4WD Aboriginal Rock Art and Ranger Day Tour

Full Day
Cooktown, Queensland
Culture & Rock Art
Year Round
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Spend the day with the Traditional Owners on their homelands of Normanby Station, departing from Cooktown in Tropical North Queensland. Discover ancient rock art galleries on an exclusive interpretive rock art walk. Explore the rugged sandstone escarpments and tropical savannah of the Cape York region. Get an insight into the Indigenous Ranger program and contemporary Aboriginal life.

This full day tour operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to November.


Normanby Station, QLD. This is an hour’s drive from Cooktown.

What to expect

Join Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owners on a full day tour of their homelands. Located approximately seventy kilometres from Cooktown is Normanby Station. Rich in cultural heritage and historic sites the station boasts a diverse natural and cultural landscape.

Take a guided interpretive walk to discover rarely seen rock art. Learn about traditional bush food and medicine. Explore Balnggarrawarra homelands as you cross the Normanby River and travel remote bush tracks. Visit the old Laura Railway line to get an insight into pioneer life.

Discover the contemporary life of the traditional owners through the current ranger programs. Get an insight into the importance of the projects which includes cultural mapping, erosion control, feral weed and animal eradication and environment protection.

This is an authentic cultural experience for those interested in traditional and contemporary culture of the Balnggarrawarra people, guided by traditional owners on their homelands.

What is included

Normanby Station is a one hour drive from Cooktown where you are picked up at your accommodation at 7:45am, returning at 4:30pm.

Departs from Cooktown. Click on the Book Now button to check the calendar for tour availability.

You will walk about 5 kilometres during the tour.


Adult $259.00
Child (4-14 years old) $139.00AUD

This experience is also available as private charter for 1-14 people.

Cost includes:

  • Interpretive rock art walk
  • Visit to ranger program sites
  • Exclusive access to cultural sites
  • Small group (maximum 14)
  • Lunch
  • Return accommodation transfers (Cooktown)

Meeting point

You will be picked up at your Cooktown accommodation at 7.45am. Please advise accommodation details when you make your booking.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle