Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL) is where the rainforest meets the reef. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Plans for a new Indigenous cultural tourism hub

Celebrating and sharing the unique and diverse culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people, who are proudly caring for Jalun (reef) and Madja (rainforest). Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

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Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra Culture and Tourism Hub development

A new Indigenous cultural tourism centre where the rainforest meets the reef at Cape Tribulation will promote the unique and diverse culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people. The Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people are members of the oldest living culture in the world proudly caring for the oldest living rainforest in the world.

The $4.84 million Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra Culture and Tourism Hub development is jointly funded through the Australian and Queensland governments and is due for completion in 2023.

It will be jointly managed by the Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation (Registered Native Title Body representing the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra,) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Visitors to the new hub will be able to meet Eastern Kuku Yalanji people and to learn about their land, sea and culture and enjoy performances including traditional ceremonies and dance.

The centre will also have interpretative cultural and art displays and information about the two World Heritage Areas it sits between and offer visitors access to a range of other cultural tourism experiences in the region.

In addition, the hub will support existing Eastern Yalanjiwarra tourism operators to grow and work with aspiring cultural entrepreneurs to ensure that there are more cultural tourism experiences on offer to visitors to the world-renowned Daintree National Park (CYPAL) and surrounding region.

Boosting employment for First Nations peoples and others by creating jobs in construction, administration, customer service, and Indigenous cultural tourism, the project will work in partnership with the existing tourism industry and local community.