~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Launceston to krakani lumi | Mountain and Inland Journey
07.45am 08.00am: Pick up from hotel in Launceston, or make your own way to the Aboriginal Elders Centre. Guests should arrive at no later than 0815. Enjoy morning tea after guests have been issued with back packs, gaiters and rain jackets, if required. 09.00am depart Launceston on a scenic drive to the trail head while learning about the Aboriginal and European history of the districts passed through. The cultural walk begins with a guided walk to the summit of wukalina. At the summit enjoy a picnic lunch and experience 360 degree views of the magnificent landscape. On a clear day truwana (Cape Barren Island) is visible, and there will be stories of the significance of truwana and other Furneaux Islands - historical and contemporary heartlands of the palawa community and culture. Following lunch, the guests will be guided along a purpose built walking track to the standing camp (krakani lumi), stopping along the way to hear cultural and botanical interpretations from our qualified guides. Once at krakani lumi they can relax in their private hut before regrouping to enjoy predinner drinks, followed by a traditionally inspired dinner. Evening activities include interaction with a palawa Elder and the telling of the palawa Creation Story.
Distance - 11km
Walk time - 4.5 hours
krakani lumi along the coastal pathway| Coastal Journey
After breakfast they will be guided along a traditional coastal pathway, which includes significant Aboriginal middens. Interpretation will focus on learning about traditional food sources, medicines and native animals. Lunch will be served back at the Standing Camp, following which our guides will lead cultural sessions which include kelp and reed basket making, making and playing clap sticks, and working with shells and native animal furs. After a dinner of roast wallaby and Aunty Gloria's doughboys, guests will either relax by the fire or enjoy a starlight night walk where they may encounter native wildlife such as wombats (prupalatina), wallabies (payathanima) and kangaroos.
Distance - 5km
Difficulty - medium
Walk time 2.5 hours
krakani lumi to larapuna | Coastal journey
Day 3 comprises of a guided walk south along stretches of pure white sand and past rocky headlands covered in the red lichen typical of the Bay of Fires region. Lunch is enjoyed at the unusual Marsupial Lawns. You will arrive at the Aboriginal landholding of larapuna (Eddystone Point lighthouse precinct) in the mid afternoon, and settle into one of the most beautifully restored Lighthouse
Cottages in Australia. The cottage has been redesigned throughout, while the beautiful exterior walls of local pink granite have been given new life. The guests can enjoy a 'hotel style' room; gather in the lounge; sit beside the fire pit; or take a seat on the broad verandah to watch the magnificent sunset.
Distance - 17km
Difficulty medium to hard
Walk time - 6 hours
larapuna and return to Launceston | Around larapuna and regional highlights
Today provides an opportunity to explore the larapuna area including the coastline, rock quarry and lighthouse precinct. They will be offered a tour of the lighthouse, with unmatched views of the world-renowned Bay of Fires (larapuna) coastline. It is not uncommon to see black swans and arctic terns or pelicans, sea eagles, and the odd whale or dolphin in the surf below. After the tour, they may wish to spend time with the guides reflecting on key learnings from the cultural journey. Lunch is served prior to the drive back to Launceston via a quirky café' stop in Derby, a little town becoming more famous by the day due to its place on the Mountain Bike map'. Arrive back into Launceston at approximately 16.30pm and enjoy farewell drinks and nibbles.~~~~
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Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders Council of Tasmania Centre at 163 St John Street, Launceston 7250.
pick up time will be advised at least seven days prior to departure.
Selected Launceston Accommodation.
Selected Launceston Accommodation.
3 Days/ 4 Nights.
- All meals and snacks.
- Tasmanian wine, mineral water, juice is offered each night.
- Transport to wukalina/ Mt William National Park and return.
- Twin/ Dbl share accomodation for three nights.
- National park passes.
- Use of 40lt Backpack, Gore-tex jacket, gaiters and a water bottle (if guests elect not to bring their own) for the duration of walk.
- Two qualified guides for groups of 6 guests or more or one guide for groups of 5 or less; as well as interaction with Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder(s) and/or Craftsperson/Artist(s).
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