wawa biik Partners
There are many inspiring people and businesses living and working on Taungurung Country. wawa biik values the ongoing support and collaboration of our amazing partners. We are proud to walk alongside the following businesses and organisations to deliver cultural experiences that support Taungurung aspirations for Community, Culture and Country:
The Euroa Arboretum 'The Arb', is a special 27 hectare pocket of Country, nurtured by a passionate team committed to the restoration of our native woodlands. Boasting wetlands, various woodland environments, large River Red Gums and native grasses, it is a haven for seasonal birdlife, frogs, native bush foods and a colourful array of wildflowers . The Arb's impact extends well beyond its boundaries however as it is home to the Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank. plant nursery, education programs, bush kinder and community events, which contributes to healthy habitats and communities right across Taungurung Country. The Arb also works directly with Biik Environmental, Taungurung Rangers and Taungurung community members to share knowledge of Country and celebrate Taungurung cultural practices. You'll likely meet Cath Olive and the team during our wawa Euroa experience, where you can learn first-hand about the inspiring work that they do.
For more information visit: www.euroaarboretum.com.au
Tahbilk is a carbon neutral winery in the wetlands of Nagambie on Taungurung Country. For thousands of generations, Tahbilk has been known by Taungurung as tabilk tabilk - a special place of many waterholes. In addition to a cellar door and restaurant, Tahbilk includes a selection of walking eco-trails that wind through biodiverse wetlands with over 105 bird species and unique aquatic life including catfish, waterlilies, platypus and frogs. In 2021, Tahbilk launched an Indigenous Flora Trail, developed in collaboration with Taungurung Elders and the Purbrick Family. This walk shares the stories and histories of Taungurung People and is featured on our wawa Nagambie and wawa tabilk tabilk experiences. wawa biik guests can extend their Tahbilk experience with a wine tasting or lunch at the Wetlands View Restaurant that overlooks the backwaters of the Tahbilk billabong
For more information about Tahbilk visit www.tahbilk.com.au
wawa biik features in a range of publications, websites and across news outlets as we highlight the Taungurung story alongside the experiences offered.
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.
Sharna Crosbie is the Cultural Experiences Development Manager at wawa biik.
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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.