Meet Marrathiel woman, Tess Atie, and explore the indigenous culture of Param country set against a backdrop of dramatic waterfalls and rugged woodland. No subject is off-limits for this bright, passionate ambassador for reconciliation. With years of experience as a guide and ranger, Tess recounts the stories of her people with warmth and candour, and is sure to leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
Tess grew up on country that is now Litchfield National Park and will share the region’s pioneer history and rich Aboriginal tradition. Get hands on as she reveals a deep understanding of bush foods and resources that has been passed down through generations.
Litchfield is a 20 minute helicopter flight from Finniss River Lodge and Tess’s tour can be combined with a landing at remote Sandy Creek for a swim and picnic lunch.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of Param Country on which Finniss River Lodge stands. In sharing elements of their history, heritage and culture we acknowledge their connection to country. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elders past, present and emerging.
Finniss River Lodge is committed to environmental conservation alongside best practice pastoral work. Guests are invited to learn about our sustainability goals during their stay. There may be opportunities for guests to become involved in research projects whilst staying at the Lodge.