Western Australia Indigenous Tourism Operators Council’s (WAITOC) Chairman, Robert Taylor is pleased to feature another member as part of the Aboriginal Gourmet Experience series for 2015. “One of WAITOC’s objectives is to increase the profile and number of experiences in Perth and the South West region of WA and Bindi Bindi Dreaming is certainly one of the leading lights in our city”.
Number nine in this series is WAITOC Aboriginal tourism operator member, Bindi Bindi Dreaming. Bindi Bindi Dreaming was first established due to the high demand of people from all walks of life wanting to know and understand Aboriginal culture. From listening to a simple dreaming story sitting in the bush to a yearning of tasting some bush tucker is just a few experiences. That’s when the idea of creating some walks, talks and cultural experiences were developed to suit everyone’s needs.
Bindi Bindi Dreaming aims to showcase unique Aboriginal culture of Perth, Western Australia. Bindi Bindi Dreaming will allow visitors to gain a better understanding about its traditional people whom are local to the Perth/Metropolitan area and share their continuation of cultural traditions. Marissa aims to do this by raising people’s awareness of Noongar culture in Perth, Western Australia. The business aims to provide a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated cultural experience which will be most memorable for anyone to further share this with their families and friends.
Marissa Verma, owner of Bindi Bindi Dreaming said that "Bindi Bindi means Butterfly in the local Noongar language. I’m about showcasing our unique culture of Perth in Western Australia which is the gateway to regional Western Australia and highlight that our culture is strong in our city and large urban centres. One of the favourite tours I offer is the Bush Tucker Tour where guests learn about the Noongar six seasons and how the bush was our supermarket and how we still use many of the plants and fruits today. They get to have a taste of these amazing flavours such as Lemon Myrtle Cake and Wattleseed damper with ‘roo’ curry and the feedback has been phenomenal."
Bindi Bindi Dreaming is an Aboriginal family owned and operated business. The sorts of skills that exist within the enterprise are didge and dance, cultural tour guiding, catering with bush flavours and knowledge of Noongar Country and its people.
Speaking of Bindi Bindi Dreaming, Simon Haigh, CEO of WAITOC said, "WAITOC's Aboriginal Gourmet Experience campaign is intended to highlight the unique food, drink and culture experiences that Aboriginal tourism operators have to offer in WA. In recent times, we have seen the growing importance of culinary tourism as a way to immerse yourself in the culture of the destination that you're visiting. The key attributes People, Produce and Place behind Tourism Australia's Restaurant Australia campaign provides a memorable experience for the tourists. Culinary tourism is a great way to exchange culture and is growing in popularity. The tours that Marissa provides through Bindi Bindi Dreaming is a shining example of that.
+61 (0)419 921 946
Ms Marissa Verma
Bindi Bindi Dreaming
+61 (0)417 031 707
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