Ngaran Ngaran Deep Dive 2021

28 November - 1 December 2021 • Narooma, NSW


Renew your approach to leadership by discovering more about stewardship, values and sustainability as you immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living cultures.

The traditional custodians of Yuin Country invite you to come, walk, and listen to a sacred dreaming of creation that Gulaga holds. Held on beautiful Yuin land at Narooma over three days, attendees will explore how our leadership, organisations, businesses, and social systems can evolve to support greater systemic health and flourishing.

The Deep Dive provides a platform for candid, productive discussions between leaders. It is a time for personal growth and reflection. Join others who are passionate about creating a new world of work; who are open to an ancient cultural way of knowing.

All meals and accommodation are included, leaving you to focus on the most pressing questions in contemporary leadership.

What you will learn

After immersing in the wisdom of the world’s oldest living cultures, we will spend time exploring questions relating to leadership, culture and guiding systemic transformation through the lens of local and global leadership challenges.

Attend Deep Dive to:
Participate in and witness a traditional Aboriginal ceremony, dance, yidaki (didgeridoo), and yarning circles
Meet, talk with, and learn from knowledgeable Aboriginal guides — the traditional custodians and community from the Yuin nation with generational traditional interpretations
Understand the practical application of living systems thinking and regenerative practices in our work as leaders and change-agents
Our leaders include:

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Dwayne 'Naja' Bannon-Harrison
Dwayne is a Yuin-Ngarrugu descendant with over 17 years of experience along with nine generations of cultural teachings passed down. He and his wife, Amelia, have created the Indineous Twist food entity — Mirritya Mundya, which means ‘Hungry Blackfish’ in Ngarrugu language — which caters for most of the meals during the retreat, allowing for a truly enriching experience.

Dwayne’s grandfather, Uncle Max Djarla Dulumunmun Harrison, has been teaching his culture to non-indigenous people for 50 years. His grandfather did the same in the 1800s. Dwayne, whose traditional name ‘Naja’ means “strong little fella”, began leading Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness tours eleven years ago. “Grandfather says we have to give our culture away to keep it,” he says.

Dwayne and the family team at Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness invite all walks of life onto Yuin country to learn and immerse themselves in the world’s oldest living culture.

Coaches
A mix of coaches will join this Deep Dive to facilitate small group work and help you with your personal reflection.

Alison Cameron
Alison Cameron, Co-founder of Adaptive Cultures is a leader who has been working globally at the forefront of systems transformation for over 20 years. She has supported cultural evolution and adaptive leadership development with for-purpose organisations and global multinationals and guides purpose driven leaders in expressing more of their potentials. Alison works with organisations and individuals to help them to positively disrupt and make a greater contribution to their world. Her life and work has been greatly enhanced through immersion experiences into indigenous ways of knowing in Australia, USA and India.
Itinerary Guide

Date

Time

Sessions
Sun 28 Nov
Early-Eve
Attendees to arrive and check in
Traditional welcome and smoking ceremony
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Mon 29 Nov
Sunrise ceremony
Indigenous Twist breakfast
Gulaga National Park guided walk
day tour w/ Indigenous Twist packed lunch
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Tue 30 Nov
Wellness Healing Session
Reflections on Gulaga
Deep Dive Sessions with facilitators
Early dinner in Narooma
Wed 1 Dec
8:00AM
Farewell breakfast
This is only a rough itinerary guide — subject to change.

Itinerary Guide

Deep Dive 1
Sun 28 Nov
Early-Eve
Attendees to arrive and check in
Traditional welcome and smoking ceremony
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Mon 29 Nov
Sunrise ceremony
Indigenous Twist breakfast
Gulaga National Park guided walk
day tour w/ Indigenous Twist packed lunch
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Tue 30 Nov
Wellness Healing Session
Reflections on Gulaga
Deep Dive Sessions with facilitators
Early dinner in Narooma
Wed 1 Dec
8:00AM
Farewell breakfast
Deep Dive 2
Wed 1 Dec
Early-Eve
Attendees to arrive and check in
Traditional welcome and smoking ceremony
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Thu 2 Dec
Sunrise ceremony
Indigenous Twist breakfast
Gulaga National Park guided walk
day tour w/ Indigenous Twist packed lunch
Indigenous Twist dinner
Traditional reflection yarning circle
Fri 3 Dec
Wellness Healing Session
Reflections on Gulaga
Deep Dive Sessions with facilitators
Early dinner in Narooma
Sat 4 Dec
8:00AM
Farewell breakfast
This is only a rough itinerary guide — subject to change.

Details

Mystery Bay Cottages: 121 Mystery Bay Road, Mystery Bay, Narooma NSW 2546
Deep Dive 1: Arrive by 6:30PM on Sunday 28 November 2021 | Depart on Wednesday 1 December 2021
Deep Dive 2: Arrive by 6:30PM on Wednesday 1 December 2021 | Depart on Saturday 4 December 2021

All food and accommodation are included at the Ngaran Ngaran Deep Dive. Deep Dive participants will embark on an Indigenous food journey and accommodation will be very comfortable.
Getting there
Narooma and the neighbouring Tilba region are located on Yuin Country just over 4 hours and 30 minutes drive down the south coast from Sydney, 3 hours drive east of Canberra, and 8 hours drive north-east of Melbourne. There are direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to and from nearby Moruya (or Merimbula) and we plan to coordinate transfers from there, and possibly Canberra and Sydney, depending on demand.
What to bring
As this experience includes an outdoor walking tour of approximately 5 hours, we recommend guests bring comfortable walking shoes, a backpack, water bottle and a hat. Weather on top of the mountain is different to below, so it is recommended to pack sunscreen alongside wet weather gear, warm clothes (including for instance a beanie, gloves and a warm jacket). If you have too much gear for your backpack you can put your warm things into the 4WD for retrieval if needed once on top of the mountain. During the Deep Dive, we suggest casual comfortable clothes are perfect. And there is a beach for those who want a swim!
Cost
$3400* per person in private/single accommodation
$2800* per person for shared/double accommodation


* Please note that these prices are only offered to those who complete the EOI and include all food and accommodation. The price does not include travel costs to reach the location.
What past Deep Divers are saying

Past Deep Divers Past Deep Divers
"I was lucky enough to be taken on a once in a lifetime cultural experience on Yuin Country with Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Yuin-Ngarrugu Descendant. I still don’t have the words to describe the two days but I need to thank Dwayne for being so generous in sharing his teachings and Yuin dreaming stories on Gulaga Mountain. Wow. If you ever see an opportunity to visit Yuin country, this is a must do experience. " - Annabel Rattigan
"“Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” said Dwayne, our aboriginal guide as he welcomed the day and said thank-you to Grandfather Sun. At the top of a gruelling and emotionally charged 12km hike to the top of Gulaga mountain, we were taken on a journey exploring the history and the sacred sites of Gulaga. We indulged in the Dreamtime stories and embraced Mother Earth. Over 2 days, I learnt the beauty of storytelling, the importance of being present and so much more. "
- Belinda Coates
"Thanks so much for making this incredible experience possible Rachel Slattery. I learned so much, thank you Dwayne Bannon-Harrison for your time and teaching which has had a profound effect on me, and thanks to Alison Cameron for your wisdom and leadership. It was an unforgettable time." - Meredith Roach
Past Deep Divers

"I was lucky enough to be taken on a once in a lifetime cultural experience on Yuin Country with Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Yuin-Ngarrugu Descendant. I still don’t have the words to describe the two days but I need to thank Dwayne for being so generous in sharing his teachings and Yuin dreaming stories on Gulaga Mountain. Wow. If you ever see an opportunity to visit Yuin country, this is a must do experience."
- Annabel Rattigan

Past Deep Divers
"“Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” said Dwayne, our aboriginal guide as he welcomed the day and said thank-you to Grandfather Sun. At the top of a gruelling and emotionally charged 12km hike to the top of Gulaga mountain, we were taken on a journey exploring the history and the sacred sites of Gulaga. We indulged in the Dreamtime stories and embraced Mother Earth. Over 2 days, I learnt the beauty of storytelling, the importance of being present and so much more."
- Belinda Coates
Past Deep Divers
"Thanks so much for making this incredible experience possible Rachel Slattery. I learned so much, thank you Dwayne Bannon-Harrison for your time and teaching which has had a profound effect on me, and thanks to Alison Cameron for your wisdom and leadership. It was an unforgettable time."
- Meredith Roach
What past Deep Divers are saying

Past Deep Divers Past Deep Divers
"I was lucky enough to be taken on a once in a lifetime cultural experience on Yuin Country with Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Yuin-Ngarrugu Descendant. I still don’t have the words to describe the two days but I need to thank Dwayne for being so generous in sharing his teachings and Yuin dreaming stories on Gulaga Mountain. Wow. If you ever see an opportunity to visit Yuin country, this is a must do experience. " - Annabel Rattigan
"“Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” said Dwayne, our aboriginal guide as he welcomed the day and said thank-you to Grandfather Sun. At the top of a gruelling and emotionally charged 12km hike to the top of Gulaga mountain, we were taken on a journey exploring the history and the sacred sites of Gulaga. We indulged in the Dreamtime stories and embraced Mother Earth. Over 2 days, I learnt the beauty of storytelling, the importance of being present and so much more. "
- Belinda Coates
"Thanks so much for making this incredible experience possible Rachel Slattery. I learned so much, thank you Dwayne Bannon-Harrison for your time and teaching which has had a profound effect on me, and thanks to Alison Cameron for your wisdom and leadership. It was an unforgettable time." - Meredith Roach
"I was lucky enough to be taken on a once in a lifetime cultural experience on Yuin Country with Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Yuin-Ngarrugu Descendant. I still don’t have the words to describe the two days but I need to thank Dwayne for being so generous in sharing his teachings and Yuin dreaming stories on Gulaga Mountain. Wow. If you ever see an opportunity to visit Yuin country, this is a must do experience. " - Annabel Rattigan
Past Deep Divers
"“Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” said Dwayne, our aboriginal guide as he welcomed the day and said thank-you to Grandfather Sun. At the top of a gruelling and emotionally charged 12km hike to the top of Gulaga mountain, we were taken on a journey exploring the history and the sacred sites of Gulaga. We indulged in the Dreamtime stories and embraced Mother Earth. Over 2 days, I learnt the beauty of storytelling, the importance of being present and so much more. "
- Belinda Coates
Past Deep Divers
"“Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” said Dwayne, our aboriginal guide as he welcomed the day and said thank-you to Grandfather Sun. At the top of a gruelling and emotionally charged 12km hike to the top of Gulaga mountain, we were taken on a journey exploring the history and the sacred sites of Gulaga. We indulged in the Dreamtime stories and embraced Mother Earth. Over 2 days, I learnt the beauty of storytelling, the importance of being present and so much more. "
- Belinda Coates
Past Deep Divers
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$3400 per person in private/single accommodation
$2800 per person for shared/double accommodation