Authentic Aboriginal Cultural Experience
DISCOVER ADVENTURES ON

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

WITH A CULTURAL TWIST

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North Stradbroke Island has plenty to offer the adventurous visitor of all ages.
The tour business "Straddie Adventures", specialise in Bay Kayaking, Sand Boarding, 4WD Tours and Kulcha with a difference.Our business is owned and operated by Original Sovereign Owners of the Quandamooka who live on a place people call Nth Stradbroke Island - "Cherrangaree" We will take you on an authentic experience into territory known as "Quandamooka", sharing, demonstrating & teaching our Original Kulcha
passed on through the generations.

Tour & Activities on Offer

Kayak Adventures

You paddle on a guided tour at the high tide along the edge of the mangroves, going in and out of the mangroves. Stopping at a few locations to yarn about the local history, 1st Nations people history, our family customs, traditions and practises, Environmental

management and issues.

 Pristine; Colourful; Clear; Clean; Waters. And an opportunity to see on occasions: fish, stingrays, eagle-rays, shovel-nose rays, turtles, dugongs, whales (seasonal), dolphins, birds, mud crabs.

Kayak Kulcha Experience

While you are paddling you will have a handmade spear to have a go at getting something to eat.

Like the Kayak Adventure we stop at a few locations to yarn about the local history, 1st Nations people history, our family customs, traditions and practises, Environmental management and issues.

The opportunity to see an area of Straddie many people drive by not knowing what they are missing out on. Pristine; Colourful; Clear; Clean; Waters. 

Sand Boarding

‘Goorie Style’! Grab a Board, some Wax, Instructions & Slide our Sandy Slopes of Straddie.

2hrs of EXTREME FUN & LAUGHTER
FOR ALL AGES

Just because the boards have foot straps, you can sit and lay on the boards

Kayaks are single seat or
double seated

1.5hr - 2hr paddle

Suitable for: All ages

Kayaking & Paddling Experience & Skills needed: Nil

Non Swimmers: Life Jackets provided

Minimum: 2 people

Kayaks are single seat or double seated

1.5hr - 2hr paddle & 1hr at ours taste testing

Suitable for: All ages

Kayaking & Paddling Experience & Skills needed: Nil

Non Swimmers: Life Jackets provided

Minimum: 2 people

All boards provided.
2hrs of boarding

Suitable for: All ages

Boarding Experience & Skills needed: Nil

Children: We ask parents supervise

Minimum: Bookings Required

 
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Our Story

We have a Responsibility & Right as Original Sovereign Owners to Teach, Demonstrate & get People to Participate in an Authentic Experience of KULCHA & LAWS/LORE 
 

‘My Kulcha’. I have hunted & gather cultural resources since I was a little boy with my dad Glen Jones and older brother Allan Jones. We got taught to catch mud crabs in the mangroves & sand crabs, fish, gather quanpee’s, eugaries here on Straddie. Dad and our mum’s father our grandfather Richard ‘Dicky’.

Perry taught us how to survive from the land & sea. We learnt to use a spear, a net and help the fishermen regularly as well as going out fishing in a dinghy by ourselves to feed the family. As a teenager I was taught how to hunt Dugong by dad’s brother in-law Uncle Sid Coolwell and dad’s brother-cousin Uncle Kenny Murphy.

 

Still today I hunt with Uncles Sid’s son, my brother-cousin Fred Coolwell. We continue this practice by handing these skills onto our children and now my grandchildren are hunting & gather our cultural resources. With turtle my brother & I would bring 1 or 2 home after the fishermen had netted and our Grand Uncle Walter Tippo taught us the skill of cutting turtle up the way he was shown and I now show my children, grandchildren and the boys who come hunting how to cut up. Hunting & Gather cultural resources, has been a continual cultural activity practice I’ve been a part of since the late 1960’s as a child and still now I continue with my children and grandchildren.

 
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Bookings & Enquiries

To get a quote or enquires about one of our tours please call us on 0433 171 477 or fill in the form below.

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