The cruise takes visitors on an Aboriginal guided tour of Me-Mel (Goat Island) exploring history, culture and artefacts. 

Goat Island (Me-Mel). Image: courtesy Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation
Goat Island (Me-Mel). Image: courtesy Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation

Enjoy this new immersive, interactive and informative cultural tour of Me-Mel (Goat Island), the largest island in Sydney Harbour. You’ll be welcomed onto the island with a traditional Aboriginal Ochre and Welcome ceremony, then invited to observe and participate in a cultural song and dance performance and workshop.

Explore the natural and native floral wonders of the island, learning about the history and significance of the island to the Aboriginal peoples of the area.

Goat Island (Me-Mel). Image: courtesy Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation
Goat Island (Me-Mel) cultural tour. Image: courtesy Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation

You’ll even have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the use of traditional artefacts and implements through a demonstration and workshop.  

ABOUT THE SHIP

Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi
Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi

Mari Nawi (meaning ‘big canoe’ in the Eora language) is a motor vessel used for cruises on Sydney Harbour with an Aboriginal focus. Owned and operated by the Tribal Warrior Association, Mari Nawi is the only Aboriginal commercial charter service on Sydney Harbour.

The Tribal Warrior Association provides Aboriginal people with rare and valuable training, recreational, social and educational opportunities that help unit their communities and revitalise traditional cultural values. The boat acts as a training vessel for their maritime programs and helps forge a vital link of appreciation, respect and understanding between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people.

Cruise Details:
Saturday 16 May, 2020 | 10am – 1pm

Cost:
General $55 | Member, Concession & Child $45 | Family $184 

Tea and coffee included. 

Suitable for: All ages (children from 4+years)

Things to Remember:
The cruise will depart from the maritime museum in all weather conditions. 
Please bring good walking shoes and an umbrella/raincoat for use on the island during wet weather.
Parents need to supervise their children. 
Please consider the agility of those in your group when booking.
Mari Nawi is wheelchair accessible.

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