Cairns Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art & Culture Tour

Daintree Dreaming – Aboriginal Art & Culture

Be picked up in the morning by your experienced guide for the day. Journey north along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns.

Mossman Gorge

Arrive at Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre where you will be welcomed to the land with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Take some time to peruse the gallery and local crafts store at the centre before journeying into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself with your experienced Aboriginal guide for an interpretive walk through this ancient environment. Learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people’s special relationship with the land here.


Return to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch at the Mayi Café.

Aboriginal Art & Culture

Visit Janbal Gallery for an art class with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Here, learn ancient Dreamtime stories, local history and how these are shared through their art. Create your own unique souvenir to take home with you in the form of a canvas you paint with the guidance of Binna to tell your own story with techniques you will learn.

Your experienced guide will drop you back after a day of cultural discovery.

This tour is operated by Adventure North Australia. This tour may operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach.

Tour operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays with accommodation transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

Guided Walk at Mossman Gorge
OR Book upgrade to Ngadiku Walk
Lunch at Mayi Cafe
Janbal Art Gallery
Return transfer

Upgrade to the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge on either the Traditional Aboriginal Fishing or Aboriginal Art & Culture options.

The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk is lead by an Aboriginal guide from the Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre who will guide you along a private rainforest track sharing Dreamtime stories, how the Kuku Yalanji people lived in this environment and more. Demonstrating traditional plant use, identifying bush food and traditions like making soaps and ochre paint.

If you would like to upgrade to this Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk option, please ensure you select the correct option in the booking section that states ‘inc. Ngadiku’.

Aboriginal Art & Culture experience:

  • Return Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
  • 1.5 hr art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist
  • Discover ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ in the region
  • Lunch at Mayi Café
  • Guided Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
    (or Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk if Upgrade option is booked)

Note: This tour may operate in reverse due to tides at Cooya Beach.

The Coach used for the Daintree Dreaming Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark from the vehicle several times through out the day.

The guided walk at Mossman Gorge is considered easy grade and under 1 kilometer return in distance.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team for advice if you have any concerns about your ability to join this tour.


Phone: 07 4047 9097  6am – 5pm daily

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Hotel Pickup from

  • 7:30am Cairns
  • 8.00am Northern Beaches
  • 8.30am Port Douglas

Hotel Return from

  • 4.30pm Port Douglas
  • 5.00pm Northern Beaches
  • 5:30pm at Cairns

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes & walking shoes (no long pants if participating in Traditional Fishing)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Hat / Sunscreen
  • Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather)

Rates & Prices 

  • Child rate 4-14 years inclusive
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years
  • Family = 2A + 2C
  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australian Dollars

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