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.
“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 kilometres 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 the traditional and contemporary culture of the Balnggarrawarra people. Guided by Aboriginal traditional owners on their homelands.
DEPARTS COOKTOWN (APRIL – NOVEMBER)
▪ Interpretive rock art walk
▪ Visit the ranger program sites.
▪ Exclusive access to cultural sites.
▪ Small group (maximum 6)
▪ Return accommodation transfers (Ex Cooktown)
Culture ConnectCulture Connect specialises in intimate, genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands.
We offer tours, private charters and special events. You can choose from a wide variety of experiences in North Queensland which has a rich and varied cultural landscape.
We have small group tours ranging from half day to multi-day experiences. these tours include the World Heritage rainforest of the Daintree region and the tropical savannah of Cape York.
Explore ancient rock art, experience traditional coastal survival skills or relax and get creative at a hands-on art workshop.
Private charters allow travellers to choose from a number of touring options and Aboriginal cultural experiences. All charters include cultural activities with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands. Accommodation and transport options are available catering for educational, corporate and special interest groups.
Our special events are experiences based on events such as festivals, ranger program activities and other events on our cultural calendar. Iconic destinations such as the Daintree Rainforest and historic Cooktown are included in itineraries.
Culture Connect is actively involved in the preservation of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture by supporting genuine cultural practices through authentic, unique experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners.