Indigenous Welcome Ceremony
What's On in Pretty Beach
We are located in the serene and quintessentially Australian bushland setting of 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'. Bouddi Peninsula is a very special landscape – around 100 sites significant to the local Aboriginal people have been recorded in the park and nearby areas. There is even Aboriginal artwork dating back almost 2,000 years right on the doorstep of Pretty Beach House.
We offer cultural tours on the property and through Bouddi National Park so you can 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 Owners and Aboriginal Elders during a Welcome Ceremony incorporating dance and didgeridoo around a crackling fire.
Book this authentic Indigenous experience via your house manager or by calling us prior to arrival.
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