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W E LCO M E ! Wanya! Sew ngapa! And welcome. This is your essential guide to Indigenous Queensland, if you're a fan of culture, history and the natural world, then you won't want to miss the next 38 bucket list-worthy pages. From the beaches and wetlands of the south east coast to the ancient rainforests of the tropical north and all the way up to the palm-fringed islands of the Torres Strait, Queensland is brimming with awe-inspiring experiences which bring the rich culture, storytelling and customs of Australia's First Peoples to life. Discover the deeper significance behind some of Queensland's most spectacular locations and forge your own connection to the land as you immerse yourself in the traditions and songlines of two of the world's oldest living cultures. Read on for: • Your need-to-know guide to the spectacular Torres Strait Islands and the colourful culture that's unique to Queensland • The inside scoop on where to experience Indigenous art, from contemporary galleries to ancient rock art sites • The ultimate culture-infused road trip from Cairns to Cooktown, by way of the World Heritage-Listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, and much, much more. Your journey of discovery starts here. Yup. We know. With a state as big as ours, not every Indigenous experience can make it into this ebook. What you've got here are the opinions of the editors, based on their own first-hand experience and research, as well as conversations with businesses and regional tourism operators. If something's missing, let us know – because we want to know about it too! Also, if you like what you read and are inspired to visit Queensland, don't forget to call ahead and check in with the operators. Like all things in life, some of the adventures here are subject to change without notice. Tourism and Events Queensland cannot be held accountable or liable for any bookings, loss of business, income loss, inconvenience, injury or death, as a result of information in this ebook. Finally, if this ebook inspires you to get schooled in Indigenous culture, we'd love to hear about it. Pin it, Facebook share, 'gram it and Tweet it to the world – use the hashtag #thisisqueensland – and plan your next holiday at queensland.com. Tourism and Events Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land where photography in this ebook was taken. Torres Strait and Aboriginal people are advised that this ebook may contain images and voices of Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal people that have since deceased.

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