Cape York & Great Barrier Reef

Cape York & Great Barrier Reef

 

With the lush green foliage of the Daintree Rainforest as a backdrop for your immersion, Cape York is a tropical paradise steeped in history and home to a wealth of Indigenous culture.

 

Why Choose Cape York?

  • Meet some of the myriad local fauna and flora on a Daintree River cruise
  • Be Welcomed to Country in a traditional smoking ceremony by Traditional Owners
  • Visit the art centre, women’s centre and other community services in Wujal Wujal
  • Stay on private Homelands inaccessible outside of this setting
  • Paint your own masterpiece to take home with a renowned local artist
  • Fish for your supper with your host family at the mouth of the Bloomfield River
  • Hunting for mud crabs and mussels in the mangroves is a must!
  • Play footy and basketball (and give endless piggybacks) with the local kids at the PCYC
  • Drop in to the local Indigenous primary school to help out in the classroom and the playground
  • Taste local delicacies like green ants and maybe even goanna!
  • Discover the art of using plants and roots to make natural dyes, and dye your own scarf to take home
  • Hike to a sacred site with a Traditional Owner & experience an initiation ceremony
  • Spend your last day snorkelling at 2 remote sites on the Great Barrier Reef

 

Cape York & Great Barrier Reef

The connection between the people and Country in Cape York is a rich, complex web that must be experienced to be understood.

Our Stories

Santa Maria students playing footy with local kids on Red Earth Indigenous Cultural Immersion in Central Australia

“The immersion was very thought-provoking and eye-opening. Not only to the culture of Indigenous Australia in the APY Lands, but also to the nature of learning through experiences. I loved how it allowed us to see and celebrate Indigenous culture for what it truly is today.” Read More