milaythina nika milaythina mana | this land is our country
Wukalina Walk is a four-day/three-night First Nations owned and led experience involving cultural activities and two days of hiking. The tour takes place within the magnificent landscape of wukalina (Mt William National Park) and larapuna (Bay of Fires) in North East lutruwita (Tasmania), Australia – traditional homelands of the palawa/pakana.
The walk will enrich your experience of lutruwita whether you’re visiting or you call this island home. The walk is as popular with Tasmanians as it is with people from other parts of Australia and from all over the world.
Launceston to wukalina and krakani lumi
Arrive at the Elders Council of Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation on St John Street in Launceston at 8am.
Meet Elders, guides and other guests over a morning cuppa and freshly baked scones.
Enjoy the scenic drive, by minibus, from Launceston to the North East, while learning some pakana and European history.
The cultural walk begins when you arrive at wukalina (Mt William National Park) where there will be a Welcome to Country.
After reaching the 216-metre-high summit of wukalina it’s time to hike towards the coast. You will have a chance to try bush tucka on the way.
Arrive at krakani lumi – resting place – designed and built exclusively for wukalina Walk.
That evening you will take part in a Smoking Ceremony.
distance – 11km
difficulty – medium
walk time – 4.5 hours
Time on the coast
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll be guided though a living cultural landscape. Learn about this land and sea Country.
Lunch will be served back at krakani lumi.
The afternoon is a time to take part in cultural activities such as weaving, clapstick making and shell stringing.
Dinner includes traditional foods such as mutton bird, wallaby and doughboys.
Guests may encounter wildlife native to the area such as prupilathina (wombats), payathanima(wallabies), Forester kangaroos and sea eagles.
distance – less than 5km
difficulty – easy to medium
walk time – 2 hours
krakani lumi to larapuna
Today is your longest day of walking with a guided hike south to larapuna (Bay of Fires).
Follow the waterline of the beaches and walk over rocky headlands. The hike is easily broken up with stories, interpretations and more opportunities to sample bush tucka.
Arrive at the Aboriginal-leased land of larapuna (Eddystone Point lighthouse precinct).
Wildlife such as wombats and wallabies are often grazing on the lawns around your lightkeeper cottage accommodation.
distance – 17km
difficulty – medium to hard
walk time – 6 hours
larapuna to Launceston
Guided tour of larapuna and surrounds including exclusive access to Eddystone Lighthouse.
Participate in cultural activities with guides and Elder.
Lunch is served prior to the drive back to Launceston.
The minibus will return you to the Elders in Launceston, via Derby, at approximately 4:30pm.
Pricing from September 2021
Twin share per person $2695
*Single supplement is $2021
Children (12 y/o+) as per adults – no children under 12