Rock Art Tours and Cultural Training

“As the Aboriginal Custodians of this land, we want to share our culture and stories with you.”

Rock Art Tours

Join MAC Rangers, who are Murujuga Traditional Custodians, on a 1.5 hour rock art and cultural experience at Nganjarli (previously known as Deep Gorge).

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Murujuga is a sacred place to Aboriginal people. It is home to the famed petroglyphs – ancient rock art engravings of cultural significance. There are an estimated one to two million rock art images, some up to 50,000 years old, in Murujuga National Park and on the surrounding islands. The rock art tells the stories of our country and intrinsic link to it.

Timing: Rock Art Tours take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 8am and 2pm. 

Prices:

Adults $75

Concession $55

Children $35

Family (2 adults, 2 children) $185

Duration: Up to 1.5hours

Directions: Meet at the car park at Nganjarli (previously known as Deep Gorge). Allow 30 minutes to drive from Karratha, or 15 minutes from Dampier. From Dampier Highway, take the Burrup Road for 5.7km, then tun right onto Hearson Cove Road. Drive 2.2km on Hearson Cove Road and turn right at the National Park sign marked ‘Nganjarli’.

Wear/bring: Please bring a hat, enclosed shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.

Cultural Awareness Training

Delivered by MAC Rangers, our Cultural Awareness Training covers the history of Murujuga, its Traditional Owners and Custodians, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, Murujuga Circle of Elders, Ranger Program, Murujuga National Park, cultural sites (Flying Foam Massacre, Standing Stones), rock art, cultural safety and song lines, Galharra skin groups, Lore ceremonies and sorry business. Usually delivered at MAC’s headquarters on the Burrup Peninsula, this 1,5 hour session is an opportunity to yarn with one or more of MAC’s dedicated Rangers.

Cultural Awareness Training for the public is available on Wednesdays only. Prices are the same as Rock Art Tours. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

For corporate bookings and information, please visit our corporate bookings page here.

Cultural safety on Murujuga

When planning to visit Murujuga, please take time to understand our cultural safety protocols. Some general guidelines are listed below – other protocols are dependent on the commercial, research or other activities undertaken. Ask the Rangers or contact MAC to find out more.

Please do not:

  • remove anything from country, including stones, shells, artefacts or any other items, as this brings bad luck, sickness or tragedy;
  • climb onto rocks or pass into sacred areas;
  • photograph or share images of rock art depicting faces or humanoid figures;
  • destroy Aboriginal sites (it is illegal and penalties apply including fines and imprisonment); or
  • conduct earthworks without the express permission from Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and the Murujuga Circle of Elders.

Please respect our protocols about gender specific sites (women or men-only places).

More information on cultural safety is available in the Murujuga Cultural Management Plan available from Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

 

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