Torres Strait Cultural Experience

Torres Strait Cultural Experience

Torres Strait Cultural Experience
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Torres Strait Cultural Experience Our tours and experience delivers’ the authentic experience that is supported by the local traditional owners of this region. We believe that through this shared experience, we are able to share our cultures and build a stronger understanding and relationship with those who participate. Enjoy our food, dance, views and hospitality.
Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
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Oct. 2023 • Friends
Our group learnt traditional dances and songs, where Joey led the teaching with help from a few young dance champions. It was a wholesome and beautiful family-friendly way to appreciate Torres Strait culture and stories through an active activity. We were also served some scrumptious damper and refreshments!
Written 1 November 2023
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Ish M
Cairns, Australia19 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Business
What an absolute privilege to be invited in by Joey Laifoo and his Island Allstars to listen, watch, learn and walk the sacred culture of the Torres Strait Islands. One of the oldest and enduring cultures within the world!
As Joey generously shares with you about his traditional ways handed down to him, you not only hear Joey’s voice, but you also feel his spiritual ancestors that have come before him.
Joey is so generous with his knowledge, time and heart. Making time to authentically connect, and share with each individual participating with his cultural experience.
His dancing crew so open, engaging and joyful as they dance whilst the sun sets. Magic!
The amazing show is a hands on experience where you do more than just listen and watch, as you are invited to physically participate (touch, feel and do). At the end of the experience everyone comes together to feast on a traditional meal. Yummo!!!
My mind, heart, soul (and tummy) was nourished.
I highly recommend this brilliant experience. You are missing out if you skip this amazing opportunity. When I return, I will certainly be seeking out this experience again and again and again.
Koeyma eso - mina big eso Joey!!!
P.S. Joey and his crew make the best coffee on the island!
Written 9 July 2023
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glentro
Darwin, Australia115 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Friends
We were booked on this cultural experience by air adventures tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Joey is fabulous in explaining the Totems, Stories and Beliefs of his people.
On arrival, We were greeted with fruit and damper.
Kunio and Meka were personable young boys and great dancers. The live music and description of each dance by Joey helped us immensely.
We also enjoyed a great lunch of delicious chicken curry and rice.
Very worthwhile.
Written 23 July 2022
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kimtaylor11
Mullaway, Australia20 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Joey was very knowledgeable, obliging and provided a quality experience. The dances were engaging and the performers very good. We loved his artwork too. We stayed for a 3 course traditional feast which was very enjoyable,
Written 24 May 2022
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Kylie Barrett
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Business
This was an amazing cultural experience. So much talent and passion! Thank you Joey and troupe for sharing with us.
Written 21 November 2021
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Jane P
29 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Loved the warmth and enthusiasm that Joey Laifoo and his family (brother, father, nephews, grandmother) extended to our group when we visited them recently. The experience was so genuine - his main concern was that we enjoyed the experience and that we took away improved knowledge of his life and community. His and his sister's art is very interesting and professional, the lunch they provided was delicious and their dancing, including seeing their headdresses, most enjoyable. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 1 June 2021
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Lizzi
7 contributions
May 2021
Joey Laifoo and his extended family present an outstanding cultural experience with full traditional costume, drumming, singing, dancing, beautiful art and delicious food. Highly recommended.
Written 1 June 2021
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David S
Cairns, Australia1 contribution
Mar. 2019
What a way to enjoy the amazing Thursday Island sunset while being welcomed to their land by the locals. Great food, especially the ultra fresh seafoods and dancing. Very interesting insight to a special Island culture. Thanks.
Written 16 September 2019
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Jack N
Cairns, Australia1 contribution
Jul. 2019
The Torres Strait Cultural Experience lives up to its name by providing a performance that showcases Torres Strait Culture in an immersive way. Loved the storytelling, songs, uniquely islander food and especially the exciting dancing. It was educational and entertaining and won't be forgotten any time soon.
Written 3 September 2019
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