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Address: Beach Rd | Hope Vale, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia

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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No-one should visit Cooktown (and everyone should, at least once in their life) without experiencing Willie Gordon's tour into his family land. Willie's narrative is personal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dunstan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No-one should visit Cooktown (and everyone should, at least once in their life) without experiencing Willie Gordon's tour into his family land. Willie's narrative is personal and heart-felt. It is also highly informative as Willie blends stories of the various sites with his knowledge of bush craft and traditional use of what the land provides. Fascinating stuff. We went well... More 

Thank Dunstan L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Willie Gordon's Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour is fascinating. The depth of knowledge he imparts about the Tropical North Queensland aboriginal life and philosophy is impressive. In his stories, which he tells at the various rock art locations on the site using the art to convey his messages, he reflects on a number of themes, including spirituality and education, without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent informative interpretive aboriginal rock art tour conducted by Willie Gordon where we walked with him to various rock art sites which tell the story of his family and clan and how they lived in concert with their land. A beautiful story of love, birth, life, death and reconciliation. A privilege to spend time with this man on his... More 

Thank Judyg1952
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

As a white Australian with a pretty middle-class upbringing and lifestyle, I learnt more about our indigenous history and culture in four hours with Willie than I have in 48 years. He was great with the kids and older people alike. A must-do on any FNQ itinerary

Thank Nicleed
Cooktown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have been fortunate, over the last 3 years, to have taken 4 of Willie's tours. On every occasion I have learnt new and inspiring facts and information that has lead me to a greater and more knowledgeable understanding of his personal family and culture. His wisdom always makes one think a little more deeply about oneself and to reflect... More 

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Spending over four hours in the company of Willy Gordon is worth the price in itself. He is passionate about his cultural roots (which, you will learn, are a bit broader than just indigenous Australian) but understanding rather than condemnatory of the reasons for the difficulties that his family has endured. Reconciliation and acceptance are recurring themes of the stories... More 

Thank Nicholas P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We went with Willie Gordon on his Rainbow Serpent Rock Art tour and it was just excellent. His eloquent and natural teaching style was really appreciated. We walked about 4 kilometres over hill and dale...none of which was too difficult. We looked at various landmarks, interesting vegetation and flowers and insects, and went to remarkable cave locations. We saw many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was excited when whilst researching our visit to Cooktown I discovered Guurribi tours with Willie Gordon. His half day tour, ( which stretched longer,) into his country, rock paintings, Aboriginal culture etc was just what I was looking for. From the moment we met Willie we were entranced by him, such a lovely man, sharing his life history, his... More 

Thank JandJMelbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

From the moment we were picked up, willie was very friendly and informative, trip took about 5 hrs Lynne and Graeme

Thank snowball84
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Willie is a great ambassador for his people; a wonderful educator with a terrific sense of humour. The tour was diverse and informative, Willie knows a lot about his country and he pointed out so much information from plants to where an echidna had been scratching for food as well as paintings and culture. To be invited to share in... More 

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