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Daintree Rainforest: Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 24726
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For an authentic aboriginal experience look no further! Spend the day in in the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, and hunt for fish and mud crabs during this fantastic opportunity.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up service

Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas Hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Go on a 2-hour coastal and cultural walk with a local Aboriginal guide
  • Learn traditional hunting and gathering methods
  • Learn 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
  • Go on a interpretive rainforest walk
Full 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.
  • 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
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a towel, and a bottle of water
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Product ID: 24726