pbtms world tours travel boutique home THE RED CENTRE
Experience the unforgettable, red earth indulge - 2 all inclusive nights in the award winning Longitude 131 Resort located on the border of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Each room commanding a view of the ever changing monolith, Uluru.
7 day inclusive tour includes: Alice Springs, Bonds Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayes Rock), Kata Tjuta (Olgas) from $2790 pp twn sh (add airfares to & from Red Centre)
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE
Aboriginal Cultural Tours - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Experience Adnyamathanha interpretation of the environment
tours to painting sites - interpret traditional Rock-Art
tour Adnyamathanha story sites and learn of their significance
learn about the importance of the local flora and fauna
taste and learn of bushtucker (seasons permitting)
learn about bush medicine
hear the silence of the bush
understand how Adnyamathanha people feel about the environment
experience the beauty of the arid lands and the flora and fauna.
share cultural experiences
learn about contemporary Adnyamathanha society
Iga Warta offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience Adnyamathanha, Aboriginal culture - living, sharing and learning in an Aboriginal community setting.
Iga Warta means place of the native orange tree in Yura Ngawarla, the language of the Adnyamathanha people, the traditional owners of the area.
Iga Warta is set amongst the magnificent mountains in the Northern Flinders Ranges and is owned, managed and staffed totally by Aboriginal people.
UP THE TRACK TO COOBER PEDY TOUR
8 unfogettable days in the Australian Outback
visit Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, Leigh Creek, Maree, Arkaroola, Wilpena Pond & Iga Warta.
Includes stunning scenic flights over Lake Eyre & Wilpena Pond & 2 day cultural learning from the Adnyamathanha Aboriginal People.
All inclusive tour cost ex Adelaide from $2849 pp twn sh
Adelaide accommodation and extension tours available.
Lake Eyre is in the Tirari Desert. It is fifteen meters below sea level, making it the central drainage point for the Cooper Creek and the Diamantina river systems which rarely reach the lake. It has only flooded three times in the last hundred years.
Mostly it is a rock hard salt lake devoid of birds and fish, laying in wait for the next flood.
Aboriginal Culture Experience - 3 day extension tour from Adelaide
The Ngarrindjeri People of South Australia
2 hours southeast of Adelaide is a region commonly referred to as the Coorong. The original and sacred keepers of this land are the Ngarrindjeri (literally, "The People"). To them, this is Kurangk Ruwe or place of the long neck. They are referring to a long inlet of salt water that runs parallel to the coast of the Southern Ocean. They have lived here fishing and gathering for thousands of years.
This unique and hauntingly beautiful landscape of wild untamed beaches and sheltered bays stretches 120 kilometres south from the mouth of the Murray River and is protected from the pounding Southern Ocean by a narrow dunal barrier. This was a land of great bounty rich with plant, marine, bird and animal life that sustained one of Australia's densest Aboriginal populations in a state of affluence. Today the descendants of the Ngarrindjeri are the custodians of 1,000 acres of this unspoilt wilderness. They are still strongly connected to these lands and waterways and delight in passing on their extensive knowledge and sharing the magic of their land and culture with visitors at the Coorong Wilderness Lodge.
inclusive tour cost $1250 pp twn sh ex Adelaide
Understanding our world
Long before the Overland Telegraph, Australia was connected by Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture in the world and has existed for more than 50,000 years. The Overland Telegraph traversed the continent from south to north, through the arid centre of Australia, but Central Australia was far from the 'dead heart' described by European explorers and settlers. It was populated by Aboriginal groups who communicated with each other and connected the lands through ceremonies, dreaming stories and trade routes. Systems of communications between Aboriginal language groups included message sticks, smoke signals, territory markings and messengers. Aboriginal groups have been travelling the Overland Telegraph route since long before the telegraph was invented.
The Overland Telegraph was constructed along one of the most important ochre trade routes in Australia. Aboriginal groups from most parts of Australia have been trading high-grade red ochre from the north of South Australia to the farthest reaches of the country for many thousands of years. The ochre is still used today for traditional ceremonies.
The route chosen for the Overland Telegraph was one of the same routes used for the ochre trade - both routes relied on the availability of water in the mound springs and creeks of this arid landscape.
Australian Aboriginal groups had their own sovereignty, languages, customs, communications and trade systems. Indeed many of these aspects of Aboriginal life continue to exist and thrive within the federated nation of modern Australia.
The huge ochre pit at Lyndhurst can be visited by non-indigenous Australians and by tourists.