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Aboriginal Culture

Welcome, please note we are currently operating reduced opening hours.

Tourism activities are returning to normal and it's still a great time to visit the region. For information and bookings, please contact us on (07) 4047 9123 between 10am - 2pm daily. Alternately, you can email us at shields@cairnstouristinformation.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you.

Indigenous people have inhabited Australia for over 40,000 years. Theirs is a rich and vibrant culture, shaped by country, place, weather, flora and fauna. Their story is a rich tapestry of legends, endurance and a harmony with their surrounds. Learn more about Australia's Aboriginal culture in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, on a unique and personal experience.

*1 & 1/2 Day Cape York Tour


Rates from: $1600

Stand on the top of Australia. See the best of Cape York and stay for one night but back around lunch time the following day.

A scenic flight both ways, with a 4WD tour to the famous tip of Australia, accommodation, dinner and breakfast included.

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Classic Kuranda


Rates from: $245

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Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri dance troupe perform, go on a rainforest Army Duck tour and visit the Koalas and kangaroos. You will need to commit a full day to this package which will start at approximately 0800 and finish at 1730.

 

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour (Adventure North)


Rates from: $262

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Experience this unique day tour learning of our area's rich Aboriginal history and culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest on the planet and the spectacular Mossman Gorge.  Your day will include learning how to hunt and spear for crabs and walk through mangroves to collect shellfish by the one of the indigenous Walker brothers.  They will invite you back to their home to enjoy morning tea, whilst the more adventurous in the group can try some of the mornings catch.  From here you will visit Mossman Gorge Centre to have lunch.  The tour has two package options - to choose either an nterpretive guided rainforest walk or an Indigenous guided walk (Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk).

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with Ngadiku Walk (DUTDDN)


Rates from: $342

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Experience this unique day tour learning of our area's rich Aboriginal history and culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest on the planet and the spectacular Mossman Gorge.  Your day will include learning how to hunt and spear for crabs and walk through mangroves to collect shellfish by the one of the indigenous Walker brothers.  They will invite you back to their home to enjoy morning tea, whilst the more adventurous in the group can try some of the mornings catch.  From here you will visit Mossman Gorge Centre to have lunch, join in a Smoke Welcome Ceremony by local indigenous guides and enjoy an information Indiginous guided walk (Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk).

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Flames of the Forest - Unique Dining Experience


Rates from: $198

Flames of the Forest provides a lovely unique rainforest dining experience. Imagine candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy with crystal chandeliers, a beautiful setting for an unforgettable night at an extraordinary natural dining venue. Flames of the Forest offer two very different dining experiences; Tuesday and Thursday nights is the Aboriginal Culture Experience with shared tables of 10 people, and Saturday nights offer a more intimate romantic dining experience where you can book a table for 2 (or your group size).

*Please note they will be closed between 14th January 2018 - 30th March 2018 (inclusive).

 

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Grand Kuranda Experience


Rates from: $261

NOT OPERATING ON SUNDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village to visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri dance troupe perform, go on a rainforest Army Duck tour and visit the Koalas and kangaroos. You will need to commit a full day to this package which will start at approximately 0800 and finish at 1730.

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Tjapukai - Tjapukai By Day


Rates from: $62

PRE-BOOKED SELF DRIVE SPECIAL - GENERAL ADMISSION - $42 ADULT / $30 CHILD

Tjapukai is dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic Aboriginal culture with the aid of modern technology. Four theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp combine to give visitors a complete and meaningful glimpse of a rich and ancient culture. The culture presented is specific to the indigenous people of the local rainforest region.

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Tjapukai by Night


Rates from: $123

SPECIALS:

Self Drive:  $99 per adult 

With Cairns Hotel Transfers: $127 per adult 

With Northern Beaches Hotel Transfers: $173 per adult

Valid until 31st March 2020

Come and join us, the traditional people of this land, in a specially crafted evening that lets you learn not only about Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture, but also experience it in the most powerful and personal way. Fire explosions, spectacular special effects, music and dance as giant spirits come to life and take you on a Dreamtime journey. The evening finishes with a sumptuous buffet dinner whilst watching performances by the  famous Tjapukai Dancers.

 

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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail including Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park


Rates from: $175

NOT OPERATING ON SUNDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Combine a visit to Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" via the Kuranda Scenic Train and Sykrail with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.  This package includes hotel pick up, entry into Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (lunch - optional), Skyrail to Kuranda with a choice of 1.5 hours or 2 hours in free time in the village, train down and hotel drop off (optional).

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $790

Undara is an amazing must see location, the underground lava tube system spans over 160kms of the entire 615km property and were created 190,000 years ago. Yet due to the 4.5 hour drive each way many people do not have time to spare to self drive and stay a night or two. This private charter flight is the perfect solution.

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Unique Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Day Tour


Rates from: $1794

Helicopter into the township of Laura. From there be taken by your guide to a remote location to view authentic aboriginal rock art at a site known as the Magnificent Gallery. Home to over 450 art works, 2 phases of art periods and amazing natural rock escarpment viewing. Helicopter return to the city.

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Unique Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Overnight Tour


Rates from: $790

Experience authentic aborginal rock art on a 4WD trip with a true indigenous guide. Access remote areas to view The Magnificent Gallery which is home to 2 phases of art periods and over 450 art pieces. Learn the history of the European Gold Rush in the region in its era and visit the grave site of the man who started it.

Enjoy a swim in a local creek, camp under the stars, enjoy cooked meals, experience Australian billy tea and damper. Experience views of Red Bluff and outback escarpment

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