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Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are a stand out, and their lifestyles are largely reflective of the land on which they live. Whether it's within a rainforest, ocean or dormant volcano, an immersive guided walk brings together natural beauty and ancient cultural knowledge.
The Daintree Rainforest, about two hours north of Cairns, is – in a word – breathtaking. This World Heritage-listed site is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, known as the true rainforest people.
To the Kuku Yalanji people, the rainforest is more than trees and vines; contained within its canopy are traditional medicines, delicious native foods and sacred stories.
Aboriginal rock art is one of the oldest forms of art in the world, so witnessing these ancient depictions is like looking straight into another time.
How to experience it: On a Yura Mulka Cultural Walk from Wilpena Pound Resort, you can discover the rock engravings of the Sacred Canyon, while your guide talks through the significance of the site to the Adnyamathanha people.
How to experience it: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm’s Borrgoron’s Coast to Creek Tourwill open your eyes to this unique Aboriginal culture that revolves around the land and sea.
Lutruwita (Tasmania) is steeped in First Nations culture, and one of the best ways to experience it is by traversing the land with an Aboriginal guide. Wukalina Walk is more than a walk; it’s a spiritual, cultural and physical journey.
On this experience, you’ll be invited to ‘takara waranta’ (walk with us) across your guides’ homeland in Tasmania's east, including remarkable sites such as the Bay of Fires and Mt William National Park.
How to experience it: Book in for the four-day/three-night wukalina Walk, departing from Launceston.
Looking for an experience you can’t find anywhere in the world? Among Australia’s fascinating ancient landscapes is the phenomenal Cutta Cutta Caves National Park, just 30 minutes south of the Northern Territory’s Katherine.
Just like many things in this country, these tropical cave systems – formed millions of years ago – are unique to Australia, as is the array of wildlife that calls them home.
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