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15 July 2020

Five Family Friendly Experiences

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Family experiences are a great way to bond and re-connect, but they are also a wonderful way for families to go on a journey of learning and discovery together. Here are our top 5 experiences for families to give you a bit of inspiration for your next holiday or weekend adventure.

One Hour Quad Bike Adventure with Sand Dune Adventures

The ultimate family adventure! Experience the magnificence of the Worimi Sand Dunes on Stockton Beach NSW, while riding safely from bush to beach with expert guides. The one-hour quad bike ride takes in the wonders of the highest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, the glorious views of the sweeping coastline and you will learn about local Aboriginal history and culture. No experience necessary, Sand Dune Adventures caters for all experience levels and children aged 7 -17 are able to participate riding 90cc quad bikes in the flat and small sand dunes area.

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Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel with Experience Co.

The most unique and exclusive Great Barrier Reef Tour your family will experience. The day cruise incorporates local Aboriginal culture and some of Australia’s most amazing marine life. Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel will take you out to two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef sites, Milln and Flynn Reefs. The Indigenous Sea Rangers will tell the Dreamtime stories of Gunggandji sea country including the Great Barrier Reef creation story and introduce your family to traditional song, dance and music. On the tour you will also learn about the wildlife, coral and eco system of the Great Barrier Reef from the highly knowledgeable Indigenous Sea Rangers.

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Gumbaynggirr Cultural Stand Up Paddle Tours with Wajaana Yaam

Take the family out stand up paddle boarding with Wajaana Yaam and enjoy the sun and sea, get some exercise and learn about Aboriginal culture. The tour takes place on the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr tribal nation. The two and a half hour paddle will take the family around picturesque and culturally significant marine park settings in Coffs Harbour NSW – including Coffs Creek, Moonee, Red Rock and Corindi Old Camp. The experience starts with a short SUP demonstration and safety briefing so everyone is comfortable on their boards. Then it’s time to set off on your paddling adventure!

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Cultural Beach, Mangrove and Mudflat Tour with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours

Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers, Linc and Brandon Walker, on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walk at Cooya Beach. Discover the three diverse ecosystems of beach, mangroves and coastal reef and how they interconnect.

Following the traditions of their ancestors, the Walker brothers will educate your family about their Kuku Yalanji culture and country. You will learn how to throw a spear, hunt whilst stalking and observing wildlife and country, and how to track coastal resources. The kids might even catch a mud crab!

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Culture and Jumping Crocs with Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Visitors watch on as a saltwater crocodile jumps out of the water.

On a jumping crocodile cruise travellers can view elusive, and powerful crocodiles in their natural habitat. Tour guides will show you a range of different sized crocodiles as they leap spectacularly in the air throughout the cruise.

Something for every family member, Culture and Jumping Crocs Tour will have you all throwing spears, weaving dilly bags and watching wild crocodile leap into the air. This two-hour tour starts with a one hour guided river cruise where you will see a range of different sized crocodiles as they leap spectacularly in the air. You and the kids will also learn about crocodile biology, territorial habitats and their value to the ecosystem. Then settle down next to a beautiful billabong to learn about culture and country. Discover basket weaving and dilly bag making, spear throwing, local food and bush medicine as a family.

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