Cultural Tours

Kaarak Dreaming
Maitland’s Cultural Tours

Step back into the Dream-Time and join Maitland on one of his Aboriginal cultural tours. You can learn about Nyoongar – Aboriginal bush medicine and native plants.

You will discover the Nyoongar six seasons and Maitland will demonstrate sand mapping. Enjoy learning about cultural knowledge and share in the experience of a traditional smoking ceremony. Learn how Aboriginal people can make fire and try it for yourself.

Relax in a natural bush setting while Maitland plays the didgeridoo and tapping sticks. You will be welcomed in his native language.

Maitland is also an accomplished Aboriginal artist and offers traditional painting classes on country. Tours are delivered from Dwellingup, Western Australia by appointment. You are welcome to contact us for enquiries.

Available Tours

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Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Culture Tours
Maitland's Bush Medicine and Forest Discovery Tour
Dwellingup – 1.5 Hours  Kaarak Dreaming - Wheelchair Accessibility

Traditional Welcoming Ceremony Spoken in Nyoongar Language.

Bush Trail Walk and Nyoongar Six Seasons Calendar Interpretation.
Bush Medicine, Bush Tucker and Scar Tree Identification.
Class 1 Walk on well defined, flat, even ground, suitable for all ages & abilities. Slow gentle pace, approximately 1 ½ hours.

Yarning Circle and Traditional Artefact Demonstration.
Didgeridoo Playing and Boomerangs.
Enjoy Bush Dukkah tasting.

Explore the Forest Discovery Centre Gift Shop.

 

Right-Arrow-Small Departure Point: Forest Discovery Centre, 1 Acacia Road, Dwellingup
Right-Arrow-Small Cost: Adults $55.00 | Concession: $45.00 | Children (5-17 years): $20.00
      (Includes entry fee into Discovery Centre)

What To Bring:

Right-Arrow-Small Hat
Right-Arrow-Small Water
Right-Arrow-Small Sunscreen
Right-Arrow-Small Insect Repellent
Right-Arrow-Small Sunglasses
Right-Arrow-Small Sturdy Footwear

 

photograpy Photography is welcome filming No filming thank you
What to Bring on Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Art on Country
Maitland's Nanga Brook Kep-Bilo Tour
Dwellingup – 1.5 Hours

Traditional Welcoming Ceremony spoken in Nyoongar language.

Bush Trail Walk along Nanga Brook Kep-Bilo (Water Stream).
Class 3 Walk: moderate walk trail with some uneven ground, suitable for most ages & abilities but not suitable for wheelchairs. Slow gentle pace, approximately 30 minutes.

Native Flora Interpretation, Bush Medicine, & Traditional Fishing Techniques along trail walk.

Yarning Circle next to Nanga Brook Kep-Bilo (Water Stream) for Cultural Sharing.
Traditional Artefacts Demonstrated including Didgeridoo Playing with Boomerangs.
Mar Midi – Fire Stick: Learn How to Start Fire the Traditional Way and try it for yourself.
Sand Mapping – Learn Secrets about Ancient Aboriginal Symbols – draw some yourself.
Bush Rope – Learn how Aboriginal People Made Their Own Rope – make some yourself.
Learn How to use Traditional Bush Soap.
Enjoy Bush Dukkah tasting.

 

Right-Arrow-Small Departure Point: Nanga Brook, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup
Right-Arrow-Small Cost: Adults $55.00 | Concession: $45.00 | Children (5-17 years): $20.00
       (Includes entry fee into park reserve)

photograpy Photography is welcome filming No filming thank you
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Art on Country

Very Important:

Right-Arrow-Small Drinking water is not available
Right-Arrow-Small Please bring water with you
Right-Arrow-Small Toilet facilities are available in camp ground

 

What To Bring:

Right-Arrow-Small Hat
Right-Arrow-Small Water
Right-Arrow-Small Sunscreen
Right-Arrow-Small Insect Repellent
Right-Arrow-Small Sunglasses
Right-Arrow-Small Sturdy Footwear

 

What to Bring on Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Welcome Ceremony - Courtesy of Shire Of Murray
Maitland’s Jarrahdale Walking Tour
Jarrahdale – 1 Hour

Traditional Welcoming Ceremony spoken in Nyoongar language.

Bush Trail Walk along Gooralong Creek in Jarrahdale
Class 3 Walk: moderate walk trail with some uneven ground, suitable for most ages & abilities but not suitable for wheelchairs. Slow gentle pace, approximately 30 minutes.

Native Flora Interpretation, Bush Medicine, & Traditional Fishing Techniques along trail walk.
Enjoy Bush Dukkah tasting.

 

Right-Arrow-Small Departure Point: Jarrahdale Heritage Society, 631 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale
Right-Arrow-Small Cost: Adults $40.00 | Concession: $30.00 | Children (5-17 years): $20.00
photograpy Photography is welcome filming No filming thank you
What to Bring on Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Bush Medicine

Very Important:

Right-Arrow-Small Drinking water is not available
Right-Arrow-Small Please bring water with you
Right-Arrow-Small Toilet facilities are available in camp ground

 

What To Bring:

Right-Arrow-Small Hat
Right-Arrow-Small Water
Right-Arrow-Small Sunscreen
Right-Arrow-Small Insect Repellent
Right-Arrow-Small Sunglasses
Right-Arrow-Small Sturdy Footwear

 

Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Welcome Ceremony
Maitland’s Dwaarlindjirraap Art on Country
Dwellingup – 3 Hours

 

An Art Class on Country Painting in Traditional Nyoongar Style.

Welcome to Country in Nyoongar Language by Maitland.

Billy Tea & Damper. Wattleseed Muffins with Quandong jam.
All Art Materials Supplied – acrylic paints, brushes & canvas.
BYO Chair to sit on.

* Suitable for beginners to professionals all are welcome.
* Other locations available on booking

 

Right-Arrow-Small Location: Dwaarlindjirraap, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup
Right-Arrow-Small Cost: Adults $120.00 | Concession: $100.00 | Children (5-17 years) : $50.00
photograpy Photography is welcome filming No filming thank you
What to Bring on Tours
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Welcome Ceremony

Very Important:

Right-Arrow-Small Drinking water is not available
Right-Arrow-Small Please bring water with you
Right-Arrow-Small Toilet facilities are available in camp ground

 

What To Bring:

Right-Arrow-Small Hat
Right-Arrow-Small Water
Right-Arrow-Small Sunscreen
Right-Arrow-Small Insect Repellent
Right-Arrow-Small Sunglasses
Right-Arrow-Small Sturdy Footwear

 

View my art

My artwork showcases Aboriginal knowledge about my Boodja (country) and gives respect to our Ancestors and the Dreamtime. I paint for country and culture.

My artwork is a depiction of Nyoongar landscapes in acrylic/watercolour on canvas, traditional paperbark, and pyrography on plywood.

I also like to use natural materials including traditional ochre (used for ceremonial body paint) and bush gum resins in my artwork.

My visual artwork highlights the natural colours of the Australian bush.
It is reflective of the distinctive traditional Nyoongar style called the Carrolup art practice in South Western Australia.

A distinctive feature of Nyoongar artwork is the use of light and colour in the brilliant portrayal of the rich sunsets – red, yellow, gold and black trees.

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