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Walupka Woka Ride

April 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


This special event will give cyclists of all ages a rare opportunity to ride through the Winton Wetlands, spend time with Yorta Yorta people, discover Aboriginal artefacts and hear stories of the site’s significance to the Yorta Yorta people. Winton Wetlands is a tranquil, spiritual location in the heart of north east Victoria (2 hours north of Melbourne). A natural food bowl, the Wetlands were a rich source of food for many different Aboriginal clans within the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta Nation and the site continues to be of considerable social, historical, scientific and spiritual value to its traditional owners. The area was known by Indigenous peoples as Mokoan, an extensive ephemeral wetland system which was inundated seasonally. The area was rich in traditional food sources and provided water, shelter and medicine for significant Indigenous communities. Events of scale, such as corroborees, trade and other traditional ceremonies brought family groups together at this traditional meeting place. This spectacular ride will be culturally enlightening, spiritually uplifting and lots of fun. The ride will start at 11am at Green’s Hill with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. There will be a choice of 10km and 20km routes and riders will fuel up mid-tour with a delicious lunch of contemporary Indigenous dishes. Winton Wetlands has been a part of the North East community for thousands of years and is now a wetland restoration and social renewal project unlike any other. This unique event is part of Winton Wetlands exciting Autumn program which will offer visitors opportunities to explore and experience the Wetlands through new eyes. Tickets are limited so book to avoid disappointment. Tickets $50 per adult and $20 per child. Limited places available, BYO Bike. Luxurious onsite accommodation will also be available at the Mokoan Flash Tents. To book your own private Flash tent visit www.flashcamp.com.au/winton/


What: Walupka Woka Ride
Who: Winton Wetlands
When: Saturday April 9 11am – 3pm
Where: Winton Wetlands
Meeting Location: Green’s Hill, access via Boggy Bridge Rd off Lake Mokoan Rd
Suburb: Benalla 3672
Cost: $50 adults/ $20 children
Age Range: Families
Max Participants: 100
Bookings: http://www.wintonwetlands.org.au/upcoming-events/walupka-woka-rid
Further Info: www.wintonwetlands.org.auWinton Wetlands


April 9, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Winton Wetlands
5762 1192
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Winton Wetlands
24 Church St
Benalla, Victoria 3671 Australia
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5762 1192
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