Day 1: Poseidon Cruise (Departs Daily except Christmas Day)
Cruising with Poseidon is about having the opportunity to explore the magnificent Agincourt ribbon reefs. Discover the vibrant fish life and delicate coral of three specifically chosen sites suited for weather conditions on the day of travel. The shallow reef lagoons visited by Poseidon are a great opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef at its best.
Your Day Includes:
- Courtesy transfer in the Port Douglas area
- Spacious sun decks, air-conditioned lounge areas and a licensed bar
- Delicious morning tea with a selection of focaccias, muffins and cakes
- Delicious tropical buffet lunch including prawn
- Scrumptious afternoon tea with a selection
of tea cakes, tropical fruit platter
- Reef interpretation talk
- Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
- All snorkel equipment and tuition
(Incl. prescription masks)
- Qualified Lifeguard supervision
- Lycra suits and flotation devices
- 3 spectacular reef sites
- Introductory or certified scuba dives
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Day 2: Daintree Dreaming Day Tour (Departs Mon-Weds-Fri-Sun)
- 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk – learn to identify 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
- 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
Just north of 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 walks. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystem – beach, mangrove and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.
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.
Welcome To Country Ceremony
You are 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 beautifu rainforests with your Adventure North guide. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem adorning spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.
Bring your bathing suit so you are able to make the most of Mossman Gorge’s beautiful swimming hole, which is encased by the rainforest.
Optional Extra – 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 will demonstrate 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 will also demonstrate traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.
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**Please note: tour can operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach. Also, tours do not need to be taken on consecutive days.**