Connecting with Rainforest Aboriginal people
Connecting with Rainforest Aboriginal people is not as hard as you might imagine.
Living and working all across the Wet Tropics region, not only in industries such as tourism and agriculture, more and more Rainforest Aboriginal people are managing businesses and organisations with a primary focus on caring for country.
In communities such as Cardwell and Mossman there are organisations such as Girringun Aboriginal Corporation and Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation employing and upskilling Rainforest Aboriginal people.
There are also two Aboriginal Councils with local government responsibilities, one at Yarrabah and one at Wujal Wujal.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority is collaborating with a range of such organisations to provide you with more detailed information about their work and ways in which you can connect with them.
Seek an in-depth cultural experience
When you are exploring our beautiful Wet Tropics region take the time to drop in to one of the Indigenous art galleries showcasing and selling authentic Rainforest Aboriginal artworks, or seek out one of several Aboriginal tourism businesses and take a tour.
You will find most of these opportunities located in the regional towns such as Cooktown, Mossman, Kuranda, Cairns, Yarrabah, Cardwell and Townsville. Ask at one of the 23 Wet Tropics Visitor Centres spread across the Wet Tropics region about Rainforest Aboriginal cultural experiences.
Locals and visitors alike should try to take the time to connect with Rainforest Aboriginal people – you might just walk away with a richer, deeper experience of why the Wet Tropics is just so special.
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News and Events
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