Cairns Aboriginal Daintree Dreaming Rainforest Tour

Daintree Dreaming – Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Be picked up in the morning by your experienced driver 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 driver-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.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Arrive at Cooya (Kuyu Kuyu) Beach for your Coast & Cultural Walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member. Cooya Beach is the traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people. Your Aboriginal guide will take you on a journey across Cooya Beach, demonstrating and teaching traditional fishing and gathering techniques which are still used today to source food for their family.
Note: see physical fitness required

This tour may operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach.

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

Guided Walk at Mossman Gorge
OR Book upgrade to Ngadiku Walk
Lunch at Mayi Cafe
Cooya Beach
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’.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience:

  • Return Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
  • 2 hr traditional fishing & gathering walk with Kubirri Warra clan member
  • Homemade Damper on Cooya Beach
  • 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.

The Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience calls for a medium to high level of fitness as guests will be walking across Cooya Beach, through mudflats and wading through coastal waters up to knee height.

Guests of low level fitness would be best suited to choose the Aboriginal Art & Culture option see here

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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Pickup from

  • 7:15am Cairns
  • 7.45am Northern Beaches
  • 8.45am Port Douglas

Return from

  • 4.45pm Port Douglas
  • 5.15pm Northern Beaches
  • 5:45pm 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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