Culture shared on the Lurujarri Heritage Trail
Walk alongside the Goolarabooloo community on a journey that traces their 82km songline north of Broome, WA.
Volunteers, Goolarabooloo people and walkers travel the route annually. It takes nine days and covers 82km, mostly following the coastline north of Broome, WA. Walkers move leisurely through dunes, bush, mangroves and salt plains, as stories are told by the local Goolarabooloo community who run the walk.
Aboriginal life on the LurujarriThere are many opportunities to help with hunting and gathering. Cooking is done on campfires and washing is done in the sea. A truck transports gear to campsites that have been in use for millennia.
The itinerary is dependent on weather, hunting, tides and the group number. Walked in dry season, maximum daytime temperatures average 30ºC, and nights are cool.
In the middle of the year, cockatoos and brolgas feed on bush onions. Osprey, honey-eaters and red-winged parrots are likely to be breeding. Black kites may be seen over the dunes, when the salmon are running. Lizards are generally hibernating but you may see fat pelicans, kangaroos and dugong. Humpback whales can often be seen migrating north.
The next walk is in July 2013 - click here for more information.
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