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high light the Aboriginal culture within the Flinders Ranges. See the feature on pages 8 and 9. www.igawarta.com www.bookabee.com.au Marree, a small town located in the north at the junction of the Oodnadatta Track and the Birdsville Track, is the home of Arabunna Tours, who highlight the desert country. Tours are hosted by an Arabunna elder who treat visitors to an unexpected experience in what at fi rst appears to be inhospitable county to the untrained eye. LIMESTONE COAST Coorong National Park in the Limestone Coast is of spiritual signifi cance to the Ngarrindgeri people and has many archaeological sites. Coorong Wilderness Lodge and Camp Coorong are Ngarrindjeri owned and operated businesses that welcome visitors. Camp Coorong offers cultural education services with cabin and dormitory accommodation and fully catered meals by arrangement. Coorong Wilderness Lodge has a fully licensed restaurant and accommodation facilities. There are specialised guided walks and tours available as well as boating, canoeing, walking and bird watching. MURRAY RIVER Tours at Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal site near Mannum, provide an insight into the historical and cultural interpretation of the Aboriginal association with the mighty Murray River. The ancient campsites, rock art and scarred red river gums reveal the ancient practice of canoemaking, which still continues along the length of the Murray River. Pomberuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Murray Bridge shares Ngarrindgeri stories and cultures. Visitors can view (and buy) paintings by local renowned Ngarrindjeri artists, local crafts and even egg carving. www.tpy.com.au YORKE PENINSULA Aboriginal Culture Tours – Adjahdura Land offer half day, two, three and fi ve day tours of Narungga lands, offering an opportunity to walk the country, talk with the people and experience fi rst hand their rich culture. www.adjahdura.com.au For more information on Aboriginal experiences in South Australia visit www.southaustralia.com For more information visit www.southaustralia.com or contact satc.international@saugov.sa.gov.au Guided Tour On Bush Foods, Coorong NP Aboriginal Midden, Innes NP, Yorke Peninsula J u l y 2 0 0 7 w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m 15

Sydney Seaplanes has begun direct charter flights to the Hunter Valley, where passengers have the choice of dining in the region’s best restaurants, wine tasting at acclaimed vineyards, overnight stays in the Valley’s luxury retreats, golf at some of Australia’s best courses or indulgent treatments at a day spa. Flights depart daily from Rose Bay. www.seaplanes.com.au There is a new eco tour by coach to the Blue Mountains being offered by Australian Luxury Escapes. First stop is at Muru Mittigar for a Yarra Walk with an Aboriginal guide who explains the bushland, cultural beliefs and native heritage of the area. Try a bush tucker morning tea and taste kangaroo, emu and damper. Next, explore a hidden valley off the beaten track and seek out kangaroos in their natural environment before returning to Katoomba for lunch. www.australianluxuryescapes.com Lets Go Surfing has launched new Bondi sightseeing tours. With Discover Bondi spend time with a true blue Bondi lifesaver and learn about the colourful history of Bondi, how surf-lifesaving began and more. Or enjoy a Bondi Day at world famous Bondi Beach with a friendly Bondi guide, including a tour of the surf-lifesaving club, a surfing lesson and a seafood BBQ lunch or dinner on the beach. www.discoverbondi.com Sydney launches som There’s lots of fresh product on the market in New Sou Australian Tourism Exchange. Here’s a few of the new Sydney Seaplanes NSW Events Sydney’s Running Festival September 23 The feature races include the Blackmores Sydney Marathon (42.2km) and Blackmores Half Marathon (21.1km) which always attract a large number of international competitors along with the cream of Australia’s long distance running champions. www.sydneymarathon.org 30th Annual Manly Jazz Festival September 29 – October 1 The annual Manly Jazz Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running jazz festival. Set in the beautiful Sydney Harbour environment, Manly is considered to be the ‘home of jazz’ in Australia, and the festival with its diverse range of jazz styles is expected to attract around 20,000 people per day. www.manly.nsw.gov.au For more information on events in New South Wales visit www.seesydney.com and click on ‘activities and attractions in NSW’. This is great advice to pass on to your clients so they are aware of what is going on during their visit to add to their New South Wales experience. 16 w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m J u l y 2 0 0 7