Mossman Gorge Centre launch exciting new Indigenous tour
By Roy Weavers
Published Wednesday 11 May 2016
SOME 50 industry guests attended the launch of the Mossman Gorge Centre’s latest ‘Indigenous half day Tour’ last night.
What makes this tour so unique is the fact visitors are picked up from their accommodation in Port Douglas on the specially commissioned and customised ‘tour bus’ and driven to the Gorge Centre. They are then expertly guided and escorted on an exclusive dreamtime walk around the Ku Ku Yalanji land by an experienced indigenous guide and given an amazing insight into the culture, history and traditions of the people in the traditional way of storytelling.
Visitors are welcomed with the traditional smoking ceremony and there is even bush tea and damper bread to complete the half-day experience.
The custom made shuttle bus that collects the visitors from their accommodation has been especially commissioned to make this innovative half day a must do when in Port Douglas and surrounding area.
Voyagers Marketing Director Peter Graves welcomed everyone to the launch and introduced Gorge GM Ben Pratt, who talked everyone through the operational side of the tour. Ben said how excited he was to be launching this new tour and how much it would enhance the already 300,000 visitor base the Gorge enjoyed each year.
With the amazing art gallery, which presents so much local art and artifacts having been enlarged, the café with such a wide menu and the retail shop selling so much unique merchandise, he was sure that the visitors would find so much to do within the complex that their half day tour would go by very quickly, leaving them wishing there was more time to explore.
He also explained the work that the training school at the Gorge was delivering with over 150 students receiving real training for real jobs. He said that the training side of the organisation was an integral part of the centre and “an integral part of its DNA”.
Roy Gibson concluded the evening’s formalities by expressing his sincere wish that everyone enjoy the new tour and that visitors would enjoy joining his people in travelling with them along life’s journey in harmony and wonder.
For more information contact Reservations Manager Shelly Tolley or visit www.mossmangorge.com.au