Indigenous Welcome Ceremony
What's On in Pretty Beach
We are located in the serene and quintessentially Australian bushland setting of the Bouddi National Park. The word ‘Bouddi’ is the local Aboriginal name for the eastern headland of Maitland Bay and has become synonymous with the national park and the surrounding area. It has various meanings in local Aboriginal languages, and is thought to mean 'heart' or 'water breaking over rocks'. The Bouddi Peninsula is a very special landscape - around 100 Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the park and nearby areas. There is even aboriginal artwork dating back almost 2,000 years right on the doorstep to Pretty Beach House.
We offer cultural tours on the property and through the Bouddi National Park, for guests to experience and discover the historical and cultural significance of the Darkinjung people’s kinship with the ocean and the land of the Bouddi National Park.
Learn ancient dreamtime stories told by traditional landowners and Aboriginal elders, during a welcome ceremony, incorporating dance & didgeridoo around a crackling fire. A truly authentic Indigenous experience. Book via your house manager or by calling us prior to arrival.
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