Cairns: Daintree Rainforest Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

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Spend the day in the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park hunting for fish and mud crabs. See and learn even more by adding an optional Dreamtime walk.

Highlights

  • Go on a 2-hour coastal and cultural walk with a local Aboriginal guide
  • Learn traditional hunting and gathering methods
  • Hear stories from the traditional land while daily food for families is prepared
  • Experience Welcome to Country, a traditional smoking ceremony
  • Have lunch at Mossman Gorge

Description

This fun exclusive tour allows you to join in a real aboriginal cultural experience, combining the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park with its truly exciting ecosystem. This is a day you will never forget.  Travel to Cooya Beach, north of Port Douglas, to meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This unique coastal place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji and has three diverse ecosystems, beach, mangroves, and a coastal reef. The brothers will teach you how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs, and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying the catch of the day. Depart Cooya Beach for Mossman Gorge and be welcomed to Country Ceremony, where you will be greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honored.  Enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavors at Mossman Gorge Centre. The Rainforest Walk option. Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, home of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests. An easy going walk is across boardwalks, tracks, and bridges protecting the delicate ecosystem. Your guide will explain the rich flora and fauna and ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.  With the Ngadiku Walk option, join an experienced Aboriginal guide for a 1.5 hour walk at Mossman Gorge, demonstrating traditional plant use, bush foods and more. Your Aboriginal guide will provide an enchanting narrative of the ancient rainforest and the Kuku Yalanji's special relationship with this unique environment. Your day of discovery comes to a end as you are taken back to your accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches, or Port Douglas.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Cairns Professional driver/guide Northern Beach, Port Douglas 2-hour Aboriginal mangrove and coastal walk with Kuku Yulanji Ngadiku Aboriginal Walk or Rainforest Walk at Mossman Gorge (depending on option selected) Morning tea and lunch Traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony Local taxes and fees associated with inclusions

Important Information

  • It is recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a towel, and a bottle of water The tour bus used for this tour has several steps and passengers will need to board and disembark from the vehicle several times throughout the day The guided walk at Mossman Gorge is considered easy grade and under 1km return distance

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