Walupka Woka Ride

Start: Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:00 am
Finish: 3:00 pm
Meet at: Green's Hill, Winton Wetlands Reserve, Victoria

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Join us and explore the Wetlands with Yorta Yorta on this unique discovery tour.

Saturday 9 April 2016, 11am – 3pm

Starting at Green’s Hill, Boggy Bridge Rd, Winton Wetlands Reserve, Victoria (2 hours north of Melbourne)

This special event will give cyclists of all ages a rare opportunity to ride through the Winton Wetlands, spend time with Yorta Yorta people, discover Aboriginal artefacts and hear stories of the site’s significance to the Yorta Yorta people.

Winton Wetlands is a tranquil, spiritual location in the heart of north east Victoria (2 hours north of Melbourne). A natural food bowl, the Wetlands were a rich source of food for many different Aboriginal clans within the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta Nation and the site continues to be of considerable social, historical, scientific and spiritual value to its traditional owners.

The area was known by Indigenous peoples as Mokoan, an extensive ephemeral wetland system which was inundated seasonally. The area was rich in traditional food sources and provided water, shelter and medicine for significant Indigenous communities. Events of scale, such as corroborees, trade and other traditional ceremonies brought family groups together at this traditional meeting place.

This spectacular ride will be culturally enlightening, spiritually uplifting and lots of fun. The ride will start at 11am at Green’s Hill with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. There will be a choice of 10km and 20km routes and riders will fuel up mid-tour with a delicious lunch of contemporary Indigenous dishes.

Winton Wetlands has been a part of the North East community for thousands of years and is now a wetland restoration and social renewal project unlike any other. This unique event is part of Winton Wetlands exciting Autumn program which will offer visitors opportunities to explore and experience the Wetlands through new eyes.

Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets $50 per adult and $20 per child. Limited places available, BYO Bike. For bookings and to see the full Winton Wetlands Autumn program visit www.wintonwetlands.org.au or call 5762 1192

Luxurious onsite accommodation will also be available at the Mokoan Flash Tents. To book your own private Flash tent visit www.flashcamp.com.au/winton/

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