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Aboriginal Cultural Experience in the Gorge

  • West Launceston car-park entrance to the First Basin. (map)

Walk and Talk Around the First Basin:


This is a two-hour session starting at the West Launceston car-park entrance to the First Basin. The walk meanders in a clock-wise manner along the path, across the Suspension Bridge, and over the river causeway passing the Café and back to the car-park.

Participants will experience:

  • A Welcome to Country and Ochre Ceremony.
  •  Learn about material cultural practices.
  • Hands on string making using natural plant fibre.
  • Taste bush foods (in season) and plants/products for medicinal use.
  •  Hear stories of the significance of Country, Aboriginal Spiritual origins of the river and geological formations that shaped the Gorge,
  • Women’s Business and Men’s Business.

We will twine Circles of Memory sculptures to honour the Aboriginal ancestors, heal the land and pledge our commitment to walk together in peace and harmony.

Cost: $15 per person

Bookings for this event must be made by Friday the 15th of July – Booking must be made via the Peace Festival Coordinator Please supply your contact details (Name, Phone number and email) 

This information is essential as there are limited tickets and due to unpredictable weather event organisers will need to contact you prior to the event regarding the weather and to confirm your booking.

Payments to be made on the day of the event.