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Student Trips: Aboriginal Culture Discovery – 5 Day Adventure | From $ 1195

Special Expires 31 Mar 2019

Far North Queensland is rich with indigenous traditions, and a confluence of cultures brings together a strinking blend of art, language, dance, food and ceremony. On this tour, you discover smiliarities in Aboriginal culture as well as vast dif... More
Far North Queensland is rich with indigenous traditions, and a confluence of cultures brings together a strinking blend of art, language, dance, food and ceremony. On this tour, you discover smiliarities in Aboriginal culture as well as vast differences among the Tjapukai, Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Yidinji through talks, walks and fun activities.

Authentic interactions with Aboriginal people reveal their respect for land and reverence for traditions long forgotten by indigenous people in other parts of the world.

Share in the discovery of a 40,000 year old culture while enjoying gorgeous natural places of the tropics.

Trip at a glance
LENGTH: 5 Days / 4 Nights
BEGINS: Cairns
ENDS: Cairns
DATES: Year-round
FREE TEACHER: For every 10 Paying Particpants
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 10 students
PRICE 15+ STUDENTS: $1195 AUD including GST
PRICE 10-14 STUDENTS: $1265 AUD including GST
PRICE: valid for travel until 31/3/19

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About Student Trips: Aboriginal Culture Discovery – 5 Days

Introducing Australia's Indigenous People & Culture

Introducing Australia’s Indigenous People & Culture

Far North Queensland is rich with indigenous traditions, and a confluence of cultures brings together a strinking blend of art, language, dance, food and ceremony. On this tour, you discover smiliarities in Aboriginal culture as well as vast differences among the Tjapukai, Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Yidinji through talks, walks and fun activities.

Authentic interactions with Aboriginal people reveal their respect for land and reverence for traditions long forgotten by indigenous people in other parts of the world.

Share in the discovery of a 40,000 year old culture while enjoying gorgeous natural places of the tropics.

Areas of Learning:

  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Art
  • Language
  • Hunting & Gathering

Highlights:

  • Learn basics of the Jirrbal language
  • Create your own dot painting under the tutelage of an Aboriginal artsit
  • Search the mangroves with Kuku Yalanji guides for “bush tucker”
  • Discover Indigenous story places on a river kayaking trip
  • Understand rainforest plants used for food and medicine
  • Learn to throw a spear to catch your own food and then cook it
  • See how tradition and modernity combine in Aboringal peoples’ lives

Accommodation:

All accommodation is included. Your home base is a breezy award-winning hostel in the centre of Cairns’ restaurant and shopping district. Students like the tropical swimming pool, lounging in the hammock and playing billiards at the free pool table. Group leaders love the private ensuite rooms, the central location, and free internet/WiFi. In the Tully Valley, you stay on a vast parcel of private property, where cabins are set up near a central lake. Hot showers and delicious meals are part of your stay here.

Meals:

All meals are included. You have a combination of catered and restaurant meals. A typical breakfast is a selection of cereals, toast, juice and fruits; lunches are combinations of sandwiches and salads with fruits and a sweet, and dinners are tasty choices at restaurants or old favourites such as lasagne, stir-frys, burgers, and tacos. Ask us about vegetarian, kosher and halal options.

5-day trip from $1195 per person

Inclusions on Aboriginal Culture Discovery:

School Excursion Fees Include:

  • Cairns airport transfers
  • Small World Journeys guide days 1-4
  • Specialty guides and educators
  • All activities and entrance fees as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation to activities
  • 3 nights at Cairns budget accommodation (4 or 6 share dorm rooms with private bathroom)
  • 1 night Echo Creek cabins (4 or 6 share dorm-style rooms with shared bathroom)
  • All continental breakfasts
  • All lunches
  • All dinners except on Night 3
  • A hand-painted canvas to take home
  • Pre-trip educational information
  • 5 metres square Daintree rainforest plot adopted in your group’s name through Rainforest Rescue
  • A BPA free reusable water bottle and cloth shopping bag
  • Carbon offsetting through Sustainable Travel International (STI)

*Two teacher rooms (private twin or triple share rooms with ensuite) in Cairns and in the Tully valley  are included in the trip price.  A supplement of $195 AUD is charged if an additional private room is required. If teachers are happy to share a room, no additional costs are incurred.


Student Trips: Aboriginal Culture Discovery – 5 Days Reviews

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0 Laura Perkins, Leader, Girl Scouts USA (July '12)

“The girls loved staying with the aboriginal family and crafting their didgeridoos (and learning about them). The variety of experiences and cultural information was terrific. We learned so much! Small World Journeys guide Matt was terrific – very friendly and knowledgeable. He clearly wanted to make sure we all had a great experience, and was good with the girls – answering questions, pointing out interesting things, and providing anything we needed. Healthy food options were provided, and the various locales were all ecologically interesting. Very satisfied - this was an amazing trip and great experience”


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