Join this engaging Indigenous cultural tour as you are welcomed to the lands of the Kuku Yalanji people of North Queensland. Immerse yourself in their culture as you are taken on a traditional hunt to gather bush tucker like Mud Crabs, fish, mussels before sitting down to sample what you have caught and gathered. Afterwards, journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the splendour of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy a welcoming smoking ceremony, lunch and a guided interpretive walk through the rainforest before finishing with a refreshing swim in Mossman Gorge.
Daintree Dreaming is one of the most intimate and authentic Aboriginal experiences in North Queensland.
It is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience, a cultural journey taking you from coast to rainforest experiencing natural beauty and ancient culture.
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. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.
After lunch, 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 Adventure North guide with an optional swim in Mossman Gorge 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!