If you are visiting the Kimberley coast, you may have heard of the famous site of Raft Point.
At Raft Point.
Ngumbree was brought to the world by Sam Woolagoodja (Donny's Dad, and Francis's Grandfather) and TV personality and adventurer Malcolm Douglas. Malcolm Douglas videoed Sam refreshing the art site with ochre, as has been done for generations. Sam’s son Donny, was handed down the responsibility of maintaining the art site by re-freshing with ochre. Donny also published a book where he talks about the importance of this site, called Keeping the Wandjina’s Fresh.
Donny and his nephew Francis have started Jilinya Adventures to teach people who visit their country about their culture. We look forward to welcoming you to Ngumbree at Raft Point.
Duration: 1 hour 40 mins
Cost: $110 incl. GST per person
Tour departs: Raft Point Beach
Tour is lead by knowledgable Wandjina people from the Worrorra tribe.
- Ochre ceremony
- Full interpretive tour of cave and Wandjina rock art
- Explanation of site entry protocols
- Smoking ceremony
- Opportunity to purchase local Wandjina arts and crafts
Why you should join us on this Tour.
Jilinya Adventures offers you the rare privilege to experience and learn about lore and culture directly from the custodians themselves. The living cultures of Australia’s Aboriginal people span more than 60,000 years. Your Jilinya guides belong to the Worrorra language group, whose homelands stretch from Cone Bay in the southwest to the Prince Regent River in the north. Worrorra people follow the Wandjina, their god, law-maker and creator. Images of Wandjina are painted in caves throughout the Kimberley, recording the stories and knowledge of the ancient culture in stone. We invite you to come and visit these ancient yet still living rock art galleries, guided by Jilinya Adventures.