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Tour ID: 10001494

Voted as one of Australia's Must-Do-Experiences. Treat yourself to an amazing day out with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon.

Depart Cairns General Aviation with Hinterland Aviation, Hangar 7, Tom McDonald Dr, Cairns
Flight departs Cairns at 6.45am (Check-in required 45 minutes prior to departure)

Enjoy a 45 minute flight with spectacular views from Cairns to Cooktown as you fly along the coast between the World Heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival in Cooktown you will be met by Guurrbi Tours.

Willie Gordon, the traditional storyteller of the Nugal-warra clan, takes guests to his ancestral rock art sites, set high in the hills above Hope Vale, outside Cooktown. Here he shares the stories behind the art, and explains how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people.

The Rainbow Serpent Tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including an ancestral Birth Cave and the Reconciliation Cave. This includes an estimated 30-minute bush walk on generally easy terrain. (Covered closed-on shoes must be worn)

Return to Cooktown at 1.15pm where Willie will transfer you to the Nature Power House Museum, Cooktowns accredited Visitor Information Centre. Lunch is included at the Verhandah Café.
The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore historical Cooktown before your transfer to Cooktown airport and return flight to Cairns. Own arrangements on arrival in Cairns

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return flights from Cairns to Cooktown, Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon, Lunch and transfers to Cooktown Airport.

  • Duration:

    1 Day

  • Departure:

    6:00 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

  • Return:

    Flight arrives Cairns General Aviation Airport at 6.55pm

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Thala Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Clifton Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tour Departs everyday except Saturday and Sundays

  • What to bring:

    Covered (closed-in) walking shoes must be worn, hat, sunscreen

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 2-11 years

  • Additional Information:

    Single supplement of $45.00 is payable direct to Guurrbi tours if you are the only person on the tour.
    **Please note that no food is served on the flights, fruit and biscuits supplied by Willie during the tour.
    Early breakfast recommend.
    Cooktown overnight options available

  • Destinations:

    Cooktown and Hope Vale

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