Mambalbada

Mambalbada is the boss Wandjina for Mulendom (Prince Regent River area). The famous Kings Cascade waterfall also shares the name Mambalbada in the Worrorra language

Mambalbada

Mambalbada is the boss Wandjina for Mulendom (Prince Regent River area). The famous Kings Cascade waterfall also shares the name Mambalbada in the Worrorra language

Yawjab

Yawjab is the name for the Montgomery Reef area. Here the 7 foot tall Yawjabi tribe lived off the reef, eating a diet of dugong, turtle and fresh fish

Yawjab

Yawjab is the name for the Montgomery Reef area. Here the 7 foot tall Yawjabi tribe lived off the reef, eating a diet of dugong, turtle and fresh fish

Namarali

He is the big boss Wandjina for Worrorra country. 

Namarali

He is the big boss Wandjina for Worrorra country. 

Garrangaddim

Garrangaddim is the name for the Horizontal Falls, and refers to the way the water and whirlpools float over like a bird

Garrangaddim

Garrangaddim is the name for the Horizontal Falls, and refers to the way the water and whirlpools float over like a bird

Wungurr

Wungurr can refer to the place where your father found your child spirit in a dream before you were born

Wungurr

Wungurr can refer to the place where your father found your child spirit in a dream before you were born

Lalai

During Lalai (the Dreamtime) when the world was soft, Wandjina and Wungurr created the ridges, valleys, rivers and waterholes

Lalai

During Lalai (the Dreamtime) when the world was soft, Wandjina and Wungurr created the ridges, valleys, rivers and waterholes

Wandjina created all the landscapes back when the Earth was still soft. With help from the Wungurr animals, they made the rivers, valleys, islands, hills and reefs. After, they returned to their cave, leaving their image on the rock surfaces.

We guide you through this ancient landscape where we, the Worrorra people, have lived for thousands of years. We still keep the ancient cultural practices alive today, as you will learn on your tour, through recounting the events of Lalai (‘dreamtime stories’), our songs and dances, our hunting practices and our law and kinship systems.

There are many different Wandjina- for example, Mumbalbada looks after the Prince Regent River, Manborlorm in the Horizontal Falls area, and near Langgi you’ll find Namarali, who is the big boss Wandjina for all Worrorra people. 

Wungurr is the the sacred snake that helped make the landscapes, but Wungurr is also the important animals, and Wungurr can also be the place that is special to you, the place where your dad found your child spirit in a dream before you were born. Wungurr is a connection, it is the persons connection to a place, to a spirit, to each other, and to the cosmos.