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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Adventure North Australia

Multiple Locations
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

Multiple Locations
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

Multiple Locations
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.

Independent Aviation

Cairns North,
Save travel time and enjoy the spectacular rugged outback by air charter as they embark on a scenic day tour out to one of the most important cultural gatherings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, the Laura Dance Festival.
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.
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.

Albert Street Uniting Church

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Albert Street Uniting Church has been a Spiritual Home in Brisbane City for over 160 years. The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate.
Free Entry
Famous for its rock art, Quinkan Country contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings. These galleries have been identified as being at least 15000 to 30000 years old and have been included on the Australian Heritage Estate and listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world.
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.
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