Aboriginal Art & Culture - Private Tour - Down Under Tours

Aboriginal Art & Culture – Private Tour

This unique private tour offers an intimate insight into the Aboriginal culture & Dreamtime stories, as well as how they share their history through painting.

Your personal driver-guide will meet you at your accommodation in a private vehicle to start your day of discovery. Journey north along the famous Great Barrier Reef Drive to the small town of Mossman. Visit Janbal Gallery where you will join Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley for a 1.5 hour shared art class. Binna will share stories of his culture, it’s history and their Dreamtime stories as you learn painting techniques and create your own canvas to take home with you.

After the class, your guide will drive you to Mossman Gorge Centre through Shannonvale Valley- learn about the ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ that ran through the area here and how they were used.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with local flavours at the Mayi Cafe of Mossman Gorge. You will also have time to explore the Mossman Gorge Centre Art Gallery & Souvenir shop. Join a traditional smoking ceremony to welcome you to the land, before taking the shuttle bus into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself. Your personal guide will take you on a journey along paths and elevated boardwalks, where you will learn more about the rainforest as the home of the local Kuku Yalanji people. Coexisting for thousands of years, the local people lived in harmony with the rainforest environment with their extensive knowledge being passed through generations of the world’s oldest surviving culture.

Return to the Centre for your journey back to your accommodation in the private vehicle.

Available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

  • Private Vehicle
  • Experienced local guide
  • Shared 1.5 Hour Art Class at Janbal Gallery
  • Lunch
  • Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony
  • Guided Rainforest Walk in Mossman Gorge

What to Bring:

Camera, Hat, Sunscreen, Water.
Cash/EFTPOS if you wish to purchase a souvenir at the Mossman Gorge Gallery & Gift Shop, or Janbal Art Gallery.


Janbal Gallery Art Class may be shared with other guests.

A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for booking enquiries.

All bookings are subject to vehicle availability.

Prices available for 1-6 people. Enquire directly for 7+ people.

Cancellation within 24 hours of travel will incur 100% cancellation fee.

Group Charter Terms & Conditions Apply.

Rates & Pricing

Available from $2015.

Rates are GST inclusive, prices shown in Australia Dollars (AUD) | Valid until 31st March 2023

Contact our experienced team to discuss options for your private tour to the World Heritage Listed Rainforest of Mossman Gorge and your Aboriginal Art Class experience with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley at Janbal Gallery.


Contact us

07 4047 9066


A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for booking enquiries.

All bookings are subject to vehicle availability.