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Reconnect with Jarra ‘Mother Earth’ in a full day joint tour of Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in Dreamtime Stories, Aboriginal Dance and Didgiridoo performances, a guided walk and an opportunity to get close to over 1000 native Australian wildlife.
The journey begins at Jellurgal where you will be greeted with an introduction to the Yugambeh region followed by a visual presentation sharing just some of the Aboriginal history of the Gold Coast. You will then take an Aboriginal guided tour of the Burleigh Heads National Park where countless culturally significant sites including an ancient midden have played an important role in the lives of Aboriginal people, both socially and environmentally.
Following on from Jellurgal is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to one of the largest collections of Australian wildlife in the world with many interactive wildlife opportunities to cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, hold a baby crocodile or snake.
Your tour will conclude with a live Aboriginal dance performance which celebrates the rich local Aboriginal culture and where you will experience a taste of the Yugambeh language, dance and stories.
Jellurgal Journey & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary
8.00- 8.30am Bus transfer from Gold Coast Hotel to Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Arrival at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tours & Information Hub 1711 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Amphitheatre presentation of Traditional life pre contact including information on Komberri Park Burial Ground and Jebbribillum Bora Ring
Live Aboriginal Didgeridoo performance
Burleigh Heads National Park guided walk including:
– Anointment Ceremony – an important ceremony that is conducted by local Yugambeh men who will bless us with a safe journey.
– Dreamtime Story: The creation story of the formation of the Burleigh Headland
– Guided interpretive walk to Midden. The types of shells in a midden can show the type of marine environment that was used and the time of year they used it.
– Also covering topics such as Dreamtime, pre contact, contact and post contact including the stolen generation and Australia’ policies surrounding Indigenous Australians
Farewells and departures from Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Own transport arrangements to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin, Queensland
Arrival at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
– Free time. With over 1000 native animals, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the largest collections of Australian wildlife in the world. There are many interactive wildlife opportunities to cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, hold a baby crocodile or snake or visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital. Or catch one of the daily shows: 1pm Crocodile Behaviours, 2pm Free Flight Bird Show, 2.40pm Sheep Shearing.
Yugambeh Aboriginal Dance Show
Bus transfer from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to Gold Coast Hotel.