Glide along the picturesque canals of Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, on a heritage-listed sailboat while Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Bridgette, shares her culture and family connections to the river system via traditional storytelling during this fascinating two-hour cultural experience.
Recent refurbishments of Saltwater Eco Tour's 100-year-old ketch, Spray of the Coral, will ensure your journey is a comfortable one. Indulge in bush-tucker-inspired canapés under the sheltered bar whilst sipping a selection of refreshing local brews and sparkling champagne, or enjoying lemon myrtle cocktails — Saltwater’s signature drink.
Saltwater Eco Tours SALTWATER CULTURAL TOUR | From AU$120
Gain an understanding of the vast supermarket and pharmacy that is Australia’s Red Centre during this one-hour walk-and-talk through the lands of the Luritja/Matutjara people in the Northern Territory.
Your Aboriginal guide will show you the diverse bush tucker and bush medicines that can be found when you know where to look — from witchetty grubs to edible tree and grass seeds. You’ll discover how to interpret Aboriginal dot paintings and learn about the history, spirituality, and daily life of the Traditional Owners whilst immersed in the stunning landscapes of Watarrka National Park.
Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience and Tours ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE TOUR | From AU$99
Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply someone seeking a meaningful connection with Australia's Indigenous heritage, a tour of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre in Western Australia will be an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a profound appreciation of the power of art and the resilience of Indigenous cultures.
You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet and speak with local Indigenous artists as they create works that range from intricate paintings to stunning textiles, and tell stories of their history and spiritual connection to the land. Visitors will also be given a Mantha (traditional welcome) and taste homemade damper and bush foods.
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ART CENTRE TOUR | From AU$65
When you try your hand at throwing a boomerang under the tutelage of an Aboriginal guide, you’ll gain an understanding of the incredible technological skill required to handcraft and aim this traditional weapon and cultural artefact, including those designed to return to their thrower.
As well as practising your boomerang skills, you can watch a spear-throwing demonstration, see traditional dances and a didgeridoo performance, and learn local Aboriginal stories and traditions during this immersive cultural experience. You also have the option of upgrading to The Big Nature Package to journey through the pristine rainforests of Kuranda, Queensland, in an authentic WWII Army Duck amphibious vehicle, and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park.
Rainforestation Nature Park PAMAGIRRI ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE | From AU$28
Embark on an extraordinary adventure that will take you deep into the rugged beauty and timeless magic of the ancient Garlarr River in the Northern Territory's Top End. This pristine waterway winds its way through a diverse ecosystem that has been shaped over millions of years of geological, and thousands of years of cultural history.
Your Aboriginal guide will provide expert commentary on the dramatic escarpments, lush vegetation and abundance of wildlife, as well as sharing traditional stories that illuminate the cultural heritage of the region. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of the profound relationship between the land, the river, and the local Indigenous communities.
Nitmiluk Tours ANCIENT GARLARR RIVER SAFARI | From AU$161
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