Aboriginal campsite on Fraser Island

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 22:10
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Hi,
Has anyone stayed at the Aboriginal campsite at the Woralie track turnoff on Fraser? We drove past on the weekend and saw the big "Visitors Welcome" sign, so we dropped in. I was talking to the caretaker, good bloke to talk to & he gave us a good look around. They have level camp sites, they charge $6 per adult per night, kids free. Long drop toilets, septic coming soon. Community cooking area. A couple of resident dingos. Also had a fire site to sit around at night. I got the impression it would be a good atmosphere sitting around the fire at night and am thinking about staying there next trip.
Let me know if you have stayed there.

from Marty.
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Reply By: Barnesy - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 23:35

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 23:35
Marty,
I haven't stayed at this camp at Fraser but have spent time at two other Aboriginal camps. One in the Coorong and another near Nepubunna on the way to Arkaroola. Both times I have learnt more about the locals and my eyes have been opened further to another point of view on the land. It is home for the Aboriginal people and their ancestors but the land also has spiritual significance. If you are able to allow yourself to be open to the Aboriginal point of view, you will see the bush with different eyes.
Well worth it.
Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 23:52

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 23:52
Hi Barnesy,

I'd love to know a little more about the Aboriginal camp in the Coorong you've spent time with.

Particularly which people it was, and any contact details

Ciao for now
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Barnesy - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:54

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:54
Andrew,
The name is Camp Coorong. It's just south of Menindie. It is run by elders from the Narenjerri (?spelling) mob. I went there as part of a school group and I'm not sure if they cater for other groups. I don't have contact details but you could try someone in Menindie, ie council chambers, tourist office, national parks office etc.

Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:21

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:21
Thanks Barnesy.

I have some contacts in the Ngarrindjeri anyway, so will try calling Camp Coorong and seeing who is running it.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: the real chopper - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:59

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:59
Yep

It's called K'Gari (pronounced "Gurri") and the caretaker is a nice guy. We had a group of school kids stay there for a couple of nights last year. All went well!
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Reply By: MartyB - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:18

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:18
Thanks for the replies.
We'll probably give it a go sometime soon.

from Marty.
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