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Discover authentic First-Nations Tours

on the Atherton Tablelands

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locations & FEATURES

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pricing per person

Adult (16+)

$180

Child (5-15)

$90

Tag-a-long Tour & Cultural Dinner

ATHERTON TABLELANDS: 5-hrs (3pm-8pm) Fridays

Join us on our 5-hour ‘tag-a-long’ tour to explore the culture of both the Yidinji & Mbabaram peoples ​in the comfort of your own vehicle and finish the tour with a delicious campfire dinner in the bush!

Discover ancient rainforest living of the Bundabarra Yidinji clan at Cathedral Fig

Learn about traditional boundaries & borders from Hallorans Hill Lookout

Bird-viewing at Hasties Swamp Bird Hide as we head into Mbabaram Country

Campfire dinner in an exclusive bush setting

Cultural activities, demonstrations & entertainment throughout the evening

Cultural heritage talk and artefacts display

Visit to a Traditional Owners campsite

Optional camping after the tour


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FEATURES

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Culture

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MBABARAM COUNTRY, QLD

pricing per person

Adult (16+)

$120

3-Hour Cultural Experience

WATSONVILLE: 3-hrs (10am-1pm) Mondays & Wednesdays

Make your way to the Watsonville Culture Park located just 30 minutes West of Atherton to join us on a guided bush tucker walk, followed by the opportunity to participate in activities such as traditional art lessons, spear-throwing practice and didgeridoo demonstrations plus much more!

40 minute bush tucker walk on a natural bush trail

Traditional painting lessons (keep your artwork!)

Spear throwing activities and learn about hunting techniques

Didgeridoo crafting demonstration and performance

Campfire lunch

Tea/coffee & cold water available

2wd, 4wd, & campervan friendly

Toilet on-site

Disability-friendly





Child (5-15)

$60

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Kids Running in the Forest on School Trip Activity
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What Else we offer

Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences warmly welcomes special requests, collaborations and partnerships with other tourism operators and small businesses.

School groups

Experiences can be arranged for school groups. this may include activities, camps, and hikes.

These experiences can be designed to suit the requirements and interests of your school trip.

Tour operators

For tour operators wishing to include a cultural feature as part of your trip to the Tablelands, we can design an experience to suit your schedule.

Special events

We are open to invitations to participate in local festivals and events. We also provide a platform for local Indigenous artists to sell their arts and crafts.

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Allan Anderson

Desley Rosas

Ross Rosas

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The Co-Founders

With many years of combined experience in tourism, business, & construction, our three partners have worked hard to put together a business that is sustainable and offers economic benefits to our families and the local community.

About Us

Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences is a family business like no other. We offer solutions for our youth to embrace culture, employment and training in tourism and hospitality, and of course, unforgettable experiences for our visitors and more! As an Indigenous family-owned & operated business, Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences was formed as a family legacy and a way to preserve our culture and pass it down through the generations.

What better way to create sustainable economic opportunities for our families than to open up our homes to teach the world about who we are.

Drawing from our strong ties to Country and culture, we invite you to our homelands to walk with us. Explore, Discover, and learn!


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OUR VISION

Our vision is to showcase our rich heritage, foster sustainable practices, and create economic opportunities for the Traditional Owners and the local community.


By offering authentic and immersive experiences, we aim to introduce visitors to the beauty of our culture, while preserving the natural environment and supporting the well-being of our people through employment and training and sponsoring local Indigenous events.


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First Nations-Owned

Family-Owned & Operated

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We are a First-Nations family with both Yidinji and Mbabaram heritage.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to fill a gap in the region’s current Indigenous tourism industry by developing a long-lasting entity that promotes education, awareness, recognition, and respect for First Nations culture. The Business will encourage Traditional Owners to further enhance and preserve their culture and showcase their knowledge of the region’s historical and cultural values.


As First Nations tourism is fast becoming a popular demand in the tourism market, we will be drawing from our deep connection to the land and our cultural Traditions as Yidinji and Mbabaram Traditional Owners.


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Where we Operate

Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences operates tours exclusively throughout Tableland Yidinji and Mbabaram Countries on the Atherton Tablelands.

Our traditional lands host a variety of habitats and landscapes including World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests, Open woodlands, Tall open forests, Volcanic crater lakes and extinct volcanos.

Exact tour locations will vary depending on seasons, accessibility, and weather conditions, but can include Danbulla National Park, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig, Watsonville & Irvinebank areas.


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Yidinji and Mbabaram Countries are located on the Atherton Tablelands.

“We come from rainforest & bush Country.”

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Contact Us

reservations@rainforesttobush.com

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Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences, Herberton QLD, 4887

ABN: 50 441 812 627

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Terms & Conditions

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Booking Confirmation: By booking a Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experience, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined herein. Your reservation is considered confirmed upon receipt of the full payment or the specified deposit.

Payment: For bookings via invoice, payment to confirm the booking is required no later than fourteen (14) days before the tour commencement date. Accepted forms of payment include credit/debit cards, bank transfers, or other methods specified by Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences.

No Refund Policy: Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences operates under a strict no refund policy. Once a booking is confirmed and payment is received, no refunds will be issued for any reason, including but not limited to changes in travel plans, personal circumstances, or unforeseen events. It is the responsibility of the participant to carefully consider and commit to the booking.

Cancellation and Rescheduling: Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a tour due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to weather conditions, safety concerns, or insufficient participation. In such cases, participants will be offered the option to reschedule or receive a Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences voucher for the value of the original booking.

Participant Responsibilities: Participants are responsible for arriving at the designated meeting point on time. Any delays caused by participants may result in a shortened experience, and Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences will not be liable for any missed activities or inconveniences.

Health and Safety: Participants are expected to adhere to safety guidelines and instructions provided by Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences. Any disregard for safety measures may result in the participant's removal from the tour without refund.

Changes to Itinerary: Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, activities, or locations visited during the experience. Such changes may be made for safety reasons, unforeseen circumstances, or to enhance the overall participant experience.

Photography and Media: By participating in Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences, participants grant permission for the use of any photographs or media captured during the experience for promotional and marketing purposes.

Governing Law: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Queensland, and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Queensland.

By booking a Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experience, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions.

Food Disclaimer:

Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences is pleased to offer a unique and immersive cultural experience, including the provision of traditional food products. However, it is important for participants to be aware that we are not a licensed food provider.

Any consumption of the food products offered during our tours is strictly at your own risk. Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences does not assume any responsibility for the safety, quality, or suitability of the food products provided. Participants are encouraged to exercise their discretion, taking into consideration any personal dietary restrictions, allergies, or health conditions.

While we make every effort to ensure that the food products align with traditional and cultural practices, Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences cannot guarantee the absence of allergens, contaminants, or other factors that may pose a risk to individuals with specific dietary needs or restrictions.

Participants are advised to inquire about the ingredients used in the preparation of food products and to communicate any concerns or restrictions to our staff in advance. It is the responsibility of participants to make informed decisions regarding the consumption of food products during our tours.

By engaging in our cultural tours and partaking in any offered food products, participants acknowledge and accept the inherent risks associated with food consumption, releasing Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences and its staff from any liability related to adverse reactions, health issues, or other consequences arising from the consumption of our food products.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring a safe and enjoyable cultural experience with Rainforest To Bush Cultural Experiences.


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