NGARO INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOURS
Immerse yourself in a unique experience with your own Ngaro Indigenous Guide - learn about the history of these ancient island sea people, their customs and how they hunted and sourced “bush tucker”.
Be part of a small exclusive group for the day where we explore two islands, visit a cave featuring aboriginal rock paintings, enjoy a stroll through some rain forest, learn how to throw a traditional fishing spear and have the opportunity to learn about the diverse native flora & fauna of the region.
TOUR highlights and FEATURES
- Maximum 12 Guests (Minimum 6)
- Learn about the history of these ancient island sea people, their customs and how they hunted and sourced “bush tucker”.
- Be part of a small exclusive group for the day where we explore two islands and visit a cave featuring aboriginal rock paintings.
- Enjoy a stroll through some rain forest, learn about the diverse native flora & fauna of the region from your guide.
- Learn how to throw a traditional fishing spear (and have so much fun at the same time).
- Lunch, Billy Tea & Damper included
- Departs Airlie Beach - Coral Sea Marina Public boat ramp. Meet 8.45 am for a 9.00am departure, returning 4.00 – 4.30 pm.
MUST-DO INDIGENOUS TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
Welcome aboard our vessel “Wild Dreams”, for a wonderfully immersive, guided cultural tour of Hook Island with the region's Ngaro people.
WHAT IS ROC
The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.
ROC certified tourism operators are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples’ spiritual connection to the land and water.
ORIGINS OF ROC
The ROC program is a tourism industry development tool designed by Aboriginal Tourism Australia (ATA) and administered by Ecotourism Australia. It was produced through an ongoing national consultation by ATA with Indigenous communities, industry stakeholders and tourism operators.
ROC embraces national accreditation standards, making sure tourism experiences meet customer expectations in a professional and sustainable way. It also encourages the industry to operate with respect for Indigenous cultural heritage.
WHAT IS SUPPLIED:
- Guest towels and spray jackets (if required)
- Morning tea and lunch including tea or coffee - all catering is individually packed).
- Canned drinking water, Ice and Eski – all trips.
- Snorkel equipment (if snorkel stop requested by prior arrangement)
- Hiking sticks available on request and prior notice given.
WHAT IS NOT SUPPLIED:
- Alcohol - please BYO if you would like anything
- Glassware unless by prior arrangement