This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Adults $230.00 Children (4-14 yrs) $200.00 Family (2 adults +2 children) $849.00
Itinerary: Daintree Dreaming Day Tour
Your day includes:
- 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land & sea bush tucker
- Eat your catch of the day with homemade damper
- Welcome to Country ceremony
- Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with your Adventure North guide
- Opportunity to swim in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
- Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
- Return hotel transfers
Coastal Mangrove Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat
You will be collected from your accommodation and travel along the scenic costal drive north. Just past Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers, Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove cultural walk. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangrove and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.
Here, you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker (food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.
A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. There is also time to explore the gallery which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging local artists of the area.
Welcome To Country Ceremony
A short drive into Mossman Gorge where you will greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people you are accepted and honoured.
Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park – Mossman Gorge. Home of the Kuku Yalanji people.
Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests’ with your Adventure North guide. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.
Ensure you bring your bathers so you are able to make the most of the crystal clear waters of the beautiful swimming hole that is encased by rainforest.
Optional Extra – Ngadiku 1.5 hour Aboriginal Guided Rainforest Walk
An opportunity for visitors to Mossman Gorge are the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous guides.
Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. The walk then meanders through stunning rainforest and takes in traditional huts or humpies. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. Your guide demonstrates traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. At the end of the tour enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.
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This is an excellent tour for people of all ages, you just need an adventurous spirit!
“The entire tour was incredible and without a doubt the best part of our trip up north…Bridget, our guide for the day, was an endless source of information…her passion was something that really made the trip so much more worthwhile.” – Chris D.S. (Melbourne, Australia)
“This day was a dream!” – Stefan H. (Bonn, Germany)
**Please note: tour can operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach**