Nyinkka Nyunyu features a landscaped garden of indigenous
plants and bush tucker, all selected by Wumpurrani
(Aboriginal people). There are two dance performance
areas, where putjali ( mens singing and dance)
and yawulyu ( womens singing and dance) will
be performed for visitors.
This garden represents landscapes which have
special significance for Wumpurrani. Around the
mens dance area the landscaping shows wankarr,
watercourse country with a dry river bed. Around
the Nyinkka Nyunyu sacred site and the womens
dance area, the plants and soil are those of wangarri,
the low rocky hills of the Tennant Creek region.
Some trees and shrubs planted in this area are
used for windbreaks, shade and decorative body
The dance areas are separate because men and
women do not dance on the same ground. The soil
for the dance grounds was brought in from Phillip
Creek station,. The bough shelters and corridors
for dancing have been adapted under the direction
of the elders from traditional structures made
of ngurrku (snappy gum) and muna (spinifex).