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Cooktown Full Day Tour

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.

Adult $259

Child $199
(4-14 years old)

7.45am – 4.30pm

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 (Ex Cooktown)

Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometers walking

Cultural Rating

Approx. 100% cultural content

What to Bring

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

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Coastal Experience


Our grandfather told us the stories of our country.We like to share these stories to keep them alive. Dylan Harrigan – Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owner

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.

Totem Gallery at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Rusty Railroad Relics at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Rock escarpment at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Rangers at work at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Arial view at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Erosion at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Dylan Harrigan local guide at Normanby Station Cape York Australia
Cultural guide pointing at artwork on Normanby Station

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
July 18, 2018

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 ceramony.
Thank you

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!

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