Half Day


Group Size
14 Max.


Half Day Art Workshop

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas

With the backdrop of the Daintree National Park, Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery is a special place to experience local indigenous art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.
Discover contemporary indigenous art techniques and culture with respected local Kuku Yalanji artist Binna Swindley. Tap into your creative talents and paint an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep.
Gain an understanding of local Aboriginal culture through Binnas quirky stories of his homelands.
Enjoy morning tea whilst browsing through the gallery which has local authentic indigenous art and artefacts. Janbal Gallery is a special place to enjoy and share in a genuine hands on Aboriginal cultural experience you will never forget.


My paintings are inspired from the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This is my homeland. My people and stories belong here.

Brian “Binna” Swindley

Kuku Yalanjil Artist

Tour Adult $149 Child $99 (4-14 years old)

Charter Price on application.

Pick Up & Return

Northern Beaches
Port Douglas

What’s included
  • Aboriginal art experience 2hrs
  • Paint your own canvas to keep
  • Small group (Maximum 14)
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • Morning tea at Janbal Gallery
  • Return accommodation transfers

Physical Rating
less than 500 Metres

What to Bring

Water Bottle

Tour Code

Quote tour code KYAWE



Reviews (3)

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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Relaxing and creative experience.

5.0 rating
August 10, 2019

Janbal Gallery is a beautiful blend of a modern gallery with an impressive art collection and offering, and a comfortable, friendly studio where you can relax and set your inhibitions to the side. My husband and I did the art workshop for our first year wedding anniversary (the theme is paper so we thought creating art together would be nice). I strongly believe this workshop would be great for absolutely anyone! Our young niece would love it! As would my Grandma. My husband really embraced the experience and was proud of his work – which was amazing by the way (Binna helped). I was painting right up to the last minute and Binna was very understanding and helped us along the way – however also left us at times so we could focus and get in the zone – again demonstrating his great approach to teaching. The art workshop was a highlight of our trip to north Queensland and is a must-do.



5.0 rating
July 6, 2018

Doing this art workshop with Binna as well as all the other amazing activities throughout my 2 week tour that i went on with school. But i would definitely recommend this half day art workshop with culture connect.


A hands-on history lesson like no other

5.0 rating
June 21, 2017

Binna is a great teacher!
Highlight of our trip to Port Douglas! Binna is a natural teacher and has so much passion for his art. Visit here over commercial galleries! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us Binna. A hands-on history lesson like no other – thanks Binna!


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