Dreaming Culture is a collaboration experience between local companies The Petri Dish, Tweed Escapes, Wollumbin Dreaming and Johnny Franco’s Place to bring you a unique, conscious, cultural event. This Sunset Cruise will feature a Welcome to Country by traditional owners and a smoking ceremony before departing Tumbulgum.
Experience local and traditional flavours by enjoying three exceptional courses by chef Adam Housen, Johnny Franco’s Place:
Moreton Bay Bugs with remoulade on our own Wattle Seed Sourdough
Cured pepperberry kangaroo tenderloin on a salad of local crunchy leaves, roasted Davidson’s plum, macadamias, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber and tangy bush tucker dressing
Lemon myrtle and mango pudding with honey roasted macadamia brittle and brown sugar custard
Local drinks to accompany the meal include Buck’s Farm Native Finger Lime Beer, Jerseyana Numinbah Davidson’s Plum wine and non-alcoholic beers by Sobah Beverages. Be entertained with live music from Gary Kafoa and inspired conversations.
Gary Kafoa is a proud indigenous man from the banks of the Tweed River whose father was a local tribal elder. Born and bred by the river he spent 30 years as a professional fisherman, and he also has a long history as a local musician. Using a mixture of traditional and modern instrumentation, Gary sings of what was passed down to him by his elders and contemporary issues that affect us all today: and trying to step outside traditional rock song structures has meant mixing didgeridoo with modern dance beats and his own funk percussion techniques. The result is a new dimension in Indigenous storytelling born in the unique musical culture of the NSW North Coast.