Gain a fascinating insight into the world’s oldest living culture as you spend time with the ancient custodians of the land and soak up their breath-taking connection with the natural world. There are a range of indigenous experiences offered throughout Australia’s Coral Coast, from guided tours to art galleries, cultural centres and drive trails.

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Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures | Shark Bay

Join Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures for a unique life changing experience never to be forgotten. Offering a range of Aboriginal cultural experiences, kayak and wildlife adventures, four‑wheel drive tours, and overnight and extended tours in the magnificent Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Where the red sand from the desert meets the blue water of the Indian Ocean, immerse yourself in nature and indigenous culture to discover the ancient traditions of local Aboriginal people.

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Yamaji Art Centre | Geraldton

Located in the heart of Geraldton, Yamatji Art provides professional services to support and develop Aboriginal artists living in the Lower Murchison region of Yamatji Country with a focus on sustaining cultural maintenance and arts practice while creating economic benefit. Yamaji Art Centre gives visitors an insight into the heritage and cultural stories of the Yamatji people.

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Yamatji Drive Trail | Geraldton

Yamatji is the name used to collectively identify Aboriginal people from the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. The term Yamaji comes from the Wajarri language and means "man" or "human being". From the sandy beaches of Champion Bay, the tranquil waters of the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, to the red dirt landscapes of the lower Murchison, the Yamatji Drive Trail encompasses history, art and natural beauty. The Trail can be driven in 1 to 2 days, depending on how long you choose to stay at each site. Accommodation options are available in Geraldton, Greenough and Mullewa.

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Irra Wangga Language Centre | Geraldton

Housed within Geraldton’s Bundiyarra Cultural Precinct, the Irrra Wangga Language Centre works to preserve, share and promote the languages of the region’s Aboriginal People. Here you can read and purchase books that recount Indigenous stories in language, with English translations, with some books coming complete with an audio pen which enables you to hear the stories in the words of the elders who spoke them. Irra Wangga runs weekly Wajarri language classes, open to anyone in the community. Be sure to set aside time to also visit the Aboriginal Yamatji War Memorial at Bundiyarra and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

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The Storytellers – Keepers of the Dreaming | Northampton

Located in the charming town of Northampton, The Storytellers - Keepers of the Dreaming is an immersive art gallery sharing the arts and culture of the local Nhanda people. Watch local artists in residence create beautiful pieces of artwork, which can all be purchased from the store. Located 40 minutes’ north of Geraldton and an hour south of Kalbarri, this is the perfect stop along the Coral Coast Highway.

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Gwoonwardu Mia | Carnarvon

Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is a multipurpose centre that celebrates the culture and country. Based in Carnarvon, the centre has worked with people from each of the local language groups to celebrate and share their stories and culture. As you walk through the interpretive centre, you’ll explore many themes ranging from stories of the land to the ancient and continuing culture of the region, through to station stories and tales from the town of Carnarvon. Explore exhibits like the Sky Dome, which showcases a timelapse video of a starry sky, with commentary about the ancient art of stargazing for the Aboriginal community.