John and Shirley Peters are two ordinary Australian teenage twins who are thrust into an alien environment against their wishes.
When their father buys a pub in a place called Djargunya in tropical North Queensland, the twins have no idea of the dramas and conflicts that lie ahead.
Djargunya turns out to be a remote Aboriginal settlement hundreds of kilometres from the nearest town. The twins discover that they're the only white kids for hundreds of kilometres around them.
But what starts out as a nightmare turns into an amazing adventure and a spell-binding discovery of Aboriginal culture and way of life.