Cairns & Port Douglas

2 Days

Group Size
1 – 14 max.


Cooktown Aboriginal Rock Art & Rainforest

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas

Walk with Aboriginal Traditional Owners on an interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge. Explore rarely seen rock art galleries with Aboriginal guides at Normanby Station. Discover the history of the charming coastal town of Cooktown. Witness the diverse landscapes of the Daintree rainforest and tropical savannah of Cape York.


aerial view of Cooktown and waterwaysDAY 1
Cairns to

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas the first taste of local Aboriginal culture starts with the Kuku Yalanji people. Mossman Gorge is a stunning location with its crystal clear waters and lush tropical rainforest. Be guided by a local Indigenous guide to learn how the Kuku Yalanji connected with this tropical paradise. Explore the fauna and flora of this World Heritage listed area, learn about traditional Aboriginal food and medicine.

From Mossman Gorge the journey will continue over the mountain range and head west. Enjoy lunch along the way as the landscape dramatically changes from rainforest to savannah woodland.

aerial view of Cooktown and waterways

Enjoy a refreshing drink at the historic Lions Den Pub before arriving in the coastal, frontier town of Cooktown.
Discover the history and culture of Cooktown as you tour the town.

Enjoy magnificent views to the Great Barrier Reef from Grassy Hill, learn about the challenges of Captain Cook whilst shipwrecked, enjoy a delicious meal before retiring to your comfortable resort style accommodation.

Day 1 included meals (L,D)

two people with guide about to head into a sandstone overhang at Normanby StationDAY 2
to Cairns

Cooktown mornings are magic.

After breakfast journey towards Normanby Station which is the homelands of the Balnggarrawarra people. The landscape has an abundance of food, water and rock shelters which made it a perfect home for Aboriginal people during traditional times.
Join Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owners on a cultural walk highlighting the traditional lives of their ancestors. Explore the mystic and spiritual rock art galleries scattered amongst tropical savannah and sandstone escarpments. Hear past stories of elders and how the people continue to remain connected to their country.

two people with guide about to head into a sandstone overhang at Normanby Station

From Normanby Station the cultural experience returns to Cooktown for lunch and a visit to the James Cook Museum. Learn about the colourful history of Cooktown, admire the architecture of the majestic building. Visit the mysterious Black Mountain (Kalkajaka ) on the return journey.

This two day Aboriginal cultural journey will highlight the diversity of Aboriginal culture being hosted by two different tribal groups on their homelands.With the contrasting landscapes of the tropical rainforest of the Daintree and Savannah Woodland of Cape York this tour is truly unique and genuine.

Day 2 included meals (B,L)

This is my homeland. Our stories and people belong here.

Vincent Harrigan

Balngarrawarra Traditional Owner

Charter Price on application.


What’s included

  • Aboriginal Rainforest Walk (Daintree NP)
  • Aboriginal Rock Art Walk (Normanby Station)
  • Cooktown Town Tour
  • Historic Lions Den Pub
  • Meals (2 x lunch 1 x dinner 1 x breakfast)
  • Sovereign Resort accommodation
  • Return accommodation transfers (Ex Cairns/Port Douglas)
Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometres walking per day

What to Bring
What to Bring
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Small overnight bag (10 kg max)
  • Torch (Flashlight)
  • Raincoat
  • Suitable walking shoes
Tour Code

Quote tour code KWCN2





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