First Nations' People
We acknowledge that we are settlers on the land we live, work, and play on, and are grateful to be welcomed onto this land by the Traditional Owners.
Wadawurrung Country is incredibly beautiful and we love to share their history and culture with all our guests.
We're committed to continual learning in this space, and dedicate time and space to our First Nations people via the following commitments.
When the Traditional Owners have the time and space available, our guests may be invited to take part in a traditional Smoking Ceremony to welcome them onto Wadawurrung country.
The smoking ceremony sees our guests bathed in white smoke, to ensure they don't bring negative spirits onto Wadawurrung land.
We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and that this always was and always will be Aboriginal land. This is why we pay our rent by donating 1% of all profits to the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.
Held at the iconic Bells Beach, this comp is the premier competitive event for Indigenous Surfers from all over Australia.
This years titles are occuring on May 26th-28th 2023.
We'll be taking our surf camp guests down there to take in the incredible culture of our First Nations People, and to see some amazing surfing!
If you'd like to learn more about the local Wadawurrung language, iOS users can download this free app with name places and basic words.
We are gratefully located just up the road from the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and love to take our guests there to experience the incredible artwork and education available here.
All guests are welcome to feed the kangaroos and emus living here, and look through the First Nations Art Gallery.
When available, guests may also be able to take a guided bush tucker and native medicine tour, and have a try at throwing a boomerang.
All people are welcome on our camps. You are welcome regardless of your skin colour, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or preferences. This is a safe space for anyone who froths over the ocean, wants to learn, and is ready to dive deep into this incredible experience and lifestyle.
We actively seek out spaces to involve First Nations' people in the work we do, and gratefully accept their critiques and knowledge. In particular, we'd like to thank, and highly recommend, Wan-Yaari Aboriginal Consultancy Service for their knowledge and time.