AS FAR FROM ORDINARY AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY TRAVEL
We have compiled our ten favourite ways to experience authentic Aboriginal culture, with our personal network of Aboriginal guides and elders, taking you to some of the most breathtaking and remote parts of Australia
Just off the coast of Brisbane is the beautiful Stradbroke Island, home to the Quandamooka people for tens of thousands of years. Stradbroke Island by heli, where fish, cook and flavour your catch with bush-tucker using traditional methods passed down for generations, a truly special and unique experience. While your catch is cooking on the beach BBQ, listen to the stories about Andrew’s childhood and the way things were.
Fly to a special place in your own privately chartered Helicopter. Flying over the Great Barrier Reef and venturing through tropical rainforest, ending up in the remote Cape York Peninsula. Be blown away by the red and yellow sandstone escarpment, and gain an insight into the ancient culture of the Kuku-yalanji people. Be amazed by the remarkable views of the Queensland Outback, also home to some of the best Aboriginal Rock Art in Australia. Visit the pristine and culturally significant rock art site ‘Magnificent Gallery’ that archaeologists predict is a 20,000-year-old outback museum. An ancient gallery that is outstanding for its variety, quantity and quality, home to over 450 pieces of art.
Learn about kinship, traditional lore and language, both spoken and sign. Throughout this magnificent visit you will participate in a number of activities, from weaving and traditional spear fishing to gathering of bush foods and medicine. Discover the region’s dances and stories, gain knowledge on how the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) is made and played. With flexible days, a whole afternoon might be dedicated to preparing and eating a freshly caught fish, or mud crabs gathered from the bay.
Yolngu artists and performers have been at the forefront of global recognition of Aboriginal culture. Yolngu artist are renowned for their fine cross-hatching paintings on bark while traditional dancers and musicians have performed widely throughout the world with profound influence on contemporary performance. Yothu Yindi, the band, is Australia’s most successful and widely recognised contemporary Yolngu Indigenous music group.
Discover the rich Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture.
Alquemie has a strong network of indigenous elders and guides
Reach out our team for more information on any of the featured experiences.