Travel the Bama Way for Aboriginal culture
A new national taskforce has been set up by the Australian Export Development Council to develop indigenous tourism businesses throughout Australia. Meanwhile, a good example of Aboriginal culture tours working well come from Adventure North Australia, which partners with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Walker Family Tours and Guurrbi Tours with Willie Gordon as part of the Bama Way Aboriginal Journey's.
Adventure North Australia was founded in 2004 by Maryanne Jacques who has worked in the tourism industry for more than three decades. She has vast experience in Aboriginal culture tours and each of the company’s tours are personally scheduled and arranged by her small team who understand the needs of the international market.
Cathy Wharton, a tour guide with Adventure North Australia, won the 2010 Cairns Region Tourism Association's tourism identity of the year.
Adventure North Australia operate purpose-built 4WD vehicles designed to cater for small personalised tours and off road touring; including a 16-seat Mitsubishi Canter and a 13-seat OKA. Both vehicles are air conditioned and fitted with seat belts.
On its Aboriginal culture tours, guests journey through coastal mangroves, pristine rainforest of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park and hilltop Savannah and spend time with the traditional custodians of the land who explain its resources, tell its stories and guide visitors to ancient sacred places.