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 6 Guests (Minimum 4)
  • 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 (or Shute Harbour)   Meet 9.00 am for 9.15 departure, returning 4.00 pm.
  • Cost: $330.00 per person inc. credit card fee, GST and Marine Park Fees.

MUST-DO INDIGENOUS TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

Hop aboard a charter boat, the Whitsunday Paradise Explorer, for a 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.

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ecotourism certified

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. (see our menu from AquaVa) - all catering is individually packed.
  • Canned drinking water, Ice and Eski – all trips.
  • Snorkel equipment (if snorkel stop requested by prior arrangement)

WHAT IS NOT SUPPLIED:

  • Alcohol - please BYO if you would like anything

  • Glassware unless by prior arrangement

COVID-19 Declaration

  • All guests will be required to complete either a Covid-19 declaration or register on the "Check In Qld" App on board and may have their temperatures taken (Infra-red forehead thermometer) prior to departure.

  • Guests bags and equipment may be subject to a sanitization treatment.

  • Payment – Booking deposit of 20% may be required, with balance taken on the day at vessel unless by prior arrangement. A small Credit Card Administration fee applies to card transactions.