Indigenous Cultural Walk comes to the hot springs

We are honoured to announce that local man Lionel Lauch will be now be guiding his incredible cultural walks on Peninsula Hot Springs land.

During this two-hour immersive experience you will be guided into the ancient cultural landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. You will learn to see and feel the land through new eyes as you’re introduced to traditional Aboriginal bush tucker and medicines. Beginning at our Wellness Centre, you will wind your way through the bushland surrounding Peninsula Hot Springs, pausing at viewing points to learn 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.

You can then complete the experience by slipping into a nearby geothermal pool for some relaxation and reflection.

Your guide

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.

2019 dates coming soon


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