Trusted Travel acknowledges the Ngandowal and Minyungbal people of Bundjalung nation as the continuing custodians of the lands we will be visiting.
Indigenous culture in Australia is the oldest living culture in the entire world! That’s right! The entire world! And Tweed Heads in Northern NSW is full of places to learn about and experience the culture.
Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture with a guided tour of the “Dreaming Mountain”, Jellurgal, followed by a live Aboriginal dance performance. Discover facts about traditional life pre-contact, bush tucker, fishing, hunting and learn about the important ecological practices and connection to the land displayed by the Yugambeh speaking people for thousands of years.
Enjoy some green time on a Bush Tucker and Mangrove Explorer Cruise. This ‘adventure in nature’ is a hands-on, fun and informative activity cruise where you get to jump overboard and explore the mangroves and sand islands with a Nature Guide. Learn about the region’s mud crabs, pump for yabbies, get up close with the pelicans, explore the shallows with the ‘water telescopes’ and sample the region’s bush tucker.
For a unique insight into Aboriginal culture, you can’t miss Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It’s perfect for those looking to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Aboriginal tour guides offer tours through the museum and site, telling you about its relics, plants and animals. Hear how Aboriginal life was when this area was an untouched paradise of natural forest and mangroves, before learning about the cultural significance of Bora Ring, which you can see along the Walk on Water walking track.
Tweed Heads is as far north as you can get in NSW, with the town abutting the Queensland border. The area is a hotbed of activity, with tourism, shopping and beautiful beaches.
Your Trusted Travel adventure includes:
- Cultural Centre entry
- Historical Site visit
- Bushtucker cruise
- Jellurgal Journey
- Return transfers Wollongong – Sydney (Wollongong departures only)
- Return flights SYD – OOL (Sydney and Wollongong departures only)
- Return flights MEL – OOL (Melbourne departures only)
- Staffing support costs at required ratio
- All main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 4 nights shared accommodation
- All reasonable transport on location (car hire, transfers, etc.)
The accessibility of this holiday is:
Unfortunately, limited. Some of the activities in this holiday package have limited accessibility. Please contact one of our Trusted Travel Consultants for more info.
The departure points for this holiday are:
|Trusted Travel HQ, Wollongong|
|Sydney Domestic Airport|
|Melbourne (Tullamarine) Domestic Airport|
|Brisbane Central Station|
Brisbane CBD, to be confirmed
We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly Trusted Travel Consultants. They’ll happily give you some helpful tips on how to get from point A to point B.
Our staff will be ready to welcome you at the departure point, farewell your families and friends and start the adventure. On arrival in QLD, we will collect our transport and make the short journey back into NSW! In Tweed Heads, we will check into our accommodation and take a look around. We will head into town and stock up on supplies for our “get to know everyone” first night feast!
Today we will be visiting the Minjungbal Aboriginal Culture centre, Tweed Heads historical site and Museum. You’ll find museum exhibits, informative videos, Aboriginal art, and you may even be lucky to see traditional dance and song on the outdoor performance area. Later in the day we will enjoy lunch in Tweed Heads and spend some time exploring the area.
This morning we embark on the “Bushtucker and Mangrove Explorer Cruise”. This hands-on experience is sure going to make a fun morning! After our cruise we will enjoy lunch by the sea at one of the local cafes. In the afternoon relax with some free time, take a dip in the pool if you wish or just put your feet up. In the evening we will all go out for dinner in town.
Today’s Jellurgal Journey adventure is definitely going to be a highlight of your holiday. From Welcome to Country ceremonies to Aboriginal dance performances, you will experience the traditions of the oldest living culture in the world and get to join in on many of the activities. Being our final night together, we will celebrate with a pizza party!
All good things must come to an end! We will pack up our things, check out of our accommodation, and start our journey back to our family and friends.
All participants can treasure their holiday memories forever with the purchase of a hard cover keepsake photo book
As listed in our terms and conditions, Trusted Travel will endeavour to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.
Cancellations by Trusted Travel due to COVID-19Read Trusted Travel’s commitment to COVIDSafe operations
Unfortunately, where increased risks indicate the best course of action at that time is to cancel plans for travel, Trusted Travel may need to cancel a group holiday prior to departure. The health, wellbeing and safety of our participants and the enjoyment of travelling on holidays without extra stress are of the upmost importance. If this decision is made, we will notify affected travellers as soon as possible.
Trusted Travel will not charge any cancellation fees or charges where the change has been deemed required by our Travel Consultants. Anything already paid by the participant in this instance will be offered as a full refund or credit for a future holiday.