A spectacular cultural journey from coast to Rainforest to experience natural beauty and ancient culture. Walk in the steps of the ancestors…..
Tours depart Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays effective 1st April 2018
Adults $330.00 Children (4-14yrs) $277.00 Family 2ad 2 ch $1199.00 to 31st March 2018
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
Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk – 1.5 hours
Opportunity for a swim in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
Lunch at Maye Cafe – Mossman Gorge
Return hotel transfers
Itinerary: Daintree Dreaming Ngadiku Day Tour
Coastal Mangrove Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
North of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (known as Kuyu Kuyu in the Yalangi language). 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 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.
Ngadiku Dreamtime 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 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. 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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**Please note: tour can operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach**