Full Day
24 Max.
Group Size
Cairns, Port Douglas
Pick Up Locations

This hands on cultural experience offers a mix of traditional and contemporary culture of the Kuku Yalanji people. Search for traditional food amongst the tidal lagoons and create your own contemporary art piece with local Aboriginal artist.


What’s included

  • Coastal Survival Experience
  • Aboriginal Art Experience
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Informative cultural guide
  • Scenic coastal drive

Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometers walking

Cultural Rating

Approx. 80% cultural content

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear

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Coastal Experience & Art


The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef is the traditional homeland of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. You will get to experience traditional coastal survival techniques and learn about the connection the Aboriginal people have through contemporary art styles.

At Cooya Beach Traditional Owners will take you for a hands on experience where you will be taught how to throw a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst the ever –changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.
Enjoy lunch which includes freshly gathered food before taking a short drive to Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery to meet with local artist to discover contemporary Aboriginal art styles. Create your own art piece to keep as a lasting memory of the experience.
This day tour is packed with hands on culture. It will connect you to traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture for a genuine experience you will never forget

Walker family onboard the 1 day coastal surival and art charter with culture connect
a piece of Authentic indigenous art from Janbal gallery
a group of tourists walking out onto the mudflats at Cooya Beach
people at a table creating their own piece of aboriginal artwork
linc walker walking in the shallow water at Cooya Beach
Local Kuku Yalanji artist and traditional owner Binna Swindley painting a canvas
a woman Expressing herself in aboriginal art
Eager group learning traditional ways using spears to hunt for crabs on Cooya Beach
Blue swimmer crab being caught with a spear

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