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Tour ID: 10062418

This fun, exclusive journey of discovery, takes you from coast to rainforest, experiencing natural beauty and ancient culture of Tropical North Queensland. The tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Two days you will never forget!

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours: Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Here you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker (food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish, which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.

Welcome to Country at Mossman Gorge: You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised 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 are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people you are accepted and honoured.

Mossman Gorge Centre: A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. There is also time to explore the gallery, which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging local artists of the area.

Mossman Gorge: Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your Adventure North guide. Take 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 of this amazing rainforest.

Daintree Rainforest: Continuing north we cross the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry as we journey deep into the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Overnight in Cape Tribulation in a beautiful split level cabin within a rainforest garden. With a morning to enjoy the Daintree at your leisure, there is an opportunity to go Jungle Surfing, Kayaking or Horse riding.

Cape Tribulation Beach Walk: No where else in the world does two world heritage sites meet and you will experience the amazement of both as you walk over the beach to the lookout to view where the rainforest meats the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree River cruise: Enjoy a lunch before our one hour cruise on the mighty Daintree River, you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife-crocodiles, leaving from the banks of the Daintree river of a secluded boutique wildlife facility.

Janbal Gallery: On our return journey home we visit with local Aboriginal Artist “Binna” from Janbal Gallery. Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home.

Your 2 day journey of discovery comes to a close as you are returned to your chosen accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return hotel transfers, 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk – with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Welcome to Country ceremony, Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge, Lunch x 2, 1 night Cape Tribulation at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge in a Garden Loft room (Prices are per person based on 2 people, twin share), Light breakfast x 1, Morning Tea or Afternoon Tea on day 1, 1 hour Daintree River Cruise, 1 hour Aboriginal Art Class with local artist.

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Tue, Thu
    9:00 AM Tue, Thu

  • Return:

    6.30pm to Cairns

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Daintree, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Kewarra Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departures Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Cairns 7.30am
    Northern Beaches 8.00am
    Port Douglas 9.00am

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.
    Small overnight bag (no suitcases please)

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Children 3 - 14 years
    not suitable for children under 5

  • Additional Information:

    Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to tides

  • Destinations:

    Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossman Gorge, Daintree River and Cooya Beach

Optional Extras

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    Single Supplement

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