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The Gathering – Camp Out

Date

Fri 10th February 2023, 4:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location

252 Midginbil Rd
Midginbil NSW 2484

Details

THE GATHERING – CAMP OUT

February 10th-12th, 2023 UKI, NSW (45mins north of Byron Bay)

We gather on Bundjalung land to return.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and pay our respects to all peoples past and present.

This event is a not-profit event run by local Indigenous and female run charity, The Returning Indigenous Corporation. 

We offer full scholarships for Indigenous women and single mothers because wellness, education, community and organic meals should not be a privilege, it should be a right. 

In 2023 we are bringing you our first ever CAMP OUT for all Participants. 

In order to do this we had to change sites, so if you have been to our Gatherings in the past, please make note we are not at the same site. 

The Returning is a weekend event, empowering femmes through health and wellness, knowledge sharing and creating skills that we can then take back into our community, integrate back into our lives and support us to become more healthy and in turn have happy lives. 

Learn about plant wisdom, pregnancy, birth and beyond, holistic healing, deep dadarri, be in ceremony, cultivate community and experience a taste of what true magic feels like when we gather with intention. 

You are invited to return to wholeness, to nature, to knowledge, to ourselves and to one another.

We pride ourselves on being cultural sensitive to all peoples.

We have 50% of our facilitators are Indigenous women. 

It is a weaving of women from all over the globe. 

A global conference of maidens, mothers, queens and crones.

Please note: That boys under the age of 4 can attend the event, ages older are not permitted due to protocol. 

Food

We strive to ensure all our meals are organic and as local as possible. We partner up with local organic farmers in the region to get the best produce to you. 

Included in your ticket price will be 

Friday night Dinner meal

Saturday lunch meal

Saturday night meal

Sunday Lunch meals

Please note Breakfast will not be included so please bring snacks, fruit and your own meals for breakfast

Accomodation Options

CAMPING, VAN OR CAR CAMPING

Beautiful old-fashioned campsite is in a beautiful natural setting intersected by a small meandering creek where you can sit around listening to the night sounds and gazing at the brilliant stars with the sound of water flowing around you.

No powered sites.

There are plenty of shady sites and extra space for you to spread out and enjoy some privacy.

Facilities include septic toilets and hot showers. Large sites have fireplaces, use of which are subject to fire bans. 

Midginbil Eco Resort enjoys spectacular scenery as it is located under the escarpment of the Nightcap World Heritage Rainforest National Park.

BELLE TENTS

There is 10 bell tents (tipi style tents) located in our campground. They are 5 meters in diameter, and furnished with thick queen size mattress, fresh crisp linen, warm duvets and duvet covers, blankets, queen size bed, LED lights, side tables, rugs and other decorative touches.

Guests are required to use the campground amenities, with toilets & showers.

BUNKHOUSE

Our traditional style bunkhouse – There is 10 single beds for 10 women in each bunk house.

Each room has its own brand new en suite. All rooms open out onto a huge verandah which overlooks the peaceful park-like setting with views out over the rainforest.

Please bring your own own pillows, linen, toiletries & towels.

Scholarships

(please head to our website to fill out a form)

We offer over 50% scholarship and exchange tickets to the event.

Single Mother and Indigenous women are invited to apply for scholarship.

Volunteers

(please head to our website to fill out a form)

Low socio economic women can apply to volunteer as trade for their ticket. If you are pregnant, injured or unable to lift please do not fill out a form, we need able bodied women for these support roles.

Families

We have a kids corner operating during the days, so that all mothers, especially our single mother scholarships, can bring along their children and have free child care available to them, allowing them to enjoy their weekend experience. 

Parking

There will be limited parking on site and you must buy a parking ticket to get access to parking. 

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~ Summer Gathering ~

Come together to celebrate Summer and rest in the waters with your sisters as we reclaim our connection to self, land, community and our more than human kin. 

This is a cultural experience with 50% of our facilitators being Indigenous and our charity organisation run by Indigenous women.

This is a drug & alcohol free wellbeing based even. 

Since 2018 we have positively impacting the lives of over 1,000 women. 

Our event is run by women for women and provides opportunities for women to connect, contribute, support other women’s businesses and to gather tools, resources and information to help inspire and expand their possibilities across all areas of life

Come and gather to find joy, abundance, gain knowledge on holistic health around summer time herbs, release all that no longer serves and share warm meals in nature with women.

A time to celebrate the light.

Movement, rituals and wellness, along with discussions on topics thats need addressing, as we come together as sisters to learn from elders, mother and maidens.

A weekend event for female identifying woman located in the lush nature surroundings of Nightcap National Park

The weekend filled with movement, rituals and wellness, along with discussions and panels on topics thats need addressing.

A combination of creation and clarity as we come together as sisters to learn from elders, maidens and mothers.

This all ages event is curated for women, by women.

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THE LAND

The event will be run on Bundjalung land in UKI, with our Matriarch Aboriginal female elder leading us in a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country.

The Gathering has moved from its original location and now will be held at Midginbil Eco Resort is south west of Murwillumbah just off the Kyogle Road, and about 12km due south of Mt Warning. 

The gathering is about an hours drive from Coolangatta Airport, and the gorgeous beaches of the NSW North Coast such as Kingscliff, Byron Bay and Ballina range from 40 minutes to one hour. 

From our elevated property you can clearly see the Lamington National Park in southern Queensland and indeed 8 other National Parks in the area. 

Be surrounded by the spectacular rainforest and rivers of the Northern NSW.

There is a general store at Uki, about 10 minutes drive away that you can get last minute supplies

We have a leave no trace policy and hope that you enjoy our land and leave no trace.

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WHAT TO BRING

This is a WASTE FREE event.

Please plan & pack accordingly as there will be no bins!

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and warmer clothes for the evening.

Small Babies in arms welcome and all children. We offer a full kids village at the event which always has volunteers to look after your children while attend workshops.

Bring anything that you want to contribute to the alter.

FOOD

There will be food available as a part of your ticket price. We provide meals made with love from organic and local produce. Saturday- Lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner. Sunday Lunch and afternoon tea.

Please bring snacks if you need them and BYO Plate, Blanket cutlery and cup to minimise waste.

SCHOLARSHIP tickets are available for Indigenous women, women in need, refugees, and single mothers.

VOLUNTEER TICKETS also available in exchange for work trade.

jinjila@theretuning.com.au

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The event is a cultural experience. 

One that looks at deepening connection to the Earth, ourselves, and each other.

Limited tickets. 

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Join us in under the Lit moon in the Australian bush just outside of Mullumbimby for a day of activism, learning, crafting, healing, movement and for reconnection.

Cost

$60 – $940 AUD + BF

Date

Fri 10th February 2023, 4:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location

252 Midginbil Rd
Midginbil NSW 2484

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.