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Guurrbi Tours

Guurrbi Tours offers a rare opportunity to accompany a Nugal-warra Elder on his traditional lands and to see this ancient, untouched country through his eyes. You will be taken to rock art sites of great significance to the Nugal-warra people, where he will share with you the stories, myths and legends behind the art. The sites, set in a dramatic landscape, include the Reconciliation Cave which portrays a heart-warming story of acceptance and compassion, and an ancestral Birth Cave, a place of particular importance for the Nugal-warra people.

On the trail you will learn how the Nugal-warra survived in the bush using bush tucker and bush medicines and how the land’s resources were used to make hunting tools and household implements. You will see examples of both ancient and contemporary bush crafts, including an ancient stone axe head, boomerang and spears and will have the opportunity to sample bush foods in season.

The tours give a fascinating account of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal society, and provide a very personal insight into an Aboriginal culture and spirituality that remains relevant today.

Please note that all self-drive tours described are also available with transport included from your Cooktown accommodation. Two-hour, and half-day tours are available daily, together with private charters and exclusive tailor-made tours by arrangement. All tours have the option of self-drive or full transport provided (including hotel pick-up.) All tours should be booked at least one day in advance.

Touring Options

Rainbow Serpent Tour (Self-Drive)

A four-hour tour in the company of a Nugal-warra Elder to visit six rock art sites. These include an ancestral Birth Cave, a place of particular significance to the Nugal-warra people, and the Reconciliation Cave, a story place cave which portrays a heart-warming story from clan history. Your walk will take you through a dramatic landscape , and along the way you will learn about survival and your own relationship with the environment. This tour includes an estimated 30 minute bush walk on generally easy terrain. This tour is also available with transport included from your Cooktown accommodation.

Great Emu Tour (Self-Drive)

This two-hour tour provides a fascinating introduction to Aboriginal culture and society. In the company of a Nugal-warra Elder you will visit three rock art sites, including the Great Emu and the Rainbow Serpent Caves, and learn why these sites are of such importance to the Nugal-warra people. Suitable for all ages with very little walking involved. This tour is also available with transport included from your Cooktown accommodation.

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