Northern Aboriginal Experience

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Northern Aboriginal Experience

from £519
Duration: 3 days
Countries: Australia
Sleep in a swag under the night sky, spearfish and cook what you catch, make your own Aboriginal artwork, learn about life in remote communities with a local, explore coastal rainforests.

Northern Aboriginal Experience

“Dreamtime,” the animist mythology central to indigenous Australian society, is a fascinating ideology that has helped shape the continent. This trip is just the ticket for curious travellers eager to learn more about Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary life straight from the people themselves. Up here in the North, you’ll study ancient traditions, learn how to spearfish, wander the beaches and lush valleys along the Daintree River and embark on a life-affirming rainforest walk that will bring you closer to the land and the people who inhabit it than you ever thought possible. The dream is real, and it’s waiting for you to join it.

Day 1 Cairns/Cape Tribulation (1L,1D)

Depart early from Cairns, then head north. Take an Aboriginal art class, learn the stories behind the images, and take home what you make. Learn about the flora and fauna with local Aboriginals, then go spearfishing with them and eat what you catch. Cool off in a waterfall in Daintree NP. Overnight in a rainforest hostel beside the beach.

Day 2 Cooktown (1B,1L,1D)

Travel by 4x4 on the rugged Bloomfield track, stopping at Bloomfield Falls to participate in the 'Walk of the Women' where local Aborigine women share their knowledge of the sacred falls. Enjoy dinner with the locals before sleeping under the stars in a swag.

Day 3 Cairns (1B)

Head north and meet an Aboriginal Elder and story keeper, who will teach about several ancestral rock art sites and survival techniques of the local Aborigines. Travel back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival; book onward travel from 9pm onwards.

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Aboriginal art demonstration.
Spearfishing with Aborigines.
‘Walk of the Women’ at Bloomfield Falls.
Aboriginal rock art explanation with an Aboriginal elder.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (Allow USD40 for meals not included)
Swag (1 nt), rainforest hostel (1 nt, multi-share)
4x4 safari vehicle
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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