Traditional fire making at the Giingan Experience
Bush tucker and plant use interpretation demonstration on the Giingan Experience
Traditional dance troupe Wajaarr Ngaarlu perform at the Giingan Experience
Gumbaynggirr Elder Aunty Jenny prepares and cooks damper with all Giingan Tour guests
Traditional fire making at the Giingan Experience
Wajaarr Ngaarlu dancers perform traditional dance at the Giingan Experience
Guest helping with Coolomon

Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience

The Giingan Experience is about Gumbaynggirr people, language and culture.

The Cultural Experience takes place at an important cultural site of the Gumbaynggirr people, the stunning location of “Niigi Niigi” (Sealy Lookout) within the Orara East State Forest. Guests bask in the ambience of 360 degree views and immerse in their culture through stories, songs, language and the uses of native plants.

By taking part in the experience, guests are making a direct contribution to the revitalisation of Gumbaynggirr language and culture. They are driven by their culture, and by the knowledge that they are competing against time to revitalise the Gumbaynggirr language. They work closely with their community and Elders in order to deliver this Gold Award Winning Experience (Gold Award – NSW Tourism Awards 2019).

Their Giingan Tour not only offers guests an unforgettable cultural experience, but also offers their Gumbaynggirr community the opportunity to participate and experience speaking traditional language and to practice culture on Country.

This is something that they are truly passionate about – not only offering an amazing tourism experience, but giving their community the opportunity to regain culture and identity, and to be proud of who they are and what they are all achieving.

By taking part in the Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience, visitors directly contribute to the revitalisation of Gumbaynggirr language and culture, including the first indigenous bi-lingual school in NSW.

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