Jarramali Rock Art Tours
Escape the hustle to one of Australia’s most remote and untouched wilderness areas, rich with age-old wisdom…
For those who like to escape the big tourist crowds and prefer to opt for a more intimate, wilderness experience in Australia’s rugged outback, with a homestay feel, then this is the tour for you!
Immerse yourself in an authentic, Aboriginal cultural experience like no other. Jump in a 4WD with a Traditional Owner or fly in via a scenic helicopter and enjoy a day trip or overnight experience, camping in an exclusive location only accessible to Jarramali guests, in Cape York, North Queensland.
Through hidden rock art, delve deeper and unravel the ancient stories of the Kuku-yalanji people to learn more about Australia’s Indigenous history, a culture that has been continuously active longer than any other culture on the planet! Visit the pristine and culturally meaningful 'Magnificent' rock art site, where you’ll be personally guided by Traditional Owners through an unforgettable journey through what archeologists say is a 20,000-year-old outback museum.
Prepare to feel a world away from home in the remote backdrop of the Tropical North Queensland outback. Access to the rock art site are only available via an exclusive 4WD adventure track or helicopter scenic tour and found only among the sandstone escarpments near the small town of Laura, North Queensland.
As you begin to slowly explore the history of the Kuku-yalanji people, discover their connection to country through a journey calling on your five senses. Learn more about a different way of life, from sampling native bush tucker, bush medicine, how our old people survived for thousands of years, to learning about the rejuvenation of land as you ground your feet into the soil. At night, enjoy the southern night sky in all its glory... stargazing in the open outback, with the sounds of Australian bush lulling you to sleep.
UNESCO regards the Quinkan Rock Art as one of the ten most significant bodies of rock art in the world! The Quinkan Rock Art provides an extensive legacy and is outstanding for its variety, quantity and quality, an absolute must see! This is our history book. Australia's national history, our crown jewels. Discover what true connection to country feels like. The Jarramali experience will stay with you for a lifetime...
Completely and entirely awesome! I enjoyed every minute.
The setting was majestic, inspiring and peaceful.
The walk along the escarpment filled me with a sense of deep connection with those who had gone before, their pride, their strength and their affinity with their culture.
This alone is worth a flight to Australia from North America. I'm an archaeologist, so for better or worse I've become acclimated to working around amazing cultural resources, and I've recorded my fair share of rock art. This was unparalleled even by my standards. Johnny's tour is one of the most remarkable things I've ever been able to do!
Add this to your bucket list! What an amazing experience,
an authentic Australia bush journey top one of the most beautiful places I have even been to.
The artwork itself is profound and magical and Johnny gave us great insight into the history and meaning of the work.
Can't recommend highly enough.
Jarramali Rock Art Tours is 5½ hours away north of Cairns
on the Mulligan Hwy and Peninsula Developmental Rd, near the
township of Laura. Passengers can be picked up from Cairns or Port Douglas.
4WD tag-along tours can meet and leave from Laura.
Heli tours leave from Cairns or Laura.