Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience gives an insight into Australia’s Aboriginal communities are the keepers of the world’s oldest cultures. One that has a history of more than 60,000 years!

Visit the Rainforestation Nature Park to take part in the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Learn how to throw a spear and boomerang. See how they play the didgeridoo with the sounds of native animals! Watch a show of traditional stories through Indigenous dance.

Pamagirri Dance Show

The pamagirri aboriginals telling a story through dance
Discover traditional dances from different tribal areas across Far North Queensland.

The Pamagirri Dance Performance takes place in a rainforest arena. This rainforest gives the perfect backdrop for a Dreamtime story. With the native wildlife sounds, let them tell you a traditional story. Let the story unfold while they use the didgeridoo and the clapstick. Listen to how didgeridoos are made and used in ceremonies. They will also show you how they play the didgeridoo. Keep your ears peeled for the sounds of Australian animals, such as Kangaroos and Kookaburras. There’s a big surprise towards the show’s end, so pay close attention!

 

Aboriginal guide showing paint techniques from red soil
Learn how the Pamagirri makes different paints using natural ingredients from the land.

Before joining your guided walk to learn about survival in the Rainforest, join the Aboriginal Art Workshop. Here you can discover the practices that were handed down through time. Learn about traditional Such as totems and body painting.

 

 

 

 

Dreamtime Walk

Guide pointing out parts of nature on a guided walk
Join the Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout and learn more about Aboriginal culture

Join your Pamagirri Aboriginal Guide as he shares the stories of his culture. Learn about their link to the world’s oldest rainforest. This walk will show you their spiritual path into manhood. So, listen to how the plants, fruits, and berries have many uses for bush tucker and medicines. As well as how they use them for traditional shelters, relics, and tools.

 

 

Guide showing how to throw a spear
Learn how to throw a spear..

Find out how the spear was used for hunting and traditional law. Take part in a quick lesson before you aim at a target and throw one yourself!  It is amazing how far they can throw their spears with a Woomera. The Guinness Book of World Records even lists the Guides as having the longest spear throws!

 

Guests learning how to throw a Boomerang
Take part in throwing a Boomerang. Watch how it comes back.

While boomerangs are used for hunting, they are also good to play with for fun! After a quick lesson from your Pamagirri Guide, you will be all set! So now it’s time to try your hand at throwing a Boomerang. The boomerangs do come back, but just in case, there are plenty of nets to catch them!

Rainforestation

In addition to the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, there is much more to see. Head to the Koala and Wildlife Park and get up close with our Australian wildlife. You can cuddle a koala and take home a souvenir photo! Or just explore the park and meet many of our furry friends. Join the Army Duck tour and go from land to a river cruise! There is certainly plenty to see and do.

Want even more? You can add a one-way ticket on either the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Cableway.

 

  • Rainforestation
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
    • Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout
    • Army Duck and Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Kuranda Village
  • 8:40 am – Travel to Rainforestation by Coach
  • 9:15 am – Arrive at Kuranda Rainforestation
    • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Pamagirri Dance Performance
    • Pamagirri Dreamtime Walk
    • Koala and Wildlife Park.
    • Lunch
    • Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout
  • 2:00 pm – Transfer into Kuranda Village
  • 1 Hour Free time to explore.
  • 3:00 pm – Return transfer to your Cairns Hotel.
  • Return Coach Transfers from your Cairns Hotel.
  • Admission to Rainforestation
    • Army Duck and Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
    • Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout
    • Lunch
  • 100% Electric Bus shuttle between Rainforestation and Kuranda Village

You can upgrade your tour to include a One-Way transfer with:

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Please note that only 1 option can be selected.

If you would like this tour with both the Train and Skyrail see the Kuranda Rainforestation with Train and Skyrail tour. Due to clashing times, this other tour does not include the Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout. 

We suggest to bring the following:

  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Camera

Hotel Pickup and Dropoff are included for this Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

The Rainforestation Nature Park is wheelchair friendly. However, the Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout travels on uneven surfaces through the Rainforest. For this reason, this tour is unsuitable for mobility issues. Because of this, we recommend looking at another wheelchair friendly tour such as the Kuranda Rainforestation with Train and Skyrail tour

Due to COVID-19 some stallholders, markets and attractions in Kuranda may be closed. With this in mind, the markets are closed from Monday through to Wednesday. However, they will be open on Public Holidays that fall on a Monday.

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