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Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland, Australia

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  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
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Overview

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

Information

Includes:
  • 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
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Additional Info:
  • 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.

Meeting Point

Centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels
Departure Time:
7:30 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point :
Port Douglas: 5:30pm
Cairns: 6:30pm
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
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