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Far North Coast Aboriginal Experiences

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron BayCREDIT: Destination NSW

See Cape Byron and beyond on an Aboriginal-led tourism experience.

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Far North Coast
Aboriginal Experiences

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay CREDIT: Destination NSW

See Cape Byron and beyond on an Aboriginal-led tourism experience.

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From the rocky outcrops dotting the coastline to the network of rivers flowing through the valleys, just about every corner of the New South Wales far North Coast has special significance to the people of the Bundjalung Nation. Learn more about the region’s fascinating Aboriginal history, culture and more on these experiences led by Aboriginal guides. 

Catch your own lunch on the Tweed River

Join Bundjalung Nation descendant, artist and cultural educator Luther ‘The Black Cockatoo’ Cora, and a professional crabber on Tweed Eco Cruise’s four-hour Pot to Plate Adventure, held on Wednesdays. Learn about The Tweed region’s evocative past as Luther leads you into the Tweed River’s mud crab headquarters, just south of Tweed Heads, where you’ll learn how to hunt for your lunch with traditional spears. Afterwards, you’ll feast on the morning’s catch while Luther shares stories from the Yugambeh people, who hail from the state’s far northeastern tip. 

Visit an Aboriginal cultural museum

The Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is part of the Tweed Heads Historic Site, which has rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, both past and living. Located on the edge of the Ukerebagh Nature Reserve in Tweed Heads, the centre is run by the local Aboriginal community and is a top spot to learn about life in Bundjalung Country through exhibits, videos and art. Join Aboriginal guides on tours around the museum and into the reserve. 

Tweed Eco Cruises, Tweed Heads CREDIT: Tweed Eco Cruises

Bundjalung Nation descendant Luther "The Black Cockatoo" Cora, cooking a mud crab for guests on the Pot to Plate Adventure Tour with Tweed Eco Cruises.

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Tweed Eco Cruises, Tweed Heads CREDIT: Tweed Eco Cruises

Bundjalung Nation descendant Luther "The Black Cockatoo" Cora, cooking a mud crab for guests on the Pot to Plate Adventure Tour with Tweed Eco Cruises.

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Take a cultural walk on the coast

The popular beach holiday destination of Byron Bay is the home of the Arakwal people. Explore Byron Bay’s Guided Aboriginal Tours will help you experience the bay in a whole new way.  

On a walking tour of Cape Byron or Broken Head (15 minutes’ drive to the south) with passionate Arakwal woman Delta Kay, you’ll learn about the region’s Aboriginal history and hear evocative Dreaming stories connected to local landmarks. You’ll also learn about bush foods and medicinal plants along the way and leave with a deeper connection to this iconic landscape. 

Search for bush tucker in the hinterland 

Delta Kay also leads tasty bush tucker tours in three Byron hinterland locations. Her two-hour Bush Tucker Walk runs in partnership with local eco-tourism operator Vision Walks Eco-Tours, and takes in the towns of Mullumbimby and Federal on alternate Saturdays. On every walk, Delta shares her deep knowledge of the region’s edible natural bounty followed by a bush tea and local snack.  

She also leads a Bush Tucker Walk near the hinterland town of Bangalow on Thursday evenings with Explore Byron Bay; the tour reveals the fascinating ways that the Bundjalung People have lived in harmony with the land and sea for thousands of years, and also includes a bush tucker snack.  

Broken Head Beach, Byron Bay CREDIT: Destination NSW

Broken Head Beach, Broken Head.

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Broken Head Beach, Byron Bay CREDIT: Destination NSW

Broken Head Beach, Broken Head.

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Delta Kay leads tasty bush tucker tours, Vision Walks Eco-Tours CREDIT: Wendy Bithell, Vision Walks Eco-Tours

On a Bush Tucker Walk with Vision Walks Eco-Tours in the Byron Bay hinterland.

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Delta Kay leads tasty bush tucker tours, Vision Walks Eco-Tours CREDIT: Wendy Bithell, Vision Walks Eco-Tours

On a Bush Tucker Walk with Vision Walks Eco-Tours in the Byron Bay hinterland.

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