- Instant Confirmation
- Small group ensures personal service
- Led by a local guide
- Lunch included
- Popular choice with kids
Head north to Cooya Beach, where one of the Kubirri Warra brothers will teach you how to throw a spear along with other Aboriginal hunting techniques. Take a walk with the brothers around their traditional lands. The brothers point out wildlife; teach you how to track and hunt fish, mud crabs and mussels in the mangroves; and give you the chance to try bush tucker and bush medicines.
After your walk, relax on the balcony of the brothers’ family home, which overlooks the ocean. Snack on a morning tea with fresh homemade damper (bread cooked over a campfire), tea, coffee and the seafood you caught. The brothers demonstrate the use of certain Aboriginal tools, and might even teach you how to play a didgeridoo.
Say farewell to the brothers, then continue north to the township of Mossman, located on the southern edge of the Daintree Rainforest. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the traditional owners of the gorge with a ‘welcome to country’ ceremony. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward off evil spirits and ensure you are accepted and honored while on the traditional land of the Kuku Yalanji people.
Next up, head into the Mossman Gorge Centre for a lunch that features local flavors, then browse in the art gallery, which focuses on artwork from by indigenous artists from Kuku Yalanji and across North Queensland.
For the afternoon, choose from one of the following options when booking.
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour:
Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, one of the world's oldest rainforests, with your expert guide. Walk along sturdy boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem. Learn about resident animal and plant life of this biologically rich forest, which has existed for more than 120 million years. You’ll get exclusive access to a swimming area in Mossman Gorge where most visitors are not permitted. Be sure to bring swim gear so that you can take a dip in the beautiful private swimming hole surrounded by rainforest.
Aboriginal guided Rainforest Walk:
Meet an experienced indigenous guide who introduces you to Aboriginal traditions and culture. Follow your guide on a walk through this stunning rain forest, taking private walking trails that pass traditional huts. Your guide demonstrates how to use plants to make medicine, soaps and ochre paint, and how to find identify bush food. You’ll be fascinated by your guide’s stories that illuminate the deep relationship between the indigenous peoples and their environment, and the Aboriginal perspective on the land and Dreamtime myths.
Please note, this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the experience
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Aboriginal Daintree Tour
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour Only
Aboriginal Rainforest Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour plus 1.5-hour Aboriginal guided Rainforest Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
- 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
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Laura F, August 2016
I found that the customization of the tour by our first aboriginal tour guide was quite impressive. I doubt that on any other tour in my life, I will get to taste and smell green ants. Our tour guide who drove us to the Daintree and described a brief history of the aboriginals in the area and the language groups was quite articulate, kind, and open to questions. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Reviewed by: Marilyn S, March 2016
Amazing Day !!! Our Tour Guide was Wonderful and told us about everything we saw thru out the Day ...
Loved hunting for Crabs and walking in mud !! The Rainforest was Very Special . This was a 5 Star day !!