Embark on a spectacular 2 day cultural journey, which takes you from coast to rainforest. Experience the natural beauty and ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji Rainforest people of Tropical North Queensland.
*Departs Tuesdays and Thursdays*
- Return hostel transfers
- 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
- Learn to identify and catch land and sea bush tucker
- Taste your catch of the day with homemade damper
- Welcome to Country Ceremony
- Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge
- Opportunity to swim in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
- Lunch x 2
- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- Light breakfast
- Cape Tribulation beach and lookouts
- Morning tea or afternoon tea on day 1
- 1 hour Daintree River cruise
- 1 hour Aboriginal art class with local artist
- Take home souvenir
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Just north of Port Douglas is the 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 one of their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks.
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’s home.A delicious lunch infused with 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
Journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the World Heritage Rainforest. Get lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage. You will be greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It’s 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.
Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your Adventure North guide. Take an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem, which adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.Continuing north, you will cross the Daintree River by cable ferry as you journey deep into the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Experience a night in Cape Tribulation, where the Reef meets the Rainforest, at your chosen accommodation.
Have breakfast and the morning to enjoy the Daintree at your leisure. There’s an opportunity to go Jungle Surfing, Kayaking or Horse riding before venturing to Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy lunch before a one hour cruise on the mighty Daintree River, where you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife and crocodiles.
On our return journey home, you will visit with local Aboriginal Artist “Binna” from Janbal Gallery. Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art. Your two day journey of discovery comes to a close as you are returned to your accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns.
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