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The Daintree River and a lodge right out of the movie Avatar!

The Daintree River and a lodge right out of the movie Avatar!

I had a great morning exploring the Daintree River with Dan Irby (Mangrove Adventures) and Juan Walker our Kuku Yalanji guide, who is the owner of Walkabout Cultural Adventures. The Daintree is just magic especially in the afternoon light.  Within an hour of getting on the water we had seen crocodiles, sea eagles, quite a few king fishers and a python. The river is so relaxing and listening to Juan talking about how he fishes out here under a...

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Exploring the lush rainforest at Mossman Gorge

Exploring the lush rainforest at Mossman Gorge

After the adrenalin rush of quad biking on massive stark white sand dunes, I now find myself standing in awe at a totally different kind of scenery – and that is the lush green tropical rainforest, listening to the gentle sounds of Mossman Gorge. Yep, I’m starting to feel very zen as I walk through the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth, which is home to the Kuku Yalanji people. And better still, my guide Rodney from the Mossman...

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Quad biking on sand dunes with ocean views

Quad biking on sand dunes with ocean views

Quad biking is so much fun – it is pure exhilaration, and the guys at Sand Dune Adventures took great care of us. We were surrounded by massive, breathtaking white sand dunes, framed by a perfect blue sky and the beautiful ocean. It was like being in the Sahara, yet Sydney is just two hours down the road. I got to the top of this huge dune, with a steep drop off, and for a second my fear of heights kicked in. But with some gentle encouragement...

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The team and Stephen Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre

The team and Stephen Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre

We’ve started the film recce after months of planning and kicked it off with a bang by catching up with the fabulous Stephen Page, Artistic Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed getting an insight into the cultural context of their dances whilst he regaled us with wonderful stories about being on country. Bangarra produce unforgettable and powerfully engaging contemporary Indigenous theatre performances. Check out their...

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Behind The Scenes

KristiThis blog captures the behind the scenes action for the Filming Aboriginal Australia location scouting and shoot. As the Indigenous Experiences Project Manager for Tourism Australia, I have visited many of these amazing spots before, yet am still awed by the deep connectedness I feel when out here ‘on country’ with our wonderful Aboriginal hosts. Thanks for joining me on this journey, Kristi.

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