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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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A wonderful cultural tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were trying to decide which Aboriginal Rock Art tour to take and went on this one with the charming Willie Gordon. It was a wonderful experience to see the Rock Art & hear the stories from Willie which put it all in context. The walk was a bit difficult in places and there was some climbing over rocks but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tour was education, insightful, enjoyable and positive. The landscape is astoundingly beautiful when you arrive but that soon paled in comparison to the spirit of our guide. He was enthralling talking about his cultural heritage and family history and sharing his beliefs and reasons for sharing this with us. I felt so blessed to have had this experience. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were picked up from our Cooktown hotel by Willie Gordon, Nugal clan elder and story keeper and then collected a German family of 3 to make up a group of 5. As we drove out to the traditional birthing site of his clan, where Willie’s own father and grandfather had been born, he explained many things to us about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We selected this tour as an add-on that we could include in our free time on the Adventure North 2 day tour Cairns to Cooktown. On day 2 our 4WD tour leader drove us with Willie Gordon, a Nugal-warra Elder and this tour's guide, from Cooktown to the site near Hopevale. Willie's passion, knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge... More 

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This tour was great fun with jovial tour guide Willie. The tour involved a pleasant walk through beautiful scenery with visits to rock art and cultural sites. Willie shared with us a huge amount of knowledge about the local environment and the aboriginal way of life and spoke sincerely on wider issues. It was a privilege to hear the stories... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had the tour with Willie in september. He picked us up at our hotel and afterwards a young couple of Paris. We loved the tour and Willie is a true story teller and also shared his personal experience. When he told about family you see it comes right out of his heart! Learned also things about nature. Thank you... More 

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