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When you experience Indigenous culture in Tropical North Queensland you immediately open a gateway to the unique and authentic cultures of the Rainforest Aboriginal People. Ingan Tours is an Australian company that is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned by the Grant family in Tully, North Queensland. They are situated 2.5 hours south of Cairns and 45 minutes south of Mission Beach.
For thousands of years their Ancestors have walked through the rainforest across mountainous regions, creeks and rivers via Aboriginal trading routes to hunt and gather together for ceremonial rituals and marriages with neighbouring tribal communities. Their tours and educational programs provide insight into this unique lifestyle and demonstrate how life was for these people before contact from the outside world.
A range of quality products are on offer, from hiking, weaving, bush tucker, string making, and mountainous trekking to student educational tours which journey you through some of the best World Heritage Rainforest in the world.
Originally the Golden Gumboot was a competition between Tully, Innisfail and Babinda as to which town is the wettest in Australia. The winner for the competition (since 1970) was awarded with a rubber boot and with an annual rainfall of up to seven metres - Tully was the winner. The Golden Gumboot Festival is dedicated to the fact that Tully is a 'pretty wet place'. In this small sleepy town, locals get together once a year for this festival, of which the highlight is the gumboot throwing competition. The person who can throw a size eight gumboot the greatest distance wins. The festival begins in the afternoon with a 7.9 metre high Golden Gumboot being paraded through Tully's main street. This family orientated fun festival has as many things to do involving gumboots as possible including; tenpin bowling using gumboots, banana packing in gumboots, decorated gumboots...and the list goes on... Other activities include, food market stalls, displays, children's activities, judging of the Golden Girl, Golden Princess, and Golden Oldie quest and a big evening of live entertainment.