Aboriginal Cultural Tours & Attractions in the Cairns Region

A visit to Cairns and north Queensland Australia is not complete without taking an Aboriginal cultural tour to learn about these peoples ancient ancestral pasts and the secrets that each individual tribe in each location holds onto with regards to their use of the surrounding forests bush medicines, their individual tribes everyday way of life, their unique Aboriginal dreamtime stories and learn their ways to hunt for food and shelter in their Cairns Region ancestral grounds.

Over many centuries the Aboriginal people have learnt to live with the tropical seasons in Cairns and prosper from the plentiful bounties Mother Nature supplies to the earth for all to live naturally without relying on processed foods and chemicals and even permanent shelter from the tropical climate.

Aboriginal Culture in Cairns

 

The Aboriginals have found ways to cook and eat normally poisonous roots and berries, they have found the nutritional values in all the flora and fauna around them and they have learnt about the natural healing and medicinal properties these plants provide for them. As far as the Aboriginal people are concerned every single living thing on the beach and in the rainforests has a purpose and they have found ways on how to utilise them for their tribe's survival.

Each and every Aboriginal tribe in the Cairns and north Queensland region have their own tribal secrets about the flora and fauna which the elders hold close to their hearts, they also have unique stories to tell about their ancestors as some tribes were coastal tribes and others were rainforest or outback tribes. These tribes did not come together very often and marriages or unions were only allowed if the intendeds were from tribes that were from opposite moieties.

Attention Australian Men

Please note you Aussie blokes, Indigenous Australians have a "Mother In Law Rule".  This rule actually applies to both the daughter in law and the son in law for the sake of peace amongst all families.

The Aboriginal mother in law is not to be spoken to directly by either the son in law or the daughter in law. They are to use their children or other tribe members to pass on messages so that there can be no potential for any disagreements.

How's that for the perfect answer to your intermarriage problems?

Aboriginal Guided Private Charter Rainforest Guided Tours

Ask about our private charter Aboriginal guided rainforest tours. We can plan a full day or half day itinerary to to suit your special groups needs and interests. Be welcomed into the rainforest with a cleansing of the spirits smoke ceremony, learn about the flora and fauna, bush medicines and beauty products that the rainforest provides. See how we identify and hunt for bush foods and scan the Mangroves for fresh seafood and catch fresh fish in the sea. We can show you authentic Aboriginal art work and you can join in on an Aboriginal art work painting workshop. Our private charter Aboriginal guided tours are the best on offer in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia. 

North from Cairns you can visit an Aboriginal Cultural Park for a soft introduction to the Aboriginal way of life and have a go at throwing a woomera, throwing a boomerang and a spear and even having a go at playing the didgeridoo.

Watch a bit of theatre acting where the Aborigines tell their story thru a play with music and storytelling to keep you entertained. Watch movies with headsets that provide commentary in all languages on the history and culture of the Australian Aboriginal people. This Aboriginal Cultural Park tells you the story about the Tjapukai rainforest people that used to live and hunt on this very piece of traditional land.

Visiting the park at night also gives you another perspective on the Aboriginal way of life as the darkness offers up the mysterious elements for the Quinkan Spirit Dance and fire making show where Aboriginals dress up as these dreamtime spirits and surround you in the darkness.

Hunt with Cooya Beach Port Douglas Aborigines

If you want to experience the real deal and see where the ocean dwelling Aboriginals find food and shelter then you need to spend a day with the Walker brothers Linc and Brandon otherwise known in Aboriginal names as the Kubirri Warra brothers and they will show you the Kuku Yalanji way of living and preservation of their fertile ancestral lands.

They will show you how to spearfish and find giant Daintree Mussels in the murky Mangroves, they will show you the flora and fauna they use to brush their teeth, exfoliate their skin or heal tropical lesions. You will leave these Port Douglas Aboriginals hopefully with a new sense of appreciation about the simplistic and important things in life and hopefully a new focus on the here and now and also the importance of the need to fight for the preservation of our natural environment for future generations.

Here you have the opportunity to meet the awe inspiring custodians of the Bloomfield Falls rainforest region You will see some of the most spectacular scenery and learn and listen from the stories of these ancient peoples culture. Sit with them and ask those questions that have been bugging you for years and let your children see another way of life that is so polar apart from their days that are currently being spent tapping away on computers and eating fast food and ordering more plastic junk from China to pollute our skies, rivers and streams.

BloomfieldFalls Walker Family Tours

Aboriginal people that live life the way Aboriginal people have for hundreds of years are happy people, happy for the little things that the rainforest gifts to them and they are the protectors and custodians of our ancient rainforests.

Learn To Hunt The Traditional Way In Tropical North Queensland | Full Day Tour Suitable For Children

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$262.00

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Daintree Aboriginal Cultural Tour | Mossman Gorge | ANDD/ANDDN
  • Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    Cairns: 10.5 hours approx

    Northern Beaches: 9.5 hours approx

    Port Douglas: 8 hours approx

This is the most immersive and authentic Aboriginal cultural experience you will have in Australia. You get to spend the day hunting and fishing along beautiful Tropical North Queensland beaches with some of the local indigenous tribesmen that have inhabited this region for hundreds of years. See how they have survived and thrived in this harsh environment. Learn about their culture, bush foods and bush medicines. Be part of the smoke welcome ceremony and take a stroll thru ancestral lands and listen to the tales of days gone by. A fascinating day tour for all ages

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$262.00

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Visit Mossman Gorge | 1 Day Tour Ex Cairns & Port Douglas

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$262.00

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Daintree Aboriginal Cultural Tour | Mossman Gorge | ANDD/ANDDN
  • Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    Cairns: 10.5 hours approx

    Northern Beaches: 9.5 hours approx

    Port Douglas: 8 hours approx

This really is a totally immersive day tour into the real lives of our rainforest Aboriginals of Tropical North Queensland as you get to walk and hunt with them on the beaches of the Daintree National Park for Daintree mussels, mud crabs and fresh fish. Then it's off to a welcome to the country ceremony & a guided tour thru the rainforest of Mossman Gorge the ancestral home. Feel free to take a swim in these crystal clear waters in a private swimming hole and then off to lunch at the Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre. Guests say this is the best cultural experience they have ever been on as it is genuine and embracing.

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$262.00

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1 Day Kuranda Tour | Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience At Rainforestation Nature Park | Departs Cairns Daily

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$95.00

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Kuranda Tours | Coach Tour | Wildlife | Aboriginal Culture | TW | R1B
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    8.5 hours (approx)

Now this is a fun day tour enjoy some time in the rainforest village of Kuranda and also enjoying some time in one of Cairns most popular Aboriginal Cultural parks where you will meet the Pamagirri people , ride in an Army Duck around the rainforest, creeks and dams and you can even cuddle a koala and have your photo taken holding it gently

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$95.00

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Cuddle A Koala | Koala Photo Souvenir at Rainforestation In Kuranda | Family Day Tour From Cairns

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$95.00

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Kuranda Tours | Coach Tour | Wildlife | Aboriginal Culture | TW | R1B
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    8.5 hours (approx)

Take a return coach ride from Cairns to Kuranda for a great day sightseeing and learning about Aboriginal Culture, taking a ride on an amphibious army duck thru the rainforest. See native Australian wildlife, upgrade to a luncheon and take a visit in Kuranda Village.

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$95.00

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Rainforest Guide - Aboriginal Cultural Adventure

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$180.00

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Cape Tribulation Aboriginal Tour | Ngana Kulkinga Dungay | Indigenous Guide | Half & Full Day
  • Departs From: Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    Half or Full Day

Spend the day in the Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal Guide and learn about his ancestors lives over the millions of years gone by. Learn about bush tucker and listen to the spiritual stories of the Aboriginal people

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$180.00

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11 Day Cape York Outback Safari | Reaching the Tip Of Autralia

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$4949.00

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Cape York Ultimate 11 Day Cape York Camping Fly/Drive Safari | NW
  • Departs From: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Duration:

    11 days

See outback Australia on this Ultimate 11 Day Cape York Camping and Fly Drive Safari. See parts of Australia no others have seen where the natural beauty of the Australian landscape is preserved by its remoteness.

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$4949.00

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Cape York Tours | 4WD Vehicle 15 Day Safari To The Tip Of Australia | Cape York

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$4899.00

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15 Day Cape York Camping Drive Safari | NW
  • Departs From: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Duration:

    15 days

Take a 15 Day Cape York Driving Safari to the Tip of Australia in comfortable four wheel drives on a small boutique outback safari tour. See the real Australia and learn all about her history and culture.

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$4899.00

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Helicopter Flying with Waterfalls in Background

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$1050.00

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Cairns or Port Douglas Private Helicopter Flights | Daintree & Aboriginal Culture | NT
  • Departs From: Cairns & Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    Ex Cairns 6 hours (approx)

    Ex Port Douglas 5 hours (approx)

The ultimate Cairns Aboriginal cultural experience is in a helicopter and learning to hunt with Aboriginals. Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforests and meet with the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal peoples and learn to hunt for bush tucka

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$1050.00

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Best Value Accommodation Deals in Cairns
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa Resort

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is one of the leading Eco Lodges in the world, providing a sustainable and luxurious rainforest retreat. Indulge in a treatment at the Daintree Spa where modern techniques combined with ancient Aboriginal treatments are combined for a lasting sense of wellbeing.  Viw our Aboriginal Rainforest Cultural Packages.  In harmony with Nature, in the essence of Nurture, in respect of Culture.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Relax in private treehouse surrounded by Rainforest with access to a private beach - Thala Beach Lodge offers luxurious eco friendly retreats with many inclusions. View our 4 Night "Wild Stories" Package including an enchanting coastal walk visiting Dreatime sites with a local Aboriginal family.

Mungumby Lodge Cooktown

Experience a wilderness retreat 25 minutes from Cooktown in which you can imerse yourself in the rainforest and Aboriginal culture. From Mungumby Lodge travel to Laura to view Queensland's most famous Aboriginal Rock Art and to Wujal Wujal 45 minutes from Mungumby. 

Gilberton Outback Retreat

Experience 5 Star Luxury staying on a working cattle station in Outback Far North Queensland.  Your All inclusive retreat includes all meals, beverages, tours and activities, hosted by the homestead owners.  View Aboriginal Art located on the property during your stay at this unique outback retreat - a unique experience for couples.

Best Value Accommodation Deals in Cairns