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
Explore rarely seen rock art galleries with Aboriginal traditional owners at Normanby Station. Discover hidden cultural sites amongst the sandstone ridges and tropical savannah woodlands. Learn about traditional bush tucker and medicine.
Discover the homelands of the Balnggarrawarra people with Aboriginal traditional owners. Marvel at ancient rock art, explore the tropical savannah of Normanby Station, learn about how the Indigenous Ranger Program is working towards the preservation of traditional homelands.
Tours, Charters & Special Events that visit Cooktown.
This 4 Day Special Event is a truly unique and genuine cultural experience. It highlights the diversity of the Bama (Aboriginal people of North Queensland). From the tropical rainforest of the Daintree to the woodland savannah of Cape York discover traditional survival, community life, rock art and contemporary cattle culture…it has it all.
Journey into North Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula and be welcomed by the Olkola people onto their country. Discover their history and traditions, and share in their culture and journey home.
Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest to Cooktown. Be greeted by Aboriginal Traditional Owners for a full day touring their homelands of Normanby Station. Discover rarely seen rock art galleries, learn about the current Indigenous Ranger program and get an insight into the pioneer and black history of the region.