Aboriginal Daintree Dreaming Tour
Experience our regions rich Aboriginal history and culture on this exclusive day tour adventure from Cairns and Port Douglas. Travel along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives as you head north of Port Douglas to Cooya Beach. (Kuku Kuku) This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people.
This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems-beach, mangroves and coastal reef. Here one of the Kubirri Warra brothers of Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours will teach you how to throw a spear and other Aboriginal hunting techniques. Walk with the brothers on their traditional lands as you learn how to track and hunt for fish, mud crabs, mussels through the mangroves. Search and try bush tucker and bush medicines.
Enjoy home-made damper, tea, coffee and taste what you have caught on the balcony of their family home overlooking the ocean. The brothers demonstrate different Aboriginal artifacts and their uses.
We farewell the brothers and travel further north to Silky Oaks Lodge for a delicious lunch overlooking the Mossman River and Rainforest. Continuing north to the quaint Daintree Village in the rainforest we follow the Daintree River to Tranquility on the Daintree – a secluded 450 acre private property.
The Niau Falls are a pristine natural wonder, and your guided rainforest walk will unlock the secrets of this fascinating ecosystem. You will see strange primitive plants and learn about the original French settler family and their incredible story of survival. There’s time for a swim in this magical rainforest environment before heading south to Mossman and Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery and meet with artist in residence Binna who is your tutor today as you share in an authentic Aboriginal Art experience. Aboriginal art and craft are on display that depict the reef and rainforest of the Kuku Yulanji people. Your day of discovery comes to a close and you are returned to your accommodation.
This exciting and interactive tour through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest provides a great insight into Australia’s Indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun. Please note tour can operate in reverse depending on tide times.