Explore rarely seen Aboriginal rock art galleries with Balngarrawarra traditional owners at Normanby Station.

 

Discover hidden cultural sites amongst the sandstone ridges and tropical savannah woodlands. Learn about traditional bush tucker and medicine.

 

“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 continues to keep connected with their homelands.

 

Departs Cooktown (APRIL – NOVEMBER)

 

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)

 

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  • Destination

  • Departure

    Cooktown, QLD, Australia

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Culture Connect

Culture 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.

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