To Indigenous traditional owners, Kalkajaka is a sacred battlefield of both spirits and warring clan groups.
To tourists, Kalkajaka is Black Mountain — an eerie and striking landform along the Trevathan Range that many feel compelled to stop at on their drive from Mareeba to Cooktown.
Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Desmond Tayley said tourists should look for signage and take Aboriginal-guided tours when visiting country.
“Communities like Mossman and Wujal Wujal offer guided tours where you get to walk the country with a traditional owner who can tell you the stories of what make our sites so significant.
- What would locals like visitors to know about Kalkajaka?
- Who are the recommended local guides and how can visitors make contact?