Cooktown Aboriginal Tours
Culture Connect offers a range of set departure Tours and bespoke or suggested Charters that operate from, or visit Cooktown and the surrounding areas. Our Cooktown aboriginal tours are genuine cultural experiences connecting you with Aboriginal people.
In particular with special permission from traditional owners at Normanby Station, we are able to grant you a unique experience with traditional owners of the Balnggarrawarra people. Visit the homelands and ancient rock art with unique insight of the Balnggarrawarra people
A Brief History
Located at the southeastern edge of Cape York Peninsula, Cooktown has a population of around 2000 people.
Cooktown is a beautiful, unspoilt coastal town, and one of Australia’s most historically significant townships.
History for this region goes back for many of thousands of years, Waymbuurr was the place the local Guugu Yimithirr and Kuku Yalanji people used as a meeting ground.
In more recent history it was here that on 17 June 1770, Lieutenant (later Captain) Cook beached the Endeavour, which had earlier struck a reef offshore from Cape Tribulation. Cook’s crew spent 48 days here repairing the damage, making Cooktown Australia’s first non-Indigenous settlement.
Cooktown Aboriginal Experiences
Half & Full day tours from Cooktown
Tours, Charters & Special Events that visit Cooktown.