Tour Information

 

DHARWRA ABORIGINAL TOURS

2017 Spring Guided Tours

For Enquiries - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0455 750 385

To Book - phone Canberra and Region Visitors Centre on 1300 554 114 

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all on ground tours operate with a minimum of 8 people.  *Prices listed are for the general public.

 

SHORT TOURS (2 hours)

Recommended for the time poor or families with smaller children

 

Mount Majura

At 888 metres, Mount Majura is the highest peak in suburban Canberra.  It provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including a number of threatened species, as well as various opportunities for recreation.

Highlights: Bush foods; scar tree; artefacts and their traditional uses; scenic view of Mount Majura valley.

Adult: $40, Child: <6yrs Free; 6-16yrs $30, Concession: $30, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $120

 

Mount Taylor

At 856 metres, Mount Taylor is a prominent hill in Southern Canberra.  It provides habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna, including a number of endangered species.

Highlights: Aboriginal interpretation of the landscape; bush foods; artefacts/stone tools and their traditional uses; scenic views across Tuggeranong and Woden valleys.

Adult: $40, Child: <6yrs Free; 6-16yrs $30, Concession: $30, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $120

 

Black Mountain

Following the tracks and service trails of Black Mountain, an Aboriginal guide will interpret the mountain's changing landscape since ancient times.

Highlights: Aboriginal interpretation of the landscape; bush foods; artefacts/stone tools and their traditional uses; panoramic views of Canberra.

Adult: $40, Child: <6yrs Free; 6-16yrs $30, Concession: $30, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $120    

**Phone 1300 554 114 to book a short tour**

 

HALF DAY TOURS (3.5 hours)

Recommended for families with older children (12+ yrs). Involves getting in and out of vehicle at the various locations

 

Various cultural sites in Canberra: Red Hill, Theodore & Lanyon Homestead

A driving tour where you will experience examples of Aboriginal occupation in the Canberra region. These include bush foods in Red Hill, grinding grooves in Theodore and both a canoe tree and shield tree at Lanyon. As the tour concludes at Lanyon Homestead, enjoy a sit down and perhaps a coffee/tea or a bite to eat at the cafe there.

Highlights: interpretation of the landscape, bush foods, grinding grooves and scar trees.

Adult: $85, Child: (12-16yrs) $75, Concession: $75, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $290    Includes transport (troop carrier) & morning tea (max. 8 people)

**Phone 1300 554 114 to book a half day tour**

 

FULL DAY TOURS (6.5 hours)

4WD tours recommended for the adventurer or families with older children (12+ yrs)

 

Flea Creek (seasonal: Sept-March)

Surrounded by the Brindabella Mountains, Flea Creek campground is an idyllic creekside campsite in the valley near the Goodradigbee river, great for fishing and bird/wildlife spotting.

Highlights: Aboriginal interpretation of the landscape; artefacts and their traditional uses; wildlife; picturesque scenary and the opportunity for a refreshing swim.

Adult: $180, Child: (12-16yrs) $160, Concession: $160, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $600    Includes transport (troop carrier), morning tea & lunch (max. 6 people)

 

Namadgi National Park (seasonal: Sept-March)

Namadgi makes up approximately 46% of the ACT's land area, with 160 kms of marked walking tracks.  Namadgi is a local Aboriginal name for the mountains situated to the south-west of Canberra bordering Kosciuszko National Park in NSW.  Aboriginal presence in the area has been dated to at least 21,000 years.  There are numerous Aboriginal and European cultural sites in the park.

Highlights: Aboriginal interpretation of the landscape including 'Yankee Hat' rock art site; bush foods; native wildlife.

Adult: $180, Child: (12-16yrs) $160, Concession: $160, Family: 2A+2C/1A+3C $600   Includes transport (troop carrier), morning tea & lunch (max. 6 people)

**Phone 1300 554 114 to book a full day tour**

  

COMMENCING OCTOBER 2017

Kayak Tours (seasonal: Oct-March)

 

COMING SOON........Premium Experiences

Drive-Helicopter Tour

 

 

 Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours is a service provided by Thunderstone Cultural & Land Management Services Aboriginal Corporation (Indigenous Corporation Number 7906; ABN 33 861 394 646).