Whale watching with Aborigines in Australia

From June to November the humpback whales pass the Queensland Coast on their 5,000-kilometre migration from the arctic, and visitors can now watch them as part of a day-trip led by Aborigines.

In the Australian city of Brisbane visitors can experience Aboriginal culture from a whole new perspective.

From June to November the humpback whales pass the Queensland Coast on their 5,000-kilometre migration from the arctic, and visitors can now watch them as part of a day-trip led by Aborigines.

During the day-trip, guides share their cultural knowledge and impart the spiritual connection their people have with the whales. On the tour, members of the Quandamooka people take visitors to North Stradbroke Island just off Queensland’s capital, Brisbane.

The operator, Yalingbila Tours, says it is the first organization to offer whale watching tours with Aboriginal guides.