Half Day
Mon, Wed, Fri
April to November
Months Operating

Cooktown Half Day Tour

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.

Adult $159

Child $99
(4-14 years old)

7.45am – 12.30pm

What’s included;

  • Interpretive rock art walk
  • Guided by Balngarrawarra traditional owners
  • Exclusive access to cultural sites
  • Small group (maximum 14)
  • Morning tea
  • Return accommodation transfers (Ex Cooktown)

Physical Rating

Average kilmoters walking in a day

 approximately 7 kms

Cultural Rating

Aboriginal content %

Approximately 80% Aboriginal cultural content

What to Bring

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

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Aboriginal Rock Art Experience


This is my homeland. Our stories and people belong here. Vincent Harrigan - Balngarrawarra Traditional Owner

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.

Two men viewing Rock Art at Normanby Station
close up image of rock art
rolling hills on Balnggarrawarra Country

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