Pick Up Locations
Cooktown

Departing
Tues & Thur

Months Operating
April to November

 

4WD Aboriginal Rock Art & Ranger Day Tour

Departing from Cooktown

Join Balnggarrawarra traditional owners on a full day touring their homelands. Located approximately seventy kilometers from Cooktown is Normanby Station. Rich in cultural heritage and historic sites the station boasts a diverse natural and cultural landscape.
Take a guided interpretive walk to discover rarely seen rock art. Learn about traditional bush food and medicine. Explore Balnggarrawarra homelands as you cross the Normanby River and travel remote bush tracks. Visit the old Laura Railway line to get an insight into pioneer life.
Discover the contemporary life of the traditional owners through the current ranger programs. Get an insight into the importance of the projects which includes cultural mapping, erosion control, feral weed and animal eradication and environment protection.
This is an authentic cultural experience for those interested in traditional and contemporary culture of the Balnggarrawarra people.Guided by Aboriginal traditional owners on their homelands.

 

Our grandfather told us the stories of our country.

We like to share these stories to keep them alive.

Dylan Harrigan

Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owner
Price

Tour Adult $259 Child $199 (4-14 years old)

Charter Price on application.

Pick Up & Return

Cooktown
7.45am-4.30pm

Inclusions
What’s included
  • Interpretive rock art walk
  • Visit to ranger program sites
  • Exclusive access to cultural sites
  • Small group (maximum 6)
  • Lunch
  • Return accommodation transfers (Cooktown)
Ratings

Physical Rating
Approx. 5 kilometers walking

 


Cultural Rating
Approx. 100% cultural content

 

What to Bring

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Suitable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
Tour Code

Quote tour code BWRRT

 

Reviews

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A great day

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July 18, 2019

Great day spent with Traditional owners of the land hearing stories and viewing ancient rock art. Dillon our guide told us of stories, told to him by his father and Grandfather, shared with us the culture of his people. We visited Normanby station spoke to rangers about land care and the Ranger projects of the area.
A great day where we felt privileged to be welcomed to the land by the traditional owners by way of a small ceremony.
Thank you Dillon.

Stephen

A fantastic experience

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August 7, 2018

A fantastic experience of seeing local country, culture, history and art all in the same day. Dylan and Vincent provided great information and are wonderful guides, sensitive to their guests’ needs and wants. Lunch was excellent with a lot of variety and options! All together an awesome day!

Barb

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