takara waranta | walk with us wukalina walk is a three night, four day Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk based around the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna/Eddystone Point and wukalina /Mt William areas.
it only takes 2 minutes
- Activity Duration
- 96 hours
- Activity Location
- Launceston, Tasmania
The wukalina Walk is a project of the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (a Tasmanian
Statutory Authority), and the operating entity is the palawa Enterprises Trust. The Trust is
managed by a seven member independent Board.
The Walk is the first of its kind in Australia – designed, owned and operated by the Aboriginal
community. The purpose of the Walk is to deliver a cultural experience that deepens un-
derstanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and community, while showcasing the
natural beauty of the wukalina and larapuna/Bay of Fires areas.
palawa people are the only group of humans to evolve in isolation for over 10,000 years –
their culture and heritage is distinctively different from mainland Aboriginal cultures, both
in traditional times and since European occupation. Contemporary palawa culture is most
strongly tied to this part of Tasmania, which incorporates the Furneaux Islands.
The wukalina Walk is a three night – four day, fully inclusive guided walk, incorporating
coastal and inland aspects of the famous Bay of Fires region – the cultural homeland of the
Up to ten guests and two guides spend two nights in bespoke palawa inspired (domed) huts,
within a standing camp in the National Park, and one night in a meticulously renovated
Lighthouse Keepers Cottage on Aboriginal held land at larapuna/Eddystone Point.
While walking in the footsteps of their traditional people, the palawa guides and Elders will
relate first-hand palawa creation stories, and guests will participate in cultural practices
that have been passed down for hundreds of generations.
The structure and delivery 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.
The Walk is classified as moderate in terms of level of difficulty.