Join us at the sacred Wurundjeri site, at Pound Bend Tunnel Reserve Warrandyte, for a great family day of traditional Aboriginal games, mini Olympics style!

Games leaders Uncle Bill Nicholson and Mandy Nicholson will guide you through traditional team challenges, such as throwing a ‘wit wit’, boomerang or (blunt) spear, marngrook (traditional football) tool making and campfire challenges. Fun cultural prizes will be awarded to the standout teams.

Starting with a traditional Wurundjeri Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, there will be traditional face painting, didgeridoo, dance and artefacts displays. Be sure to make time during your visit to enjoy the “Wurundjeri Stories” interactive signage trail, meandering along an easy 1km river-side track, capturing the remarkable Aboriginal history, culture and people associated with Pound Bend.

Venue:  Pound Bend Tunnel Reserve – parking is available on site, please follow the directional signage at the park entry towards the ‘Tunnel’ and ‘Picnic area’ Or park in the area above the Tunnel, across from entrance to the Picnic Area.
Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Cost: Free

Further Information:

  • Please BYO Picnic food, picnic rugs/deck chairs
  • Coffee Cart will be on site for hot & cold drinks and snacks
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and runners
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Site is accessible for assisted wheel chairs and prams

Children should be supervised by an adult at all times as this event is alongside the river

For more information please contact Cultural Services on 9840 9246 or email events@manningham.vic.gov.au.

Proudly presented by Manningham Council in partnership with Bunjil’s Country, Wurundjeri Tribe Council and Parks Victoria.