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From Coast to Vines to Giants in Ancient Lands - Come walk in the footsteps of our Ancestors



"I welcome you to the 
lands of the Adjahdura (Narungga) and Ngadjuri people - the lands of my ancestors - the lands I am physically and spiritually connected to"....Quenten Agius.
Aboriginal Cultural Tours
OUTBUSH,
COASTAL and COMBO
Gain a unique insight into one of the world's oldest living cultures. Walk together in the footsteps of our ancestors. See and touch the past. Share Dreaming stories that bring the landscape to life. Connect with nature and the environment.

  Tours on this page (Prices for 2016-17):
  3 OUTBUSH (Ngadjuri) tours.
  4 COASTAL (Adjahdura) tours.
  3 COMBO OUTBUSH and COASTAL (Ngadjuri and Adjahdura) tours.

  Book Half, 1, 2, 3, 5 day tours : Outbush - Coastal - Combo
  Mobile : 0429 367 121 or Email : tours@adjahdura.com.au

Outbush video link : https://vimeo.com/146200999

Coastal video link : https://vimeo.com/123360231

     

OUTBUSH TOURS
Ngadjuri Country : Outbush, between the coast and the outback, is Ngadjuri Country - in South Australia. Covers a wide area: Mid North, Clare Valley (wine region), Burra, Southern Flinders Ranges, Megafauna and Engraving sites and National Parks.
1 day Outbush tour : $170 per person (U16 $70, U10 $50, U5 $10)      
NEW: Red Banks Conservation Park (Burra) and the Clare Valley:
Red Banks Conservation Park is truly an ancient land - it's an amazing place - a garden of Eden - an oasis in the desert - and it's rich in Aboriginal heritage and Dreaming stories. It features a landscape of rugged earth gorges, stunning 30 metre vertical red banks, spring-fed waterholes and is one of the richest Megafauna sites in Australia. As we walk along a goat track down into the main gorge you can feel yourself going back in time and imagining how giant Kangaroos (Procoptodons) and huge wombat like marsupials (Diprotodons) that weighed up to two tonnes, once roamed this area 65,000 years ago. Not much has changed in that time, except the Megafauna are now fossils. We look at Megafauna fossils on display in Burra. Fossils of Tasmanian tigers (Thylacine) have also been discovered here. We also visit the Clare Valley and the house (shrine) of John Horrocks, one of the first British settlers in the area, and discuss the effects of British settlement on the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people of the region.

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide (Travel in 4WD).
  See "Tours Include" page for additional details.
Check out the Ngadjuri Country pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.   
2 day Outbush tour : $370 per person (U16 $155, U10 $110, U5 $30)  
Red Banks Conservation Park, Caroona Conservation Park, Dares Hill Summit lookout, Clare Valley (wine region), Burra, Mid North and Southern Flinders Ranges:

Day 1
: From Adelaide we travel through the Mid North region of South Australia to the Clare Valley and visit the house (shrine) of John Horrocks (one of the first British settlers in the area) and discuss the effects of British settlement on the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people of the region. Lunch at Clare or Burra. We visit the Burra council officers (open Mon-Fri) and look at the Megafauna fossils of a Diprotodon on display. From here we travel to Red Banks Conservation Park. Red Banks is truly an ancient land - it's an amazing place - a garden of Eden - an oasis in the desert - and it's rich in Aboriginal heritage and Dreaming stories. It features a landscape of rugged earth gorges, stunning 30 metre vertical red banks, spring-fed waterholes and is one of the richest Megafauna sites in Australia. As we walk along a goat track down into the main gorge you can feel yourself going back in time and imagining how giant Kangaroos (Procoptodons) and huge wombat like marsupials (Diprotodons) that weighed up to two tonnes, once roamed this area 65,000 years ago. Not much has changed in that time, except the Megafauna are now fossils. We look at Megafauna fossils on display in Burra. Fossils of Tasmanian tigers (Thylacine) have also been discovered here. Along the way we share a number of Dreaming stories relating to the areas we are visiting; Snake Dreaming, Creation story, Megafauna Dreaming and Waterhole Dreaming. Camp at Red Banks or Burra for the night.

Day 2: Early rise, have breakfast, and travel to Caroona Conservation Park, situated on the western edge of the Olary Plain. This park contains a range of landforms from alluvial plains and rounded hills of the Mid North to the beginning of the rocky gorge country of the Flinders Ranges, and is littered with ruins from British settlement. Surrounded by rugged hilly terrain, we travel past the ruins of Piltimitiappa Homestead on our way to Dares Hill Summit lookout to get a birds eye view of our spectacular country. We pause at Dares Summit, break out the billy and have a cup of tea / coffee - share Dreaming stories - and take it all in - it's a breathtaking moment. After taking pics of the views we head past the ruins of Ketchowla Sheep Station to some of the world's oldest Aboriginal rock art engravings. We head back to Adelaide.

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2. Excludes lunch and dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.
Check out the Ngadjuri Country pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  
3 day Outbush tour : $495 per person (U16 $205, U10 $150, U5 $45)  
Red Banks Conservation Park, Caroona Conservation Park, Dares Hill Summit lookout, Clare Valley (wine region), Burra, Mid North, Terrowie, Ororroo and Southern Flinders Ranges:

Day 1
: From Adelaide we travel through the Mid North region of South Australia to the Clare Valley and visit the house (shrine) of John Horrocks (one of the first British settlers in the area) and discuss the effects of British settlement on the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people of the region. Lunch at Clare or Burra. We visit the Burra council officers (open Mon-Fri) and look at the Megafauna fossils of a Diprotodon on display. From here we travel to Red Banks Conservation Park. Red Banks is truly an ancient land - it's an amazing place - a garden of Eden - an oasis in the desert - and it's rich in Aboriginal heritage and Dreaming stories. It features a landscape of rugged earth gorges, stunning 30 metre vertical red banks, spring-fed waterholes and is one of the richest Megafauna sites in Australia. As we walk along a goat track down into the main gorge you can feel yourself going back in time and imagining how giant Kangaroos (Procoptodons) and huge wombat like marsupials (Diprotodons) that weighed up to two tonnes, once roamed this area 65,000 years ago. Not much has changed in that time, except the Megafauna are now fossils. We look at Megafauna fossils on display in Burra. Fossils of Tasmanian tigers (Thylacine) have also been discovered here. Along the way we share a number of Dreaming stories relating to the areas we are visiting; Snake Dreaming, Creation story, Megafauna Dreaming and Waterhole Dreaming. Camp at Red Banks or Burra for the night.

Day 2:
Early rise, have breakfast, and travel to Caroona Conservation Park, situated on the western edge of the Olary Plain. This park contains a range of landforms from alluvial plains and rounded hills of the Mid North to the beginning of the rocky gorge country of the Flinders Ranges, and is littered with ruins from British settlement. Surrounded by rugged hilly terrain, we travel past the ruins of Piltimitiappa Homestead on our way to Dares Hill Summit lookout to get a birds eye view of our spectacular country. We pause at Dares Summit, break out the billy and have a cup of tea / coffee - share Dreaming stories - and take it all in - it's a breathtaking moment. After taking pics of the views we head past the ruins of Ketchowla Sheep Station to some of the world's oldest Aboriginal rock art engravings. We spend some time here, walking along a 1 km creek bed. We head off to Peterborough or Ororroo to camp for the night.

Day 3
: Slow rise, have breakfast and then continue our journey. At Ororroo we visit the giant Gum tree where grandfather Barney Warrior was born. We feel the spirit of this great Ngadjuri man as we share the Dreaming stories he passed onto Irene Agius, who in turn passed them onto me, her son (Quenten Agius). We visit ancient Aboriginal engravings in the area and Magnetic Hill before heading to Clare, and its world class boutique wineries for lunch and wine tasting.

Day 3 Alternative : Visit one of the oldest rock engraving sites on earth - secret location in the mid north, as seen in the "Sharing Culture" video on the homepage of this website.

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2,3. Excludes lunch and dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.
Check out the Ngadjuri Country pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  

COASTAL TOURS
Adjahdura Land : Yorke Peninsula, Aboriginal Community and Innes National Park
  
Half day Coastal tour : $85 per person (U16 $45, U10 $35, U5 $10)   
Point Pearce Aboriginal Community: Explore the Aboriginal township of Point Pearce (Bookyanna) with an experienced and knowledgeable Adjahdura guide (traditional owner of the country). Discover the history of this settlement, which was once an Aboriginal mission, and how the Aboriginal people survived European settlement.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.
Check out the Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  
1 day Coastal tour : $170 per person (U16 $70, U10 $50, U5 $10)         
Book a 1 day tour then make your choice of destination.
Innes National Park tour "or" East Coast and Aboriginal Lands tour.

Innes National Park tour (ex Yorke Peninsula only)
: The jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula and multi-award winning National Park. Gain an incredible Aboriginal insight into Innes National Park. Experience cultural ceremonies, Dreaming stories, ancient sites, breathtaking views, native animals and much more. (Yorke Peninsula pick up or tag-along). Departs from Yorke Peninsula only.

Alternate: East Coast and Aboriginal Community lands tour: Travel down the East coast of Yorke Peninsula and Adjahdura Land to Pine Point and walk along the beach or cliff face to ancient ochre and tool quarries. Visit the Black Point Cultural Site. Tides permitting, guests can walk out to an ancient fish trap and look for shellfish amongst the rocks. Hear the Dreaming stories of the area as the tour makes its way to the Aboriginal community of Point Pearce - discover how Aboriginal people survived British settlement - and much more. (Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide).

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.  
There are additional tour routes available.
Check out the Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  
2 day Coastal tour : $370 per person (U16 $155, U10 $110, U5 $30)      
Innes National Park and Point Pearce Aboriginal Community tour "or" Innes National Park and East Coast tour.  Book a 2 day tour then make your choice of destination.

Day 1: Explore the Aboriginal township and lands of Point Pearce. Discover the history of this settlement, which was once an Aboriginal mission, and how the Aboriginal people survived European settlement. Listen to ancient Dreaming stories, talk to an elder, and much more. Camp at Stenhouse Bay for the night.

Alternate Day 1: Travel down the East coast of Yorke Peninsula and Adjahdura Land to the Black Point Cultural Site. Walk along the beach or cliff face to ancient ochre and tool quarries. Tides permitting, guests can walk out to an ancient fish trap and look for shellfish amongst the rocks. Share Dreaming stories of the area as the tour makes its way to camp at Stenhouse Bay for the night.

Day 2
: Tour Innes National Park, multi-award winning National Park, the jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula. Gain an incredible insight into Innes National Park through Aboriginal eyes. Experience cultural ceremonies, Dreaming stories, ancient sites, breathtaking views, native animals and much more.

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2. Excludes lunch and dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

Additional tour routes available.
See "Tours Include" page for additional details.  
Check out the Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  
3 day Coastal tour :  $495 per person (U16 $205, U10 $150, U5 $45)     
Innes National Park, East Coast and Point Pearce Aboriginal Community and lands.

Day 1: Travel down the East coast of Yorke Peninsula and Adjahdura Land to the Black Point Cultural Site. Walk along the beach or cliff face to ancient ochre and tool quarries. Tides permitting, guests can walk out to an ancient fish trap and look for shellfish amongst the rocks. Hear the Dreaming stories of the area as the tour makes its way to camp at Stenhouse Bay for the night.

Day 2
: Tour Innes National Park, multi-award winning National Park, the jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula. Gain an incredible insight into Innes National Park through Aboriginal eyes. Experience cultural ceremonies, Dreaming stories, ancient sites, breathtaking views, native animals and much more. Camp at Stenhouse Bay for the night.

Day 3
: Explore the Aboriginal township and lands of Point Pearce. Discover the history of this settlement, which was once an Aboriginal mission, and how the Aboriginal people survived European settlement. Listen to ancient Dreaming stories, talk to an elder, and much more.

This 3 day tour / camp is our most popular Educational tour / camp.
Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2,3. Excludes lunch and Dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.  
Check out the Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.  

COMBO TOURS
OUTBUSH and COASTAL
Ngadjuri Country and Adjahdura land
   
2 day Outbush & Coastal Combo tour: $370 pp (U16 $155, U10 $110, U5 $30) 
Red Banks Conservation Park (Burra, Clare Valley) and Point Pearce Aboriginal Community or East Coast (Yorke Peninsula).

Day 1
: Point Pearce Aboriginal Community: Explore the Aboriginal township and lands of Point Pearce. Discover the history of this settlement, which was once an Aboriginal mission, and how the Adjahdura (Narungga) Aboriginal people survived European settlement. Listen to ancient Dreaming stories, talk to an elder, and much more.

Alternate Day 1
: Travel down the East coast of Yorke Peninsula and Adjahdura Land to the Pine Point and Black Point Cultural Sites. See and touch the past. Featured in our documentary “Sacred Ground”. Walk along the beach or cliff face to ancient ochre and tool quarries. Tides permitting, guests can walk out to an ancient fish trap and look for shellfish amongst the rocks.

Day 2
: Red Banks Conservation Park (Burra) and the Clare Valley: Red Banks Conservation Park is truly an ancient land - it's an amazing place - a garden of Eden - an oasis in the desert - and it's rich in Ngadjuri Aboriginal heritage and Dreaming stories. It features a landscape of rugged earth gorges, stunning 30 metre vertical red banks, spring-fed waterholes and is one of the richest Megafauna sites in Australia. As we walk along a goat track down into the main gorge you can feel yourself going back in time and imagining how giant Kangaroos (Procoptodons) and huge wombat like marsupials (Diprotodons) that weighed up to two tonnes, once roamed this area 65,000 years ago. Not much has changed in that time, except the Megafauna are now fossils. We look at Megafauna fossils on display in Burra. Fossils of Tasmanian tigers (Thylacine) have also been discovered here. We also visit the Clare Valley and the house (shrine) of John Horrocks, one of the first British settlers in the area, and discuss the effects of British settlement on the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people of the region.

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2. Excludes lunch and Dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.  
Check out the Ngadjuri Country and Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page. 

3 day Outbush and Coastal Combo tour: $495 pp (U16 $205, U10 $150, U5 $45)
Day 1 : COASTAL : As per 1-Day Coastal tour (East coast).
Day 2 and 3 : OUTBUSH : As per 2-Day Outbush tour.
* Other Outbush and Coastal Combinations are available.

5 day Outbush and Coastal Combo tour: $975 pp (U16 $390, U10 $240, U5 $95)
5 day Combo tour of Ngadjuri Country and Adjahdura Land.  Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park, Aboriginal Community, Mid North, Burra, Clare Valley and Southern Flinders Ranges.

Day 1
: Innes National Park: Early start from Adelaide, travel to multi-award winning Innes National Park, the jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula. Gain an incredible insight into Innes National Park through Aboriginal eyes. Experience cultural ceremonies, Dreaming stories, ancient sites, breathtaking views, native animals and much more. Camp for the night.

Day 2: Aboriginal Community and East Coast: Explore the the Aboriginal community and lands of Point Pearce. Discover the history of this settlement, which was once an Aboriginal mission, and how
the Aboriginal people survived European settlement. Listen to ancient Dreaming stories, talk to an elder, and much more. From the community, travel across the Peninsula to the Pine Point and Black Point Cultural Sites (Featured in our documentary "Sacred Ground"). See and touch the past. Walk along the beach or cliff face to ancient ochre and tool quarries. Tides permitting, guests can walk out to an ancient fish trap and look for shellfish amongst the rocks. Travel across to Ngadjuri country and camp at Clare for the night.

Day 3: Red Banks Conservation Park: In the Clare Valley we visit the house (shrine) of John Horrocks (one of the first British settlers in the area) and discuss the effects of British settlement on the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people of the region. Lunch at Clare or Burra. We visit the Burra council officers (open Mon-Fri) and look at the Megafauna fossils of a Diprotodon on display. From here we travel to Red Banks Conservation Park. Red Banks is truly an ancient land - it's an amazing place - a garden of Eden - an oasis in the desert - and it's rich in Aboriginal heritage and Dreaming stories. It features a landscape of rugged earth gorges, stunning 30 metre vertical red banks, spring-fed waterholes and is one of the richest Megafauna sites in Australia. As we walk along a goat track down into the main gorge you can feel yourself going back in time and imagining how giant Kangaroos (Procoptodons) and huge wombat like marsupials (Diprotodons) that weighed up to two tonnes, once roamed this area 65,000 years ago. Not much has changed in that time, except the Megafauna are now fossils. We look at Megafauna fossils on display in Burra. Fossils of Tasmanian tigers (Thylacine) have also been discovered here. Along the way we share Dreaming stories related to the area we are visiting; Snake Dreaming, Creation story, Megafauna Dreaming and Waterhole Dreaming. Camp at Red Banks or Burra for the night.

Day 4: Mid North and Southern Flinders Ranges: Slow rise, have breakfast and then continue our journey. Travel to Caroona Conservation Park, situated on the western edge of the Olary Plain. This park contains a range of landforms from alluvial plains and rounded hills of the Mid North to the beginning of the rocky gorge country of the Flinders Ranges, and is littered with ruins from British settlement. Surrounded by rugged hilly terrain, we travel past the ruins of Piltimitiappa Homestead on our way to Dares Hill Summit lookout to get a birds eye view of our spectacular country. We pause at Dares Summit, break out the billy and have a cup of tea / coffee - share Dreaming stories - and take it all in - it's a breathtaking moment. After taking pics of the views we head past the ruins of Ketchowla Sheep Station to some of the world's oldest Aboriginal rock art engravings. We head off to Ororroo through Peterborough to camp for the night.

Day 5: Southern Flinders Rangers and Clare Valley: We visit the giant Gum tree at Ororroo where grandfather Barney Warrior was born. We feel the spirit of this great Ngadjuri man as we share the Dreaming stories he passed down to Irene Agius, who in turn passed them onto me, her son (Quenten Agius). We visit ancient Aboriginal engravings in the area and Magnetic Hill before heading to the Clare Valley, and its world class boutique wineries, for lunch and wine tasting. From here we make our way back to Adelaide.

Day 5 Alternative : Visit one of the oldest rock engraving sites on earth - secret location in the mid north, as seen in the "Sharing Culture" video on the homepage of this website. 

Tour includes pick up and return to Adelaide. Travel in 4WD. Includes camping under stars (swag, mattress, sleeping bag and tent) and breakfast day 2,3,4,5. Excludes lunch and dinner. Under roof accommodation at additional cost.

See "Tours Include" page for additional details.  
Check out the Ngadjuri Country and Adjahdura Land pics on the "Tour Pictures" page.