Duration
2 Days

Departing
Saturdays

Group Size
14 Max.

 

2 Day Daintree
Aboriginal Art & Survival

Departing from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

Walk with Aboriginal Traditional Owners on an interpretive coastal walk to get an insight into traditional survival skills. Explore the ancient rainforest and wildlife of the Daintree region. Sleep under the rainforest canopy in resort style accommodation. Relax with some creative therapy and paint your own canvas with Kuku Yalanji artist.

 

a small group of people at Cooya beach walking across the mudflats with rolling hills in the backgroundDAY 1
Cairns to
Cape Tribulation

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas this cultural journey traverses the pristine mountains and beaches of the Daintree region following the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive. Your first taste of local indigenous culture is at Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) the traditional fishing grounds for the local Aboriginal people the Kuku Yalanji. A picturesque place with the stunning backdrop of the Daintree National Park it is the perfect location to begin your cultural adventure.

 

a small group of people at Cooya beach walking across the mudflats with rolling hills in the background

Join Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners the Walker Family on a coastal walk for a hands on cultural experience.Experience traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques and learn about the abundance of food and medicine that can be found amongst the diverse eco-systems. Discover how to use a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst the pristine tidal lagoons and mangrove mudflats.Enjoy morning tea and sample your fresh catch whilst learning about Kuku Yalanji culture.

After lunch your cultural journey continues to the Daintree River to discover the wildlife of the Daintree Region. Enjoy a river cruise in search of crocodiles and amazing birdlife. Continue past Wundu (Thorntons Peak) the highest mountain in the Daintree region and a highly sacred place for the Kuku Yalanji.

Take an afternoon walk along the awe inspiring beach at Kulki (Cape Tribulation).Enjoy a delicious restaurant style dinner before spending the night under the canopy of a tropical rainforest in resort style accommodation.

Overnight Ferntrees Rainforest Resort, Cape Tribulation
Day 1 included meals (L,D)

Binna Swindley painting with guests at Janbal Art GalleryDAY 2
Cape Tribulation
to Cairns

Cape Tribulation is the ideal place to enjoy a tropical breakfast. This cultural journey continues on a picturesque drive to the southern section of the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge.Take an extended guided rainforest walk through the spectacular gorge to get a true understanding of how the Kuku Yalanji people connected with this piece of paradise. Discover the unique flora and fauna of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River (conditions permitting).

After lunch travel a short distance to Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery. This is a special place where you will experience Aboriginal art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.

Binna Swindley painting with guests at Janbal Art Gallery

Learn about Aboriginal art styles and culture with local Kuku Yalanji artist and traditional owner Binna. Discover Binnas contemporary art style inspired by his homeland of the Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Relax and create an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep.

You will never forget this relaxed paced Aboriginal cultural experience. A truly unique experience taking in the iconic rainforest and beaches of the Daintree National Park mixed with nature and genuine Kuku Yalanji culture.

 

Day 2 included meals (B,L)

My paintings are inspired from the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.  This is my homeland, my people and stories belong here.

BRIAN “BINNA” SWINDLEY

Kuku Yalanjil Artist

We do hunting educational tours.

We teach you how to look after yourself in our country.

BRANDON WALKER

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Guide
Price

Tour Adult $890 Child $740 (4-14 years old) Family 2 Adults + 2 Children $2,935


 

Charter Price on application.

Inclusions
What’s included
  • Aboriginal Coastal Survival Experience
  • Aboriginal Art Workshop
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree National Park entry fees
  • Daintree River Wildlife Cruise
  • Small personalised group (Maximum 14)
  • Resort style accommodation
  • Meals (2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast)
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 KYWW2

 

 

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Culture and Nature

Rated 5 out of 5
August 8, 2019

If you are interested in nature and gaining knowledge about indigenous culture then this is the tour for you. There was a small group on the day of our tour (7 in total) which made it a personal experience rather than feeling like a tour. After an early morning pickup with our guide Roger we took a stunning scenic drive to Cooya Beach where we were greeted by Linc, a traditional owner from the Kuku Yalanji tribe.We walked a long way out across the sand at low tide and the views of the coastline and mountains were beautiful The tour included Linc providing information about bushtucker including traditional seafood and medicines .We walked into the mangroves to find periwinkles and clams. After the walk along the beach we were welcomed into the family home for morning tea which included Lincs mums homemade damper. Thank you Linc for your generosity and hospitality and Roger for your great insight into Indigenous culture. This tour was a highlight of our trip.

Rhonda

Unforgettable experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 21, 2018

If you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience with culture, adventure and nature in mind, this is for you! One of the best thing we’ve done as a family and our 2 boys (9 & 11) will remember it forever. Linc was the ultimate hands-on tour guide, sharing his incredible knowledge as we meandered along the mud flats, opening our eyes to a whole new world. It’s a laid back, no frills experience, with the perfect finish – delicious fresh mud crab cooked by Linc’s lovely mum. Highly recommended!

Mark

Scenery,culture and great food!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 17, 2017

Our tour guide was Roger who gave us a lot of information about Aboriginal culture as we traveled along a beautiful coastal drive. We went out with Brandon and Linc in a small group. Everyone practiced throwing spears on the beach, then we walked through the shallow water collecting cowrie shells, looking out for stingrays and crabs. We then collected oysters and mussels in the mangroves, learnt about bush food and medicine on the beach, and finally went back to the house where all the collected food was cooked and served to us. Absolutely delicious! Linc demonstrated boomerangs and other cultural artifacts in a fascinating talk …. but the food and teaching from Brandon was tops!

Katherine

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