Visitors welcome to visit Worawa Aboriginal College in the Yarra Valley

Worawa Aboriginal College Art Gallery

“Set in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Worawa Aboriginal College is an Aboriginal initiative situated on Aboriginal owned land. The land is very important to the Aboriginal Community as it was once part of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station and is in close proximity to the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station.

Educational Program

The College is a full boarding school for young Aboriginal women, years 7 – 10 and is Victoria’s only independent Aboriginal community school. The College has an impressive curriculum embracing many subjects with a strong Aboriginal culture and perspective thread through each curriculum area.

The College generously welcomes visitors by appointment, who can experience The Dreaming Trail which records and celebrates traditional culture, stories of the Elders and the history of the Aboriginal tribes and clans connected to this important site. Visitors can learn about the cultural protocols in welcoming visitors to the Land, the use of plants for food, medicine and craft.

Additional learning opportunities are available for the following:

• Smoking Ceremony
• The history of Coranderrk
• Aboriginal Elders stories
• Aboriginal people’s relationship with the Land
• Traditional implements and their use
• Aboriginal technology
• The use of ochre in ceremony and art
• Contemporary Aboriginal Australia
• And view art created by the Worawa community

Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is very happy to announce that a 2 day mid week package can be booked to include a visit to Worawa Aboriginal College. For further information please use our Contact Form or ring +61419582410.  Dates and times are subject to Worawa Aboriginal College availability.

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I run a self contained holiday accommodation set in the beautiful region of Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. The Yarra Valley is famous for its fabulous wines and Moet and Chandon has a subsidiary called Domain Chandon where they make a great sparking wine by method champenoise. A must try. The Dandenong Ranges are host to the most beautiful lush forests offering many beautiful walks. There are a number of villages with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurnts. The popular steam train Puffing Billy runs through these hills. Dutch settlers have successfully grown tulips in this region for decades and Tesselaar Tulip Festival attracts visitors from all over the world. Our apartment offers guests a cosy and modern home away from home base which accommodates 4 people.

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