Where to see Indigenous Rock Art in Cooktown

Australian Indigenous art is the oldest unbroken tradition of art in the world. Luckily for us, we’ve got some breathtaking natural galleries right here in Queensland!

Willie Gordon is a Nugal-warra elder, who runs Guurrbi Tours. He takes travelers out to his ancestors’ rock art sites, just near Cooktown, in Tropical North Queensland. Willie explains how these paintings speak of the essence of life and the lore of his people. The artworks also tell the stories of Aboriginal traditions and spirituality. Willie believes it’s his duty to protect and share his ancestors’ stories with others. As you wander through the forest, uncovering these treasured pieces, it’s hard not to feel at one with nature. It’s R&R at its best.

If you’ve ever wanted to try a digital detox, there’s a place just south of Cooktown you’ve got to visit. Mungumby Lodge is surrounded by nature! There’s no phone service, no internet – just the sound of birds singing in the trees. The lodge has been Hamish and Isabelle’s pride and joy for over 17 years. The bungalows all have the creature comforts of home, so there’s no need to leave!

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