All the way from Geelong

Fun was had this afternoon with a family from Geelong. The wallabies were cuddled and fed sweet potato. All the family discovered they were all talented artist. A fire was lit but big red gets to see another day. Meg wrote “awesome, we had a great time”. Milla wrote. “Fabulous teacher. Learnt many new skills. Loved it.”Claire and Nigel wrote ” We loved it. Such a fantastic experience hearing the stories and making our own art. thank you” . Thanks for coming we enjoyed our afternnon as well.



Corroboree West Cultural Experience Famil

Thank you for the art lesson and sharing your story. It was an inspiring experience.” This says it all really. Everyone of the agents from Switzerland and Germany loved the fact that is was mostly all interacitve. We got great rarrk paintings done a fire lit BUT big red lives for another day. Our wallabies got lots of cuddles and sweet potato.



Wayoutback

Great Wayoutback group in on Saturday afternoon from Germany, Brisbane, Poland, and Scotland. Even though it reached 40 degrees everyone did very good paintings and said that the experience was excellent, very entertaining and Manuel was a very good teacher.



Film Crew

We had an adventure Group who print Caravan World, Camper Trailer, Adventures, Outdoor and Wanderer magazines, as well as publish Turu.com.au and TravelIn.com.au booking websites come in on the 30th of September to film and take images of two lovely families doing the cultural experience with Manuel. The children were very young but Manuel kept them interested throughout the experience. Their paintings were really good. Their fire technique impressive and once they get more strength they will get the ember burning. Big red nearly got hit but was lucky for another day. Wallabies received lots of cuddles.  Judi Sally’s mum did the best Echidna paitning, wrote “a wonderful hands-on day. It will forever be etched in our memories. Thank you so much for the experience.” Rob and Sally  wrote “fantastic experience. We loved Manuel’s explanation and his story. Artwork and hunting were great and the kids love it.” The Godfredson family wrote. “G’day manuel. You are a great story teller and awesome artist. thanks for sharing with us. Go Tigers!!! So we know this family are very happy after the AFL final.

Godfredson Family



a great way to spend 2.5 hours learning and having fun

It’s been all about learning and and having fun at Top Didj. Fay says it was a refreshing approach to learning more about indigenous culture. Murray and Sharon said it was awesome and really a previllage to meet Manuel and hear his story and learn some of his culture.  Catherine from the UK said. ” Maneul is a very welcoming humble man who was open and happy to share his story and support us during the painting.  I especially enjoyed hitting the kangaroo with the speat at the end.” The wallabies received lots of cuddles as well.

Some of our stock . Birds made out of buffalo horns and carved out of wood. Woven pandamus baskets

Kurun Warun painting and some of our stock of Oooroo Australia hand screen printed on linen bags




Educational Experience

Again we have been getting “awesome time, Engaging and enjoyable, informative, interesting, learnt a lot”, and of course all said Manuel was a good teacher and they loved his personality. Still getting tourist through but it has slowed down as the weather warms up.

 



Amazing Expereince

The heading is what people have been saying after their experience with Manuel. “Manuel has such a beautiful smile” “Amazing cultural experience given by a real aboriginal, he is really funny and kind.” Fantastic experience and one of the highlights of our holiday. Great hands on fun” “Best part of the tour, meeting Manuel” “A five star experience” “Great morning Manuel and such great things I have learned and experienced” We had students in from Japan who just loved all the hands on activities and they had their first up close and personal time with the Australian wild life being our not so wild wallabies.

 



Busy Time

July and August is our busiest time. We have had some wonderful groups and families through who have really enjoyed their time with Manuel. Everyone has loved his stories and doing the paintings. We have had some school groups through and senior groups as well. This quote sums it all up. “Very insightful and educational. Loved gaining a better understanding of Aboriginal culture-in a fun environment that makes kids listen too.”



Busy July

It has been a very busy July with lots of families and bus groups coming in to learn about aboriginal cultural, buy some art, didjeridoos and top quality souvenirs. All are thankful they have had the opportunity to spend time with Manuel and hear his story and also get to cuddle a wallaby. In our comment book we have “Brilliant” “totally awesome” and ‘an unforgettable experience” “Funny and inspirational teacher” “wallabies are cute”



Great start to the week

Great day today with great families and very good rarrk art. We had people from the Netherlands, California and cold Victoria and Adelaide. Amanda wrote ” A very big thank you for sharing your culture and story with us. you are a fantastic teacher” Carys loved everything. Everyone really enjoyed their time with Manuel and said it was an authentic experience.




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