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WELCOME TO OUR HOME

15 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Just Cruisin 4WD Tours understands that you haven’t experienced Australia if you haven’t seen it through Indigenous eyes. Ranging from 5-day to 13-day tours, guests are given the opportunity to see Australia in the most authentic, raw way possible on Just Cruisin’s Aboriginal Cultural Tours.

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INPUT AND RECOGNITION EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

9 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Respecting Our Culture certified, cultivated by a passionate team and managed by the Indigenous community, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park provides a platform for Indigenous culture to come alive.

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INDIGENOUS CULTURE AT THE FOREFRONT

3 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Operating in the prehistoric surroundings of the Daintree, Cairns Adventure Group believe it is imperative to keep Indigenous culture at the forefront of their guests’ entire experience, beginning with proper Australian welcome. Traditional Owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, offer daily welcome to country and smoke ceremonies for all new visitors, showcasing traditional Australia on a worldwide scale. This gives guests insight into the Kuku Yalanji’s special relationship with this iconic location as well as supporting the Mossman Gorge center's Indigenous training program. 

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AN IMMERSIVE ISLAND EXPERIENCE

28 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Yura! David Thelander of Straddie Kingfisher Tours tells us this is one of his favourite Indigenous words. It means welcome, and it originates from the local community of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).  Welcome is exactly how Dave (commonly known as Barefoot Dave by the locals) aims for all of his guests to feel when they step foot onto the beautiful, culturally rich and nature abundant island of Minjerribah. Straddie Kingfisher Tours is an Indigenous-owned company that has set out to not only showcase the copious amounts of wildlife residing on the island but also to provide a uniquely authentic Indigenous immersive experience. 

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AN HONOURABLE MISSION

25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Passion is contagious and the team at Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours’ passion is second to none. This team oozes positivity, a love for what they do, but most of all a deep pride in their roots. Wajaana Yaam is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated. This not only provides direct employment for local community members but also creates an authentic experience for the guests who participate in their stand-up paddle board tours and walks.

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THE USE OF SILENCE TO HELP PRESERVE A CULTURE

19 June 2019 | 0 Comments

When we think about learning a language, it would go a little something like; memorising, playing with the words and phrases in your mouth and then attempting to reproduce the sounds and noises in a similar fashion. The crew at 1770 LARC! Tours, however, have a different approach when it comes to educating their guests about the local Indigenous culture and languages. The team believe an important way for guests to grasp the area’s heritage and cultural significance lies in silence.

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INDIGENOUS TOURISM: BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

12 June 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and to celebrate, we’re delving into the world of Indigenous tourism and how this can support the preservation of cultures and languages. Whether or not you’ve already read our introductory piece on this topic, we thought we’d set the scene by sharing some best practice examples of successful Indigenous tourism projects from around the world. We’ll then be sharing some of our favourite Indigenous ecotourism stories from our own backyard through the Ecotourism: Celebrating Language and Culture series. For more information on any of the below projects, check out their websites.

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INDIGENOUS TOURISM, A WAY TO BE IMMERSED IN THE CULTURE AND NATURE OF A COUNTRY.

18 March 2019 | 0 Comments

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS TOURISM AND HOW CAN WE WORK WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?

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PART TWO OF OUR NT ADVENTURE

24 January 2019 | 0 Comments

This is the second part of two-part Northern Territory road trip article – check out where we’ve been so far here!

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THE ROC SERIES | CELEBRATE LOCAL CULTURE THROUGH DANCE

20 July 2018 | 0 Comments

The daily Aboriginal dance show is one of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's most well-attended shows, and for good reason.

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