About our Experiences

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wawa biik Taungurung Cultural Experiences are about generating greater respect for the Taungurung story – a resilient story that spans thousands of years.  Our experiences inspire deeper connections, learnings, and reflections, that will inspire us all to care more about the future of our Culture and biik (Country).

Meet passionate Taungurung guides who share traditional and contemporary cultural practices.  Understand life of our Ancestors and learn what being a Custodian of biik means for us today as we walk through important areas of biik together.

We celebrate the small moments of connection with and on biik.

We will also yarn with you about all the work we do on biik as a mob to keep biik and Culture strong for the next generation – this includes protecting cultural heritage, regeneration works and cultural practice. We will introduce you to wawa biik’s partners, who are as determined as we are to care for biik and contribute to our positive future.

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wawa Nagambie

Our passionate Taungurung guides reveal the rich layers of living culture embodied in the land and waterways around Nagambie. Learn about the ingenuity of Taungurung Ancestors and the impacts of colonisation, cruise the stunning waterways of Tahbilk and yarn about our aspirations for Culture and Country.

Location: Nagambie, Victoria

Duration: 4 hours

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wawa Euroa

We welcome you to Euroa Arboretum (‘the Arb’), a nurtured pocket of Taungurung Country that connects to our Taungurung story of healing, resilience and vitality. Spend quality time with  Taungurung guides and be part of the journey to revitalise Country and Culture.

Location: Euroa Arboretum, Euroa, Victoria

Duration: 3 hours

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Guide standing amongst the yellow wattle

wawa Euroa Wayilak

This wawa Euroa wayilak (young people) experience provides children aged 5-12 years with an introduction to Taungurung culture, specifically around cultural use of plants for food, medicine, and tools at the Euroa Arboretum.

Location: Euroa Arboretum, Euroa, Victoria

Duration: 2 hours
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wawa tabilk-tabilk

On this experience our passionate Taungurung leaders immerse you in the layers of story found within tabilk-tabilk - the place of many waterholes. This magnificent part of Taungurung Country located at Tahbilk Winery and Wetlands, boasts 1,214 hectares of river flats with an extensive frontage to the Goulburn River and impressive backwaters and creeks.

Location: Nagambie, Victoria

Duration: 4 hours

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Testimonials

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Yes. Exceeded expectations. Aunty Jo and Uncle Shane were amazing and shared many amazing stories. Lots of hands-on learning like the reeds, the wattle seed milling and the possum skin cloaks.

Kate Harvie - wawa euroa

The experience far exceeded my expectations. We had the warmest welcome to Taungurung country. The Taungurung elders were very open and it was good to see their connection to country.

Ryan Singh - wawa euroa

Exceeded expectations. Have done several others in Victoria, this was by far the most informative and engaging.

Jay Klopper - wawa euroa

The experience was way beyond my expectations. The stories shared, sights visited and experiences we were involved in contributed to a greater appreciation of our early history in our country.

Marilyn Prince - wawa tabilk-tabilk

Exceeded expectations. Have done several others in Victoria, this was by far the most informative and engaging.

Lee Scott - wawa tabilk-tabilk

More than met it was a great window into Taungurung History and Culture, thank you for the experience.

Angus Duckmanton - wawa tabilk-tabilk

Yes the experience was wonderful and met all my expectations, i especially valued the generous sharing of cultural history and traditional lore. I learnt a lot in one single day!

Livia Bonazzi - wawa nagambie

Exceeding my expectations – I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Your tour guides are very knowledgeable

Lisa Baguley - wawa nagambie

I thought it was a fantastic day and really appreciated how open and inviting Uncle Shane and Jonah were. They were knowledgeable and open and made everyone feel at ease. I was really impressed by the day and will be recommending it to others.

Chris Price - wawa nagambie

Private Group Bookings

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wawa biik welcomes private bookings for groups of 8 or more people outside our scheduled departures.

Maximum group size of 16 people applies.

Please contact us directly for enquiries and rates.

wawa biik gift vouchers

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A wawa biik gift voucher is a great way to show your support for Taungurung aspirations, while inviting friends and family to experience a Taungurung-led wawa biik experience.

A $50 and $100 voucher is available and redeemable towards any wawa biik public experience.

To purchase a $100 voucher click here

To purchase a $50 voucher, click here

Our Humble Promise

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We bring diverse perspectives that may help you think more deeply about your relationship with Taungurung biik.  This is done with a generosity of spirit and the humble acceptance that we are healing our cultural knowledge – so we may not know everything, but we do have a strong purpose and a burning passion to get us where we need to go and can promise you:

We’re passionate, so we might just talk all day.

We’re proud, so we might share more stories than you’d expect.

We’re courageous, so we will try speaking our language which we are reviving.

We’re approachable, so we’ll create a safe and welcoming space for us all to learn and grow together.

We’re protective of Country so we’ll tread lightly and leave no trace.

We are honoured that you have chosen to share this journey with us.

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In the Media

wawa biik features in a range of publications, websites and across news outlets as we highlight the Taungurung story alongside the experiences offered.

wawa biik Newsletters

Please click here to read the latest edition Just like the pride and purpose our Elders feel when wrapped in their possum skin cloak, we want wawa biik to be a warm and inspiring space that brings people together to celebrate and learn about our traditional and contemporary aspects of Culture.

10 ways to be a Taungurung ally this National Reconciliation Week

It doesn’t matter where you are on your ally journey, all that matters is that you’re on the journey.

Cultural Heritage – “It’s still here and so are we” – a yarn with Jonah

Jonah Honeysett is a proud Taungurung /Wiradjuri man of the Nira-balluk clan who considers himself lucky to have grown up knowing about his culture, immersed in his culture, and learning about his culture from his Aboriginal parents and grandparents. It’s Jonah’s strong upbringing and sense of cultural identity that has inspired him to work for his mob and be part of the next wave of Taungurung People passionately protecting Taungurung culture.

“It’s not Aboriginal heritage, it’s Australia’s Heritage” – a yarn with Ashley.

Ashley Wilkinson is a proud Taungurung man of the Yeerum-Illiam-Balluk clan, which is below the Benalla and Mansfield area.
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We acknowledge and pay respects to Taungurung Ancestors and Elders, past present and emerging. We continue to remain strong in culture, traditions and memories of those who have paved the way for Taungurung People and Country. We move forward proudly and thank our Ancestors for their guidance and protection throughout our journey.