Meet the Josh – Founder and Owner of Koomal Dreaming
A great way to learn about Australia’s Indigenous culture is on a Koomal Dreaming Indigenous cultural experience in the south west of Western Australia. For over 50,000 years, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people of Australia’s south-west have walked this ancient land. Koomal Dreaming gives people the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and experience Wadandi and Bibbulman country (the Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas) through their eyes.
On our Adelaide to Perth tour, Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. We are proud to have known and worked with Josh for a long time. He is a very special person who started his business because of the values that he had about his family, his history and the region. He lives and breathes exactly what he says. When you meet him you can feel his passion and his culture, as he takes you on a journey to a very special place.
Sometimes Indigenous cultural experiences can be a forced and put on for the consumer but with Josh at Koomal Dreaming it is authentic, as that is his way of life. He and his family still live off the land in the region. From his home base in Dunsborough, Josh provides guests with the opportunity to taste native foods, discover bush medicine, and experience traditional fire lighting. Josh also recounts stories of the Dreaming spirits that relate to his traditional area.