Indigenous Cultural Walk

Following its recent success, Peninsula Hot Springs is pleased to announce the Indigenous cultural walk and bathe experience will be offered as a regular experience held on the last weekend of the month (over both Saturday and Sunday).

Hosted by Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung – Bundjalung man, Lionel Lauch, this experience explores the No 16 beach divide in Rye.

Passionate about his cultural heritage and people, Lionel embraces opportunities to share his knowledge of the land and educate others about his culture through guided walks ‘on country’, didgeridoo healing meditations, smoking ceremonies and talks.

No. 16 Beach Divide in Rye is one of Lionel’s favourite places on the Mornington Peninsula. Surrounded by native coastal flora, Lionel will educate everyone in his easy going manner on bush-tucker, medicines, share knowledge of Indigenous culture and this ancient landscape.  You will find a quiet spot in the dunes to sit and be led through a didgeridoo meditation session whilst taking in the gorgeous ocean view.

The duration of the walk is approximately two hours, and will commence at 9am so please arrive at 8:45am. After the completion of the walk you will need to drive to Peninsula Hot Springs where you will enjoy bathing in our Bath House. The Bath House is Peninsula Hot Springs’ social, family-friendly bathing area which offers over 20 globally-inspired experiences.

Price:  $87 per person

2018 Dates:

  • January – 27th and 28th
  • February – 24th and 25th
  • March – 31st and April 1st
  • April – 28th and 29th
  • May – 26th and 27th
  • June – 30th and July 1st

Inclusions:

  • Indigenous cultural walk
  • Didgeridoo meditation
  • Bath House bathing at Peninsula Hot Springs

Things to know:

  • Meet at No. 16th beach carpark off Tasman Drive, Rye at 8:45am for a 9:00am start
    The carpark is opposite 16 Beach General Store at 414 Tasman Drive, Rye
  • Wear closed toe walking shoes
  • Dress for all weather

What to bring:

  • Water bottle for the walk and bathing
  • Bathers, towel for bathing
  • Raincoat, if required

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