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wawa Euroa

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Duration

3 hours

Location

The Euroa Arboretum, Euroa, Victoria

Operates

For scheduled departures see here

Minimum Guests

6

Maximum Guests

15

Price

$145.00 AUD

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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 our Taungurung Elders who share the ways in which cultural life, both traditional and contemporary, are inextricably linked to biik (Country), and sense the duulin (pride) we have in looking after biik and Culture for future generations.

We welcome you to biik with a traditional Welcome Smoking Ceremony, followed by a guided walk along the daanak trail to share stories of seasonal native plant species and their uses for food, medicine, and cultural practice. Being part of this cultural experience at The Arb is about honouring our Ancestors but also planting the seeds that will strengthen our culture: inspiring and educating our youth, celebrating our Taungurung language, reviving cultural practices on biik and celebrating the positive community impact of caring for biik.

Inclusions
Quality time with a Taungurung guide, Welcome Smoking Ceremony, guided one-hour cultural walk at the Euroa Arboretum, morning tea using delicious bush foods, learn about cultural practice, quality time with an Elder to ask questions about culture and what you can do to support Taungurung Country and community aspirations.

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Experience details

3-hour cultural experience

Commences at the Euroa Arboretum at 10am and concludes there at 1.00pm

Toilets are available onsite

A morning tea is provided – dietary requirements can be met upon request

The daanak walk is approximately 1km of flat gravel paths

Carparking is available at the Euroa Arboretum entrance or at the picnic shelter, adjacent to the sculpture wall.

For detailed accessibility information please see here.

Please bring

A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

A raincoat

Comfortable walking shoes

Reusable water bottle

Insect repellent

Personal medications if required

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Getting there

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The Euroa Arboretum is located at 76 Euroa Main Road, Euroa, VIC 3666. If travelling by car, there is vehicle parking at the entrance. From the welcome sign, take the short board walk adjacent to the lake for 20m before turning right. From here, head for the picnic shelter 200m ahead. Toilet facilities are on your left. For a detailed map of the Euroa Arboretum, see here.

If you are travelling from Melbourne along the Hume Highway, after taking the Euroa exit, the Euroa Arboretum is on the right-hand side before reaching town.

Euroa is also serviced by public transport. For details see www.vline.com.au.

The train station is a 10-15minute bike ride from the Arboretum or a 45min walk.

There are multiple electric vehicle charging stations available in Euroa.

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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.

What is ICIP (Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property)?

Tourism is all about sharing stories and knowledge with visitors. However, when it comes to sharing cultural stories or knowledge (through tourism or art or other forms of expression), there are limitations and cultural protocols that need to be understood and respected by both Taungurung People and those engaging with the content being shared.

What an adventure! The wawa biik team delves into the highlights of our first year of operation.

February 2024 marks our wawa biik one year anniversary. One year on and we’ve been having a laugh about all the funny moments; thinking back to all the great yarns with our friendly guests and reflecting on the honour of being out on Country doing what we love. It’s no secret that running a successful tourism business is hard work at times and we have overcome some challenges in the past year.

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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.
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