The wukalina Walk is a 3 night, 4 day fully accommodated Aboriginal guided coastal walk based around the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna (Bay of Fires) and wukalina (Mt William) areas in North East Tasmania, the cultural homeland of the palawa. Enjoy innovative and world class accommodation, food and interpretation as you walk through this stunning landscape.
palawa people are the only group of humans to evolve in isolation for over 10,000 years and so their culture and heritage is distinctively different from Australia’s mainland Aboriginal cultures, both in traditional times and since European occupation. larapuna is located on the far north East Coast of Tasmania and stretches all the way out over the muka (the sea) to tayaritja (the Furneaux Islands).
The Walk traverses National Park and Reserve landscapes across larapuna. The structure of the Walk is along the same lines as more established walks such as the Bay of Fires Walk, the Freycinet Experience Walk and the Maria Island Walk.
This walk is a genuine cultural experience that will deepen your understanding of palawa culture and community as well as immerse you in the natural and rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna. Guests spend two nights of absolute comfort in bespoke palawa inspired (domed) huts and one night in the meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at larapuna. The experience will provide an opportunity to walk with palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people. You will hear palawa creation stories and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down for hundreds of generations.
Includes twin share accommodation, all meals, national park passes, use of 40lt backpack, Gore-tex jacket, gaiters and water bottle (if you do not have your own) and 2 qualified guides for groups of 5 guests or more.
Days Operating: Refer to website for departure dates
Duration: 3 days / 4 nights
Min Numbers: 4 (we will have 2 guaranteed departures per month also
Max Numbers: 10
Tour departs from the Tasmanian Elders Centre in Launceston (163 St John Street)