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Indigenous Tours

Get a deeper connection with this land

To feel the beating heart of a country and get plugged into the power of two of the world’s most ancient cultures, take an Indigenous tour.

Tropical North Queensland is the only region with two distinct Indigenous cultures and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people have been continuously alive and active longer than any other culture on the planet. It’s the ideal place to delve deeper, absorb age-old wisdom and be inspired with direct access to traditional owners, both elders and the new generation.

Forge your own connection with these sacred surrounds – whether it be learning traditional hunting techniques at Cooya Beach near Port Douglas on traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people, or gaining insights to ancient artforms on a Jarramali Rock Art Tour in Laura. Be welcomed into the Mossman Gorge at a traditional smoking ceremony that cleanses and diverts bad spirits, or meet the bama (family) on a mesmerising evening experience at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park near Cairns.

 

Be guided through the rainforest on a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge

Learn how to catch mud crab on traditional fishing grounds at Cooya Beach near Port Douglas

A mudcrab caught at Cooya Beach

Timeless experiences

Invigorate your soul by connecting with country on an Indigenous tour.

Kuranda
The Rainforest People of Kuranda

Known as the colourful village in the rainforest, Kuranda has a much deeper history that stretches way beyond its famous quirky markets. Learn more about the Indigenous people who have called Kuranda home for at least 10,000 years.

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Indigenous Culture
Experience an incredible Aboriginal rock art tour

Discover what true connection to country feels like at a 20,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art gallery with Jarramali Rock Art Tours. Fly in via a scenic helicopter or jump in a 4WD with a Traditional Owner guide for the full overnight experience.

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Torres Strait
5 Unmissable sights in the Torres Strait Islands

Between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, there’s a fascinating world of unforgettable adventures to be had. Journey to this culturally unique part of Australia and you’ll find vibrant Indigenous communities celebrating their strong connection to land and sea.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest
10 Things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics Rainforest

Get to know our famous forest, which spans 8940 square-kilometers and covers more ground than Samoa, Luxemburg and Puerto Rico, with this list of 10 things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics.

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Port Douglas
Why Port Douglas is the perfect spot for a family holiday

Port Douglas is the perfect getaway for kids and parents alike, with everything from adrenaline-filled rainforest adventures and awe-inspiring wildlife tours to top-end eateries and bustling local markets.

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