This magical, Aboriginal Rock Art Tour with Elder, Willie Gordon, is A-Must-Do Experience. Willie has returned in 2018 to take guests to his ancestral rock art sites, set in stunning countryside high in the hills above Hope Vale. Here he shares the stories behind the art – stories which can only be told by Elders of the Nugal clan – and explains how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people. With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives you an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and will have you thinking aboutyour own relationship with the land and how the lores of his people can apply to us all.
Available from 1st April 2018 – Departs Monday to Friday
Ex Cooktown 7:45am-1:15pm BOOK HERE
Adults $145.00 Child (4-14 yrs) $110.00
The Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including the Rainbow Serpent cave and an ancestral Birth Site where Willie’s father and grandfather were born. You’ll gain an understanding of the spiritual meanings and stories behind the paintings, and along the way learn some of the survival techniques of the Nugal-warra people – and maybe taste a green ant or two! Includes an estimated 30-minute bush walk; there is a short climb to two of the sites, but generally the terrain is easy. Medium level fitness required.
Includes air-conditioned transport from your accommodation in Cooktown.
Please wear closed in covered shoes, bring hat, sunscreen, bottle of water.