Experience 45,000 years of history
Wontanella is the Barkindji word for many waters, is the word associated with the many waters that make up the natural waterways of Menindee and is located in south-west New South Wales on the Baaka (Darling River).
Whether it be a tour of Barkindji bush medicine and food plants that sustained us for millennia; viewing artefacts on country where they were left following colonisation, appreciating the landscape, animals and birds or walking the lands as my ancestors did; we cover it all.
My people have had a constant presence in our country since megafauna roamed these lands, back to around 45,000 years - but according to our oral histories we have been here forever, and when you walk with us you will understand why.
Continuing cultural practice through sharing knowledge
CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAMS
Would you like to learn more about local Aboriginal culture?
Wontanella offers programs for Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary groups, community organisations, agencies, and businesses.
Programs could include a welcoming ceremony, learning about and cooking Bush Tucker, Bush medicines, tools (coolamons, spears, shields etc) and craft making activities.
Cultural awareness including the impacts of colonisation, stolen generation etc to local indigenous people.
Programs are tailored to the age group and designed to meet your needs.
and we will contact you regarding a program booking.
This is your tour team and more importantly our family.
We work together to support our cultural beliefs, teach our young people Barkindji traditions and to instil looking after country into all the work we do.
Through showing how important this is to us we hope you appreciate Barkindji country as much as we do
Dave, Tour Guide
Aunty Barb, Tour Guide
Payton, Junior Tour Guide