Aboriginal Culture

To know Australia is to discover Aboriginal culture. Australian Aboriginal culture is the oldest continuous culture in the world. Tribal groups had their own languages, traditions, and customs, many of which still exist today.

Introduce your students to a 40,000-year-old culture, and see what parallels exist between Australian aborigines and the indigenous people of their home country.

Aboriginal Culture is featured in all of the following educational excursions:

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Aboriginal Culture Discovery

6 Days / 5 Nights

Introducing Australia's Indigenous People & Culture

Trips starting from: $995 per student

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Sustainability Studies and Tree Planting

Sustainability and Service

8 Days / 7 Nights

An Adventure That "Green" Dreams Are Made Of

Trips starting from: $1565 per student

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Woodleigh Group

Outback Reef and Rainforest

7 Days / 6 Nights

Australia's Lands of Legend

Trips starting from: $1225 per student

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Australia Highlights

9 Days / 8 Nights

Australia's Wild Country and Characters

Trips starting from: $1795 per student

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Rafting Under Waterfall Tropical Australia

Aussie Adventure

12 Days / 11 Nights

An Outdoor Adventurer's Paradise

Trips starting from: $2485 per student

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Cattle Station Whip Cracking

Best of Australia

14 days/13 nights

Unforgettable Adventures in The Land Down Under

Trips starting from: $2895 per student

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Reef Ecosystems at Risk

Ecosystems at Risk: Reefs and Rainforests

6 Days / 5 Nights

Geography Studies at The Earth's Biodiversity Hot Spots

Trips starting from: $1095 per student

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College Students Field Studies

Australian Tropical Biology

13 Days / 12 Nights

Marine and Terrestrial Biology in the Tropics

Trips starting from: $2595 per student

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Speaking with Farmers

Agriculture and Agronomy

10 Days / 9 Nights

Agriculture in the Australian Tropics

Trips starting from: $2195 per student

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Adult Koala Cuddle

Australian Flora and Fauna - For Adults

7 Days / 6 Nights

The Unique World of Australia's Plants and Animals

Trips starting from: $2525 per person

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Through Small World Journeys’ relationships with members of the Yidinji, Tjapukai, Jirrbal and Kuku Yalanji clans, we can match the cultural learning objectives of any student group. Contact us learn more about how your students can benefit from one of our Educational Adventures.


Any of the following can be combined into your custom education tour in Australia:

Rainforest Walk with Aboriginal Elder

Rainforest Walk with Aboriginal Elder

Meet with and talk to members of one of Australia’s last remaining rainforest culture that has retained its language and traditions. By walking in the rainforest with an aboriginal elder, learn how aboriginal people found their food, made fire, found medicine and even soap from what the Daintree Rainforest had to offer. View important rock art, and understand the culture’s rites of passage and traditions.

Hand-Craft a Didgeridoo

Hand-Craft a Didgeridoo

The didgeridoo is an integral part of ceremonial and spiritual life, and perhaps the most meaningful symbols of aboriginal Australia. Under the instruction of an indigenous family, create your own didgeridoo and then learn how to properly play it. Then you take this unique souvenir of Australia home with you.

Traditional Hunting and Tracking

Traditional Hunting and Tracking

Let two brothers of the Kuku Yalanji tribe help your students find mud crabs, mussels, and other “bush tucker” (food) among the mangroves. Then learn how to throw spears to catch seafood the traditional way, and cook up what you’ve caught.

Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Witness a dance performance at an aboriginal culture park. Held in an outdoor theatre set in a natural forest amphitheatre, watch a live performance celebrating traditional Tjapukai corroborees and song.

Boomerang Throwing and Painting

Boomerang Throwing and Painting

Yes, they actually come back to you! Understand the significance of the boomerang and how they were cleverly used for hunting. Learn proper throwing technique and what makes them return. Listen to the Aboriginal story telling, and then create the story through your art on the boomerang.

Aboriginal-Guided River Kayaking

Aboriginal-Guided River Kayaking

Paddle down a tropical rainforest river with an Aboriginal guide to the cultural story places of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people and understand how sites have “storylines” – memories and meanings. With your guide stop to observe significant plants–trees and plants and vines all have a special name and use– learn how they looked to nature for cues on how and when to conduct their daily activities.

Traditional Weaving

Traditional Weaving

Weaving of the “jawun” (dilly bag) is unique to the rainforest Aboriginal people of North Queensland, and woven objects were used for both every day and ceremonial uses. The knowledge of how to make the distinctive bicornal basket styles has been passed down through ancestors, and you meet two of the few remaining Jirrbal basket weavers. Under these Aboriginal ladies guidance, you try your hand at some simple weaving– using the traditional twisting lawyercane vine–to make a bracelet to take home.

Hut Building

Hut Building

You are taught about the traditional uses of Aboriginal rainforest shelters and the essential skill of how to make them. You are then given a team challenge to re-create an exact replica of one built by your indigenous guide. The winning team receives a reward, but everyone enjoys an accomplishment.

Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, chances are we can make it happen. Our trips are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.

 

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