Balkanu is working with the Traditional Owners of Cape York to develop the greatest tourism trail in Cape York Peninsula – the Cape York Dreaming Track – traversing the beautiful unspoilt areas of eastern Cape York Peninsula from the Daintree rainforests in the south, through mountains, savannah plains, wetlands and stunning coastline, to the most northern tip of Australia.
The Cape York Dreaming Track will create a world-class tourism brand for indigenous Cape York that is owned by the Traditional Owners. Based on an interlinking tourist track network of iconic experiences, it will offer a diversity of experiential journeys that focus on nature, adventure and indigenous culture, delivered by the indigenous people of Cape York.
With education, training, mentoring, and business support as the foundation, the Cape York Dreaming Track will support the development and growth of aspirational, new and existing indigenous-owned businesses, products and services that link cohesively with and add value to the local and regional tourism sector. This broadened Traditional Owner participation in the regional economy will not only improve employment and financial opportunities for the people of Cape York, but will deliver corresponding, interrelated social, health, education, and land management outcomes.
With its stunning scenery and unique environments, fascinating history and enduring indigenous cultures, exploring the vast wilderness of Cape York Peninsula is a life changing experience that has visitors returning over and over again. Cape York is like no other place. It is one of the last preserved tropical regions in the world, but that’s only part of the story.