Designed for international travellers, interstate visitors and locals wishing to learn more about the Aboriginal history of the region.
Jellurgal Tours includes an informative overview in the "Dreaming Amphitheatre".
You begin your Jellurgal trek with a live Aboriginal Dance Performance and ochre anointment, performed by traditional custodians of the Yugambeh Language Group . Visit the midden and other significant Aboriginal sites along the way. The Jellurgal trek takes one hour but there is an option to return to the Centre at the Midden, 15 minutes into the tour.
Participants are guided to Burleigh Cove to begin their trek around the Dreaming Mountain, Jellurgal, with an ochre anointment. This important ancient ceremony is performed by traditional custodians of the Yugambeh Language Group who will bless you with a safe journey.
During the trek around the mountain, participants will discover traditional sites used by the Yugambeh people, including an ancient midden and carving stone. Aspects of traditional life, including the sharing of one of the Gold Coast's oldest Dreamtime Stories, 'The creation of Jellurgal', is a highlight.
The Jellurgal trek takes 1 hour 30 minutes.
Your morning begins at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at 10am with a live Aboriginal Dance performance after which you begin your Jellurgal trek with an ochre anointment performed by traditional custodians of the Yugambeh Language Group. The Jellurgal trek takes 45 minutes where you will visit the midden and other significant Aboriginal sites along the way. Your journey ends back at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre where your welcome to come in and visit the Jellurgal gift shop or enjoy a coffee at Jingi Cafe.
They invite you to say 'hello' to Jellurgal and discover hidden facts that you never knew about this beautiful location.
Take a guided walk around the “Dreaming Mountain”, Jellurgal, where culturally significant sites have played an important role in the lives of Aboriginal people.
You will learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the Gold Coast, meet a traditional land owner and hear the dreamtime stories associated with the creation of Jellurgal.
Discover facts about traditional life pre-contact, bush tucker, fishing and hunting and learn about the important ecological practices and connection to the land displayed by the Yugambeh speaking people for thousands of years.