Cauldron offers rich experiences
JOANNE Gurney believes there is more to Mt Warning than meets the eye.
That is why the Tweed Tourism product manager will hold a one-day workshop for members of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community interested in learning more about the National Landscapes program and the opportunities it presents.
Ms Gurney said the workshop would encourage the growth of indigenous tourism experiences in the Green Cauldron.
“The workshop is designed as an introduction to some of the indigenous experiences already available in the region and to encourage members of the community to start thinking about opp- ortunities that may be available to highlight their cultural heritage,” Ms Gurney said.
Ms Gurney said one of the goals of the workshop was to ensure visitors had the chance to learn more about the indigenous history, lifestyle and Dreamtime stories by making relevant experiences and activities available to them.
“Tourism offers a contact point between our indigenous community and visitors, as well as locals, which we believe will ultimately lead to a better understanding and deeper respect for the rich human heritage of this ancient landscape,” she said.
The first part of the workshop on Tuesday will be held at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Tweed Heads.
A session will be held in the afternoon at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where participants will tour the new Australia's Green Cauldron exhibit.
• To make a booking for the free workshop at Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, call Wendy Miller at Tweed Tourism on (07) 5536 4244 or via email on ea@tweedtourism. com.au.