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Shark Bay World Heritage-listed area, Western Australia

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Aboriginal Experience


Discover the strong spiritual bond that the Nhanda and Malgana people share with Gutharraguda, the traditional Aboriginal name for the Shark Bay World Heritage site. Gutharraguda means “two waters,” referring to the two bays that shape this beautiful place, where the red sands of the desert meet the white sands along the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to its stunning landscapes, this area is home to stromatolites, known as the “Old People” by the local Aboriginal community. These stromatolites are considered the world’s oldest living organisms and are seen as ancestral figures by the indigenous people.

At Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures, owner Darren “Capes” Capewell will show you how to connect with “the way country talks to you” and provide insights into local Aboriginal culture. You’ll learn about animal tracking, taste bush tucker and seafood caught in traditional ways, and discover the uses of different medicinal plants. Additionally, you can enjoy didgeridoo lessons and hear Dreamtime stories.

Capes offers a variety of “on Country” cultural experiences, from relaxed didgeridoo campfire gatherings and 4WD tours to more active adventures like bush-tucker walks, kayaking, snorkling, stand-up paddleboard tours, camping safaris, and fly/drive expeditions.

All Aboriginal Experiences can be tailored to your individual needs.

Please contact us for further information.

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