This is a story about eco-tourism and indigenous culture in two of Australia's most spectacular spots: Tanja Lagoon Camp on the Sapphire Coast, and Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, in Gumbaynggirr Country, near Coffs Harbour. Combine them into a coastal road trip and you may just have the perfect Aussie adventure ...
"Everywhere we look, in our country here, in Gumbaynggirr Country, we have story, to every landscape, to every mountain, to every river, to everything that we see. To every island, there is knowledge about every place. And it's something that I feel really passionate about because I feel so connected to it through those 60,000 years of history. And I feel very privileged to be a member of our community, and a descendant of all of that knowledge and all of the history. And it's something that I feel really proud about, and I'd like to share that pride."
- Clark Webb, Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours
"The local beach, Middle Beach, is a very wild and beautiful piece of coastline, and we went there to watch the moon rise because there's a spot where we can potentially see the sunset and moonrise and it was a full moon we knew we were in for a treat. So we've gone out to the end of the beach and sat on the rocks. And I just remember seeing the moon rising up over the horizon. Just blissing out on, oh yeah, this is what it should be for kids growing up, really feeding on those beautiful places and beautiful moments in nature."
- Loz Hunt, Tanja Lagoon Camp
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