• Gutharraguda


    Where desert meets ocean

Discover the secrets of a beautiful land and understand the
deep spritual connection between the Nhanda and Malgana
people and this amazing saltwater country.

Long before Europeans landed and settled in the Shark Bay area, the land and waters of Monkey Mia and surrounds provided a strong livelihood for the Nhanda and Malgana people.

Hundreds of years later Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Adventures provides the ultimate enriching experience of Aboriginal culture, history and tradition to visitors of Monkey Mia in Shark Bay, Western Australia and is regarded as the 'must do' experience in Gutharraguda (Shark Bay).

Owned and operated by Darren “Capes” Capewell, a descendant of the Nhanda and Malgana people, the tours aim to foster an understanding of the natural land, wildlife, stories and traditions of the region.

“Learn the secrets of my people and how we relate to the land, ocean and spirit of country,”

"When you visit Gutharraguda and Monkey Mia it is easy to ‘see’ country, but to truly take something away with you – you need to feel the spirit of country. This is what I share with visitors. People walk away with a deeper appreciation of what country means to my people,”

“I guarantee you will leaving feeling and seeing country from a different perspective,”

Wula Gura Nyinda translates to ‘you come this way’, a traditional Aboriginal term for the sharing of stories – both between generations and between cultures. This notion of intercultural sharing extends into every aspect of the tours, which operate under the philosophy of education, understanding and respect.

You will be captivated by the deep Aboriginal connections to Gutharraguda as you discover the secrets that have seen the land flourish for thousands of years. Encounter the landscape’s natural beauty and appreciate the Wula Gura Nyinda teachings of the profound relationship between the nature and humankind.

Wula Gura Nyinda

‘you come this way’