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Social Enterprise – Paddle with a Purpose!

Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours are important for our local Gumbaynggirr community. Tourism provides us with the opportunity to ensure the continuation of the transfer of intergenerational cultural knowledge whilst also providing employment.

Furthermore, a proportion of our profits will be invested in Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC). BMNAC delivers weekly after school learning centres (90 annually), cultural camps and extensive Gumbaynggirr language revitalization initiatives.

Book a tour and know that you are directly contributing to the well-being of the local community – will you paddle with us?

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is situated approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. You can get to Coffs Harbour via the following:

  • A one hour flight from Sydney;
  • Train from Sydney (approx. 9 hours);
  • Train from Brisbane (approx. 8 hours);
  • A 7 hour drive (approx.) from Sydney;
  • A 5 hour drive (approx.) from Brisbane

Gumbaynggirr

Coffs Harbour is situated in Gumbaynggirr country – Gumbaynggirr is one of 250 distinct Aboriginal tribal sovereign nations that have existed on the continent of Australia since time immemorial.

Long ago, the country here was given the name and language Gumbaynggirr. The people who were living on this country were then forced to speak the language that the country speaks – Gumbaynggirr. In doing so, the people also became Gumbaynggirr. Thus highlighting the interconnectedness of country, language and people.

Our tours take place on the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr tribal nation and all of our guides are Gumbaynggirr people or Aboriginal people who have strong familial ties to Gumbaynggirr country. This ensures that you will receive a 100% authentic cultural experience whilst also enjoying adventure!

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