Cape Tribulation
Location
Adventure North Australia
Tour Operator
Culture, Nature
Activity
1 Day
Duration

Learn the secrets and history that the land holds by listening to the stories told by its traditional owners and discover our incredible region on the Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Tour experience.

Choose your experience when you book: either Traditional Aboriginal Fishing or Aboriginal Art & Culture.
Both options also visit the rainforest of Mossman Gorge, where you can either explore with our experienced guide, or book the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk upgrade.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience

This unique and exclusive Aboriginal tour unveils the mysteries of both the traditional fishing and gathering grounds of Cooya Beach and the World Heritage Daintree National Park in one incredible day tour. Learn traditional fishing and gathering techniques from a Kubirri Warra clan member on the traditional grounds of Cooya Beach. Option available to upgrade to the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge.

Aboriginal Art & Culture experience

This Aboriginal tour offers a unique insight into the Aboriginal Culture, their Dreamtime stories and how their history is shared through painting. Visit Janbal Gallery for a painting class with Aboriginal artist ‘Binna’ Swindley. Experience the natural beauty of the rainforest and discover an ancient culture in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest with an experience Aboriginal guide. Option available to upgrade to the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge.

Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk upgrade

The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk is led by an Aboriginal guide from the Mossman Gorge Centre on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk. Discover the ancient truths about plants, bushfood, traditional soaps and ochre paint as you wander on private walking tracks with your Mossman Gorge Centre Aboriginal Guide.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

TOUR OPERATORAdventure North Australia
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATIONCairns
DEPARTURE TIME07:30
RETURN TIME17:45
INCLUDED

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Experienced guiding and commentary
Welcome to Country smoking ceremony 
Interpretive Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre 
2 hour coast and cultural walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member
Homemade damper and catch of the day
Return hotel transfers

Aboriginal Art & Culture experience

Experienced guiding and commentary
Welcome to Country smoking ceremony 
Interpretive Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
 Learn about the ancient Aboriginal Highways of the region
 1.5 hr art class at Janbal Gallery with an Aboriginal artist
 Paint your own canvas to take home
 Return hotel transfers

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Child price applies to 4-14 years inclusive
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years
  • Pick up is also available from Port Douglas and Northern Beaches
WHAT TO BRING
  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Walking shoes
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 48 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

1

07:45 : Depart Cairns

Arrive at Cooya Beach for you Coast & Cultural Walk
2

Arrive at Cooya Beach

Enjoy a Coast & Cultural Walk

A member of the Kubirri Warra clan will introduce you to their traditional fishing and gathering techniques as you explore this coastal habitat. Learn traditional hunting and gathering skills that are still used today to search for bush tucker for their family.

3

Arrive at Mossman Gorge

Continuing on to Mossman Gorge at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. 
4

Lunch

A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.

5

Journey into the Gorge

Wander into the lush rainforest, the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your guide.

Mossman Gorge tour with Aboriginal driver-guide
An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges.  Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem. Enjoy this guided interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge.

OR join Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk if upgraded.

6

17:45 : Arrive back in Cairns

*Itineraries can operate in reverse due to tides in Cooya Beach
*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.


Aboriginal Art & Culture

1

07:45 : Depart Cairns

Arrive at Cooya Beach for you Coast & Cultural Walk
2

Arrive at Janbal Gallery

1.5 hour art class with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley.

Create an authentic Aboriginal souvenir by painting your own canvas as you learn about Aboriginal culture with Binna and how their stories and history are shared through art.

3

Arrive at Mossman Gorge

Continuing on to Mossman Gorge at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. 
4

Lunch

A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.

5

Journey into the Gorge

Wander into the lush rainforest, the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your guide.

Mossman Gorge tour with Aboriginal driver-guide
An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges.  Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem. Enjoy this guided interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge.

OR join Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk if upgraded.

6

17:45 : Arrive back in Cairns

*Itineraries can operate in reverse.
*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Mossman Gorge

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