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Half Day Aboriginal Rock Art Experience


Culture Connect

Walk amongst sandstone escarpments and tropical savannah with Aboriginal Traditional Owners. Explore exquisite ancient rock art hidden in the rock shelters which has been home for Balngarrawarra people for thousands of years and rarely seen by outsiders.

Gain an insight into the traditional life of Aboriginal people and learn about spirituality, survival and bush tucker. Discover traditional food and medicine and learn about the colourful history of Normanby Station. Enjoy morning tea and gain an understanding of how the Balngarrawarra continue to remain connected with their homelands.

Insights into your experience

Normanby Station, located an hours drive from Cooktown is the homelands for the Balngarrawarra people.

Normanby Station Aboriginal Rock Art tour is a genuine cultural experience connecting you with local Aboriginal people. With special permission from the Traditional Owners at Normanby Station, we are able to grant you a unique experience with the Balnggarrawarra people. Visit the homelands and ancient rock art with unique insight of the Balnggarrawarra people.

Tour includes:

  • Interpretive rock art walk
  • Guided by Balngarrawarra traditional owners
  • Exclusive access to cultural sites
  • Small group (maximum 14)
  • Morning tea
  • Return accommodation transfers from Cooktown

With its sandstone escarpments and woodland savannah, this area was a crucial place for the survival of Aboriginal people with plenty of water, food and rock shelters. Discover rarely seen mysterious and spiritual rock art as you are guided by a Traditional Owner. Learn how the Balngarrawarra are keeping their culture alive. Hear astonishing stories handed down through the generations. Discover traditional bush food and medicine whilst enjoying morning tea amongst a bush setting.


Aboriginal guide
Morning tea

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle

Things to know

This half day experience is available as a tour (with a maximum of 14 people) or private charter ( 1-14 people)
Departs from Cooktown. Click on the Book Now button to check the calendar for tour availability.

Departures are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from April to November.

The duration of the tour is from 7:45am – 12:30pm


Adult $159.00
Child (4-14 years old) $79.00AUD 

Private Charter  
1 to 6 Passengers $1,350.00AUD
7 to 14 Passengers $1950.00AUD

Cost includes: 

  • Interpretive rock art walk
  • Guided by Balngarrawarra Traditional Owners
  • Exclusive access to cultural sites
  • Small group (maximum 14)
  • Morning tea
  • Return accommodation transfers from Cooktown

Meeting point

You will be picked up at your Cooktown accommodation at 7:45am. Please advise accommodation details when you make your booking.


Normanby Station, QLD. One hour’s drive from Cooktown.

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