Indigenous Culture

Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is one of the oldest living societies on the planet and their intricate history and traditional practices can be experienced in so many ways, all across Queensland.

Whether you’re into learning more about indigenous art, going bush or just want to inject a touch of culture into your holiday make sure you take the time out to tick some of these suggested adventures off your bucket list.

  • Gain a deeper understanding about the unique culture first hand and learn traditional techniques, like collecting and preparing bush tucker, throwing a boomerang.
  • Go bush with an Indigenous guide at the Mossman Gorge Centre and be enchanted by the stories and heritage of the traditional owners of the gorge.
  • Listen to the tales behind contemporary art and traditional rock paintings left by past generations.
  • Head to Carnarvon National Park where Aboriginal history is revealed through the park's rock art sites.
  • Lawn Hill National Park is considered to have one of the longest continual occupations by Indigenous, dating back at least 17,000 years and may extend beyond 30,000 years.
  • Visit Thursday Island. As well as being a top fishing spot, you can experience the island culture of the Torres Strait Islanders here.
  • Back on the mainland in Tropical North Queensland, you can take a 4WD adventure to ancient Aboriginal sites in Cape York, visit the Daintree Rainforest interpretive centre or source your own fresh seafood the traditional way on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • You can even be pampered with indigenous inspired spa treatments set in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

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Adventure North Australia

Multiple Locations
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Adventure North Australia operate purpose built four-wheel drive tours to Cooktown, and is North Queensland's leading Indigenous Tour operator. A small dedicated team they offer a wide range of small group, 1, 2 and 3 day tour packages.

Mulga Bicycle Tours

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Mulga Bicycle Tours has scheduled their Australian bike tours throughout the year to fit with the seasons and the best times to tour. Their fully supported bicycle tour across Cape York is their longest tour and provides guests with the outback experience of a lifetime.

Straddie Adventures

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Discover Adventures on straddie with a Cultural twist. North Stradbroke Island has plenty to offer the adventurous visitor of all ages. The tour business "Straddie Adventures", specialise in Bay Kayaking and Sand Boarding.
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Riverlife Adventure Centre offers a range of exhilarating activities! Whether you're a local or a visitor, you are able to experience the thrill of real outdoor adventure in a fun, friendly and safe setting.

Ingan Tours

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When you experience Indigenous culture in Tropical North Queensland you immediately open a gateway to the unique and authentic cultures of the Rainforest Aboriginal People. Ingan Tours is an Australian company that is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned by the Grant family in Tully, North Queensland.

Mungalla Aboriginal Tours

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The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45,000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Hear their stories and learn to throw a boomerang or spear.
Designed for international travellers, interstate visitors and locals wishing to learn more about the Aboriginal history of the region. Jellurgal Dreaming includes an informative overview in the "Dreaming Amphitheatre".

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Walkabout Cultural Adventures provides the opportunity to spend the day with a local Aboriginal tour guide, visiting a number of culturally significant sights and local attractions between Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation including the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.
Free Entry
Quinkan Country is rich in Aboriginal history and home to world famous rock art sites. The small township of Laura is located in the heart of Quinkan Country and is home to a wonderful new attraction of the region - the Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Thursday Island, Torres Area
Free Entry
The Gab Titui Cultural Centre is located on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait Islands just off the Cape York Peninsula, the most northern point of Australia. Thursday Island is the most developed of the 74 Torres Strait Islands.
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