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.