Tirkandi - Culture, Connection and Country

From AUD $110.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: McLaren Flat, SA
  • Product code: GTCT

Yellaka - Old Wisdom-New Ways, presents Tirkandi in partnership with Gemtree Wines. A journey towards ways of understanding the spirit of place and the story of our cultural landscape in the Gemtree Eco-Trail.

Tirkandi: Culture, Connection and Country

Join us at the Gemtree Eco Trail with Senior Cultural Custodian Karl Winda Telfer. Karl is hosting Tirkandi, a journey towards ways of understanding the spirit of place and the story of our cultural landscape at the Gemtree Eco Trail.

A walk that rewards the wondering, Karl will explain his people’s deep ancient connections to the land, plants and animals, including the Gemtree Eco Trail’s resident emus and koalas.

Discover and learn the various ways third-generation grower Melissa Brown is protecting the land for future generations.

Set amongst towering ancient gumtrees, the walking tour is followed by a wine and native food tasting. Explore new flavours with a plate of native bush food while tasting a flight of our finest biodynamic and organic certified wines.


Saturday 5th February 2022, 4-7pm (Twilight – daylight savings) SOLD OUT
Saturday 26th March 2022 4-7pm (Twilight - daylight savings) 
Saturday 23rd April 2022 10am - 1pm 
Saturday 14th May 2022 10am - 1pm



Limited to 20 tickets only


About Karl and Gemtree

Karl is an award-winning artist, designer and creative cultural producer. His ancestral tribal bloodline links him to Mullawirraburka Yerta – his grandfather’s country, the Mullawirra Meyunna (dry forest people) of the Adelaide region. He began walking the story of his Parngkarra – Yerta traditional country from a young age and has a deep spiritual, cultural and ecological connectedness with his land, sea, sky and country.

Karl was the first Associate Director for the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2002, is co-Director of Yellaka, which aims to keep young people strong in culture and identity and he collaboratively created YABBARA for the 2019 and 2020 Adelaide Fringes.

Gemtree Wines is family owned and operated and is based in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. Choosing biodynamic and organic regenerative methods to farm its vineyards results in fruit of exceptional quality allowing wines of elegance and purity to be made. This commitment has also seen The Gemtree Eco Trail, once a barren piece of land, become a biodiverse wetland and haven for native birds, plants and animals. The 1-kilometre trail reveals the unique and diverse habitat that has evolved through this regenerative dedication to the land.