Community-owned Indigenous organisation Bamaga Enterprises, which runs Cape York Peninsula Lodge in Far North Queensland, has received $100,000 from the Federal Government’s Indigenous Tourism Fund. The grant will enable Bamaga to purchase a purpose-built 18-passenger 4WD for its new cultural tours.
Chair of Bamaga Enterprises Robert Poipoi said: “It will enable these types of travellers to extend their stay at Cape York Peninsula Lodge and will also be suitable for the family-adventure market … The opportunity for tourists to experience and understand the [Northern Peninsula Area’s] Indigenous culture is not being sufficiently met at the moment, so we’re excited that we will soon be able to offer this.”
The return daytrip hosted by a local driver-guide will offer activities such as a swim at Fruit Bat Falls, crossings of the Jardine River to reach the northernmost tip of Australia and visits to local historical sites. The new tour is expected to launch around Easter 2022.
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