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.

  • Camp beside a crystal clear creek and with Indigenous hosts and listen as a master storyteller recounts traditional stories, where they originated.
  • Partake in cultural festivities in Tropical North Queensland and feel the rhythmic beat of island drums, the sound of clap sticks, and witness the visual glory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
  • Explore the Bama Way with Aboriginal guides and Follow the story-lines of two Aboriginal nations to gain insight into ancient traditions.
  • Head to Brisbane and learn about the continuing culture of the Quandamooka people.
  • Visit Thursday Island. As well as being a top fishing spot, you can experience the island culture of the Torres Strait Islanders here.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture through art in Mossman Tropical North Queensland.
  • Head to Carnarvon National Park where Aboriginal history is revealed through the park's rock art sites.
  • Explore 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.
  • You can even be pampered with indigenous inspired spa treatments set in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

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Welford National Park

Jundah, Barcoo Area
Free Entry
In Welford National Park, wind-blown sand dunes form a dramatic contrast to white-barked ghost gums, golden-green spinifex and delicate wildflowers. The Barcoo River, with its large permanent waterholes, dissects Mitchell grass plains and arid mulga woodlands.

Gold Coast City Gallery

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Visit the Gold Coast City Gallery and come away feeling inspired and uplifted. The Gallery hosts over 20 local, national and international exhibitions each year in three Gallery spaces, so there's always something new and fresh to see.

Boolimba Bluff

Multiple Locations
Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art and allow yourself to be blown away by the beauty of the Carnarvon Gorge. The Boolimba Bluff towers 200 metres above Carnarvon Creek and is accessed by a track that passes through a diverse range of habitats - from forests full of ancient ferns, to rugged rocky outcrops dotted with giant boulders.

Pacific Coast Way - North Bound

Multiple Locations
Serene, sand-strewn shorelines, the rustling of palm fronds in the sea breeze and the gentle lull of the tide; it’s time to leave your worries behind and relax in the tranquil tropics. As you head North from Mackay, a world of adventure awaits.

1770 LARC! Tours

Multiple Locations
For a trip you will never forget, jump aboard the pink LARC - an amphibious craft that will take you for a ride across deserted sandy beaches and pristine estuaries as you make your way to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse located within Eurimbula National Park.
Free Entry
This iconic remote park has a rich and diverse landscape that features spectacular wetlands and river systems. In the north, grasslands and woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats, are prominent, while in the south, sandstone hills and escarpments dominate the landscape.

Goon Goon Dhina (Culture Circuit)

Dingo, Central Highlands Area
Goon Goon Dhina (Culture Circuit) Track is located within the Blackdown Tableland National Park. Rising high above the surrounding plains the park protects deep gorges, spectacular lookouts and scenic waterfalls.

Yuibera Yuwi Trail

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Those who seek diverse landscapes and natural adventure will adore the rugged coastline of Cape Hillsborough National Park. Lush and fertile rainforest meets rocky headlands and the golden sand of the coastline.

Ngaro Cultural Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Ngaro people have walked this land for over 9,000 years. Protected from the elements in a once-hidden cave, Ngaro artwork adorns the fragile rock surface. The track begins deep inside Nara Inlet on Hook Island — an excellent overnight anchorage.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
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From AU$49.95 - 49.95
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun! Amazing Australian wildlife, you can cuddle a koala; feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird show and Australiana sheep shearing.
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