Cairns Aboriginal Daintree Dreaming Rainforest Tour

Daintree Dreaming

Be picked up in the morning by your experienced Adventure North Australia Aboriginal 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.

Lunch

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

Choose to Book Either:

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 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: This option activity requires a medium to high level of fitness.

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.
Note: This option requires a low level of fitness.

Your experienced guide will drop you back to your hotel 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.

7:30am Hotel Pick-up (approx)
Guided Walk at Mossman Gorge
OR Book upgrade to Ngadiku Walk
Lunch at Mayi Cafe
Book either:
Traditional Aboriginal Fishing OR Aboriginal Art & Culture
5:45pm Return Hotel 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 Dreamtime Walk’.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience:

  • Return Hotel 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)

Aboriginal Art & Culture experience:

  • Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
  • 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.

Tour Starts: approx. 7:30am Cairns pick-ups

Tour Finishes: approx. 5:30pm Return Transfers

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes & walking shoes (not long pants)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Hat / Sunscreen
  • Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather)

Note: Customers booking in North America, please note that you may see the incorrect date once you add a tour to your cart. i.e. if you chose 24th, this may appear as the 23rd in your cart as you complete you booking. This is just a visual error due to the time difference- please continue with the booking and when complete, your confirmation email will have the correct date that you originally chose. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Additional Information:

  • Departs Daily
  • 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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