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.