Indigenous cultural pilot tour takes visitors on expedition through traditional lands of the Great Southern

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Robbie Miniter explaining the Mia Mia at Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation.
Camera IconRobbie Miniter explaining the Mia Mia at Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation. Credit: supplied

A Noongar trail winding through the traditional lands of the Great Southern has completed its pilot tour.

The Kambarang Cultural Walking Tour launched for the first time on September 16 for the Great Southern Treasures Bloom Festival, offers tourists a cultural experience throughout the upper Great Southern.

The nine-hour tour explores the history of the axe stone at Kodja Place in Kojonup, the stories of the missions at the Gnowangerup Heritage Museum and the sacred bush tales in Badgebup.

The stories of First Nations people are shared in an environment that encourages conversations with the storytellers.

Great Southern Treasures chairwoman Veronica Fleay said the tour aimed to meet a growing demand for opportunities to understand and connect with the ancient culture of the local Indigenous community.

“This is an area of interest to the wider community, particularly international tourists, they really want to hear about the culture — what First Nations people did on their land and how they looked after it,” she said.

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