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Address: Beach Road | Hope Vale, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Description: On these magical tours, Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon, takes guests to...
On these magical tours, Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon, takes guests to his ancestral rock art, high in the hills above Cooktown. Here he shares the meanings behind the art, explaining how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people. With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and shows how we all have a spiritual connection to land, wherever we come from.
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The four hours of this tour seemed like one. Willy not only taught us about the rock art but the culture in the past and moving into the future. Everyone who visits the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The four hours of this tour seemed like one. Willy not only taught us about the rock art but the culture in the past and moving into the future. Everyone who visits the area should go on this tour, we walked away smiling and enlightened.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A four hour tour that covers everything from bush medicine to aboriginal art. Willie is a character, not politically correct who has a great sense of humour and knowledge of the bush aboriginal customs and art. He describes the art and its history in lay men's terms, aboriginal customs in a way you can understand. At the end of the... More 

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

When in Cooktown the tour with Willie Gordon is a must do,he is like a breath of fresh air, sharing his life story and Aboriginal culture, explaining in detail the story behind the rock art found in many of the caves, the fauna and flora in the area, a very interesting man indeed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I highly recommend this Tour to everyone who wanna know more about the Aboriginies! Willie is a funny and intelligent guy, who tells you a lot of interesting things about their culture, beliefs and interaction with the nature. I really enjoyed this tour!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I cannot recommend the Rock Art Tour more. Willie is a fascinating man and is very inspiring. He provides a great insight to Aboriginal life past and present. He invites you to explore and understand aboriginal life and its interaction with the Australian landscape whilst relating this to your own life and personal experiences. I would recommend this tour to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When we first met, Willie asked us to listen to the birds. What do you hear? What does that mean? From that point on for the next four hours he pointed out details we would have missed such as a wallaby tail mark in the dust, passed on stories of the area and offered us the opportunity to reflect on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My family (husband and two daughters) had the great pleasure of joining Willie on his Rainbow Serpent tour and had a fantastic experience. Willie was a great teacher and entertainer and we were so lucky to have had this experience. Willie provided great information about his own life and aborginal heritage and customs, as well as snakcs and drinks. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I recently travelled to Cooktown with my 1 year old and 4 year old, to show my Mum some sights of FNQ. We were very lucky to be able to book a place on the last Rain Serpent Tour for the year. As we had the children we self drove to the location. It was a stunning drive and very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Four of us had the pleasure to join Willie on the Rainbow Serpent Tour and were blown away. We stayed at the Endeavour Falls Tourist Park (and loved it) and travelled up the road to join Willie. The tour was much more than just a rock art experience. Willie's love of the region, his culture, history and extensive knowledge make... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Definitely agree with all other comments. A most insightful, generous and amazing individual. The world would be a much better place with a few more Willie Gordons. Just to add to the other comments we took our three children (5,2 and 7 months old) on the tour and Willie more than accommodated for them with snacks, games, magic, activities and... More 

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Address: Address: Beach Road | Hope Vale, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cooktown

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