Self-guided ‘On Country’ tours

Self-guided ‘On Country’ tours with Darumbal Elders. Picture: Supplied

Gudamulli (hello) from the team at Advance Rockhampton.

As we honour NAIDOC Week this week 2 to 9 July, 2023, the team at Advance Rockhampton are pleased to present a special project that we have been working on for the past 12 months in collaboration with Darumbal Enterprises.

This year’s NAIDOC theme: ‘For Our Elders’, pays tribute the important role the Elders have played, and continue to play, in indigenous communities and families.

Elders are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and loved ones.

Explore Rockhampton have proudly launched a series of free self-guided ‘On Country’ tours with Darumbal Elders, the traditional custodians of our land.

In our series of tours, you can take a virtual journey, from the comfort of your own home, or in situ through Darumbal Country and explore the physical, spiritual and emotional relationship that has existed between the Darumbal People and their land from time immemorial.

The new tours we have launched include Darumbal On Country at Tunuba (Fitzroy River), Nurim (Mount Archer), and Mugul (Moores Creek), and take you through the strong connections the Elders have with these significant places for lifegiving, culture connection and safety.

You can explore these tours by downloading the free Explore Rockhampton app from your Apple or Google Play app store.

While you are there, take a journey through fascinating stories of our region’s history and culture with tours of Mount Morgan, the historic gold mining town, the heritage listed Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, meeting the animals at Rockhampton Zoo, Rockhampton’s iconic Bull Statue Tour – a popular choice among visitors, the Heritage Building Architecture tour which takes you through the iconic heritage-listed strip and its colourful past, plus many more.

The Explore Rockhampton app is a great way to tour the region both in person, or from the comfort of your home, and most tours have both audio and written content, making it accessible to many audiences.

Visit for more information about our self-guided tours and things to do in the region.