Explore the Bundjalung coast: Aboriginal Culture and Heritage tours of Byron Bay and Ballina

Lois Cook is a traditional owner of Nyangbul country in the Bundjalung Nation of eastern Australia. Nyangbul lands extend from Brunswick Heads in the north, through Byron Bay and Ballina, then to Wardell and Cabbage Tree Island on the Richmond River in the south. Byron Bay is called Gubenbah (meaning 'big scrub') and Ballina is Bullinah ('big stomach,  plenty to eat').  Aboriginal Cultural Concepts offers cultural tours of Byron Bay, Ballina and surrounding localities with half-day, full day, multi-day and extended tours. We guarantee that you will have an unforgettable experience.

Explore the unique Bundjalung coast 
Tours available Wednesday to Saturday

Come on a journey through the traditions, culture, stories and important sites of the most eastern point of Australia. We meet and greet you, take you through our country, and show how Nyangbul people are connected to this beautiful coast and saltwater country. Explore the secrets of our land, its people and the Dreaming. Meet and talk to Traditional Owners and Elders and hear their fascinating stories.

Half-day Heritage/Coastal tour (4 hours)

This tour is ideal for a family, group of friends, overseas visitors, a club outing, and locals interested in discoveringNyangbul Bundjalung culture.

Highlights:

  • experience traditional Aboriginal culture from eastern Australia
  • explore hidden secrets of the Bundjalung coast
  • discover mythological sites
  • hear Dreaming stories and local Aboriginal legends
  • sample bush tucker

You will visit middens, former camping grounds, Bora rings, contact sites, fertility sites, fish traps, hunting areas and other places of cultural and historical interest.

Chilled water and late-morning lunch is provided.

Departure time:  10.00 am
Return approx.:     2.00 pm 

Cost: $95.00/person (min. 4 people)
Children (12yrs and over) $50.00
Concession $80.00

Full day Cultural/Regional tour (7 hours)

This tour is ideal for people wanting an extended experience and visits to places up river as well as on the coast. It is accessible but will satisfy the adventurous. This tour is great for groups of friends, overseas visitors, and university and college students wanting a rich, unique and authentic cultural opportunity.

Highlights:

  • experience traditional Aboriginal culture from eastern Australia
  • explore hidden secrets of the Bundjalung coast
  • discover mythological sites
  • hear Dreaming Stories and local Aboriginal legends
  • sample bush tucker
  • see rare scarred trees
  • visit Minyon Falls and Brunswick River

You will visit middens, former camping grounds, Bora rings, contact sites, fertility sites, fish traps, hunting areas and other places of cultural and historical interest.

Chilled water supplied, mid-morning snacks, lunch and afternoon tea provided. 

Departure time:    9.30 am 
Return approx.:     4.30 pm 

Cost: $180.00/person (min. 5 people)
Children (12yrs & over) $100.00
Concession $160.00

You-drive or personal tour

This is a personal and personalised tour for 1 to 3 people you will enjoy a rich cultural experiences. It is flexible, informative and enjoyable.

Highlights:

  • experience traditional Aboriginal culture of eastern Australia
  • explore hidden secrets of the Bundjalung Coast
  • discover mythological sites
  • hear Dreaming stories and local Aboriginal legends
  • sample Bush tucker

Depending on the time available, you will be able to visit middens, former camping grounds, Bora rings, contact sites, fertility sites, fish traps, hunting areas and other places of cultural and historical interest.

2 people only 
Departure time:   10.00 am
Return approx.:     2.00 pm 
Cost: $220.00
2 people only 

3 people only
Departure time:   10.00 am
Return approx.:     2.00 pm 
Costs: $300.00


Welcome to Country Ceremony

Highlights:

  • People are Welcomed to our homelands by Traditional Custodian.
  • Smoking and Smudge Ceremony
  • Traditional Songs
  • Story Telling
  • Traditional Dance performance

Time: 45 mins - 1 hour
 Individual cost:  $ 35.00/person,  minimum of  20 participants
 Group Bookings  20+ persons
Under 4yrs free 

 *   Traditional Aboriginal Dance Performances

Highlights:

  • People are Welcomed to our homelands by Traditional Custodian.
  • Traditional Songs
  • Story  Telling
  • Traditional Dance performance

Time: 45 mins 
Individual cost:  $ 35.00/person,  minimum of  20 participants
Under 4yrs free 
Group Bookings  20+ persons
(this program is tailored for tours as well as special groups, events, conferences, schools programs and general audiences who visit our area. 
All fees are negotiable.


Lois can tailor your tour for large and small groups for 1, 2, 3,or 4 days 
requests including Bundling or tailoring other Aboriginal cultural activities and interest tours.

Email Lois with any inquiries Aboriginalconcepts@gmail.com
Phone or contact Lois on:  +61405654280 for information on activities, features, bundles and accommodation.