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Explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures of Tropical North Queensland.

Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia
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Choose from diverse experiences in Cairns/Gimuy (gee-moy) and the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and Cape York.

Cruising Trinity Inlet around Cairns with Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia

Uncover the secrets of the Daintree Rainforest

Kuku Yalanji people have lived in harmony with the world’s oldest continuous tropical rainforest for more than 40,000 years. Soak up their knowledge of bush foods, natural medicines and more on an Aboriginal tour.

See the Great Barrier Reef anew

Pull on your fins for an eye-opening Indigenous-led snorkelling tour that reveals the ingenious ways Traditional Custodians have cared for the reef since time immemorial.

 Aerial view of the shoreline in Cairns/Gimuy, QLD © Tourism Australia
Guide Johnny Murison © Tourism Australia

Be mesmerised by rock art

Jaw-dropping Aboriginal rock art can be found all over the country. Discover some of Australia’s most incredible rock art on intimate Aboriginal experiences departing from the town of Laura in Far North Queensland.

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  • Cruising Trinity Inlet, Cairns, with Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia
  • Mandingalbay Ancinent Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia
  • Mandingalbay Deadly Dinner performance outside Cairns, Queensland © Tourism Australia

    7km from Cairns Airport

    2 Day Camping Edu-Tourism Group Experience

    with Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

    Experience a Mandingalbay Yidinji welcome, smoking ceremony, guided bushwalk and more on a camping experience in the Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area.

    • Jarramali Rock Art Tour guide Johnny showing guests the ancient rock art at Magnificent Gallery, QLD © Tourism Tropical North Queensland
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    •  The night sky at Jarramali Rock Art Tours remote accommodation, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

      170km from Cooktown Airport

      2 Night Tour 

      with Jarramali Rock Art Tours

      As well as discovering ancient Quinkan rock art with a Kuku-yalanji guide, be amazed by remarkable views over Cape York from Jowalbinna Bush Camp, where you spend two nights.

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      • Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Mossman, QLD © Tourism Australia
      • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures guide talking to guests, QLD © Tourism Australia

        67km from Cairns

        Bama Barrmal: Aboriginal Guide

        with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

        Travelling with a larger group? Hire your own transportation and then pick the Walkabout tour you’d like to complete – your Aboriginal guide will jump on board.

        • An Aboriginal artist showing guests painting techniques during an Aboriginal art class at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism Australia
        • An Aboriginal artist showing guests painting techniques during an Aboriginal art class, QLD © Tourism Australia
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          76km from Cairns

          Boomerang or Canvas Workshop

          with Janbal Gallery

          Unleash your creativity in the heart of Kuku Yalanji country, in a hands-on art class led by acclaimed local Aboriginal artist, Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley.

          • Guide leading guests to the Janbal Gallery for an Aboriginal art class, QLD © Tourism Australia
          • Indigenous artist showing guests painting techniques at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism Australia
          • Indigenous artist showing guests painting techniques at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism Australia

            1km from Cairns

            Daintree Dreaming: Aboriginal Art and Culture

            with Down Under Tours - Daintree Dreaming

            Be inspired on guided walks through the Daintree and unleash your creativity in a class led by an Aboriginal artist at the Janbal Gallery.

            • Down Under Tours, Mossman, QLD
            • Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
            • Brian 'Binna'Swindley, owner and artist, Janbal Gallery, Mossman, QLD

              1km from Cairns

              Daintree Dreaming: Private Chauffeured Experiences and Group Tours

              with Down Under Tours - Daintree Dreaming

              Delve deep into the ancient culture of the KuKu Yalanji people and immerse yourself in a hands-on experience.

              • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia
              • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia
              • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia

                1km from Cairns

                Daintree Dreaming: Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

                with Down Under Tours - Daintree Dreaming

                Discover the World Heritage Daintree National Park and learn how to catch bush tucker from a Kubirri Warra clan member on their traditional grounds at Cooya Beach.

                • Photo of owner, guide Johnny Murison © Tourism Australia
                • Guide Johnny Murison showing rock art to guests. Jarramali Rock Art Tours, QLD © Tourism Australia
                • Aerial shot of area around Jowalbinna Bush Camp, Jarramali Rock Art Tours, QLD © Tourism Australia

                  170km from Cooktown Airport

                  Day Tour

                  with Jarramali Rock Art Tours

                  Kuku Yalanji guides show you the importance of Quinkan rock art at a remote and isolated site. You will see the art face to face with no barriers between you and the work.

                  • Mandingalbay Ancinent Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia
                  • Mandingalbay Deadly Dinner performance outside Cairns, Queensland © Tourism Australia
                  • Cruising Trinity Inlet, Cairns, with Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia

                    2.1km from Cairns

                    Deadly After Dark – Sunset, Canapes and Culture - Fridays only

                    with Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

                    Embark on a sunset river cruise to the Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area to experience Mandingalbay Yidinji culture and feast on seasonal delights.

                    • Mandingalbay Ancinent Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia
                    • Mandingalbay Deadly Dinner performance outside Cairns, Queensland © Tourism Australia
                    • Cruising Trinity Inlet, Cairns, with Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia

                      7km from Cairns Airport

                      Deadly Dinner - Group Experience

                      with Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

                      Designed for groups, this memorable alfresco dinner experience with Indigenous entertainment is hosted on a picturesque slice of Aboriginal land near Cairns/Gimuy.

                      • Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Davey Houlton
                      • Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism Australia
                      • Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism Australia

                        1.5km from Cairns

                        Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel

                        with Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel

                        Float into the Dreamtime on this Great Barrier Reef trip, as First Nations Cultural Guides share Creation stories and cultural knowledge along the way.

                        • Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia - Mossman Gorge, QLD © Tourism Australia
                        • Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism Australia
                        • A Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia tour guide walking with a guest in the Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism Australia

                          80km from Cairns

                          Dreamtime Gorge Walk

                          with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia – Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre

                          Mossman Gorge is a spiritual place. Enjoy exclusive access to Kuku Yalanji land and hear stories of culture and traditions on a walk, then sample bush tea and damper.

                          •  A didgeridoo performance at Flames of the Forest, QLD © Tourism Australia
                          • Guests talking at Flames of the Forest dining experience, QLD © Tourism Australia
                          • Guests having dinner at Flames of the Forest, QLD © Tourism Australia

                            63km from Cairns

                            Flames of the Forest Aboriginal Cultural Experience

                            with Flames of the Forest

                            Savour a tropical dinner tour into the Port Douglas rainforest, where you’ll also learn about the world’s oldest surviving cultures surrounded by ancient scenery.

                            • A didgeridoo performance at Flames of the Forest, QLD © Tourism Australia
                            • Guests enjoying a didgeridoo performance at Flames of the Forest, QLD © Tourism Australia
                            • Flames of the Forest, QLD © Tourism Australia

                              63km from Cairns

                              Flames of the Forest Private Dining Experience

                              with Flames of the Forest

                              Gather your favourite people together for a rainforest dining experience that’s a feast for every sense, featuring Dreamtime storytelling and didgeridoo music.

                              • Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Mossman, QLD © Tourism Australia
                              • Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Mossman, QLD © Tourism Australia
                              • Hunting for bush tucker in the mangroves on a Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland.

                                67km from Cairns

                                Full-Day Ngana Julaymba Dungay/We all going Daintree

                                with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

                                Join your Kuku Yalanji guide on a rainforest walk, plus a visit to Mossman Gorge. Have a go at boomerang and spear throwing and, if you are lucky, catch a mud crab.

                                • Boat in the Daintree River on Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour, QLD © James Fisher / Tourism Australia
                                • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide taking a group spearfishing on the coast, QLD © Tourism Australia
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                                  67km from Cairns

                                  Full-Day Ngana Kulkinga Dungay/We all going Cape Tribulation

                                  with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

                                  Head north of the Daintree to Cape Tribulation to discover Kuku Yalanji connections to Country, with guided walks revealing bush foods and medicines, and history.

                                  • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide teaching a man how to spear fish, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                  • An aerial of guests spearfishing on a Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland
                                  • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide watching the sunset from a jetty with a couple, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                    67km from Cairns

                                    Half-Day Ngana Julaymba Dungay/We all going Daintree

                                    with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

                                    Discover coastal habitats, bush foods and traditional medicine. Collect shellfish, try traditional hunting practices, and visit Mossman Gorge for a walk and swim.

                                    • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour hunting for bush tucker, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                    • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide taking a group spearfishing on the coast, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                    • Boat in the Daintree River on Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                      67km from Cairns

                                      Half-Day Ngana Kulkinga Dungay/We all going Cape Tribulation

                                      with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

                                      Learn about Kuku Yalanji connection to Country, with guided walks, bush foods and medicines, traditions and history between Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.

                                      • Cruising Trinity Inlet, Cairns, with Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia
                                      • Mandingalbay Deadly Dinner performance outside Cairns, Queensland © Tourism Australia
                                      • Mandingalbay Ancinent Indigenous Tours © Tourism Australia

                                        7km from Cairns Airport

                                        Hands on Country Eco Tour

                                        with Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

                                        Cruise across Trinity Inlet to experience a warm Mandingalbay Yidinji welcome, a smoking ceremony, a guided bushwalk and more on traditional Aboriginal land.

                                        • Jarramali Rock Art Tour guide Johnny standing in front of ancient rock art at Magnificent Gallery, QLD © Tourism Tropical North Queensland
                                        • Breakfast at the Jarramali Rock Art Tours accommodation, QLD © Jarramali Rock Art Tours
                                        • A didgeridoo performance by a campfire on a Jarramali Rock Art Tours overnight tour, QLD © Tourism Tropical North Queensland

                                          170km from Cooktown Airport

                                          Overnight Tour

                                          with Jarramali Rock Art Tours

                                          Journey into one of the world’s most remote wildernesses, where you’ll visit the ancient Quinkan Rock Art gallery, camp under the stars and sample bush tucker.

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                                          • A Pamagirri Indigenous dance performance, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                          • A boomerang lesson on a Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience tour, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                            25km from Cairns

                                            Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

                                            with Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park

                                            This in-depth insight into Indigenous culture includes a dance performance and a Dreamtime Walk, with boomerang and spear throwing, and didgeridoo playing included.

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                                            • A Pamagirri Art tour in Rainforestation Nature Park, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                            • A Pamagirri Art tour in Rainforestation Nature Park, QLD © Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

                                              25km from Cairns

                                              Pamagirri Art

                                              with Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park

                                              As a souvenir to take home, create a small canvas or paint a boomerang under the guidance of an experienced Pamagirri artist. Only available for groups and school excursions.

                                              • A family on a Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout tour, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                              • A Pamagirri tour guide starting a fire on a rainforest walkabout tour, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland
                                              • A family on a Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout tour, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                                25km from Cairns

                                                Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout

                                                with Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park

                                                Join a Pamagirri guide to dive deep into Aboriginal culture, including customs, Totems, rainforest survival and more, against the backdrop of lush tropical rainforest.

                                                • The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation, Kuranda, Queensland. © Tourism Australia
                                                • The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation, Kuranda, Queensland. © Tourism Australia
                                                • The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation, Kuranda, Queensland. © Tourism Australia

                                                  25km from Cairns

                                                  Pamagirri Yarning Circle

                                                  with Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park

                                                  For larger groups, the Pamagirri Yarning Circle offers open conversations with a guide, exploring traditional culture to modern Indigenous life.

                                                  • A helicopter tour with Jarramali Rock Art Tours, QLD © Jarramali Rock Art Tours
                                                  • Jarramali Rock Art Tour guide Johnny showing guests the ancient rock art at Magnificent Gallery, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland
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                                                  • Helicopter tour from Cairns to Quinkan Rock Art, Jarramali Rock Art Tours, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                                    5km from Cairns

                                                    Private Exclusive Heli Tour

                                                    with Jarramali Rock Art Tours

                                                    Fly over mighty rivers, land on ancient sandstone escarpments, and explore the UNESCO Quinkan Rock Art Gallery, home to over 450 pieces of art.

                                                    • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide teaching a man how to spearfish, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                                    • Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Mossman, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                                    • A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide fishing on a jetty with guests at sunset, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                                      67km from Cairns

                                                      Private Touring

                                                      with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

                                                      Create a bespoke itinerary to cover your interests: art and craft galleries, guided walks, pristine waterfalls, bird and wildlife watching or Aboriginal sites.

                                                      • Indigenous artist demonstrating the making of ochre paint at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                                      • Indigenous artist showing guests painting techniques at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland
                                                      • Smoking ceremony with Brian “Binna” Swindley, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

                                                        1km from Cairns

                                                        SEIT Daintree Rainforest - Aboriginal Art and Culture

                                                        with SEIT - Daintree Rainforest

                                                        Experience Mossman Gorge on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, learn Aboriginal painting skills, and soak up the Daintree’s wonders on guided rainforest walks.

                                                        • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                                        • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia
                                                        • Traditional Aboriginal fishing tour with Adventure North Australia, QLD © Tourism Australia

                                                          1km from Cairns

                                                          SEIT Daintree Rainforest - Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

                                                          with SEIT - Daintree Rainforest

                                                          Learn how to catch coastal bush tucker and explore the Daintree Rainforest on private trails that reveal the Kuku Yalanji peoples' special connection to the ecosystem.

                                                          An aerial of a woman swimming in Mount Mulligan Falls, QLD © Tourism Australia

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                                                          Starry Nights: Aboriginal tours that offer overnight immersion

                                                          Daytime visits to Australia’s most culturally significant sites inspire when you’re in the company of an Aboriginal guide, but multi-day trips can take your experience to the next level. Here are just some of the Discover Aboriginal Experiences’ that take you on an overnight adventure. By Natasha Dragun

                                                          Venture North Safaris, Northern Territory  © Tourism Australia

                                                          Exclusive places you can only visit with an Aboriginal guide

                                                          As vast and open as Australia is, pockets of the country are inaccessible because their sacred status requires they be visited only with an Aboriginal guide. This not only offers exclusivity, but also takes you on an immersive journey into Indigenous histories and cultures, with insights that reveal just how wide, wonderful and ancient Australia really is. By Natasha Dragun

                                                          Jarramali Rock Art Tours, Laura, Queensland © Tourism Australia

                                                          5 uniquely Australian experiences for culture-loving couples

                                                          Date night in Australia isn’t limited to dinner and a movie. If you’re looking to spice things up, grab your partner and try one of these experiences spotlighting Indigenous cultures. By Natasha Dragun

                                                          Sunset at Tiwi Island Retreat, Northern Territory © Sealink

                                                          Issue seven of Connect to Country out now

                                                          In this edition we feature a new luxury Tiwi Islands Escape and highlight some of the incredible Aboriginal-led experiences available in Broome. We highlight movie locations where you can learn some older, epic tales from the Traditional Owners of the land and then take the plunge into some special swimming spots, where culture and heritage collide.

                                                          Aerial view of Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism © Tourism Australia

                                                          Discover Australia’s newest World Heritage Site

                                                          Australia’s newest World Heritage Site reveals the 6,600-year-old ingenuity of the Gunditjmara people. By Natasha Dragun

                                                          Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours, Cairns, Queensland © Tourism Australia

                                                          How to experience regenerative travel on an Aboriginal tour

                                                          More than ever, tourists are conscious of the impact their presence has on the landscapes they visit – particularly when they’re travelling to fragile, far-flung environments. Welcome to ‘regenerative travel’, the concept of leaving a place better than you found it and the next step in sustainable travel.

                                                          Saltwater Eco Tours, Sunshine Coast, Queensland © Saltwater Eco Tours

                                                          3 unexpected Aboriginal experiences in Queensland

                                                          Spanning immense distances and ecosystems – from the Torres Strait Islands at the top of the state to the outback, rainforest and reef – Queensland’s Indigenous cultures are diverse. Needless to say, the experiences you can have on Country are eye-opening, and often unexpected. By Natasha Dragun

                                                          Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Tourism Australia

                                                          How to explore Queensland in, on and beside the water – with Indigenous guides

                                                          From the Great Barrier Reef to Mossman Gorge, much of life in Queensland revolves around the water. The state’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities reveal their strong connections to the state’s rivers, waterfalls, oceans and inlets.

                                                          Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Ayers Rock Resort, NT © Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

                                                          Understanding Aboriginal etiquette

                                                          by Fleur Bainger

                                                          Did you know it’s impolite in Aboriginal cultures to look someone directly in the eye? Or that shaking hands isn’t always the done thing? How about that it’s taboo for women to play the didgeridoo?

                                                          Dreamtime Southern X’s Margret Campbell performing a smoking ceremony at Blues Point Reserve, NSW © Destination NSW

                                                          Meet the women leading the Aboriginal tourism charge

                                                          Much of the growth in Aboriginal cultural tourism has happened in the years since Sydney/Warrane hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and many credit Aunty Margret Campbell with spearheading the movement. An Elder from New South Wales’ Dunghutti-Jerrinja Nation, Margret has seen a huge shift in awareness over the last two decades.

                                                          Quad bikes driving past water on a Sand Dune Adventures tour in Port Stephens, NSW © Tourism Australia

                                                          Discover Aboriginal Experiences launches 4 member case studies on sustainable tourism for Earth Day 2024

                                                          A collective of quality, authentic, Aboriginal-guided tourism offerings, Discover Aboriginal Experiences (DAE) is delighted to launch four case studies on collective members going to extraordinary lengths when it comes to sustainable tourism, whether that relates to protecting the environment, community, culture – or all three.

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                                                          Discover Aboriginal Experiences launches exciting trade and media offerings

                                                          Journalists and trade can take a deep dive into the DAE collective via the freshly launched 2024 Discover Aboriginal Experiences Media Kit, which contains a comprehensive portfolio of stories and ideas to inspire features and offer insights into Australia’s rich history and the world’s oldest living cultures.

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                                                          Discover Aboriginal Experiences welcomes five new members

                                                          From Broome in Western Australia to a World Heritage-listed site in Victoria, the five newest members in the Discover Aboriginal Experiences portfolio offer a range of eye-opening experiences lasting from a few hours to a few days.

                                                          As custodians of the land, Anangu hold the Mala story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru. To share their story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru, RAMUS designed and produced an artistic platform using drones, light and sound to create an immersive storytelling experience.

                                                          Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

                                                          Seeing Uluru in a new light

                                                          by Natasha Dragun

                                                          We were there when Wintjiri Wiru launched in May this year, and enjoyed a fascinating panel discussion about the show.

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                                                          Meet our newest member: Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

                                                          by Natasha Dragun

                                                          From Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Indigenous rangers take guests on an immersive ride to explore this country through Aboriginal eyes.

                                                          Wukalina walk, Launceston, TAS © Rob Burnett

                                                          5 globally sought-after travel experiences elevated by Aboriginal guides

                                                          by Fleur Bainger

                                                          Australia lays claim to a world-renowned suite of tourism experiences. But it’s not as well known that many of these bucket-list activities can be experienced with an Aboriginal guide.

                                                          An aerial of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and ocean, WA © Tourism Australia

                                                          Uncover the deep cultural significance of Aboriginal place names

                                                          by Natasha Dragun

                                                          For more than 65,000 years, Aboriginal place names have carried knowledge passed down through generations. They’re symbolic of the Indigenous relationships to, and appreciation for, the land and water.

                                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                                          Why isn’t it called Discover Indigenous Experiences?

                                                          The name of the collective was informed by the strong international recognition of the term ‘Aboriginal’ and its association with Australia, though all references to Aboriginal peoples on the Discover Aboriginal Experiences website should be assumed to include Torres Strait Islander peoples where relevant.

                                                          If I’ve done an Aboriginal tour before, why book another?

                                                          Aboriginal Australia is made up of dozens of different 'Nations’, each with their own culture, customs, language and laws. This means that no two Aboriginal experiences are the same, so you’re guaranteed to learn something new on each and every tour, from ancient sustainability practices to cultural stories linked to the local landscape.  

                                                          There’s also an incredible diversity of Aboriginal experiences to choose from. Whether you prefer relaxed walking tours, or an exhilarating quad-biking adventure is more your style, Aboriginal tour options come in all shapes and sizes, and last from less than an hour to multiple days.

                                                          Do I need to go to the outback for an Aboriginal tour?

                                                          The Australian outback is well known for its Aboriginal experiences, but you don’t have to go bush, as we say in Australia, to get a taste of Aboriginal cultures. Aboriginal experiences are available all over the country, all year round, including in major cities.

                                                          Are Aboriginal experiences appropriate for kids?

                                                          Aboriginal experiences offer fantastic opportunities for families of all kinds to learn together and bond, with many experiences including hands-on activities young ones will love.  

                                                          Aboriginal guides are warm, welcoming and extremely generous of spirit. They are also incredible storytellers, with a knack for bringing landscapes to life through evocative tales bound to enthral kids big and small.

                                                          How can I be considerate of culture on an Aboriginal tour?

                                                          Cultural exchange is at the heart of Aboriginal experiences, with questions welcomed on all tours. Your guides may not always have the answers, but no questions are off-limits if posed respectfully.

                                                          Remember to ask permission before taking photographs of Aboriginal people or cultural sites.

                                                          How do I book an Aboriginal tour?

                                                          Simply search for tours on the Discover Aboriginal Experiences website, then click through to book directly with the operator.

                                                          I have restricted mobility or special needs. Can I still book a tour?

                                                          Many Aboriginal operators are equipped to cater to guests with restricted mobility and other special needs. Most companies also offer private tours that can be tailored to your needs; enquire directly with the operators.

                                                          Are all of the experiences listed on this website currently available?

                                                          Tours and experiences offered by Discover Aboriginal Experiences operators are continually evolving. Contact operators directly for more information about their current offerings.

                                                          What should I bring with me on a tour?

                                                          Check with your operator for specifics, but if your tour is outdoors, comfortable walking shoes, adequate drinking water and sun protection are essential. A willingness to listen, learn and have fun will serve you well on any Aboriginal tour.

                                                          Do I need to be vaccinated?

                                                          The Australian Government no longer requires international travellers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter Australia. Some Discover Aboriginal Experiences operators may have COVID-19 health requirements of their own; contact operators directly to check.

                                                          What is Discover Aboriginal Experiences?

                                                          Discover Aboriginal Experiences is a collective of quality, authentic Aboriginal guided tourism experiences showcasing the world’s oldest living cultures. 

                                                          This flagship suite of extraordinary Aboriginal experiences is part of Tourism Australia’s Signature Experiences of Australia program that promotes outstanding and inspiring experiences that capture the very essence of Australia.

                                                          Where can I find a travel agent to help me book an experience?

                                                          An Aussie Specialist has the knowledge and experience to help you plan and book an Aboriginal-guided tour as part of your trip to Australia. Search for a travel agent here .

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