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Small group ensures personal service
Led by a local guide
Popular choice with kids
After morning pickup from your centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas hotel, travel in an air-conditioned minivan along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives. Head north to Cooya Beach, where one of the Kubirri Warra brothers will teach you how to throw a spear along with other Aboriginal hunting techniques. Take a walk with the brothers around their traditional lands as they point out wildlife; teach you how to track and hunt fish, mud crabs and mussels in the mangroves; and give you the chance to try bush tucker and bush medicines. After your walk snack on a morning tea with fresh homemade damper and taste your catch of the day. The brothers demonstrate the use of certain Aboriginal tools, and might even teach you how to play a didgeridoo. Say farewell to the brothers, then continue north to the township of Mossman, located on the southern edge of the Daintree Rainforest. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the traditional owners of the gorge with a ‘welcome to country’ ceremony. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward off evil spirits and ensure you are accepted and honored while on the traditional land of the Kuku Yalanji people. Head into the Mossman Gorge Centre for a lunch that features local flavors, then browse in the art gallery, which focuses on artwork from by indigenous artists from Kuku Yalanji and North Queensland. For the afternoon, choose from one of the following options when booking. Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour: Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, one of the world's oldest rainforests, with your expert guide. Walk along sturdy boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem. Learn about resident animal and plant life of this biologically rich forest, which has existed for more than 120 million years. You’ll have access to a swimming area in Mossman Gorge. Be sure to bring swim gear so that you can take a dip in the beautiful swimming hole surrounded by rainforest. Aboriginal guided Ngadiku Rainforest Walk: Meet an experienced indigenous guide who introduces you to Aboriginal traditions and culture. Follow your guide on a walk through this stunning rainforest, taking private walking trails that pass traditional huts. Your guide demonstrates how to use plants to make medicine, soaps and ochre paint, and how to find identify bush food. You’ll be fascinated by your guide’s stories that illuminate the deep relationship between the indigenous peoples and their environment, and the Aboriginal perspective on the land and Dreamtime myths. Please note, this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the experience
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Travel by air-conditioned coach
Local knowledgeable guide
Introduction to traditional fishing techniques
Morning tea of homemade damper
Two-hour coastal and cultural walk
Interpretive rainforest walk
Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
Opportunity to swim
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants are not recommended
Tour size - Maximum 18 people
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
Please bring your swimwear, towel, sun protection, insect repellant and a bottle of water.
Centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point : Port Douglas: 5:30pm Cairns: 6:30pm