Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout
The Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout is an engrossing, educational experience that explores this ancient culture amongst the backdrop of the tropical rainforest at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda, Tropical North Queensland.
Rainforestation Nature Park. Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland.
What to expect
This in-depth and interactive 45 minute experience will teach you about the traditions that were learnt in the wilderness on the spiritual transition into manhood. Hear about the customs that were passed down, such as totems and body painting.
Through the story of his own “mob”, your guide will take you on an enlightening journey through Australia’s diverse Indigenous culture and lifestyle, from earliest history to the present day.
What is included
This 45 minute experience is available daily at 11:00am and 1:00pm (except Wednesdays when the park is closed).
The walk is along an uneven path on undulating ground. Moderate fitness is required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Subject to an alternative wet-weather talk.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Rainforestation Nature Park. Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland.
What to bring
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is located in Kuranda’s World Heritage rainforest. Set on 100 acres in the midst of World Heritage rainforest, the park was purchased by Charlese and Pip Woodward in 1974. The site had previously been used as a coffee and orange plantation. It can be reached by road from Cairns. The park is home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park.
In 1993, the Woodward family worked alongside Djabugay Elder, Lyn Hobber and Donald Enoch from the Pamagirri Dance Troup and the Pamagirri Dreamtime Walk Cultural Tour was born. This authentic tour is hosted by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Here you can learn about the world’s oldest surviving culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Watch a traditional dance performance, spear presentation and be blown away by the didgeridoo. Test your boomerang throwing skills.
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience has recently won the 2019 Queensland Tourism Award in Gold for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism.
Rainforestation Nature Park is open every day except Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm.