Experience Yengo Lore and Immerse yourself in the oldest living culture on earth
An Australian Cultural Immersion. No need to travel overseas for enlightenment when you can experience it only 2 hours from Sydney. Find your colours and live your story when you discover the world’s most ancient culture as it was 26’000 years ago.
Our culture is a living culture. Come with us to hear the lore stories.
These are the very beginning stories of our Ngurrumpa (our camp world) as given to us by our Elders. Far from being ‘myth’ these stories teach us how we should be and relate to all things around us. Wollombi has been, for millennia, an important meeting place, to which Aboriginal people would travel great distances for trade, social intercourse, and ceremony.
The focus of these ceremonial gatherings was, and still is, Mount Yengo, every bit as sacred to the peoples of the East as Uluru to those of the Centre. From Yengo’s summit Baiame, one of the primary creative forces, stepped back into the skyworld after life had been created and the Lore set in place. To ensure that this Lore would not be forgotten, Baiame’s final act was to carve it in stone. We would like to share some of the story of these engraving sites with you.
Join us for a half day or full day visit to learn the little lore stories of the Map Site and Turkey Site.
On our Cultural Immersion tour, you will experience:
HALF DAY IMMERSION
The morning tours leave Wollombi Cultural Centre at 9:00am up to Finchley Trig and the Map Site. Learn about how Mt Yengo came to be and how it is considered as sacred to Aboriginal people of NSW as Uluru is the central desert people. Then spend a couple of hours at the Map Site learning the little lore stories of this local area. Return to Wollombi at 12:30. Visit the Art Gallery.
FULL DAY IMMERSION
Departing Wollombi Cultural Centre at 9:00am to Finchley Trig and the Map Site. Learn about how Mt Yengo came to be and how it is considered as sacred to Aboriginal people of NSW as Uluru is the central desert people. Then spend a couple of hours at the Map Site learning the little lore stories of this local area.
We return to Wollombi at 12:30pm for a one hour lunch break so you can explore all the little shops and eat at a cafe of your choice or bring a picnic lunch and sit in the park.
We then depart Wollombi at 2:00pm up to the Turkey Site where you can get a deeper understanding of some of the stories you began to hear at the Map Site. We return to Wollombi at 4pm
We are out of mobile phone range, though have emergency communication. “Ngurrumpa” is 100% owned and managed by Aboriginal people, who seek as far as possible to live by traditional cultural values.