Daintree Dreaming Info
DAINTREE DREAMING DAY TOUR:
Walk in the steps of the ancestors... This fun, exclusive day tour allows to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park.
Small group tour inclusions:
- 2 hour Coast & Cultural walk
- Traditional hunting & gathering techniques
- Learn to identify Bush tucker & medicine
- Eat your catch with homemade damper
- Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony
- Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
- Interpretive Rainforest Walk at Mossman Gorge
- Swim in private swimming hole at Mossman Gorge
- Return hotel transfers
Your day at a glance:
Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours – 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk
Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by 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). Learn how to throw a spear and search and hunt. Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish. You will also learn about bush tucker and medicines before going back to the balcony of the family home where your tucker is cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper.
Welcome to Country Ceremony
You are 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 cermony of spiritual cleansing, to ward off evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honoured.
Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge. Home of the Kuku Yalanji people. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem of pristine waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the vivid flora and fauna of this diverse rainforest. Ensure you bring your bathers/swimmers/togs so you are able to make the most of this beautiful private swimming hole encased by rainforest.
A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in Mossman Gorge Centre. There is time to explore the gallery with artworks from prominent and emerging artists of the area.
Daintree Rainforest is the oldest living rainforest in the world, and the Kuku Yalanji people have been living within this environment for thousands of years. This unique and personalised itinerary will demonstrate Daintree at its best! Learn of this area’s rich Aboriginal culture and history, combined with enriching guided rainforest walks and spectacular Mossman Gorge. It truly is a magical day out with fantastic photo opportunities! A visit to Mossman Gorge is a must on any adventurer’s trip to Tropical North Queensland.
Optional Extra - Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
On this 1.5 hour walk, your experienced Indigenous guide will share Aboriginal traditions and culture as you make your way through the ancient rainforest. Your guide's stories will illuminate the Aboriginal perspective on the land and Dreamtime stories.
Your guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint. The walk meanders through stunning rainforest on private walking trails and takes in traditional huts or humpies while your guide provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment.
Connect with the lives, culture and beliefs of the local Kuku Yalanji community and experience, first hand, their connection to the natural environment.
What to Bring:
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Sunscreen & insect repellent
- Swimmers & towel
- Bottle of water & Camera
- Light coloured clothing, shorts
- Departs daily
- Pick up from Cairns: 7:30am - 6:30pm
- Pick up from Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove): 7:50am - 6:00pm
- Pick up from Port Douglas: 08:30am - 5:30pm
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Great family experience
Great family experience, a must when visiting carins.
Posted By Kim Thompson
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