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Helena Aurora Ranges and Aboriginal Tour with the Njaki Njaki Family

April 14, 2022 - April 18, 2022

Redtrack Eco Adventure Tours – Join Dave on a 5 days Camping Adventure to the Helena Aurora Ranges and visit the Njaki Njaki Family

This is truely a unique opportunity to explore this little known area of WA which is soon to become our next National Park. But then combine this experience with an opportunity to learn from our Aboriginal friends the Njaki Njaki family about their Ancestoral Lands as we camp 1x night just North of Merridan on our way to Helena Aurora Range. 3x nights camping at Helena Aurora Range.

The Helena Aurora range is only 488 km’s East of Perth and part of a rugged, remote, woodlands Landscape. Bring your trekking shoes so we can walk along the ridge and take lots of panoramic pictures of this impressive woodlands. Bring warm clothing and your favourite bottle of wine to enjoy around our cosy campfire. A great place to get away from the crowds and become a totally independant camper. Click on this link to find out more on this little known area of Western Australia.
https://www.helenaaurorarange.com.au/

Join Njaki Njaki Traditional Owner and Aboriginal tour guide Mick and undertake a cultural walking tour of Merredin Peak and the surrounding reserve. Learn about the rich Aboriginal history via a walk along the trail up the rock and be rewarded with delightful views of the town and reserve land to the East. Learn about the Njaki Njaki peoples creator that shaped the landscape we now see today through the Moulyk Dreaming Tour.

Where 

Merredin is a town in Western Australia, located in the Central Wheatbelt roughly midway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, on Route 94, Great Eastern Highway.  The town’s name is derived from the Aboriginal word “merrit-in” the place of the merrit tree, a eucalypt used to make spears.

Mick Hayden of the Njaki Njaki Family

aboriginal cultural tours

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Baladjie Rock campsite via Merredin and Westonia
  • Fuel up Merredin
  • Lunch at Westonia and explore township
  • Depart 2pm for Baladjie Rock and set up campsite
  • Casual, easy walk up to peak of Rock before sunset. Take torch.

Day 2

  • Easy walk around base of Baladjie Rock
  • Depart 10am
  • Helena Aurora Range via Bullfinch, Southern Cross, and Koolayanobbin mine site
  • Set up campsite on East Side of Range, then lunch.
  • Trek up East side of Range
  • Collect firewood ready for communal cook up over campfire before sunset (5.30pm)

Day 3

  • Relaxing, easy start to day and organise lunch to take with us on 4WD trip.
  • Depart 10am
  • 4WD and explore Westside of Range, driving to peak with stops at large Gum tree Forrest’s Along the way.
  • Happy hour and nibbles 4.30pm around campfire.

Day 4

  • Organise lunch for trek
  • Depart approx 9.30am
  • 3 hour long trek along ridge of Range for views East and West.
  • Happy hour and nibbles around communal campfire 4.30pm
  • Communal Pizza cook up on Dave’s Webber Q 

Day 5

  • Depart 10am for Perth via Southern Cross and Merredin

Please bring:

Helena Aurora Range

Tour Dates

14/04/2022 to 18/04/2022

Total Tour Cost (per car)

$590

+ NJaki NJaki Family $Price on Application
10 Days

Campsite Fees

Free Camping

If hiring a camper:

Eureka Hire
Cavalier Hire


$790

$490

Pick up of the Hire Camper

Wed, 13-04-2022

Number of Days of Hire
One day to pack

One day to clean and return

7

25% Deposit

$148

Read the Terms & Conditions. Payment of the tour deposit represents an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

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Do you want to be a Passenger in Dave’s New 4WD 200 series Landcruiser. Lets chat about the cost for this option.


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Details

Start:
April 14, 2022
End:
April 18, 2022
Event Category:
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Venue

Helena Aurora Range
Western Australia + Google Map

Organiser

David Goulding – RedTrack Eco Adventure Tours
Phone:
0417912385
Email:
info@redtracktours.com.au
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