Peninsula Hot Springs is once again proud to be recognising NAIDOC Week in 2017.
NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is a national, annual celebration which recognises the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Celebrations at Peninsula Hot Springs will commence on Monday 3rd July 2017 with a program of complimentary activities running throughout the week, and part of NAIDOC Week festivities held Australia wide.
All activities hosted at Peninsula Hot Springs during NAIDOC week are complimentary with Bath House bathing and the program changes on a daily basis. Although some activities can be enjoyed by all guests, some require pre-registration to secure your place as limited spaces are available.
Boomerang Painting Workshop hosted by Baluk Arts
Baluk Arts is a non-profit Victorian Aboriginal arts organisation based in Mornington and owned by Aboriginal artists from Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and wider south-east Melbourne. Baluk artists are from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and artworks created reflect themes of identity in a contemporary cultural context. Baluk Arts encourages community development, youth leadership, participation and interaction, and Indigenous governance through innovative arts practice. ‘Baluk’ is a local Boonwurrung word meaning many.
Baluk Arts will be hosting boomerang painting workshops at Peninsula Hot Springs during NAIDOC week. These workshops are focused on primary school aged children. These workshops are complimentary with Bath House bathing, however, please secure your spot in the workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to our reception staff when you arrive at Peninsula Hot Springs.
Smoking Ritual, Didgeridoo Performance and ochre body painting workshop hosted by Sunset Dreaming
During NAIDOC Week, Sunset Dreaming will be hosting ochre body painting workshops, performing indigenous smoking ceremonies and playing the didgeridoo around the Bath House bathing area. Sunset Dreaming have performed at Peninsula Hot Springs as a part of NAIDOC week for the last few years, and we are delighted to have them performing again this year with the new addition of the workshops. These activities are complimentary with Bath House Bathing bookings. The Smoking ceremonies and digeridoo performances are available to all guests and you are not required to secure your place for these activities. Please secure your spot in the ochre body painting workshop by emailing email@example.com and talk to our reception staff when you arrive at Peninsula Hot Springs.
Didgeridoo Meditation and Didgeridoo Performance by Lionel Lauch
Lionel Lauch, from the Gundijtmara, Kirrae Wurrung and Bundjalung tribes, will be returning to Peninsula Hot Springs’ NAIDOC celebrations for another year. He has lived on the Mornington Peninsula since he was 6 years old and is now an artist, specialising in paintings, woodwork and Limestone sculptures. His art is popular, unique and has sold worldwide. Lionel takes many workshops throughout the year, teaching Aboriginal art and educating others on native flora and fauna in the area.
Lionel will be taking a didgeridoo meditation workshop during the week and also performing in the Bath House bathing gully to welcome the Indigenous ‘pre-spring’ season.
Please secure your spot in the didgeridoo meditation workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to our reception staff when you arrive at Peninsula Hot Springs. The Bath House digeridoo performance is available to all guests and you are not required to secure your place for this activity.
Special Package: Cultural Walk and Bathe (adult $75/child $60)
Join Lionel Lauch, a Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung - Bundjalung man, on an explorative walk along the No 16 beach divide in Rye. Surrounded by native coastal flora, Lionel will educate the group on bush-tucker and medicines as well as share his knowledge of Indigenous culture and this ancient landscape. You will find a quiet spot in the sand dunes to sit and be led through a didgeridoo led meditation session whilst taking in the spectacular ocean view. This experience will be followed by an afternoon of bathing in the Bath House at Peninsula Hot Springs. The cost of this package is $75 for adults and $60 for children and includes the bush tucker walk, didgeridoo meditation and bathing in the Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House.
Discover more information on this experience here.
Bookings can be made online or over the phone by calling us on (03) 5950 8777.
Peninsula Hot Springs NAIDOC Week 2017 Schedule