Take this unique opportunity to spend time ‘on Country’ with a passionate Aboriginal guide, learning about traditional bush tucker and the healing powers of the didgeridoo.
Hosted by Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung – Bundjalung man, Lionel Lauch.
Beginning at our Wellness Centre, this two-hour experience winds its way through the bushland surrounding Peninsula Hot Springs. You will learn about bush tucker and bush medicine and pause at viewing points to hear about the cultural significance and Dreamtime stories of local landmarks such as Arthurs Seat (Wonga) and Cape Schanck. The journey concludes in our Cultural Meeting Space, designed in collaboration with Aboriginal Elders, where you will experience an unforgettable didgeridoo meditation. Your experience will be completed by slipping into a nearby geothermal pool for some relaxation and reflection.
Lionel Lauch is a passionate and inspiring Aboriginal man. With heritage from Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung (western Victoria) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) communities, Lionel moved to the Mornington Peninsula when he was 6 years old. He has the blessings of the local Boon Wurrung and Bunurong community to share traditional knowledge and stories specific to the area. Guests are amazed by his extensive knowledge of this coastal landscape, its ecology and its rich cultural heritage. We are privileged to work with Lionel through his business, Living Culture, and welcome you to enjoy this unique opportunity to walk Country with him.
This experience is held fortnightly with confirmed dates:
Sunday 4 November*
Sunday 18 November*
Sunday 2 December*
Sunday 16 December*
Please arrive at 8:30am for a 9:00am start. *For customers’ comfort this experience may be cancelled in inclement weather
2 hour guided cultural walk
Bath House bathing
1L BPA-free Peninsula Hot Springs drink bottle
Price: $87 per person
This experience is recommended for guests aged 12 years and over and bookings are essential.