The Bathurst region was settled by Europeans in 1815, an early date in the history of the modern nation of Australia but a mere heartbeat in the long history of Wiradyuri life on and around the Bathurst Plains that is thought to extend back over 40,000 years (that’s over 195 times as long a time)! The Wiradyuri people are the people of the three rivers – the Wambool (Macquarie), the Galari (Calari) and the Murrumbidgee.
Two new tours are now available that explore this deep cultural heritage. The Wiradyuri Nurambang 4WD Cultural Tour is specifically created to allow you to learn, respect and preserve the cultural significance of the Wiradyuri people of this area. On this family tour (small group) you will visit three significant Aboriginal sites on a full day tour including morning tea and lunch and you can expect to see and learn much about how the Wiradyuri lived in this area for thousands of years before white settlers arrived. On occasion, you may be joined by a Wiradyuri Elder, or with prior arrangement, may visit the Elders Hub in Bathurst for a yarn in the afternoon.
The Wahluu Cultural Tour is specifically created for larger groups to learn, respect and preserve the cultural significance of the Wiradyuri people of this area. On this tour we are joined by the Elders who share their knowledge and wisdom of Wiradyuri Country upon which we live. You will visit three significant Aboriginal sites on a full day tour and be treated to a powerful smoking ceremony on Country at one of the significant Aboriginal sites we visit.
You can learn about these tours on these respective links
Wiradyuri Nurambang 4WD Cultural Tours https://detouradventures.rezdy.com/405709/wiradyuri-nurambang-4wd-cultural-tourshttps://bathursttours.com.au/tours/cultural-tours/
Wahluu Cultural Tours https://bathursttours.com.au/tours/cultural-tours/