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MEDIA RELEASE – Aboriginal Cultural Workshops for Kids

Jan 14, 2020


Giving kids a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal people, their culture and lands.

Bangalay Luxury Villas located in Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW South Coast is thrilled to be introducing Aboriginal Cultural workshops designed for kids. Local owner Michelle Bishop, believes it’s important for our community to engender a connection with our local environment and it’s ancestors.

Deidre Martin, a respected Walbanga woman of the Yuin Nation and owner of Bugiya Naway Buradja (Translated as yesterday, today and tomorrow), will be hosting workshops including bush tucker talks, traditional basket weaving and crafting beautiful creations inspired by our natural environment.

Bush Tucker Talk with a Taste of Weaving @ Bangalay Dining
Jan 23 at 2pm. Tickets $25pp
Deidre will be talking about bush tucker and demonstrating traditional basket weaving.

Crafty Kids @ Bangalay Dining
Jan 17 & 24 at 2pm. Tickets $35pp
Get creative by making something crafty inspired by our natural environment.

More dates to be confirmed

Tickets available from

“My mission is to provide visitors with a high-quality, authentic and immersive Aboriginal cultural experience. Every culture is a living, learning experience. We could all learn from each other.”  ~ Deidre Martin

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Deidre Martin, please call Michelle Bishop on 0418 446 754 or email

Bangalay Luxury Villas offers 16 Luxury Villas set amongst distinctive Bangalay coastal sand forest unique to the NSW South Coast. Bangalay Dining is inspired by the unique natural surroundings, with a heavy focus on local and native ingredients. Bangalay Dining’s Head Chef Brent Strong is passionate about delivering quality food from local, respected producers and incorporating the foraging element in a sustainable and ethical way.

“It’s our connection to our environment which makes us unique and allows our guests to immerse themselves in an authentic south coast experience.”
~ Michelle Bishop, Owner

High resolution images available on request

Urban List recently said:

If you, like us, can’t wait to get out and explore all that NSW has to offer come June, and you’re also in need of a little post-iso R&R—some seaside air even—Bangalay Villas at Shoalhaven Heads should be top of your list.”

About Bangalay Luxury Villas

Conveniently located just two hours south of Sydney, three hours from Canberra and close to the many attractions of the Shoalhaven and South Coast, Bangalay is only a short, scenic drive to the boutique towns of Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Gerroa, Gerringong or further south to the white sand beaches of Jervis Bay. Bangalay Luxury Villas is the perfect destination for a quick getaway to the stunning South Coast of NSW.

Set against the pristine backdrop of Seven Mile Beach, Bangalay Sand Forest, and Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course. Featuring either golf course or garden views, Bangalay Luxury Villas offers 16 private fully self-contained luxury villas, architecturally designed to blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings.

Those who appreciate authenticity, as well as style and quality, have come to love the genuine, natural, and peaceful style of Bangalay’s luxury accommodation and the intimate yet superb on-site restaurant, Bangalay Dining.

To set aside health concerns, Bangalay Luxury Villas is now offering contactless check-in. Guests will be sent their villa number and access code via SMS prior to check-in.

Bangalay Luxury Villas is located at 30 Staples Street Shoalhaven Heads NSW. View the full menu here and dining reservations can be made via email: Accommodation reservations are encouraged via the booking link.

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