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Quinkan Galleries Rock Art

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Best rock art in the world

This is the best ancient rock art site in the world, and I am an archaeology nut. Compared to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gregory667
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Melbourne, Australia
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Magic!

Travelled the many hours from port Douglas to by hire car to Laura to do the Quinkan tour through... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Helen L
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Woonona, Australia
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Lot 2, Peninsula Development Road, Laura, Cook Shire, Queensland 4892, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best ancient rock art site in the world, and I am an archaeology nut. Compared to the sites in France where you cannot get near the art this stuff is not fenced off. We had a group of five led by tour...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Travelled the many hours from port Douglas to by hire car to Laura to do the Quinkan tour through the Quinkan and regional cultural centre. This drive is not to be taken lightly as I found out! Pls fill up your car!! We almost ran...More

1  Thank Helen L
Reviewed September 22, 2017

If you have any interest in ancient cultures, this is a beyond fabulous experience. This is well worth the enrgy and the dollars to get there. There are sooooo many paintings in fantastic shape. It will be a very small tour, perhaps four. You get...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The guided tour with a local bloke driving along rough 4WD tracks out to the rock art sites was something very special and a highlight of our whole trip. The art was impressive and really should be preserved before it suffers too much decay.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The best galleries are about 45 minutes drive from Laura on a bush track with several jump-ups and some locked gates, so can only be visited by arrangement at the Cultural Centre and with the Centre staff driving the Centre's 4WD vehicles. We were part...More

3  Thank Keith and Aliso... H
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The Quinkan Galleries are very impressive and deserve great attention, but the tour price ($160pp) is really too much. The tour only went for 2 hours which was sufficient to see what was at the Quinkan Galleries.

1  Thank Nomadali
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Do yourself a favour and visit these pantings. The climb is worth every step and the views are stunning, the Rak art..... Breathtaking.

1  Thank Olivertz
Reviewed September 10, 2016

It was a 600 kms drive and a good hour in 4x4 but would do it all again without one moment of hesitation - this experience is just too fabulous to miss! We have visited Tikal in Guatemala and a whole bunch of archeological sites...More

2  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Cabbagetree3 has described this tour perfectly so I won't repeat it , except to say it's a great experience. I have been privileged to quite a bit of Aboriginal art in-situ in many place in Australia but this is a stand out and John's descriptions...More

1  Thank Shirley D
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We stopped by the Quinkan Cultural Centre in Laura on our way north to the tip last week and were able to set up to get on a tour of the rock galleries. It’s not expensive, the walk is a bit challenging but for we...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a pensioner discount, but the tour we took was well worth the expense. We had a personalised 4WD guided tour into an inaccessible area where the rock art was in several galleries and its cultural... More
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