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Guurrbi Tours

P.O. Box 417 | Hope Vale, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
61-(0)7- 4069 6043
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Tasmania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Canberra
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Athens, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I found out about this tour when looking up Cooktown activities on TripAdvisor and I agree with the over supportive reviews. I highly recommend this tour. Willie picked me up at my motel and then picked up other members of the tour. We drove about 40 minutes to the tour location. The focus of the tour was about traditions regarding... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We saw a brochure for the day tour while at Daintree last year and decided to book as soon as we knew we were coming back again. So glad we did because it was a wonderful day. Willie is a natural born story teller and had the 8 members if our group mesmerised from start to finish. The history, paintings... More

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