Kingborough Council celebrated the unique walks hosted by Nunami Sculthorpe-Green from Blak Led Tours with the last tour held on Saturday 5 August 2023.
While the initial program of tours supported by Council is complete, Blak Led Tours is working on providing future truth-telling tours in Kingborough.
This enlightening and moving guided tour is written by award-winning palawa and Warlpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green from Blak Led Tours Tasmania. It is the first and only Aboriginal authored tour available south of nipaluna/Hobart.
Grounded through stories of fire, earth and water, this guided tour uses the true stories of legendary historical Tasmanian Aboriginal figures of the region, as anchors to tell the deep and ongoing story of Aboriginal connection to this coastal landscape.
On this tour, the stories unfold as you take a gentle walk on a bush track along the coastline of Trial Bay, looking across to lunawuni (Bruny island).
- Created by: Nunami Sculthorpe-Green
- Dramaturge: Sarah Hamilton
- Commissioned by: Performing Lines Tasmania and Kingborough Council
- Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Location: Walking tour starts at the car park at Trial Bay, on the Channel Highway which is a 30 min drive south of Hobart and around 1 min drive (750 metres) from the corner of Ferry Road and Channel Highway, Kettering (departure point of the Bruny Island Ferry). Using Google maps, type in Trial Bay boat ramp as your destination. Note there is no sign-post at the road, but when you get to Trial Bay there is as car park at the northern end – the tour starts from there. Please arrive around 15 mins ahead of tour start time.
- Patrons’ Advice: This walking tour involves 90 minutes of walking and along the way there are 14 stops, some with seating available. It’s a 1.4 km walk on a fairly gentle bush track, mostly level, on a gravel path. Patrons are advised to dress for the weather and to wear closed footwear.
- Headphones: The walk is an amplified tour and guests are required to wear in-ear headphones, you are welcome to bring your own ear buds/headphones however they must have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Bluetooth will not work with our system.
- First Nation people please note: Aspects of the tour deal with Tasmania’s dark past and include references to people who have died.
If you have enjoyed takara nipaluna/walking Hobart tour, this new tour mumara patrula, which has been created as a companion piece, will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
For a list of tour date/time options, please go to the ‘Bookings Click Here’ button.
This activity was assisted through Arts Tasmania and Regional Arts Fund. Photographs by Jillian Mundy.