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Half Day Aboriginal Rock Art Experience
Departing from Cooktown
Normanby Station, located an hours drive from Cooktown is the homelands for the Balngarrawarra people. This area has a rich Aboriginal cultural landscape due to the abundance of food, water and rock shelters.
Join Indigenous traditional owners as they reconnect with their land and their ancestors on an exclusive rock art walk.
Hidden amongst sandstone country and tropical woodlands are rock shelters containing exquisite rock art rarely been seen by outsiders. Discover traditional food and medicine and learn about the colourful history of Normanby Station. Enjoy morning tea and gain an understanding of how the Balngarrawarra continue to keep connected with their homelands.
Our grandfather told us the stories of our country.
We like to share these stories to keep them alive.
(4-14 years old)
Price on application.
- Interpretive rock art walk
- Guided by Balngarrawarra traditional owners
- Exclusive access to cultural sites
- Small group (maximum 14)
- Morning tea
- Return accommodation transfers (Cooktown)
Approx. 5 kilometers walking
Approx. 100% cultural content
What to Bring
- Suitable walking shoes
- Water bottle
Quote tour code BWRAE
A day well spent walking through unspoiled bush and rocky outcrops, with a traditional owner, visiting rock art sites and hearing traditional owners interpretation of them. Hearing stories handed down from generations who have gone before. Dillion was our guide. He retold stories of his people’s past told to him by his Grandfather & Father, and explained the culture of his people and their beliefs. We did the full day tour which included Lunch and a visit to Normanby Station, where we were shown first hand the effects of land erosion and the Ranger project’s to help stop it. Which has a direct impact on the Great Barrier Reef.
Thank you Dillion for an educational day and experience never to forgotten
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