Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5101DREAMING
Experience Australia's rich Aboriginal history and culture on this hands-on full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails searching for crabs, fish and mussels. This exciting, interactive tour through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest provides a great insight into Australia's indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun. With a maximum of 18 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.

Highlights

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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Popular choice with kids
Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives as you head north of Port Douglas to Cooya Beach, where one of the Kubirri Warra brothers will teach you how to throw a spear and other Aboriginal hunting techniques. Walk with the brothers on their traditional lands, whilst stalking and observing wildlife and the surrounding country. Learn how to track and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels through the mangroves, and try bush tucker and bush medicines.

Enjoy morning tea of fresh homemade damper, tea, coffee and your catch of the day on the balcony of their family home, overlooking the ocean. The brothers demonstrate different Aboriginal artifacts and their uses, and will maybe teach you how to play a didgeridoo.

You will continue north to the township of Mossman, where you'll visit the Janbal Gallery for a truly unique Aboriginal experience. Learn about the Dreamtime and the authentic arts and crafts made by the local Kuku Yalanji. Lunch is at the Mossman Gorge Centre, at the edge of the Mossman Rainforest, where you can also explore the gallery which is filled with artwork from prominent and emerging artists of the area.

Next, you'll be exploring the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests. Enjoy an interpretive walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protects the delicate ecosystem of beautiful waterfalls and rich flora and fauna of Mossman Gorge. Your guide will explain the eco system of this pristine rainforest. Special access has been given to a swimming area of Mossman Gorge that most are usually not permitted. Ensure you bring your swimmers/bathers so you are able to make the most of this beautiful private hole that is encased by rainforest.

Please note, this tour is interactive and not suitable for those with limited mobility. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the experience.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels
Departure Time:
Cairns 7:00am
Northern Beaches 7:30am
Port Douglas 8:30am

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point :
Port Douglas: 5:30pm
Cairns: 6:30pm

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Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Inclusions:
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
  • Local guide
  • Introduction to traditional fishing techniques
  • Morning tea of homemade damper
  • Two-hour coastal walk
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • 1 hour Aboriginal Art Class at Janbal Gallery
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants are not recommended
  • Tour size - Maximum 18 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes will be taken.
  • No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
  • Please bring your swimwear, towel, sun protection, insect repellant and a bottle of water.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Holly Q, July 2014

Great day!

Reviewed by: investments, March 2014

This was so much fun. Our tour guides taught us so much in a fun way. I was bitten head to toe though out the trip in Auz by mosquitoes. When we went for a swim in the special pool, Dean, one of our guides saw the extent of the damage to my body. He then ground up some leaves, mixed it with water and proceeded to let me wash myself in it. The plant mixture makes an antiseptic so that I would not get ill from the bites and it stopped the itching. Next day the bites were nearly gone! We ate freshly cooked crab caught by the group and cooked by our guide and hunter "Link" he also gave us a didgeridoo lesson and interesting facts on his tribe. It was great to be on a tour where you could get down and dirty with the locals. We were allowed to keep the paintings that we did with our art lesson and they now grace our wall. This is a kicked back, must do.

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