different cultural tours, but are one of the only companies to host a fully-catered overnight camp experience. Before launching into an evening of activities, owners Kerry and Trevor Stack will welcome you to Nyungar country, then, it’s a jam-packed afternoon of walking and foraging on country, Nyungar language lessons, Aboriginal dance, Dreamtime stories under the stars, and a cultural healing ceremony. In the morning, wake up to the sounds of the bush and a hot billie tea. If you’ve only got a few hours up your sleeve, the Goolamwiin Mangala beachside tour and smoking ceremony is a must-do.