This is one of the most intimate and authentic Aboriginal Tour experiences in Tropical North Queensland. A cultural journey taking you from coast to rainforest experiencing natural beauty and ancient culture.
The Kuku Yalanji people of Tropical North Queensland will welcome you to their lands on this engaging cultural tour. Learn traditional hunting and gathering skills as you search for bush tucker of mud crabs, fish and mussels before tasting and sharing what you have caught and gathered.
A short drive is the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre. Here you will experience the splendour of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Experience a traditional welcome to country smoking ceremony. Enjoy a guided interpretive walk through the Daintree rainforest finishing with a refreshing swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge.
Departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8am, Port Douglas 9am Returns: Cairns 6:15pm, Northern Beaches 6pm, Port Douglas 5pm
Experienced guiding and commentary • Welcome to Country smoking ceremony • Interpretive Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge • Swim at Mossman Gorge • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre • 2 hour coast and cultural walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member • Damper and catch of the day • Return hotel transfers
What to bring
Shorts, T-shirt, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimwear & bottle of water, (poncho provided when required)
Travel with your Adventure North Australia guide to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu), the traditional hunting ground of the Kuku Yalanji. A member of the Kubirri Warra clan will introduce you to their traditional fishing and gathering techniques as you explore this coastal habitat. Any catch of crabs, mussels and fish is cooked up to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.
Continuing on to Mossman Gorge at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land.
A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.
Wander into the lush rainforest, the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your 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. You can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge, surrounded by pristine rainforest, before your day of adventure comes to an end and you are transferred to your accommodation.
The tour was absolutely fantastic start to finish. Exceeded expectations. Truly a highlight of our three week tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Susie Allen, USA
I thoroughly enjoyed the day! I like wading with a spear looking for crabs. Linc Walker was an excellent guide, as was Hugh. I also enjoyed the Dreamtime Stories.
Best Tour of our Australia Experience. The Daintree Dreaming Tour was a highlight of our two weeks in Australia. Emma was wonderful, personable, knowledgeable, and so much fun! She took us on an adventure we will never forget. Brandon Walker took us to hunt crabs, spear rays pick periwinkles in mangroves and even cooked them up for us in his parents’ kitchen. We sat on their porch, traipsed through their home and experienced their warm hospitality. The perfect Australian trip!